Mindy Kaling’s Birthday was a Charitable Affair

Mindy Kaling. Photo by Carl Timpone/BFA/REX/Shutterstock (8770831ij)

Trying to figure out what to do for your next birthday?

Perhaps Mindy Kaling‘s latest tip is the one to follow.

When the star of Late Night turned the big 4-0 on June 24th, she decided to do so by doing something for those other than herself.

“I’m so grateful to have my wonderful, peaceful life w/ my daughter Katherine,” the actress wrote on a social media post. “How lucky am I to turn 40? I would love to express my gratitude by donating $1000 to 40 different charitable orgs that help others. Pls suggest some! I will kick it off by giving $1000 to @RAICESTEXAS!”

The generous offer yielded at least 4,500 suggestions on Twitter, with recommendations including New York charity Girls Inc, Thistle Farm which employees victims of sex-trafficking, a suicide prevention organisation for LGBT youth called The Trevor Project, a homeless charity in Los Angeles names Food on Foot, the Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin, and the Wounded Warrior Project.

What a wonderful way to share the birthday blessings!