The Argo actor dedicated a thoughtful Instagram post to “our most vulnerable populations” on March 15 as communities began to be impacted by school closings and grocery shortages during the panic.
“During these times of uncertainty, I’m thinking about our most vulnerable populations — children who are losing access to the meals they rely on, our friends and family who are facing job disruptions, the elderly, and low-income families,” Affleck wrote. “Join me in supporting @FeedingAmericaOpens in a new Window., the nationwide network of 200 food banks working tirelessly to feed our neighbors around the country.”Volume 0%02:2703:52
The next day, Reynolds and Lively echoed the Good Will Hunting actor and issued a similar call to action to their followers.
“I think we can all agree, COVID-19 is an a–hole,” the Proposal star tweeted. “Blake & I are donating $1 million to be split between Feeding America and Food Banks Canada. If you can give, these orgs need our help.”
The Gossip Girl alum penned a statement of her own the same day, hoping to help people find peace through the hectic time. “Though we must be distancing ourselves to protect those who don’t have the opportunity to self-quarantine, we can stay connected. Remember the lonely and isolated. Facetime, Skype, make a video. Remember the love that can travel through all this,” she wrote.
As the world continues to work through the coronavirus outbreak, concerts, sports leagues and festivals have all been put on hold. Several prominent athletes and team owners have come together to help those in their communities who are drastically impacted by season suspensions.
Cuban, who owns the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, told reporters after the league decided to call off the rest of the current basketball season that he was dedicated to making sure part-time employees would still have some source of income during this uncertain time.
“I reached out to folks at the arena and folks at the Mavs to find out what it would cost to financially support people who aren’t going to be able to come to work,” he said, according to ESPNOpens in a new Window.. “We’ve already started the process of having a program in place … It’s certainly something that’s important to me.”
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis
The married couple announced on April 19 that they have created a new wine blend, Quarantine Wine, in partnership with Nocking Point Wines to benefit four different charities. “One hundred percent of the proceeds go to a handful of charities that we have done homework on, due diligence, vetted out to make sure that their overhead is low enough where they actually do the work they’re supposed to do,” Kunis explained in a video posted to YouTube.
On April 16, the Younger star announced that her company, Happy Little Camper, would be donating supplies to children living in poverty. “We’re working overtime to provide basic essentials to families impacted by COVID-19,” she captioned her video announcement. “We will continue to donate and make whatever difference we can! Try your best to stay sane and safe. Love to all tonight.”
The musical duo donated 10,000 masks to Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City and 10,000 masks to University Medical Center in Las Vegas, on April 16. The N95 masks were sent to the two cities in order protect the healthcare workers on the frontline, and both medical groups thanked the artists via social media for their contribution to the fight against COVID-19.
The Little Fires Everywhere actress and her clothing line, Draper James, made a significant donation to DonorsChoose in April to support teachers in New Orleans, Atlanta, Nashville and more cities across the country. The nonprofit makes it easy for teachers to get the funds and supplies they need in order to provide a better learning environment for their students. Earlier that month, Witherspoon’s apparel brand also pledged to send 250 teachers free dresses “to show our gratitude” for those “working harder than ever to educate our children.”