In a Christams season that all too often gets steamrolled by materialism, it’s pretty inspiring to see celebs like Jennifer Lawrence bring back the true reason for the season.
Instead of spending her Christmas Eve unwrapping presents around the tree, the “Hunger Games” star was found bringing smiles to sick children in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky.
According to Entertainment Tonight, visiting her local children’s hospital has been a five-year running Christmas-Eve tradition for the Oscar-winning actress, who just loves lighting up the faces of kids who can’t be home with their families for the holidays.
“Louisville’s own Jennifer Lawrence stopped by Norton Children’s Hospital today to visit with patients, families and staff,” the organization wrote on their Instagram page. “This visit has become a tradition for Lawrence each Christmas. Thank you, Jennifer! You sure do bring a smile to all!”
In addition to her time investment, The 27-year-old actress has long been known for her generous financial contributions to her community.
In fact, she donated $2 million dollars to Norton Children’s Hospital (then known as Kosair Children’s Hospital) just last year and also established the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation Cardiac Intensive Care Unit.
Lawrence even encouraged her fans and community to multiply her efforts by matching her donation.
“As part of my effort to help these children and caregivers, I challenge the entire community to get behind this cause and help match my gift by raising an additional $2 million to support all of these brave and inspiring children,” she said in a video announcement.
According to Norton’s website, the not-for-profit relies on the “generosity of the community to support the mission of serving all children regardless of their families’ ability to pay.”
If you’d like to be a part of Jennifer Lawrence’s initiative to better the lives of sick children, you can donate to Norton Children’s hospital today.