It's easy to give Miley Cyrus a hard time. She's sparked controversy over many of her actions -- pole dancing on stage and wearing animal products, to name a few. But beyond her headline-making moves, the 17-year-old star is actually a major do-gooder, supporting over eight different non-profit organizations and charities.
On Wednesday, Miley lent her celeb power to the organization To Write Love on Her Arms by recording a personal video plea to her fans. She asked them to vote for TWLOHA, a non-profit which aims to give hope to those suffering from depression and addiction, in a contest where the org could win $1 million toward its suicide prevention hotline service.
Miley has also been a huge supporter of Youth Service America. She recently teamed up with the organization to launch a social network called Get Ur Good On, which encourages young people to participate in community service.
But that's not all. Miley has given her time, talent and personal belongings to City of Hope, DonateMyDress.org, Houston Children's Charity, the Libby Ross Foundation, Musicians on Call and the American Red Cross. She's performed at fundraising concerts, donated items for auctions and been a vocal supporter of these charitable groups.
So, for as much flack as Miley gets, she's seems to have a really big heart. Maybe we should all cut her some slack.