Justin Bieber and Other Celebs Giving Back Throughout the Coronavirus Pandemic

Find out how Justin Bieber, a member of BTS, NBA stars, Mark Cuban and other celebs are aiding the novel coronavirus relief efforts.

By Corinne Heller Apr 04, 2020 4:55 PMTags
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Justin Bieber, Rihanna, a member of BTS, NBA stars, Mark Cuban and other celebs are aiding the novel coronavirus relief efforts.

The deadly virus has killed thousands of people in more than 150 countries since it was first discovered late last year in Wuhan, China. This strain of the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has also particularly affected Italy, South Korea, Iran, Spain, Germany and the United States, where testing is scarce due to bureaucracy.

The coronavirus has shut down major Hollywood productions and big festivals such as Coachella. Movie releases have been postponed. Broadway, other theaters, comedy clubs and many schools have shut down temporarily. Many jobs have allowed employees to work remotely and millions of people around the world have been ordered or encouraged to self-isolate at home to lower their risk of contracting or spreading the virus.

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These celebs have been making a positive impact and giving back to those in need.

Melissa Gorga

"Thank you Jesus!! school is almost over! What a year it has been from virtually learning to returning to school. Teachers deserve the world this year," the Real Housewives of New Jersey star wrote on Instagram. "Parents let's spoil the crap out of our teachers for the one Appreciation day or week we honor them… this year more than ever. Give your teachers what they actually want access to the ultimate wardrobe for their life in and beyond the classroom. @teacherstylebox is the first clothing rental subscription service created exclusively for teachers. Parents can give teachers virtual gift cards starting at $45/month at teacherstylebox.com. Plus the service includes free shipping and cleaning."

DJ Khaled & Nicole Tuck

In June 2020, the music producer and his wife's We The Best Foundation partnered with The Miami Rescue Mission for Women and Children and Overtown Youth Center to support three families by paying their rent for one year. Through a donation, assistance and essentials will be provided to other families within the program. 

"Taking care of the community we live in has always been something my family and I have been committed to doing," DJ Khaled said in a statement. "It is important that those who are in a position to help, do so. Especially in our local communities. I am beyond proud that We The Best is partnering with The Miami Rescue Mission for Women and Children. With everything going on in the world, protection and shelter for homeless families is essential."

Ashley Graham

The supermodel and new mom partnered with Bella+Canvas and Until We Do It to donate 50,000 non-medical face masks. "@bellacanvas @untilwedoitorg and I are donating masks and would love YOUR help connecting with incredible organizations you care about that are in need!" she announced on social media. "We have donated 25,000 so far and are able to supply an additional 25,000 to help those most affected. If you know of an organization that serves vulnerable, underserved communities and is need of masks, comment the name below and @untilwedoitorg will reach out for more info to see if we can help."

Russell Westbrook

The NBA star surprised front line workers at The Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital in Downtown Los Angeles with an Italian dinner from restaurant The Nice Guy. In partnership with Postmates and The h.wood Group, Russell and long time friend Milo Frank passed out safety sealed containers of Spaghetti Bolognese, vegan and gluten free options included.

Jonas Brothers

The music trio donates $500,000 to the Mayor's Fund for Los Angeles and to the Angelino Card program.

"Daytime Cares: A Live Event"

General Hospital star Laura Wright will join "The Locher Room" host Alan Locher for "Daytime Cares: A Live Event," a YouTube and Facebook livestream airing Saturday, May 9 at 8 p.m. EST. The variety show will feature performances and interviews with past and present Daytime stars including Maurice Benard, Finola Hughes, Michael E. Knight, Michelle Stafford, Kim Zimmer and more.

Noah Centineo

The To All the Boys actor and his non-profit startup Favored Nations partnered up with Sean Penn's disaster relief nonprofit, Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE), to donate over 1,000 KN95 protection masks to brave frontline workers in the Los Angeles area.


The superstar singer donated thousands of N95 masks for health care workers in Barranquilla, Colombia, as well as ventilators.

Cam Newton

In partnership with YouTube's #StayHome #WithMe campaign, NFL stars Cam Newton and Russell Wilson launched livestream series to help fans manage stress and conquer challenges during difficult times.

Jeffrey Wright

The actor launched the Brooklyn For Life! initiative, feeding Brooklyn's healthcare workers and first responders. Brooklyn for Life! has raised over $213,000 and counting via its GoFundMe page, with over 2,000 donors so far, and an additional $172,000 through direct donations to the registered 501(c)3 Brooklyn NY for Life!, Inc. 


The superstar's BeyGOOD has partnered with Jack Dorsey's #startsmall to provide $6 million in funding to organizations providing mental wellness services, through a key national partnership with UCLA. This initiative is also partnering with the National Alliance in Mental Illness (NAMI) to offer local support in Houston, New York, New Orleans and Detroit. Personal wellness support will aid organizations such as the United Memorial Medical Center, Bread of Life, Mathew 25 and others.

Charlize Theron

The Oscar winner and her foundation, the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project (CTAOP), and their partners, CARE and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) launched Together for Her to deploy funds and support the global fight against gender-based violence during the Coronavirus pandemic. Charlize and CTAOP are committing $1 million to COVID-19 relief efforts, with $500,000 specifically designated towards trusted domestic violence shelters and community-based programs through Together for Her. 

Drew Barrymore, Yara Shahidi and Dove Cameron

As part of Uber's partnership with Feeding America to deliver meals from more than 200 food banks across the country to those who need it the most, stars Drew, Yara and Dove are each donating between $50,000-$100,000 to the cause. Check out Drew's video message HERE!

Big Boy

The radio host has partnered with Nexx Burger and Tom's Jr. to help feed thousands of healthcare workers in the Los Angeles area. 

Troye Sivan, Kristin Chenoweth and Cyndi Lauper

The talented stars are set to appear in the "Stonewall Gives Back!" live-streaming concert, which benefits the LGBTQ nightlife community. Michelle Visage and Tyler Oakley will host the event, which will stream on World of Wonder's YouTube channel, WOWPresents, on Thursday, April 23 at 8 p.m. ET.

The Comedy Store

The Comedy Store is set to broadcast a live on-camera podcast event on Tuesday, April 21st at 5 p.m. PT/ 8 p.m. ET with to raise funds to support The Comedy Store Family Fund. The first episode will feature Whitney Cummings, Chris D'Elia, Bobby Lee, Andrew Santino and Tim Dillon.

Joe Jonas & Sophie Turner

"A BIG THANK YOU to @joejonas @sophiet @philymack @shondamcintyre for donating 100 meals to East LA Doctors Hospital. This hospital is in the heart of downtown LA and serves a vastly underprivileged community with limited resources and support," the Fueling The Fearless Instagram page wrote. "The staff work tirelessly to care for the community and those often forgotten. Through these type of fully paid sponsorships @alikisgreektaverna and her donors bring a moment of relief to a most grateful staff. One hot meal let's them know we are all in this together. So again, thank you @joejonas @sophiet @philymack @shondamcintyre for taking care of LA nurses and doctors."

Niall Horan

The singer made a massive donation to the Irish charity ALONE. "We are truly delighted & grateful for the support of global star Niall Horan who has donated €100,000 to support our services for older people through COVID-19 and beyond," a statement read on Twitter from the organization. "Niall's generosity will help us support thousands of older people nationwide."

Khloe Kardashian

The Keeping Up With the Kardashian star is giving back! A source tells E! News she paid for groceries for some elderly individuals at various grocery places. Additionally, she also gave gift cards to grocery store workers.

Mila Kunis & Ashton Kutcher

This is not a pour decision! The couple created Quarantine Wine, in which "100% of the proceeds [will] 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 to actually do the work they're supposed to do and their outcome is visible," the two shared.

Gwyneth Paltrow

The actress and wellness guru showed support for the healthcare workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis at Mount Sinai Hospitals by sharing dtx Flowcode technology as a way to help people donate to the crisis quickly and easily. Get more details here

"Growing up on East 92nd street in Manhattan, Mt. Sinai Hospital was always our neighborhood hospital," she shared on Instagram. "We have welcomed many babies into the world from its halls, including my son Moses in 2006. The hospital needs support as clinicians are caring for the influx of Covid-19 patients as well as searching for a vaccine."

Eva Longoria

Eva LongoriaDanny Trejo and more latinx stars are participating in the #AyudaEnEspanol challenge to spread awareness for the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) campaign. LULAC and Hornitos tequila have joined forces to provide the Spanish-speaking community with a Spanish-language resource kit, which includes information and assistance on applying for government benefits, the latest CDC and government updates, help for seniors, access to health services, guidance on applying for government benefits, job training and help tackling food insecurity. The kit is available HERE.

Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi

Ellen and her wife are donating $1 million to the All-In Challenge. Plus, through the initiative, she'll let one fan co-host an episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show with her.

Matthew McConaughey

Alright, alright, alright. The actor is helping with COVID-19 relief efforts by taking part in the All In Challenge—he'll give one person the Texas Football experience by letting them enjoy a UT game with him on the sidelines. "Let's come together to feed the hungry during these tough times," he wrote on Instagram.

Kevin Hart

The comedian is helping COVID-19 relief efforts by joining forces with the All In Challenge. For his part, he's giving one lucky fan the chance to be in his next movie.

Tom Brady

The NFL star is raising awareness and helping out during the Coronavirus pandemic by teaming up with the All In Challenge. He'll give one person the chance to attend his first Tampa Bay Buccaneers home opening game. "Let's all make a positive impact during this time," he shared on Instagram.

Karlie Kloss & Snoop Dogg

Both the model and rapper donated burgers from Beyond Meat to their local food banks and hospitals to help those in need. In total, the company hopes to donate over a million burgers to those on the frontlines and those who are hungry.

Miley Cyrus

As part of her informal talk show Bright Minded the singer is dedicating an episode to the act of Highlighting Heroes. On Monday, April 13 the singer interviewed two of the doctors on the frontlines fighting against coronavirus. Dr. Oscar Maitas and Dr. Syra Madad also helped Miley in her efforts to encourage fans to practice social distancing and to offer hope in this time of uncertainty. 


Sean ''Diddy'' Combs announced on Easter Sunday that he would be hosting the "biggest dance-a-thon in the world" in an effort to raise money and show appreciation to frontline workers. He urged viewers and followers to donate to TemaLove.com and according to the website, Diddy's Team Love partnered with Direct Relief—a nonprofit humanitarian aid organization—to support the organizations emergency response to COVID-19. 


Hilary Roberts & Jason Wahler

The Hills alum teamed up with the musician and her Red Songbird Foundation to launch the #GiveGriefAChance campaign, which will offer 12 therapy sessions to people who have lost a love one during the Coronavirus pandemic. 

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(This story was originally published on Friday, March 13, 2020 at 3:22 p.m. PST)