Michelle Obama to Present Taylor Swift With Big Help Award at Kids’ Choice Awards
While we're used to hearing Swift winning Grammys or country music honors, some of you may not be familiar with this particular accolade. The Big Help Award honors those who "take actions to better the world and whose significant impact on their community has inspired kids to do the same," Nickelodeon explained in a statement. That sure sounds like Taylor Swift to us! She not only contributes so much to charities on her own, but she also motivates her fans to do the same.
What makes this particularly special? Michelle Obama herself won the award last year for her work with the 'Let's Move!' campaign to curb obesity and encourage healthy eating and exercise habits for children. The First Lady also made an appearance on the Nickelodeon series 'iCarly,' in which she encouraged supporting military families.
Swift is no stranger to philanthropy and as such, her award is well deserved. She regularly works with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, St. Jude Medical Center, Habitat for Humanity, TJ Martell Foundation, the Red Cross, the Salvation Army, Nick's Kids and the Victory Junction Gang Camp -- all in addition to various localized fundraising initiatives throughout the country.
In spite of all of her other work, though, one action Swift took set her apart from her peers. Swift opened the last dress rehearsal of her Speak Now tour and donated 100 percent of ticket sales to tornado relief, earning $750,000 for those who lost their homes.
It's not the only orange blimp Swift is up for at the awards show, which airs live this Saturday, March 31, at 8PM EST. She's also nominated for Best Female Singer and Favorite Song for 'Sparks Fly.' She sure sounds like a winner to us!