Elvis is world famous for his music, extravagant suits and a performance style like no other man. However, something he is perhaps less known for is his generosity towards others. He has given gifts ranging from Cadillacs to diamond-encrusted Rolexes. His gifts were given as a sign of his love for him to those around him, but often they were also moment-driven acts.
But it wasn’t just in his famous life that Elvis was generous. In fact, from an early age he was known to give his new toys to children he considered less fortunate than him; which could be described as an unusually generous action for a boy. This trait took hold, and from here on she gave many other gifts in his life, when he became a star of legendary proportions.
This may not have been obvious to his fans, as during his prolific career, much of Elvis’ generosity was unknown to the general public. However, behind closed doors he supported everyone from friends and family to complete strangers. He paid for people’s hospital bills, bought wheelchairs for the needy, and paid off other people’s debts. She even paid for the weddings of two of his friends and contributed $ 30,000 to their homes. Aside from that, Elvis bought about 150 cars for his friends, who became known as the “Memphis Mafia”.
He was known for using his fame and popularity to host performances and benefits that would raise money for causes he was passionate about. When he returned to the United States after serving in the military for two years, he hosted a charity in Hawaii that raised $ 65,000 for the Pearl Harbor Memorial for the USS Arizona. Prior to this, the fund was struggling, but after Elvis’ contribution the memorial was able to open in the same year.
Today, Elvis Presley’s philanthropic endeavors have survived at the Elvis Presley Charitable Foundation and the Elvis Presley Endowed Scholarship Fund at the University of Memphis. Now, the king’s memory survives through his music, person and kindness. Even today there are numerous Elvis collectibles available to buy on online stores to treat your family and friends who want to cherish the memory of the King himself.