The biggest names in Hollywood are showing their compassion and concern over the devastating 7.0 earthquake that took the lives of thousands in Haiti Jan. 12.
Up in the Air star George Clooney will be hosting a telethon for MTV called Hope For Haiti Jan. 22 that will air for two hours. The telethon will begin at 8pm EST and air on all of MTV’s channels, along with ABC, NBC, CNN, HBO, E!, CW, Style Network, and the National Geographic Channel. Clooney has reportedly sought out several A-listers like Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner. Sting and his wife Trudie Styler are among those confirmed to appear on the global program. All of the donations will go to Oxfam America, Partners in Health, Red Cross, UNICEF and Wyclef’s Yele Haiti Foundation. Clooney’s organization Not On Our Watch that he founded with Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, Don Cheadle and Jerry Weintraub has already donated $1 million to the victims of the earthquake.
Among the other celebrities that have donated money to Haiti during the crisis:
- Madonna: $250,000 to Partners in Health
- Alyssa Milano: $50,000 to UNICEF
- Comcast: $1 million
- Gisele Bundchen: $1.5 million to the Red Cross
- Tiger Woods: reportedly donating $3 million to Wyclef Jean‘s Yele Haiti relief fund
- Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie: $1 million to Doctors Without Borders
- Walt Disney Co.: $100,000 to the Red Cross
- The Hollywood Foreign Press: the group behind the Golden Globes, $100,000 to Yele Haiti
- Ben Stiller: charity Stillerstrong has redirected his charity to the disaster in Haiti
- Chelsea Clinton is hosting a 90 minute spin class at SoulCycle in NYC Jan. 21 and all proceeds go to the Clinton Haiti Relief Fund
- Oprah: is donating $1 million to the American Red Cross on behalf of her Angel Network
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