An Easy Way to Support the Charities of Natalie Portman, Kate Hudson, and More This #GivingTuesday

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Chances are, you spent the past several days indulging in leftovers and scoring discounted finds in stores and online (hello, Cyber Monday deals). But today it's time to shift your focus to those who need it most by participating in Giving Tuesday, a day where communities around the world come together with a common goal: to celebrate generosity. And starting today, when you use PayPal to contribute to a cause you love, PayPal will add 1 percent to your donation so that the organization of your choosing receives 101 percent of your contribution.

Need some good will inspo? Here's how you can support each organization featured in InStyle's annual Shining Stars portfolio this Giving Tuesday.

Free The Children

This group, along with ambassador Natalie Portman (above), is dedicated to eliminating youth exploitation around the world by increasing educational opportunities.

How to get involved: Instead of doling out tons of gift cards this holiday season, buy your presents from the organization's "Gifts That Empower" catalog. Click here to make a contribution via PayPal.

World Food Programme

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Thanks to the World Food Programme, nearly 20 million malnourished children are fed each year. "Although there is so much more that needs to be done, the amount that they have been able to accomplish is incredible," says Kate Hudson (pictured with friend and fellow anti-hunger activist Michael Kors).

How to get involved: Become a monthly donor—you choose the amount of your contribution—to help the organization bring aid to the areas that need it most. Click here to make a contribution via PayPal.


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When tragedies like the Ebola outbreak and the Nepal earthquake strike, AmeriCares, supported by Scandal's Tony Goldwyn, sends relief to the affected regions as quickly as possible.

How to get involved: Make a financial contribution through the organization's website or do your shopping at and 5 percent of your purchases will support AmeriCares. Click here to make a contribution via PayPal.


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With Calvin Klein creative director Francisco Costa sitting on the board of directors, ACRIA studies the needs of people living with or at risk of contracting HIV, then does research to develop new drugs and treatment programs.

How to get involved: A contribution of $75 will allow one new patient to enroll in a clinical trial for potentially life-saving drugs. Click here to make a contribution via PayPal.


Lauren Bush Lauren Feed Lead

A social good business that takes into account how our choices of what to buy can impact the world around us, FEED founder and CEO Lauren Bush Lauren creates products that help feed the world through their sales.

How to get involved: Purchase a piece from the holiday collection or click here to make a contribution via PayPal.

LRNG + #FreeAmerica

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Founded by John Legend (who told InStyle that his high-school music teacher motivated him to start performing), LRNG helps young people better engage with their school communities.

How to get involved: Have a spare hour each week? Sign up to become a mentor at a school in your area.

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