Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
The famous couple has pledged $1 million USD to Feeding America and Food Banks Canada, two organisations who assist low-income families and the elderly. “Take care of your bodies and hearts," Reynolds wrote on social media. "Leave room for joy. Call someone who's isolated and might need connection."
Earlier this week, the pop star, now beauty mogul announced that her cosmetic company Haus Labs would be donating 20 per cent of its online profits from the previous week to local food banks in Los Angeles and New York City.
In February, the artist pledged to donate 200,000 RNB ($29,000 USD), to the Beijing Chunmiao Charity Foundation, a children’s charity in China to help with coronavirus relief efforts. "China we stand with you as a collective humanity and have made a donation to support,” Bieber wrote on Instagram.
The fashion designer and her daughter Allegra Versace donated 200,000 euros (approximately $370,000 AUD) to Milan’s San Raffaele hospital to assist with supply shortages. “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 said in a statement.
Italian fashion influencer and her husband, musician Fedez, made a personal donation of 100,000 euros ($180,000 AUD) to a GoFundMe campaign the couple started to help hospitals in Italy. The fundraiser has currently raised over 4 million euros, with the money the pair put forth going specifically towards providing new hospital beds in Milan’s San Raffaele hospital intensive care unit.
Ciara and Russell Wilson
Ciara and her husband Russell Wilson have donated 1 million meals via Food Lifeline to communities in Seattle. The city was hit the earliest and the hardest in American and also happens to be the home of the singer and Seattle Seahawks quarterback. "The world needs us ALL. These are unprecedented times. We are supporting our community in Seattle by donating 1 million meals with Seattle @FoodLifeLine," the singer wrote on Instagram, alongside a video of the couple. "Rally with us and support your local food bank @FeedingAmerica We can all make a difference together. Let’s all keep the Faith during this difficult time."
The Clara Lionel Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation founded by singer Rihanna, announced over the weekend that it would be donating $5 million towards COVID-19 efforts across the globe. In a statement released by the foundation, it said it will be supporting “on-the-ground partners working on the frontlines of disaster response, especially those focused on protecting and serving marginalized communities.” The organisation's funds will also go towards supporting local food banks in at-risk communities across the US, accelerating testing and care in countries such as Haiti and Malawi, mobilising resources and support for Native communities, training healthcare workers, and providing equipment for frontline health workers.
The American songstress has shown her support for fans across the world by donating money to those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
After fan Samantha Jacobson shared her financial struggles on Tumblr, Swift promptly sent her 3,000 US dollars.
Fellow fans have since shared similar stories with the award-winning singer dedicated to helping out her worldwide fanbase.
This article originally appeared on marie claire.