Celebrities donate money to charity.
We know it's for the tax break.
Madonna is setting up a school and she is going to match every public donation penny for penny then the small print - up to the value of £61,000 ok now that's like me donating about 30pence or maybe even less. That suddenly doesn't sound all that impressive.
Elton John hosts parties for charity but then you hear about how much they cost to host. I know just giving that money to charity wouldn't be as much fun BUT......dying and starving children in this world isn't that much fun either.
I remember hearing said celebrity talking about the quite ridiculous amount of money he spent on flowers each week because it made him feel good. My older brother said that he should throw said amount of money into the street and see how it makes someones day and let that be how he makes himself feel good.
I really appreciate the good work that celebrities do in using their voice and setting up foundations I just found that the 'all hail madonna for doing good for a country that she wanted something from but she's put a limit on her generosity even though she will make more than what she is donating in about an hour.' a bit much to stomach whilst I was eating my dinner.
Maybe I have missed the point, maybe a lot more goes on behind the scenes than I will ever know. I do however want to be positive and say check out the Richie Madden Foundation set up by Nicole Richie and Joel Madden http://richiemaddenfoundation.com I don't feel this is just a tax break in the slightest. If you know of any other great charity set ups let me know. Rant over.