“The best part of volunteering was bringing smiles to these kids’ faces!” says Kardashian (at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles).
At Blythedale Children’s Hospital in Valhalla, N.Y., the musician performed and greeted patients for a fund-raiser sponsored by a local radio station.
The singer, who created the Jennifer Hudson Foundation in honor of her nephew Julian King to help families who have suffered a violent crime, handed out toys on behalf of her charity at a holiday toy drive.
“Every year, I look forward to volunteering with the Marine Reservists’ Toys for Tots program, and every year I come away inspired by how much our troops and their families do for our communities,” says Obama. “They give our country so much, yet they still find time to give back even when they’re not on duty.”
GILLES MARINI & ALYSSA MILANO
“I love going to the L.A. Mission because it’s a reminder of what the holidays should be about,” says Milano. Adds Marini: “It’s important for me to help and feel useful in this world we live in!”