George and Amal Clooney have donated over $1 million (R18 million) to help those impacted by coronavirus
The couple – who have two-year-old twins Alexander and Ella together – have made a significant contribution to six charities and organisations around the world, Deadline reports.
The Motion Picture & Television Fund, the SAG-AFTRA Fund and the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles will each receive $250,000 (R4,5 million), while the Burn After Reading actor and his lawyer wife have also given $300,000 (R5,4 million) each to the NHS in the UK, the Lebanese Food Bank, and the Lombardo Italy Region, which supports hospitals in Italy.
A number of stars have given generously to help those in need during the pandemic.
Leonardo DiCaprio teamed up with Laurene Powell Jobs, Apple and the Ford Foundation to launch America’s Food Fund – which benefits the World Central Kitchen and Feeding America – and kicked things off with a $12 million (R217 million) donation of his own
Lady Gaga has been working with politicians, other entertainers, and business leaders to help raise over $35 million (R634 million) for the World Health Organisation, and will host a star-studded global TV special, ‘One World: Together at Home’ in conjunction with Global Citizen later this month.
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively pledged support to both Feeding America and Food Banks Canada with a $1 million donation, and later handed over $100,000 each to four New York medical facilities, Elmhurst, NYU Hospital, Mount Sinai and Northern Westchester hospitals.
Rihanna announced last week she and Jay-Z’s respective foundations were each donating $1 million (R1,8 million) to help to support undocumented workers, imprisoned, elderly and homeless people, and the children of health workers and first responders in both Los Angeles and New York City.
Her announcement came just a few days after she pledged to give $5 million to various causes through her Clara Lionel Foundation.
Author: BANG Showbiz