Zendaya Used Her 19th Birthday to Raise Money for Needy African Family

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Zendaya attends the 2015 BET Awards on June 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Zendaya is continuing to use her celebrity power for good. 

For her 19th birthday (Sept. 1), she asked her fans for help with a very special birthday gift. Zendaya traveled to Africa in July with UNAIDS Foundation, and while there, met a family of three young boys whose parents had died from AIDS within the span of two years.

"For my 19th birthday I'm fundraising on @crowdrise to help @UNAIDS & iKAGENG support a family I met in South Africa," Zendaya shared on Twitter.


Every $10 donated enters fans in chance to win a video call with the singer/actress.