As if we needed further proof that Taylor Swift is one of the sweetest people on the planet, she just made a HUGE donation to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) without so much as saying a word. According to the hospital, Tay donated $50,000, which will be used to develop a new high-tech music cart that allows children and teens to create their own music while they go through cancer treatment.
Lamia Barakat, director of CHOP’s Psychosocial Services Program, said Taylor’s music is and “inspiration to so many of our teen patients.” She added, “we can think of no better way to use her gift than to grow our Adolescent and Young Adult initiative designed to support the emotional well-being of our teens with cancer.”
If CHOP sounds familiar to you, it might be because Taylor has a previous connection to the hospital that made headlines in the past. After patient Kevin McGuire’s campaign to take Taylor to prom went viral, the country singer responded to the invite with a counteroffer for him to be her plus one to the 2012 ACMs. Unfortunately Kevin couldn’t make the show because he was hospitalized, but he did receive a shout out during Taylor’s acceptance speech.
This recent donation isn’t even close to being the first charity Tay has supported during her rise to super-stardom. In 2012 alone she donated $4 million to the Country Music Hall Of Fame and $10,000 to a deaf high school that got caught up in an Internet prank. It was because of her efforts that she was named Do Something’s Most Charitable Celeb in 2013.
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