Coronavirus: Eva Mendes, Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga and More Celebs Donating for Relief
While some celebrities have used their social platforms to entertain fans with live concerts and to promote different hygiene measures to keep avoiding the spread of the coronavirus, others have taken things a little bit further like donating money to help counteract this serious health problem.
From Eva Mendes to Bill and Melinda Gates, this is how celebrities are giving back throughout the Coronavirus pandemic.
The “Hitch” actress donated to the LA Regional Food Bank.
The singer’s Clara Lionel Foundation donated $5 million dollars for Coronavirus relief in the United States and across the globe.
The Project Runway star announced that his design team volunteered to produce protective masks for medical workers in New York.
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos:
On March 19, the couple took a stand against the Coronavirus and donated $1 million toward the purchase of urgently needed ventilators and to the WIN Women’s Shelter in NY.
The “stronger” rapper donated to L.A’s Dream Center, a faith-based organization specialized in providing services to underserved communities.
The reality tv star announced that she will donate 20 percent of her SKIMS undergarment line profits from the Cotton Collection.
The “Mother’s Daughter” singer partnered with brand Emi Jay for a "Care Together" campaign to support Feeding America. When you buy hair ties from the brand and use the code "BrightMinded" at checkout, 100 percent of the proceeds will go to the organization.
The British singer partnered with the United Nations to design special merchandise to benefit the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund powered by the UN Foundation and the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation.
Ciara and Russell Wilson:
The singer and NFL star donated one million meals to different food banks in Seattle supported by Food Lifeline. “We can all make a difference together,” Ciara wrote on her Instagram post.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds:
The power couple donated one million dollars to Feeding America and Food Banks Canada. “Take care of your bodies and hearts,” Reynolds wrote on his Instagram post.
The “Shallow” singer’s beauty line, Haus Labs, announced on Monday, March 16th that they will donate 20 percent of their profits from the previous week to local food banks in Los Angeles and New York City.
The singer shared on his Instagram Story that he is donating to the Mid-South Food Bank in Memphis, Tennessee.
The former High School Musical star announced on Instagram her plan to donate to Feeding America to take a stand against COVID-19. “It’s a crazy time out there in the world. School closures, job disruptions, lack of paid sick leave and the coronavirus’ disproportionate impact on adults age 60 and older and low-income families are all contributing to the demands placed on food banks across the country. Join me in supporting @feedingamerica today. Let’s help each other out rather than freaking the fuck out. Kk? LINK IN BIO,” she wrote on her post.
Stephen & Ayesha Curry:
On Friday, March 13, both, Stephen and Ayesha Curry took to social media their plan to support Feeding America and a local food bank.
The pop star donated $29,000 to the Beijing Chunmiao Charity Foundation in China to help with the COVID-19 relief efforts. “Watching the news I couldn’t imagine how scary it would be if a new disease was effecting my wife and my family and friends. China we stand with you as a collective humanity and have made a donation to support. Whether it be this or the fires of Australia we all need to be there for each other. Shout out to my friend @kriswu for the conversation.
The Fashion Icon and her daughter Allegra Versace Beck donated 200,000 euros to the intensive care department of San Raffaele hospital located in Milan, Italy.
The NBA star donated $100,000 to the workers at Little Caesars Arena, where Griffin and his NBA colleagues play their home games.
BTS’ Suga and Bong Joon-Ho (Parasite Director)
Both have donated more than $82,000 each to the Hope Bridge Korea Relief Association to purchase and distribute face masks and hand sanitizers to those in need in their native South Korea.
Bill and Melinda Gates:
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has donated at least $105 million. The money is being used to improve the detection of COVID-19, isolation treatments, protect those populations at-risk and speed up the development of vaccines, drugs, and diagnostics.