‘Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.’- Mark Twain premium

29 March 2013, blog Lyuba Koblinets

The world is shocked with the ludicrous sums, earned by football players. How can a man not go crazy with such sums? Football stars earn huge money and do not go crazy. They buy houses and cars that make our hair curl. Nevertheless, we are not going to discuss their well-being.

Many footballers are involved in charity work and they have made their mark on the world helping others. This is not a ranking, this is a short list of just a few of those who set their hearts on making the world better.

Who knows is Mario Balotelli a loony tune, an еpatage guy or a kidult? That is not actually important. His behavioral problems have nothing in common with his kind heart. It is known that he gives money to homeless people on the streets and the sums vary between from £20 and £1000. There are stories about Mario giving homeless people in Manchester a stay in the Hilton hotel for Christmas.

Mario had made a private donation to Casa del Sole and on the photo his is during his visit to the disabled children.

Samuel Eto’o organized Fundación Privada to raise funds for helping children throughout Africa. Different education, health programs and sport development programs have been introduced. Money raised from Fundacion Privada Samuel Eto'o Benefit Gala was used to build a paediatric hospital in Laquintinie de Douala, Cameroon.

Michael Essien helps children in Ghana. It is said that he donated one third his wages to charity. Education, healthcare programs are developed by The Michael Essien Foundation to help children in Ghana.

Nwankwo Kanu, who is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, established the Kanu Nwankwo Heart Foundation in 2000 to help children living with different heart ailments. Many children need heart surgeries and lots of events are organized to raise funds for the Foundation.

Didier Drogba is known not only as an eminent striker but as a peacemaker as well. Having helped Côte d'Ivoire to qualify for their first ever 2006 World Cup, in October 2005 he fell to his knees and asked the combatants to cease fire live on national television. That put an end to a five-year civil war in the country.

The Didier Drogba Foundation, created in 2007, aims at health and education programs for the African people. All the profits from Didier Drogba’s book ‘Didier Drogba: The autobiography’ and his DVD ‘The Incredible Destiny of Didier Drogba’ were given to the foundation. They helped the Red Cross in Abidjan, his native city in Ivory Coast, orphanages in Grand Bassam or Madame Houphouet-Boigny's.

Ex-Liverpool’s Dirk Kuyt and his wife Gertrude organized the Dirk Kuyt Foundation to help homeless children in Holland and in third World countries. The foundation helps disabled children to enjoy sport.

Mikael Silvestre, the former Manchester Utd player, helped to build some schools in Africa. Jack Wilshere did his utmost helping Jack Marshall, a young boy suffering a terminal brain tumour, but just six-year old Jack passed away. Ryan Giggs raised more than £100 000 for a children's hospital in Manchester, Rob Green climbed Kilimanjaro and raising more than £30 000 for the African Medical Research Foundation.

Luckily that list can be much longer because more and more football stars have begun charity work helping those who are less fortunate.

Thank you, guys.

Автор: Lyuba Koblinets

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29 March 2013, 13:46

That's a really good thing to do! God bless you!

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29 March 2013, 14:31

I’ve heard about Mario donating to a number of institutions for children in need. And tell you the truth I didn’t believe in sincerity of his actions at first considering his mal character. And I might think that his helping to homeless people at streets is just for fun. Moreover many celebrities, unfortunately, do charity for image and popularity. Perhaps, the footbolistas above are among them. Who knows their true intentions? Nevertheless, looking at those fotos i hope and i want to believe that they do it from their hearts. God bless you, guys!

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30 March 2013, 17:42

It's coool!!

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14 December 2020, 07:38

if we read something about kindness I guess it will make us more happy and goodnatured.

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