Philanthropist Shawn Mendes

Portraits serie of celebrities being philanthropic by spirit and heart

Shawn Mendes is a musician, who comes from Canada originally and a performer of his songs, a model and an actor. He was born on the 8th of August 1998 and became popular due to writing and singing, such as hits There's Nothing Holdin 'Me Back, Stitches, Treat You Better. He has become the youngest singer among the best US musicians, according to the Top 100 Songs. If to speak about the prizes and awards accepted by the musician, those are MTV Europe Music Awards, SOCAN Award, People's Choice Award, Juno Award, Allan Slaight Honor, and others.

His mother is English according to her origin, worked as a realtor. His father, a native Portugal, sold products for leisure venues. The singer has a sister whose name is Aaliya.

Shawn graduated from Pine Ridge Secondary School in Pickering. During his studies, he was fond of longboarding, football, and hockey. The boy sang in the choir, attended acting classes. The boy dreamed of an acting career. Once he went to the Disney Channel casting, but he forgot what he was supposed to say because of excitement.

Shawn Mendes is a young representative of a new generation, who has the ability but also is interested in investigation of the human mind. He practices meditation to handle stress and anxiety.

Many of his fans see him as a role model no wonder considering the way he looks but also due to his healthy values and humble approach, acknowledge and appreciation of the situation being famous. A few times before he has compared fans with friends and displayed a more human site of him when composing and writing the song “It Is In My Blood”, which was about fear and anxiety. What he points out to the fan is that the human nature is not always perfect and he is accepting himself as not being perfect either.

This also is reflected in his philanthropic work.

Shawn Mendes collaborates with the Pencils of Promise Charitable Foundation. This organization is engaged in the construction of educational institutions in third world countries. The musician helped raise more than 25 thousand dollars.

Together with the organization, the American Red Cross established an earthquake relief fund in Mexico with a donation of $ 100,000.

Those are just few of the contributions done. However the latest work has been the launch of Shawn Mendes Foundation, where fans can make suggestions about which projects to support. A more down to earth approach with focus on areas, which can be directed, to the preferences of the fans.

Despite his young age, the singer is very famous and exited to see what the future brings, which also will reflect the development of personality and gained experience.

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Melisa Marzett is fond of writing. She works as a freelance writer for writing articles about everything and anything. She has an amazing opportunity to travel around the world, seeing different places, meeting different people, gaining experience, and sharing.