Idol does give back, it turns out! American Idol has started doing a special during their season in which they raise money in conjunction with other Hollywood stars, and give it all to charity. But ever wonder where it goes?
According to a new report, the $64 million raised at last April’s special will go to the following: The Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria; Malaria No More; Children's Health Fund; U.S. programs of Save the Children; Children's Defense Fund; and Make It Right, Pitt's campaign to help New Orleans bounce back from Hurricane Katrina.
Idol creator and executive producer Simon Fuller said in a statement: "The fact that American Idol has the ability to inspire millions, create hope and change lives is simply remarkable. We are extremely thankful to our viewers, sponsors and outstanding talent who continue to motivate each and every one of us to contribute to those who need it the most," he added.
Nice work, Idol!