Taylor Swift Shows Her Charitable ‘Style’
Taylor Swift has been showing fans left and right how much she appreciates them, from bringing surprise guests to her concerts to granting their wishes.
For her 1989 Tour, aka the Taylor Swift BFF tour, Swift has been parading out the surprise guests.
This past Friday night, she brought out two of her “Bad Blood” co-stars, Mariska Hargitay and Cara Delevingne, while performing “Style” in Philadelphia. Plenty of pictures were posted on Instagram, but they weren’t the first guests to join her during that same song.
Echosmith got to join Swift on stage during “Cool Kids” while Swift brought Martha Hunt and Gigi Hadid out at a May show in Detroit.
One could argue that the surprise guests might be just as much for Taylor Swift as they are for her fans in attendance. However, it doesn’t stop there.
Back in May, the Dover Police Department began a campaign to get a 13-year-old girl to a Taylor Swift concert.
Victoria Marsh has osteosarcoma (a type of bone cancer). The police department made a video, using the tag #SwiftAWish, to get people to join into the call to give the girl her wish. It wasn’t long before Swift’s people sent the department tickets to one of her concert dates.
At first, Marsh wasn’t going to be allowed to go. Doctors were concerned about her chemotherapy treatments, so the girl handed the tickets over to her sisters. Things changed last minute, and Marsh was able to see her idol in Philadelphia.
Not only did Victoria Marsh get to see Taylor Swift perform, the singer made time to actually meet her backstage before the concert.
It’s safe to say the #SwiftAWish campaign was a huge success.
— Dover Police Dept. (@DoverDEPolice) June 14, 2015
That comes on the heels of two generous donations made by the popular singer.
Back in February, Taylor Swift donated $50,000 to New York public schools. In fact, she intends to continue raising the donation in the future because she’s pledged the proceeds from her single “Welcome to New York” to the Department of Education.
This past Thursday, Swift continued her generosity streak by randomly donating $15,000 to a volunteer firefighter, Aaron VanRiper, in Texas.
VanRiper’s family was in a terrible car crash, and he was randomly sent to the scene to assist. Even while panicking, he managed to get them to safety. Still, the medical bills were astronomical, so they set up a GoFundMe. There, Taylor Swift made her donation.
There are a lot of pop stars that claim they do their work for the fans, but there are only a few who really demonstrate it.
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