Hollywood Reaches Out With Donations, While Clooney Plans Telethon

Hollywood Reaches Out With Donations, While Clooney Plans Telethon

clooney-un.jpgCelebrities are out in front of the effort to help victims of the Haiti earthquake, not only with their personal donations but with the swift implementation for an all-star telethon.

“Hope for Haiti,” will air on every major broadcast network and several cable channels on Friday, Jan. 22.

The fundraiser is apparently the brainchild of George Clooney, who will host the program from Los Angeles. Haitian-born entertainer Wyclef Jean will co-host the show from New York.

Celebrity Donations This Week

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie: Donated $1 million to Doctors Without Borders
Madonna: Donating $250,000 to to Partners In Health
Oprah Winfery:
Donating $1 Million to the Red Cross on behalf of her Angel Network
Lance Armstrong: His LiveStrong foundation pledged $250,000 to relief charities
Hollywood Foreign Press Association: Donated $100,000 to Yele
Sandra Bullock: Donated $1 million to Doctors Without Borders
Tyler Perry: Donated $250,000 via his foundation
Ben Stiller: Redirecting donations from his stillerstrong.org to emergency relief efforts
Eddie Izzard: Donated to the Haiti earthquake fund via Care.org
Coldplay: Donated to Oxfam.org

Not On Our Watch, founded by George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, and Jerry Weintraub donated $1 million to Partners in Health to aid medical relief efforts. Tiger Woods and his staff haven’t decided exactly where to funnel a $3 million donation from his Tiger Woods Foundation. And, Lady GaGa is donating all the proceeds from online merchandise sales and ticket and merch sales from her January 24th concert in New York City.

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