Celebrities Doing Good
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Sometimes celebrities use their platform, wealth, and connections for good!
Arnold Schwarzenegger set up an organization called After School All-Stars that is giving grocery gift cards and food to people in need. TikTok just donated $3 million.
He also has a GoFundMe called 'Frontline Responders Fund' that supplies critical supplies like masks and gloves to places where they are needed. And he put his money where his mouth is. He donated $1 Million of his own money! So far 'Frontline Responders Fund' is at $3.3 million.
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard own rental properties in the Los Angeles area and they have waived rent for April for their tenants.
Ryan Reynolds owns Aviation Gin and he is donating 30% of online sales to out of work bartenders through May 1.
Shawn Mendes has donated $175,000 to the SickKids Foundation and SickKids Hospital in his hometown of Toronto, Canada.
Anna Wintour and Tom Ford have joined forces to start 'A Common Thread'. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the goal of 'A Common Thread' is to, "raise both awareness and needed funds for those in the American fashion community who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic." They are doing this by, "...repurposes the annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund at least for this year. The competitive Fashion Fund typically supports emerging designers with money and mentoring, including Proenza Schouler and Kerby Jean-Raymond in the past."