While some celebrities might use their notoriety to snag last-minute dinner reservations, Adele has been using her fame to benefit a variety of charities since the release of her platinum album, 21.
As part of her 2011 world tour, Adele required any concert-goer with complimentary tickets to make a $20 donation to Sands, an organization that offers support to parents who lose children and researches solutions to neonatal deaths.
And this wasn’t just a request: the rider that went out to all concert promoters giving out free tickets declared that there would be “no exception to this rule.”
The result of these efforts? The singer raised $13,000 for Sands by the end of her European and United Kingdom tour.
Beyond the money raised by her direct efforts during her own concert tour, Adele has been a performer in a number of charitable concerts, including the Keep a Child Alive Black Ball to bring attention to the AIDS epidemic in Africa, and in a concert for Pride London, which supports LGBT rights.
In addition to her performance work, Adele has been a long time supporter of Amnesty International and the nonprofit, MusiCares, which provides a safety net for musicians in need. She has performed in benefit concerts for the latter organization, as well as provided a number of contributions for their charity auctions.
In recent months, Adele has made a comeback with the release of her newest album, 25. Not only has her singing talent and songwriting skills persisted through the years, but so has her charitable work.
Today, Adele involves herself primarily with the organization Drop4Drop, an organization dedicated to developing clean water solutions across the globe. Drop4Drop was also created by Adele’s current boyfriend, Simon Konecki.
– Jen Diamond