Jennifer Aniston had plenty of roles before she became a household name thanks to her group of friends at Central Perk. Friends was a hit television series that shot all of the main cast to stardom. But after Central Perk closed its doors for the last time Jennifer’s career was far from over. Today, Jennifer still finds amazing roles in movies and TV series but there’s so much more to America’s sweetheart. In fact, the title, “America’s Sweetheart” isn’t handed out to just anyone and Jennifer has earned the title.
Jennifer Aniston has made a name for herself in many different ways, one of those ways is by making a difference in the world around her.
Campaigns and More
St. Jude Children’s Hospital is a research hospital that focuses on the health of children. The researchers at St. Jude Children’s Hospital research and develop treatments for childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Jennifer Aniston has played a big role in helping raise funds and awareness for the research hospital. In 2008, Jennifer was part of St. Jude Children’s Hospital’s Thanks and Giving Campaign. Since then, Jennifer has been a part of many campaigns for the hospital but those campaigns aren’t the only things that take up her time. Campaigns for Friends of El Faro, a charity that aids children at the Casa Hogar Sion Orphanage in Tijuana, GLAAD, and many other charities have been helped by Jennifer. There was even a PSA for Earth Day in 2010 and the campaigns keep coming.
Donations and Beyond
Jennifer Aniston has become a household name and with that comes the opportunity to donate as a way to give back. Jennifer once donated $500,00 to the Haiti relief but scattered those funds across many different organizations. Some of the organizations Jennifer donated to included Doctors Without Borders, Partners in Health, and Americares. Throughout the years Jennifer has donated to other charities and the list continues to grow. Stand Up to Cancer, Lili Claire Foundation, Clothes Off Our Back, Feeding America, EB Medical Research Foundation, Project A.L.S., Best Friends Animal Society, and the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network are all just a few of the charities Jennifer donates to regularly. In fact, in 2011, Jennifer and her husband, Justin Theroux’s Christmas cards to friends and family wished them happy holidays and informed them that a donation had been made in their names.
Narrating Good Deeds
Nick Katsoris is an author who has written a series of books for children. These books feature Loukoumi, a lamb that has become a favorite on the New York Times Best Seller list. In 2009, Loukoumi’s Good Deeds was released which encouraged children to do good as often as possible. The book was released in both book formats and audiobook formats, Jennifer Aniston narrated the audiobooks. The book continues to do well and the audio forms were a chance for Jennifer to help teach children how to do good deeds.
Jennifer Aniston continues to inspire every single day. People everywhere have been inspired not only to do good but to believe in themselves and that they can do good. America’s sweetheart, Jennifer Aniston.