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Following is our collection of super amazing and curious facts and details explaining Charity. This list is intended for research in school, for college students or just to feed your brain with. Possible use cases are in quizzes, differences, homework facts legend, cover facts, and many more. But nevertheless learn why is Charity so important!

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  1. A Polish environmental charity put a SIM card in a GPS tracker to follow the migratory pattern of a white stork. They lost track of the stork and later received a phone bill for $2,700; someone in Sudan had taken the SIM from the tracker and made over 20 hours of calls.

  2. Cards Against Humanity joked that they could buy an island with the money they donate to charity, so they bought an island in Maine to preserve wildlife. They named it ‘Hawaii 2’ because “it’s on the Maine land.”

  3. The Beastie Boys won a lawsuit against a company for the unauthorized use of their song "Girls" and had the $1 Million settlement donated to a charity supporting education for Girls

  4. Cards Against Humanity joked about how they could have bought a small private island with the money they donated to charity. So in 2014 they did, renaming it “Hawaii 2”

  5. 50 Cent challenged Floyd Mayweather to read one full page of a 'Harry Potter' book out loud without starting and stopping or messing up. If Floyd Mayweather accomplished this, 50 Cent agreed to donate $750,000 to a charity of Mayweather’s choice. Floyd Mayweather ultimately declined the offer.

  6. In 2008, Jeremy Clarkson published his bank details in his Sun newspaper column to prove nobody could take money from his account. Somebody then donated £500 to a Diabetes charity from his account.

  7. Jay Leno lives off all the money he made from standup. He put all his money from The Tonight Show into savings and charities

  8. Newman's Own, founded in 1982 by the now late actor Paul Newman, donates 100% of post-tax profits to charity. In total, the food brand has donated over $450 Million to charity, including several children's organizations.

  9. In 2000 The Guinness Book of World Records cited Michael Jackson as the most philanthropic pop star in history. He gave over $300 million dollars to charity in his life, and visited hospitals and orphanages at every stop of his tours handing out gifts and making donations.

  10. Actor Kal Penn raised over $800,000 for charity in the name of a guy who commented that Kal 'doesn't belong in America'

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In 2014, to protest Black Friday, Cards against Humanity only sold boxes labeled "Bullshit" to Black Friday shoppers for 6 dollars each. The boxes contained actual bull feces and some dug through it looking for a new card but found nothing but feces. The profits were donated to charity.

Pornhub has been contributing to charity since 2012. They have ran charity campaigns that planted trees, provided free breast cancer checks and donated to panda conversation charities.

Barron Hilton (of Hilton Hotels) was so embarrassed by his granddaughter Paris being caught driving while intoxicated, he disinherited the whole damned family. The patriarch instead pledged to donate 97% of his estate to charity upon his death.

Paul Rudd had the cast of Infinity War sign the Captain America shield to earn 53k for charity.

Lisa Lampanelli once counted 44 protestors from the Westboro Baptist Church at her show so she donated $44,000 to a gay rights charity in their name

The Trevor Project, an LGTBQ youth charity, was started when HBO wanted to air a helpline number during a short film about a suicidal gay teen. Upon realizing that no such hotline existed, the filmmakers decided to create one themselves.

France has become the first country in the world to ban supermarkets from throwing away or destroying unsold food, forcing them instead to donate it to charities and food banks.

It's illegal for supermarkets in France to waste food. Supermarkets must either compost it or donate unsold or nearly expired goods to charity.

Only 8% of NFL’s Pink Breast Cancer Awareness sales goes to charity

In 2004, Forbes named J.K. Rowling the first person to become a billionaire (in US dollars) from writing books. By 2012, she had donated so much money to charity that they had to remove her from the rich list because she was no longer a billionaire.

Rebecca Black donated the proceeds from her video "Friday" to charity

In 2006 Michael Vick started a charity for at-risk youth. The charity spent $20,000 of its budget on programs for kids, paid $97,000 to a friend of Vick's who acted as the foundation's "fundraiser" and gave the remaining $50,000 in its bank account to Vick's financial adviser.

In 2015, the Missionaries of Charity (founded by Mother Teresa) shut down adoptions in all 30 of its orphanages rather than comply with new Indian laws that eased the adoption process for divorced and single people.

The Federal Trade Commission says four cancer charities run by extended members of the same family conned donors out of $187 million from 2008 through 2012 and spent almost nothing to help actual cancer patients.

A man named KurtJMac has been walking to the edge of the world in Minecraft since 2011 to raise money for charity. Since he began over 8 years ago, he's helped raise over $400,000. He is about 25% of the way there.

In 2011 when Lisa Lampanelli learned the Westboro Baptist Church planned to protest one of her shows. She promised to donate $1000 for every WBC member that showed up. Ultimately 44 members showed up, and she donated $50,000 to charity with the memo stating “Donation made possible by the WBC”

In France, it’s against the law for grocery stores to throw away food. It must either be composted or donated to charity.

Bruce Willis only agreed to guest star on FRIENDS after losing a bet with his "The Whole Nine Yards" co-star Mathew Perry. He played Jennifer Aniston's love interest on a 3 episode arc and won an Emmy for his performance. He donated his acting fee to five charities.

Michael Jordan consistently files lawsuits against companies that used his name or likeness without permission. He then donates all the money to 23 children's charities. The total amount is unknown but Jordan was awarded $8.9 million in one case.

The Simpsons' co-creator Sam Simon left most of his fortune to animal charities and feeding the hungry when he passed away from cancer in 2015

The Walton family has given away about 2% of its net worth to charity, Bill Gates is giving away 48% of his net worth, and Warren Buffet 78% of his net worth.

I learned that Jack MacDonald (A 98 year old secret Philanthropist, war veteran and lawyer) Lived the life of a poor person and saved all his money to donate to charity after his death. He donated 188 million dollars to 3 Washington institutions after his death at age 98.

The coins that are tossed into many of the world's most famous fountains are collected and donated to charities. The Trevi Fountain alone collects about $15,000 a week!

River Pheonix was supposed to be the interviewer in Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994) but died. Christian Slater got his role, and donated his entire paycheck from the movie to all of River's favorite charities.

The Federal Trade Commission says four cancer charities run by extended members of the same family conned donors out of $187 million from 2008 through 2012 and spent almost nothing to help actual cancer patients.

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Number of animals killed vs where money donated to animal charities go

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The Countries Where The Most People Donate Money To Charity [Infographic]