Selfless Snaps: Selena Gomez Wins Young Humanitarian Award
As a singer, actress and ambassador for UNICEF, Selena Gomez has accomplished a lot in her life. And while the singer has also brought home her share of awards, her Young Humanitarian Award is the one that matters most to her.
Selena shared this image on Instagram, writing, “By far the coolest award I’ve received -Young humanitarian award! Beyond proud to represent UNICEF since I was 17″.
On February 27th, unite4:good partnered up with Variety to put on their very first unite4:humanity event. unite4:good explains what it’s all about by saying it’s “a revolutionary global movement that will establish a new standard whereby acts of kindness and service become so valued and celebrated that people make them a part of their daily life.”
Being UNICEF’s youngest ambassador (and someone who works on charity outside of UNICEF), it was easy for Selena to snag that Young Humanitarian Award. Alicia Keys and Demi Lovato also took home awards, so it was a star-studded night in the humanitarian world!
Speaking to Seventeen magazine about why giving back matters and how she feels after giving back, Selena explained, “Helping isn’t always about making financial donations. You can donate clothes you have outgrown or volunteer your time to help out an organization close to home.”