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Celebrities from around the globe are willingly stepping up as philanthropists as the COVID-19 pandemic looms over health authorities.
In an effect to stabilize the economy, we must first stabilize the current health crisis looming over the globe. In the past 3-4 weeks brands, celebrities, and other public personalities have stepped in to fulfill the role of philanthropy. Many using the opportunity to utilize their foundations, affect their local communities, education and contribute to the frontline workers who are most at risk to the COVID-19 virus.
Zion Williamson, Russell Wilson and Ciara, and Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively are among those who have openly encouraged donations. They are also among the many that open their pockets to begin relief towards the COVID-19 pandemic.
Here is the list
Blake Griffin of the Detroit Pistons pledged to contribute $100,000 to pay the salaries of workers at the Little Caesars Arena after the NBA season was suspended
Bruno Mars, who has a Las Vegas residency with the group, reportedly donated $1 million to MGM employees displaced by the coronavirus
Singer Ciara and NFL star husband Russell Wilson are donating 1 million meals to the Seattle Food Lifeline.
Donatella Versace and daughter Allegra announced a contribution of 200,000 euros ($218,000) to San Raffaele Hospital in Milan.
NFL star Drew Brees and his wife, Brittany, announced on Instagram on March 26 that they were donating $5 million to the State of Louisiana in 2020,
Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman is donating $125,000 toward the coronavirus fight. The baseball star has pledged $50,000 to Giving Kitchen, $50,000 to Atlanta Community Food Bank and $25,000 to the Salvation Army.
Milwaukee Buck Giannis Antetokounmpo has pledged a donation of $100,000 to pay the salaries of the staff at his home stadium
The rapper’s Shawn Carter Foundation, along with Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation, have teamed up to donate $1 million each for COVID-19 response efforts, which will support marginalized communities.
Jimmy Fallon revealed that he and his family had made a donation to Feeding America.
Justin Bieber revealed on Instagram that he had made a $29,000 donation to the Beijing Chunmiao Charity Foundation to assist children in China who had been impacted by the coronavirus.
Justin Timberlake is donating to the Mid-South Food Bank in his hometown of Memphis, Tenn., the star announced on March 15.
NBA star Kevin Love announced that he is donating $100,000 through the Kevin Love Fund to go toward compensating workers at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
Khris Middleton of the Milwaukee Bucks has pledged to donate $100,000 to help workers at his home stadium, Fiserv Forum.
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has said event staff will be paid for all scheduled home games while the NBA is on hiatus
Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation, Golden State Warrior Stephen Curry and wife Ayesha have donated to the Alameda County Community Food Bank as well as to Feeding America.
The superstar has reportedly given thousands of dollars away to fans who have been impacted by the coronavirus crisis
New Orleans Pelican Zion Williamson pledged on March 13 to cover the salaries of all workers at the Smoothie King Center,
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