08/23/2012 06:01 pm ET Updated Oct 23, 2012

Pop Stars Join Growing Effort To Aid The Poor

If there is such a thing as a prodigy in the world of philanthropy, Hugh Evans fits the bill. At 14, after visiting a Manila slum with the Christian humanitarian group World Vision, he returned to his middle-class home outside Melbourne, Australia, and announced to his mother he wanted to dedicate his life to ending extreme poverty. She laughed.

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