Donald Trump might be brash, outspoken, and just an all around powerhouse of personality that might rub some people the wrong way. When you really get to know him though, you’ll find out that he does have a heart of gold inside for two things. His family of course, and the various charitable works he supports. They are always a priority on his list no matter what he has going on in the business world where he overseas mega deals everyday running his massive corporation.
Managing to instill in his adult children the importance of giving back is something that he takes pride in as part of their privileged upbringing. On his television show, “The Celebrity Apprentice” that ran for seven seasons, the whole point of the show wasn’t to “fire celebrities”, but rather to have them do various tasks raising money for their charity of choice.
Many wonderful causes received a ton of money because of Donald Trump. Some of them that received funds were the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, The American Diabetes Association, Magic Johnson Foundation, and the Red Cross just to name a few.
He is outspoken in supporting many other causes through his Donald Trump Foundation. This is the umbrella organization over several other charitable projects such as the Eric Trump Foundation which is run by his 31-year-old middle son. The purpose is to raise money in support of children battling cancer at the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. They have raised over 30 million dollars for this vital organization which gives medical care to their patients without charging them a cent.
Another charity close to Trump’s heart is the Girl Up United Nations Foundation which is spearheaded by his oldest daughter, Ivanka. This program helps underprivileged young women achieve their education goals. Trump knows how lucky his five children were having received the best education possible through private schools. Giving back in this way through a fund like this is only a small way he shows his appreciation. Even his current wife Melania does work with the Red Cross, the Boys Club, and her personal favorite, the Make a Wish Foundation which grants requests for children who are suffering illnesses such as trips to Disney World, or meeting a treasured celebrity.
Living in New York City as one of his main homes for the past thirty five years since he built Trump Towers has given him a love for the city like no other. He’s also passionate about his support of the police force, the NYPD, and all the amazing work they do for the people of this vital city. Through the New York Police Foundation and The Police Athletic League he is able to donate valuable funds to help police development strategies to make the city safer for all its residents. The Police Athletic League also sponsors a variety of programs geared towards improving the lives of many children in the city.
So don’t listen to the left wing propaganda that says that Trump isn’t a charitable guy. It’s just not true. Over the past five years alone he’s given away an estimated 102 million dollars worth of land to organizations that promote beautiful public spaces. This has been proven by financial statements he has willingly released.