Miley Cyrus. While the first thought that comes to your mind is likely her provocative performance at the 2013 VMAs (Video Music Awards), Cyrus has morphed from a teen idol to a successful entertainer, while also making herself a rather controversial figure.
Supporting various charities like Habitat For Humanity, United Service Organizations, and Youth Service America, Cyrus is aware of and has involved herself in relevant causes in today’s society.
In September 2014, she started The Happy Hippie Foundation whose mission statement is “Rallying young people to fight injustice, starting with youth homelessness.”
At the 2014 VMAs, Cyrus made the highlights of the show with bringing a 22-year-old homeless man with her as her date. At the awards show, she won Video of the Year for her song “Wrecking Ball” and instead of accepting the award herself, she sent her date to the stage.
As Jesse accepted the award, he said “My name is Jesse and I am accepting this award on behalf of the 1.6 million runaways and homeless youth in the United States who are starving, lost and scared for their lives right now. I know this because I am one of these people.”
The Happy Hippie Foundation has recently picked up traction on Twitter and other social media sites with Ariana Grande, Cody Simpson, Laura Jane Grace all rallying support for Cyrus’ new foundation.
In fact, Simpson recently announced that he would be donating all proceeds from merchandise associated with his new song “Flower.”
The Happy Hippie Foundation currently has a goal of combating youth homelessness, but is still figuring out the details of how this will happen (how money will be allocated).
A website (http://www.happyhippies.org/) is in the works and if you are interested in getting more information on Cyrus’ Foundation, look at its Facebook page is: (https://www.facebook.com/HappyHippieFoundation).