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Here’s How Celebrities Are Giving Back During The Coronavirus Pandemic

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By Jordan White

The coronavirus pandemic has spread worldwide, and most of us are feeling the impact of the virus. Some have lost their jobs, are struggling with anxiety, or fighting to stay healthy. It’s a scary time right now and a lot is up in the air.

Thankfully, several celebrities are giving back by donating money, meals, and even their time. From Demi Lovato to John Legend, here are the stars working to make things a little less scary and using their platform for good (instead of greed):

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Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner
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The “self-made" billionaire has been using her platform to encourage her followers to stay home! She also donated $1 million to several Los Angeles hospitals to help doctors buy face shields, masks, gloves, and other necessary supplies.

Kylie’s doctor, Dr. Aliabadi, who delivered her daughter, expressed her joy by saying, "One of my patients, a beautiful Living Angel just donated $1,000,000 to help us buy hundreds of thousands of masks, face shields, and other protective gear which we will have delivered directly to our first responders, as too many masks at hospitals are disappearing before making their way onto the faces of our front line heroes."

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift
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Over the last couple of weeks, Taylor Swift has been reaching out to affected fans and helping them pay their bills. She gave one fan $3,000 after she posted about her current struggles.

The fan wrote on Tumblr, “...because of COVID-19 my job, my only source of income, is closed for a minimum of 30 days. I have no job, no income, no way to pay my bills rn. If anyone happens to be able to donate and has it in their hearts to do so, anything really really helps with bills right now.”

After her comment, she received a PayPal offer from Swift for $3,000.

Justin & Hailey Bieber

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin
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Justin Bieber and his supermodel wife, Hailey Baldwin, shared a video on Instagram saying they would send paid for meals via Doordash as part of the #DoYourPartChallenge.

For this challenge, celebrities are nominating one another to send meals to those who really need them.

"Hi everyone, we're gonna be participating in the #DoYourPart challenge, thank you to Stass for nominating me and to Demi Lovato for nominating the both of us. So, we're going to be working with Doordash to donate meals,” Mrs. Bieber told her followers.

Jordin Sparks, John Legend & Many More

Jordin Sparks
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John Legend, Charlie Puth, Jordin Sparks and many other singers will be performing (virtually) at Twitch Stream Aid 2020. The concert is meant to benefit the World Health Organization's COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.

Twitch teamed up with Amazon Music, and viewers will be able to donate while watching. The stream will also include competitions and games.

Twitch is also working to help artists who recently had to cancel events due to the virus and still want to perform for their fans.

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