6.2 C
New York
Friday, October 30, 2020

JAY-Z And Rihanna’s Foundations Each Donate $1 Million To Coronavirus Relief

- Advertisement -

JAY-Z and Rihanna team up for a good cause. Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF) and JAY-Z’s Shawn Carter Foundation (SCF) both donated $1 million to COVID-19 response efforts.

These efforts will aid in supporting undocumented workers, the children of frontline health workers and first responders, the incarcerated, elderly and homeless populations in New York City and Los Angeles.

In addition, according to the press release, the funds will also provide daycare, learning resources, food and supplies for the children of frontline healthcare workers and first responders, as well as provide learning materials for over 20,000 children and youth learning in shelters. Mental health support for parents will also be available virtually. Home-delivered meals will be increased and distributed to the homeless and elderly populations.

Executive Director of Clara Lionel Foundation Justine Lucas stated, “There are a number of populations who are especially vulnerable during this pandemic — those who are undocumented, incarcerated, elderly and homeless, as well as children of frontline health workers and first responders. Now more than ever, we need to support organizations prioritizing the health and rights of these individuals.”

Today In: Hollywood & Entertainment

CEO of Shawn Carter Foundation (and JAY-Z’s mother) Gloria Carter added, “In times of crisis it is imperative that we come together as one community to ensure that everyone, especially the most vulnerable, has access to critical needs: shelter, health, nutrition and education. The only way to get through this pandemic is with love and action.”

Clara Lionel Foundation most recently donated $5 million to COVID-19 relief efforts in Caribbean, Africa and the United States. Andrew Cuomo even took to Twitter to express his gratitude to Rihanna and her foundation for donating Personal Protective Equipment to New York State.

Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation helps provide education for children, as well as implement emergency response programs around the world. She holds an annual Diamond Ball in New York City to raise money for her foundation and last year she raised more than $5 million.

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Latest news

Huawei rejects claims that it poses a security threat to Jamaica

The Chinese firm Huawei Technologies has rejected claims that it could be a threat Jamaica’s security if it is given the nod to roll...

Khloe Kardashian tested positive for COVID-19 after suffering ‘headaches’

Khloe Kardashian was diagnosed with Covid-19 after suffering headaches months ago, she claims in a new Keeping Up with the Kardashians teaser. Khloe, 36, is...

Hurricane Zeta Speeds Toward A Storm-Weary Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Hurricane Zeta was speeding toward storm-weary Louisiana and intensifying, with landfall expected as a Category 2 hurricane Wednesday afternoon. New...

Jamaica: Job losses coming as Scotiabank closes two branches, converts six to digital model

Scotiabank says it has started discussions with the union representing its employees about potential job losses with the impending closure of its Black River,...
- Advertisement -

Related news

Producer Behind Beyonce & Jay Z’s On the Run Tour Dead at 61

One of the top producers behind Beyonce and Jay Z's On the Run Tour and Jennifer Lopez's and Shakira's showstopping 2020 Super Bowl Halftime Show has died. TV and live...

Rihanna says she is a fan of Barbados PM Mia Amor Mottley

(Barbados Nation) Barbadian ambassador, superstar and entrepreneur Robyn ‘Rihanna’ Fenty’ took to Instagram today to express admiration for Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley and...

Barbados: Mottley thanks Rihanna for donation of 4 000 tablets

(Barbados Nation) Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley thanked Bajan superstar and entrepreneur Robyn ‘Rihanna’ Fenty for the donation of 4 000 tablets to help...

Rihanna checks fans begging for new music while she’s ‘trying to save the world’

Rihanna is done discussing her highly-anticipated ninth album, especially while attempting to help those who have been affected by coronavirus. The songstress, 32, snapped on...