American celebrities are setting up to meet the needs of the public with hefty donations for the deadly coronavirus relief.
Kylie Jenner has donated $1 million to coronavirus relief efforts.
The ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ star has made a sizeable donation to help hospitals pay for protective gear that will allow doctors and nurses to properly treat patients infected with the respiratory illness – which is also known as COVID-19 – without putting themselves at risk of catching the virus.
Physician and OB-GYN Dr. Thaïs Aliabadi confirmed the news in an Instagram post on Wednesday, when she wrote: “I am speechless, my eyes are filled with tears of joy and my heart is overwhelmed with gratitude. I made a wish to the Universe to gather protective masks for our brave healthcare workers and today my dream came true.”
Kylie, 22, then confirmed the news herself when she saw the message and responded by thanking Thaïs for the work she is doing in fighting the virus.
She wrote in the comments: “I love you! And thank YOU for all the love and care you put into everything that you do! You’re an angel on Earth. “
Meanwhile, United Special Envoy and mother of 6 Angelina Jolie has donated $1 million to help provide meals to children who usually rely on school lunches.
The 44-year-old actress made the generous donation to No Kid Hungry, a charity that is distributing aid to families who would usually rely on school meals to feed their children, but are unable to do so as many schools are currently closed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
In a statement, Angelina said: “As of this week, over a billion children are out of school worldwide because of closures linked to coronavirus. Many children depend on the care and nutrition they receive during school hours, including nearly 22 million children in America who rely on food support. No Kid Hungry is making resolute efforts to reach as many of those children as possible.”
According to a press release, No Kid Hungry has already distributed $2 million to 78 organizations across the United States, as well as issuing new emergency grants to school districts.
Giving to No Kid Hungry isn’t the only way Angelina is helping those impacted by coronavirus either, as she also recently made a donation to the UN Refugee Agency, and sent support to the schools she funds in Afghanistan, Cambodia, Kenya and Namibia to help insure they can continue teaching and learning through the pandemic.
The ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ star currently funds 10 schools in Cambodia through the the Maddox Jolie Pitt Foundation, set up in the name of her oldest son who she adopted in the Asian country.
She also funds the Angelina Jolie school for girls in Kenya and two other schools for girls in Afghanistan.
Other celebrities to donate during this time of hardship include shows hosts Trevor Noah, Jimmy Kimmel who are urging the public to donate as they do the same. Footballers Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo who have also reportedly donated one million euros approximately Ksh110M each to the relief efforts.