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Here’s How Celebrities Are Helping Those Affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Celebrities Are Helping Those Affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic is unfolding in real time, and guidelines change by the minute. We promise to give you the latest information at time of publishing, but please refer to the CDC and WHO for updates.

OK, yes, some celebrities haven’t had the most constructive responses to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but (most of) their hearts are in the right place. When they aren’t busy FaceTime-harmonizing to John Lennon songs, some Famous People have been leading an economic and social charge to assist those affected by the virus.

Read on below to see how your famous faves are affecting change amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and how you can help alongside them.

Monetary Donations

Kim Kardashian

Joining her younger sister Kylie Jenner in aiding coronavirus relief efforts, Kim Kardashian’s shapewear brand, SKIMS, pledged to donate $1 million to support families affected by COVID-19, with funds directly going to mothers and children in need.


“On Monday, we’re restocking the collection we first launched with, and in doing so, are able to help bring relief to those affected by this pandemic,” Kardashian shared on Instagram. “Our six-month anniversary has fallen in the middle of a global crisis so more than ever, it’s our responsibility to give back and do what we can to help others.”

Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner has reportedly donated $1 million to coronavirus relief efforts. TMZ reports the money will go toward buying face masks, face shields and other protective gear to be used by healthcare.

Thais Aliabadi, a doctor who delivered Jenner’s daughter, Stormi, told TMZ, “I have never felt more blessed to be a doctor, as helping our brave ER and ICU workers feels just as gratifying as helping my own patients. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU Kylie Jenner. You are my hero. This generous donation will help save many precious lives. Our world is a better place with you in it. I love you so much.”

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds

The actor couple donated $500,000 to Feeding America and $500,000 to Food Banks Canada. “Sending so much love,” Lively wrote on Instagram, joking, “Now can someone please tell Ryan that ‘emotional distancing’ from his mother in law is not a thing.”

 

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@feedingamerica @foodbankscanada ♥️

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Kristen Bell, Lincoln Shepard, and Delta Bell Shepard

Bell (with a $7.96 contribution from her 5 and 6-year-old daughters) donated $150,007.96 to No Kid Hungry. ” I encourage anyone with the means to share to donate as well, any amount helps, so we can get through this together,” the actress wrote.

 

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NKH has always been there for kids who need them. They work tirelessly to provide food for the hungry bellys all over this country. I encourage anyone with the means to share to donate as well, any amount helps, so we can get through this together. (The reason the number is odd, is because when my kids overheard me making the donation, they asked if they could also donate the money from thier piggy bank. I couldnt have been prouder to add that extra, and important 7 dollars and 96 cents.😍😍😍) #Repost @nokidhungry with @make_repost ・・・ We’re BEYOND grateful to our friend and #HungerHero @kristenanniebell for her gift of $150,007.96! Thank you for helping us send out even more grants to schools and community groups working to feed kids during the #COVID19 outbreak.

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Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos

A source told People that the talk show host and her actor husband have donated $1 million to relief efforts, which was divided between the New York Governor’s Office and WIN, which runs 11 shelters for women and children in N.Y.C.

Lady Gaga

Mother Monster’s beauty brand, Haus Laboratories, announced they’d be donating 20% of profits from last week’s sales to food banks in N.Y.C. and L.A.

 

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To Our HAUS, In the midst of COVID-19, it can be easy to feel powerless. We’ve been thinking a lot about our community and responsibilities in this time of uncertainty. Social distancing is one of the most important things we can do to control the spread of this virus and we encourage our community from across the world to participate if you can. As another way to take action, HAUS will be giving back to our Los Angeles & New York City communities by donating 20% of our profits from last week’s sales on Hauslabs.com to local food banks (@lafoodbank & @foodbank4nyc) in order to get food to those affected by the closing of schools and other places that offer this critical resource. Stay safe and strong for yourself and others. Sending love from our HAUS to yours 🖤

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Justin Bieber

In February, the singer made a $29,000 donation to the Beijing Chunmiao Charity Foundation to assist children affected by the COVID-19 outbreak in China.


Justin Timberlake

The singer revealed on Twitter that he’d donated to the Mid-South Food Bank, a branch of Feeding America. “Stay healthy, stay calm, and help everyone stay fed. Spread the word,” he wrote.

Jimmy Fallon

The late night talk show host made a donation to Feeding America. “Right now I’m thinking about what we can do to help our most vulnerable populations — children who are losing the one meal they may rely on per day, our friends and family who are facing job issues, the elderly, and low-income families,” he wrote.

Vanessa Hudgens

After offending the masses with a tone deaf Instagram Live video about the crisis, Hudgens stepped up and donated to Feeding America. “Let’s help each other out rather than freaking the f–k out. Kk?” she suggested.


Donatella and Allegra Versace

The designer and her socialite daughter donated €200,000 to the ICU at San Raffaele hospital in Milan. “In times like this, it is important to be united and support however we can to help all those who are in the front lines, fighting every day to save hundreds of lives,” Versace wrote in a statement on Instagram. “Our hearts go out to all those who have been affected by this disease and to all the doctors and medical staff who have been working heroically nonstop in the past weeks in the effort to take care of our loved ones.”

 

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Chiara Ferragni

The Italian influencer and her rapper husband Fedez donated €100,000 euros to a GoFundMe campaign they started to benefit hospitals in Milan. The GoFundMe has since surpassed its goal of raising €4,000,000.

 

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This is to fully explain the situation to all my foreigner followers (70% of my 18.7 millions) who clearly don’t understand the situation here in Italy at the moment: IT IS BAD. We have more than 10.000 cases, more than 600 deaths and more than 5000 people at the hospitals with bad conditions. The hospitals are not ready for all these cases and doctors and nurses are doing all they can to help as many as possible but if the number of sick doesn’t slow down they’ll have to start choosing patients based on how young and likely to survive they are. @fedez and I started a crowdfunding on Monday to help a hospital in Milan and it got over 3.6 millions € in offers and so many other people started collecting for other hospitals but there is still a lot that has to be done. The State decided to LOCK ALL OF THE ITALIANS inside their houses til April 3rd to prevent the virus to spread even more and to avoid the whole system and hospitals to collapse. We’re all living in quarantene right now, like some cities in China have done this past month. So please, start the awareness and understand that this is not a common flu and it’s way more dangerous for all of us: STAY IN as much as possible in this critical time. And If you can, help telling others to be careful and help Italy with its hospitals 🙏🏻

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Rihanna

The singer’s nonprofit organization, Clara Lionel Foundation, is donating $5 million to coronavirus response efforts across the globe. The contribution will support Direct Relief, Partners In Health, Feeding America, the International Rescue Committee and World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, as well as others.

“CLF is supporting on-the-ground partners working on the frontlines of disaster response especially those focused on protecting and serving marginalized communities – helping the most vulnerable in the United States, the Caribbean and in Africa prepare for what is to come,” the foundation said in a statement.

Angelina Jolie

The actress said she would donate $1 million to support programs dedicated to feeding children. In a statement she said, “As of this week, over a billion children are out of school worldwide because of closures linked to coronavirus. Many children depend on the care and nutrition they receive during school hours, including nearly 22 million children in America who rely on food support. No Kid Hungry is making resolute efforts to reach as many of those children as possible.”

Physical Donations

Lulu Wang

The director of The Farewell picked up unopened N95 masks around L.A. to donate to a local ER in need.

Ciara and Russell Wilson

The singer and her Seattle Seahawks quarterback husband donated 1 million meals to their community via Food Lifeline.


José Andrés 

The chef and World Central Kitchen founder repurposed several of his restaurants in N.Y.C. and Washington D.C. into community kitchens for those in need.

Grey’s Anatomy, The Good Doctor, The Resident

These medical dramas are donating unused supplies — including gloves, gowns, and masks — to hospitals and fire stations in need.

Outreach

Josh Gad

Frozen fave Josh Gad helped did his part for the working parents by virtually reading their children books.

The actor encouraged everyone to stay at home, igniting a social media movement with the hashtag #IStayHomeFor (his is wife Kyra Sedgwick).

 

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#IStayHomeFor @kikkosedg! Hey everybody, it’s now so important to stay home and keep our distance from others if you are able. It’s one way we can help prevent the spread of #Coronavirus and save lives. The more of us who can, make it safer for those who can’t. So if you’re home too like me, post a video or photo with a sign like mine, telling who you are staying home for and ask 6 friends to do the same. Post it with the hashtag #IStayHomeFor so I can see and share. The more folks involved, the merrier – We’re all connected by various degrees (Trust me, I know!) I’m kicking it off with @jimmyfallon @eltonjohn @Brandicarlile @kevinhart4real @ddlovato @davidbeckham – but I encourage YOU ALL to join in too! Let’s use this 6 Degree thing to do some good! . . . . #Corona #Coronavirus #StayHome #StaySafe #6Degrees #ThinkingOfYou #SpreadTheWord

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Lizzo

The singer and flutist led a mediation session for her fans. “A meditation and mantra to promote healing during this global crisis,” the “Truth Hurts” performer wrote.

 

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A meditation and mantra to promote healing during this global crisis. Use at your own pace. Love you!

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