Top Stories

Taylor Swift Gives Back to Schools -- Big Time

Taylor Swift Gives Back to Schools -- Big Time

For her 20th birthday, country superstar Taylor Swift held a Christmas-themed party for her band, crew and friends at her family’s Tennessee home.

“It’s more like an end-of-year Christmas party that happens to be on my birthday,” Tay shared with People.

But putting others first instead of herself, Taylor donated $250,000 to schools around the country she’s worked with and attended – the money will buy books for kids, fund programs and help pay teachers’ salaries.

“Something I wanted to do at the end of this amazing year and especially on my birthday was give back to something I really believe in, which is education,” Taylor said.

“The schools that I went to and the amazing people I got to learn from really turned me into who I am, and I wanted to give back.”

Amazing – and happy belated birthday, T!!

Just Jared on Facebook
Photos: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty
Posted to: Taylor Swift

JJ Links Around The Web

  • Find out what Alicia Keys got her husband Swizz Beatz for his 40th birthday! - TMZ
  • Camila Cabello once went to the hospital for this crazy reason - Just Jared Jr
  • Ashley Graham is throwing some shade at Kendall Jenner - TooFab
  • This actress is getting rave reviews for her latest movie role - Lainey Gossip
  • Listen to Cher Lloyd's new song - Just Jared Jr
  • Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom are still going strong - Gossip Cop
  • namers


  • C

    Very nice girl. She’ll continue to be a success in the future.

  • Sassy

    Taylor you are one role model. I hope all the hollywood stars will be just like you give back to their community. What a good deed. More power to you Taylor Swift. I am not really a country music fan, but when I heard you sing and see you on tv, I began to like some country music. You are a breath of fresh air. and you are so sweet and so pretty. I hope you will stay as sweet as you are not like the other young stars or singing stars who has a lot of scandal news.

  • GoodGirl

    OMG! She looks too skinny on this picture!!!

    Anyway, her music is not of my taste but she’s a really GOOD GIRL…her parents should be really proud of her!

    By the way, isn’t that crazy…Miley who is 3 years younger than her and Rihanna 1 year older are slutty!

    Thank God there are still some good girl (Taylor, Selena, JoJo) in show business!

  • janet
  • Jen

    So much over hype that it’s getting sicken. You dont know what she is really like. All you know is what the pr people want you to see.
    Seems like Miley just stop playing the phony game now you see the real her. One day Swift phony facade will drop then you will see the real her.

  • susan

    She was 17 few months ago (when Kanye West incident happened), now she is celebrating her 20th birthday?

  • lacy

    Well look at this, a different publicity angle. The old “I donate money to people” trick. Maybe they will stop using the pity party game. That one is getting super old.

  • alexa

    I LOVE HER. Seriously, she’s amazing. How do people have anything bad to say about her?? She is always so full of class.

  • Elizabeth

    Now that she is 20 can she get a grown man and leave the boy alone.

  • xxx

    She gives back “big time?” Hardly.
    She probably makes that much in a week… seriously!!

  • Elizabeth

    Class would have moved on with her life and stop walling in the poor me whinny stage. I use to like her before that. Then to get Lautner to wally in the mud with her is just wrong. I believe Selena Gomez is less manipulative than Swift. He would do better with Selena.

  • Lauren

    she sure is skinny — hope she takes care of herself, she seems like a smart kid

  • Tracy

    Wonder will she every make a mistake that will be held against her for the rest of her life. At the age of 20 very possible. Karma………

  • Carl

    Management and publicist make stars these days. It has nothing to do with talent any more.

  • Miss Anonymous


    She’s not phony, unlike a lot of celebs. Lay off her. She’s the real deal.

  • Miss Anonymous


    She’s not manipulative.

  • Miss Anonymous

    At least she is doing something NICE, unlike you lot who keep talking sh** about her.

  • kc

    She’s a talented and beautiful young lady. Just because one can’t fathom that someone could be that nice to donate money on their birthday doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen in this world.

  • Laura

    She’ll continue being a success through her life because she deservs it, donating that amount of money on her birthday, now that shows just how grounded she is, that she hasn’t let stardom get to her head and that she never will.


  • Billie

    Someone PLEASE……give her a sandwhich!

  • louberry

    I seriously don’t know how can anyone have something bad to say about her. Plus she’s always been this skinny. She IS very skinny. It’s not like she’s sick or anything! Get over it, people.

  • Kelly Luv

    She is so cool and awesome

  • lakers fan in boston

    that was pretty nice of her
    i hope the schools actually use the funds, most of them always do something else with money donated towards them

  • Mel

    She looks kind of like a rat. They need to touch up her pictures a lot more. End of the year she is trying to get the tax write-off before December end.

  • fancy nancy birthday party sup

    How kind Taylor is…
    she is a very beautiful lady with a very kind heart…
    god bless her…

  • Stone

    She oughta be in school!

  • MMA

    She anorexic now, eh?