Jared Padalecki thanks fans for supporting his charity
Jared Padalecki thanks fans for supporting his charityInstagram/Jared Padalecki

For every bad person in this world, there are many who do good deeds to improve the lives of others. It's they who make the world a better place to live in and inspire others to follow their footsteps.

And that is why it is important to remember these good Samaritans on the eve of World Humanitarian Day, observed every year on 19 August.

There are many celebs who contribute to humanitarian efforts, notwithstanding their busy lives.

Here, we have compiled a list of some TV actors and actresses who are involved in charitable work:

Stephen Amell: The titular star of The CW's "Arrow" is an avid supporter of free speech; his campaign "Sinceriously" allows people to spread positive ideas and actions with complete honesty. Fans support his cause by buying merchandise, especially T-shirts, and the profits go towards two charities - 'Stand for Silent' and 'Paws & Stripes'. While the former is an anti-bullying advocacy group, the latter pairs service dogs with wounded military veterans. 

Our campaign is launching this Wednesday. The charities have been selected. Stand for the Silent (Official) & Paws and Stripes. Two wonderful charities who are finding out about this at the same time as all of you. Hope they're as excited as I am.Plus... Jimmy Kimmel Live tomorrow and BRAND NEW Arrow on Wednesday. So much content. So much. xoCheck the video to learn a little more.

Posted by Stephen Amell on Monday, 19 January 2015

Ellen Degeneres: The "Ellen" talk show host's kindness knows no bounds; apart from showering her audiences and regular viewers with gifts, she also supports a charity 'The Gentle Barn', a hospital that takes care of abused animals. Along with "Batman" Ben Affleck, she also launched 'Small Change Campaign' to benefit 'Feeding America'. She also regularly endorses many charitable campaigns via her show and her website. 

Jared Padalecki: The younger Winchester brother from "Supernatural", who battled depression publicly, has launched the 'Always Keep Fighting' campaign that works towards destigmatising depression. Even before getting involved in this very personal campaign, Padalecki has been working for causes such as 'A Dog's Life Rescue' and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Zooey Dechanel: "New Girl" reportedly spares $1,500 every month for charity and some of her most frequent beneficiaries are 'Alliance For Children's Rights', 'Alzheimer's Association', 'Clothes Off Our Back' and 'Entertainment Industry Foundation'.

Ian Somerharlder: Damon of "The Vampire Diaries" is also a great philanthropist, having established the IS Foundation in 2010 to educate people on the importance of protecting the environment and animals. He played an integral role in cleaning up after the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling disaster and is also involved in 'It Gets Better Project', which works towards preventing suicide among LGBT youth.