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Our Favorite Female Celebrities Are Stepping Up To Help With COVID-19 Relief

By Cristina Margolis·· 4 min read
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Although we normally look to female celebrities for beauty and fashion inspiration, they are so much more than a pretty face with an eye for style. They are also intelligent and insightful women with big hearts who want to do their part to make the world a better place.

While the world finds itself in a frightening pandemic, many of our favorite A-list celebrities are using their strong influential presence and incredible platforms to help bring awareness to COVID-19 relief efforts.

Songs of Praise

Many singers are joining forces to combat the spread of Coronavirus and the havoc it’s wreaking in various ways. On April 22, 2020, Beyonce announced that her charity, BeyGOOD, joined Start Small, Twitter’s COVID-19 relief effort. Together, BeyGOOD and Twitter have donated $6 million to mental health services that are being provided during the pandemic. They have also teamed up with the National Alliance on Mental Illness to offer mental health support services to people in Houston (Beyonce’s hometown), New York, New Orleans, and Detroit.

It’s both refreshing and heartwarming to see popular celebrities using their powerful influence and social media platforms for a good cause. 

Pink is another popular singer who has made big contributions to Coronavirus relief. After Pink and her son made a full recovery from COVID-19 themselves in April, Pink pledged to make monetary donations to medical facilities in order to help frontline healthcare workers. In honor of her mother, who worked in the Cardiomyopathy and Heart Transplant Center for 18 years, Pink donated $500,000 to the Temple University Hospital Emergency Fund in Philadelphia. In addition, Pink donated another $500,000 to the City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund.

Leading Ladies

Singers are not the only celebrities getting in on the action. Many actresses are as well. In March, Angelina Jolie donated $1 million to No Kid Hungry, a charity that ensures kids who rely on school lunches are provided with meals during the Coronavirus outbreak. Jolie also made donations to the many schools she funds all over the world, including Afghanistan, Kenya, Cambodia, and Namibia. Because of Jolie, these schools will have the support and funding needed to provide educational services during the pandemic.

Yes, celebrities have big bank accounts, but they’re proving that they also have big hearts.

Emma Stone also helped raise money for Child Mind Institute, a nonprofit organization that provides health services and online resources for families that may need extra mental health support during the Coronavirus outbreak. On April 25, 2020, Emma Stone, along with choreographer Ryan Heffington, hosted a fun virtual dance party in order to raise funds for Child Mind Institute. 

More Influential Women

Meghan Markle, along with husband Prince Harry (Nothing wrong with that), donated more than $112,000 from her royal wedding broadcast to Feeding Britain, a U.K. charity that ensures no family goes hungry during this pandemic. With Feeding Britain, low-income families are provided with breakfast, lunch, and dinner through a combination of home deliveries and collection points. 

Honestly, I have never had more respect for these leading ladies than I do now.

Kim Kardashian West also teamed up with her husband, Kanye West, to donate to two big charities: Dream Center in Los Angeles and We Women Empowered in Chicago. Both charities help provide meals to children, families, and the elderly affected by the Coronavirus outbreak. In addition, Kardashian West is also donating 20% of the proceeds from her shapewear company, Skims, to Baby2Baby’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Program. 

Closing Thoughts

It’s both refreshing and heartwarming to see popular celebrities using their powerful influence and social media platforms for a good cause. The sentence “We are all in this together.” has been frequently used during this pandemic, and while it’s true, I’m sure celebrities have it a lot easier than us regular folk right now. Yes, celebrities have big bank accounts, but they’re proving that they also have big hearts. Thanks to their incredible generosity, they’re using both to do their part to bring COVID-19 relief to the world. Honestly, I have never had more respect for these leading ladies than I do now, and I love them even more.

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