Whats Poppington: Beyonce the Humanitarian

She’s been a long-time supporter of a whole host of charitable causes. But now Beyoncé has gone one step further than merely lending her name to a good cause.
The Halo hitmaker and songwriter Diane Warren have donated album track I Was Here to World Humanitarian Day. Hoping to encourage people around the globe to do something positive for others, the 30-year-old star is keen for her influence will help to shine a spotlight on humanitarian work.

Beyoncé will film a video for the track at the United Nations General Assembly Hall in New York City in front of a live audience on August 19. ‘We all see the headlines and we think what can I really do to help?’, she said. ‘World Humanitarian Day is an opportunity for all of us to work together to make a difference. This is our time to leave our mark on the world and show that we were here and we care.’

The campaign website which launched yesterday, encourages people to share their acts of good will, in the hope the message will reach someone.
Beyoncé’s latest act of good will comes after she announced plans to star in a documentary about her life and career. The Crazy In Love singer is to direct, produce and appear in the film which will include concert footage, backstage scenes and interviews with her and her loved ones about her life.