Selena Marie Gomez is a household name for the 90s kids. She was a major part of our Disney phase –who can forget Alex Russo, right? Even with the long list of achievements that she already has at such a young age, she is still one of the most humble celebrities. And she is someone who does a lot for social causes and upliftment of underprivileged children.

While it is out in public knowledge that she has struggled through phases of anxiety and depression after being diagnosed with Iupus, today we’re trying to focus on the good work that she’s done even through these times of hardship. Selena Gomez is into philanthropy and does considerable charity. It started in October, 2008 when she participated in St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital ‘Runway for Life’ benefit. In the same month, UNICEF named her as their spokesperson for their ‘Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF’ campaign, which encourages children to raise money on Halloween to help children around the world. She raised $700,000 that year.

In August, 2009 Gomez was named the UNICEF ambassador at just the age of 17, becoming the youngest to hold that position at the time. She returned as the UNICEF spokesperson, in 2010,for the 60th anniversary of their ‘Trick-or-treat for UNICEF’ campaign, where she held a benefit concert with her band and donated all the proceedings. She has continuously worked with UNICEF throughout years with projects like, ‘Programa Puente’, and ‘Tap Project’.

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Her other prominent projects include being part of the UR Votes Count campaign, which encouraged teenagers to learn more about 2008 presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain. Selena became the ambassador of dosomething.org, after she was a part of the Island Dog, which helped dogs in Puerto Rico. Her involvement with ‘RAISE Hope for Congo’ is also notable; the project raises awareness about conflict minerals and violence against Congolese women.

From 2009 to 2012, Gomez was involved in ‘Disney’s Friends for Change’, an organization which promoted “environmentally-friendly behavior”. In April 2012, she was named ambassador to the Ryan Seacrest Foundation.She also attended the WE Day California event in Los Angeles in 2018 and 2019.

Selena Gomez is undoubtedly one of the strongest women of the current generation and it shows in the way she has dealt with everything life has thrown at her and still staying as compassionate and kind as ever. We hope the youth takes inspiration from her and works for the betterment of the world.