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March 14, 2012 / charityprofiles

Scarlett Johansson: Kind-Hearted Beauty

Scarlett Johansson has wowed many audiences in her performances in films such as ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ and ‘Lost in Translation.’ Very few people knew that behind her glamorous looks and profile is a heart for the poor and less fortunate.

Since 2004, Johansson was an Oxfam Ambassador. She did not attend the Oscars in 2007 when she was a part of an Oxfam project that visited India and Sri Lanka. This 10-day trip gave Johansson the chance to visit a school in Uttar Pradesh which is being funded by Oxfam. She was part of a few healthcare projects and a project against domestic violence to Indian women. Her trip to Sri Lanka gave her the idea of how her charity involvements have helped reconstruct homes hit by the 2004 tsunami in that place.

When the US was hit by Hurricane Katrina, Johansson helped the victims by handing out food to homeless victims at the Made Love Café in St. Bernard Parish in New Orleans. The relief was made through the efforts of USA Harvest.

Johansson’s visit to Rwanda in September 2008 was to help increase people’s awareness against AIDS in African nations. For four days, she attended AIDS clinics alongside the volunteers of (RED), a charity organization. The chance of having worked with (RED) was very important for Johansson who treated the activity as having an “enormous impact on the lives of people in countries like Rwanda.”

Johansson also supported Soles4Souls by donating 2,000 pairs of new shoes. When asked why she supports the charity event, she said, “If you can’t dig deep in your pocket, then dig in your closet! Americans can make a huge difference with Soles4Souls by donating shoes. Soles4Souls gives away a pair of shoes every 13 seconds in over 120 countries, with over 55 percent donated to fellow Americans.”

Scarlett is more than just a pretty face with exceptional acting skills but a kind-hearted person that can be a role model for everyone to follow.

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