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Posted by on Jun. 5, 2014 at 7:20 PM
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Taylor Swift: The Celeb That Keeps On Giving

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Taylor Swift getting to know a patient from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Cancer Center. (Splash News)

Taylor Swift getting to know a patient from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Cancer Center. (Splash News)

Taylor Swift may be known for penning some biting breakup songs, but she's all heart.

The 24-year-old country singer, who has topped DoSomething.org's most charitable celebrities list for the last two years, was again spreading her generosity this week. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia announced that the Pennsylvania native donated $50,000 to the facility for music-themed initiatives — including a music studio on wheels — that teens in treatment at CHOP's Cancer Center can utilize.

The monetary donation alone deserves accolades, but, once again, Swift also proved to be generous with her time. The Grammy winner, who's currently on tour in Asia, also visited several of the patients at CHOP. Photos from her hospital visit show the star wearing her signature red lipstick and meeting with a few of the teens. In one shot, she was leaning sweetly touching heads with a young woman and another was of Swift at the bedside of another girl, signing an autograph.

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Swift also signed autographs. (Splash News)

Swift also signed autographs. (Splash News)

Swift seems to go out of her way to make these types of connections. While in New York in March, she made a surprise visit to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, spending five hours hanging out with young patients. The mother of Shelby Huff, who was recovering from a bone marrow transplant, wrote on Facebook about the star's exchange with her daughter, saying, "Taylor Swift is a class act all around. She was so sweet, compassionate, asked US questions, got on Skype with my other daughter, stayed in our room and talked with us and was completely down to earth."

Last year, Swift also dropped in at Omaha's Children's Hospital & Medical Center in Nebraska to visit Lauren Hacker, a 10-year-old with acute myelocytic leukemia. The girl and her loved ones had made a YouTube video set to Swift's "You Belong With Me" to urge the star to acknowledge her young, ailing fan. And acknowledge Swift did. She spent an hour hanging out with the girl and her family.

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The singer at the Taylor Swift Education Center at the Country Hall of Fame Museum in November. (Getty Images)

The singer at the Taylor Swift Education Center at the Country Hall of Fame Museum in November. (Getty Images)

When non-profit DoSomething.org released its year-end roundup of the Top 20 Celebs Gone Good in December, Swift topped the list based on her $100,000 donation to the Nashville Symphony (on her 24th birthday) and headlining Prince William and Kate's Winter Whites Gala to raise money for Centerpoint, a homeless youth organization in England.

[Related: Bon Jovi, Taylor Swift, and Prince William Belt Out ‘Livin’ on a Prayer’]

In 2012, Swift donated a whopping $4 million to the Country Hall of Fame Museum for the Taylor Swift Education Center, which opened late last year. She was on hand at the ribbon cutting at the center, which includes three classrooms, a hands-on instrument room, and a children's exhibit gallery for interactive exhibits, all spread over two floors. The same year, she was also the youngest person ever to receive the Ripple of Hope Award from the Robert F. Kennedy Center, which was given for her charity work with children who have cancer.

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Swift was the youngest person  to receive the Ripple of Hope Award from the Robert F. Kennedy Center. (Getty Images)

Swift was the youngest person to receive the Ripple of Hope Award from the Robert F. Kennedy Center. (Getty I â€¦

So while Swift may be best known for those breakup songs and famous boyfriends, she is quietly building an even bigger legacy.

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cjsmom1
by Silver Member on Jun. 5, 2014 at 7:24 PM

Regardless of how peoplee may feel about her music there's no denying that Taylor Swift s an amazing person. Most celebrities can't be bothered interacting with fans and many ignore requests from ailing fans. She's young but is more compassionate, caring, and generous than a lot of people.

I live not far from where she grew up and she has donated thousands of dollars to the local library to get more kids books. Late last year a young girl near me was dying of cancer and she asked to meet Taylor Swift. Taylor Swift couldn't make it but she skyped with the girl for about 20 minutes. The girls family talked about how down to earth Taylor Swift was and how she did a great job making their dd comfortable since she was so nervous.

mysticalmalissa
by Silver Member on Jun. 6, 2014 at 5:28 AM
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Thats pretty cool.

LeapBaby123
by Kathleen on Jun. 6, 2014 at 10:35 AM
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Good for her! Never been a huge fan of her music, but it's nice to know she's a good person. 

143myboys9496
by Suzzanne on Jun. 6, 2014 at 10:50 AM
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It's nice she's giving back. I'm not a huge fan.

Noni2319
by Chrissy on Jun. 6, 2014 at 11:21 PM
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That's great.
hayliedlr
by JoAnna on Jun. 7, 2014 at 1:35 PM
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We love her in this house.  I even love her music.  She always seems sweet.

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