Taylor Swift turns 20 this week, but instead of receiving plenty of gifts, the country superstar gave away $250,000 to schools around the country.
To celebrate a successful year, several awards and her 20th birthday, Taylor Swift donated money to various schools in the U.S. to help pay teachers’ salaries and fund other education needs.
Swift said of her donation, “Something I wanted to do at the end of this amazing year and especially on my birthday was give back to something I really believe in, which is education. The schools that I went to and the amazing people I got to learn from really turned me into who I am, and I wanted to give back.”
Of course, Swift also celebrated her birthday with a Christmas-themed party for her close friends and band at her family home in Hendersonville, TN. She even spent the night before baking cookies for the guests herself.
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