Here’s What Famous People Are Doing To Help Out During The Coronavirus Pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic shows no signs of ending anytime soon, leaving people from all around the globe home-bound in self-isolation, many of them without jobs and struggling to get proper healthcare. These are the things one small group of people doesn't really have to worry about—the rich. Affluent celebrities have it way easier than most regular people, from easy access to coronavirus testing and qualified medical attention to being able to spend self-isolation in million-dollar mansions filled with all sorts of entertainment.
Despite some of them complaining and ignoring how privileged they are, there are also those who acknowledge the horrible position most people were put in by the crisis. To help alleviate the pressure posed by the pandemic, many famous people have joined forces to battle COVID-19 with generous donations. We here at Bored Panda gathered a list of well-known people who decided to lend a helping hand during the crisis. From providing hospitals with much-needed medical equipment to supporting the unemployed and low-income families through food banks, these celebrities demonstrated their compassion during tough times.
Bill And Melinda Gates Pledged To Donate $100 Million Through Their Foundation
Giorgio Armani Donated About $2.2 Million To Various Hospitals As Well As To The Italian Civil Protection Agency
Blake Lively And Ryan Reynolds Donated $1 Million To Support Low-Income Families
To support the low-income families affected by the pandemic, Blake Lively and her husband Ryan Reynolds donated $1 million to be split between Feeding America and Food Banks Canada.
Bruno Mars Donated $1 Million To Support MGM Employees Who Lost Their Jobs
Musician Bruno Mars donated $1 million to support MGM employees who lost their jobs in the wake of coronavirus crisis. The money was donated to the MGM Resorts Foundation. A portion of the donation will go towards the Employee Emergency Grant Fund and the Children’s Medical Support Fund.
Bethenny Frankel Donated 1 Million Biohazard Suits
Recently, a reality TV star and a businesswoman, Bethenny Frankel, supplied 1 million full-body biohazard suits to the New York State Government and New York Department Of Health with a million N95 masks on its way to medical professionals. The woman is also planning to distribute thousands of corona kits to both citizens and medics, which include sanitation wipes, gloves, SOS Hydration and the medical community’s recommendations.
Kristen Bell And Her Daughters Donated $150,007.96 To No Kid Hungry
James Mcavoy Has Donated $256,000 To The Masks For Nhs Heroes Campaign
Jimmy Fallon Donated To Feeding America
Taylor Swift Has Reportedly Donated To Her Fans Who Have Been Impacted By The Coronavirus Crisis
Drew Brees And His Wife, Brittany, Will Donate $5 Million To The State Of Louisiana
NFL start Drew Brees and his wife, Brittany, have pledged to donate $5 million to the State of Louisiana in 2020. By partnering with Second Harvest Food Bank, Ochsner Health Systems, Walk-Ons, Jimmy Johns, Smalls Sliders, and Waitr, the couple is planning to prepare and deliver over 10,000 meals per day throughout Louisiana to children on meal programs, seniors, and families in need.
Zion Williamson Pledged To Cover The Salaries Of The Smoothie King Center Employees For 30 Days
Mark Zuckerberg And Dr. Priscilla Chan Donated $25 Million To The Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation To Help Explore Treatment Options
Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation Has Donated $5 Million To Various Organizations
Arnold Schwarzenegger Donated $1 Million To The Gofundme Campaign 'Frontline Responders Fund'
Angelina Jolie Has Donated $1 Million To No Kid Hungry, An Organization That Works To End Childhood Hunger
Justin Timberlake Donated To Mid-South Food Bank
Chiara Ferragni And Her Husband Fedez Raised $4.36 Million To Build A New Intensive Care Unit
Italian blogger and entrepreneur Chiara Ferragni and her husband Fedez kickstarted a GoFundMe campaign with 100,000 euros to raise money for a new intensive care unit at the San Raffaele Hospital in Milan. The couple has raised over 4 million euros ($4.36 million) for the cause.
Giannis Antetokounmpo Donated $100,000 To The Fiserv Forum Staff
After the NBA season was suspended, Giannis Antetokounmpo, a basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks, pledged to donate $100,000 to the Fiserv Forum staff.
Eric Stonestreet Donated 200,000 Meals To Harvesters Food Bank In Kansas
Ciara And Russell Wilson Donated 1 Million Meals To The Seattle Food Lifeline
To “keep the Faith during this difficult time,” Singer Ciara and NFL star husband Russell Wilson are donating 1 million meals to the Seattle Food Lifeline.
Donatella Versace Donated $218,000 To San Raffaele Hospital In Milan
Well-known designer Donatella Versace and her daughter Allegra donated 200,000 euros ($218,000) to San Raffaele Hospital in Milan.
Selena Gomez Has Made A Donation To Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Nina Dobrev Donated $10,000 To Secure Protective Equipment For Medical Professionals
Kylie Jenner Donated $1 Million To Buy Protective Gear For First Responders
Freddie Freeman Donates $125,000 To Help Our Community
Freddie Freeman, first baseman for the Atlanta Braves, has pledged to donate $50,000 to Giving Kitchen, $50,000 to Atlanta Community Food Bank and $25,000 to the Salvation Army.
Khris Middleton Donated $100,000 To Help Workers Of Fiserv Forum
Shawn Mendes Donated $175,000 To The Hospital For Sick Children
Kevin Love Donated $100,000 Through The Kevin Love Fund To Go Toward Compensating Workers At The Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
Lady Gaga’s Beauty Line Donated 20 Percent Of One Week's Profits To Local Food Banks In Los Angeles And New York
Gwyneth Paltrow Donated $100,000 To The Frontline Responders Fund
Kanye West And Kim Kardashian Donated To The Dream Center In Los Angeles And We Women Empowered
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian donated an undisclosed amount of money to the Dream Center in Los Angeles and We Women Empowered in Chicago. Kim Kardashian is also donating 20 percent of the proceeds from her brand Skims to Baby2Baby’s coronavirus Emergency Response Program.
Justin Bieber Donated $29,000 To Assist Children In China
In February, Justin Bieber made a $29,000 donation to the Beijing Chunmiao Charity Foundation to assist children in China who had been impacted by the coronavirus.