03/27/2013 10:01 am ET Updated Mar 27, 2013

Eva Longoria, Ricky Martin, JLo And More Latino Stars' Philanthropic Work

In a 24/7 tabloid culture, we often know what our favorite celebrities are eating, what they’re wearing and what they’re doing on a nearly minute-by-minute basis. And while it’s easy enough to comment on how that outfit looked, or how we wish they’d choose a different film to star in, here’s something to think about: many of Latino Hollywood’s brightest stars – from Eva Longoria and America Ferrera to Ricky Martin and Wilmer Valderrama — are also extremely active philanthropists. And while we may spot them at the occasional high-profile fundraiser or in a public service announcement, more often than not, their charitable work often doesn’t receive the same attention as their latest box office hit or album. But that’s all about to change, with the spotlight on seven of our favorite Latino celebrities and their beloved charitable causes.

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