Celebrities, fashion designers, movie studios and the general public have all come together to help those affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. It’s nice to see people digging deep in their pockets to help those in need.
Here’s a rundown of some of the big donations from people in Hollywood and the fashion industry.
- Tadashi Yanai, president of Uniqlo is donating $12.2 million of his own fortune, $4.9 million from his company and $8.6 million in coats, jeans, towels and 300,000 pairs of its Heattech thermal underwear to victims.
- Demi Lovato is a changed woman since leaving rehab and wants to help those in need. She has donated $1 million of her own money to the relief cause.
- The Walt Disney Company has committed $2.5 million in humanitarian aid to the victims.
- Fashion house Coach donated $5 million to the Japanese Red Cross.
- Clint Eastwood and Warner Bros. have committed proceeds from Clint’s Hereafter DVD to Japan.
- New York Yankees have donated $50,000 to the Salvation Army and $50,000 to the Red Cross.
- Jack Johnson, who is touring in Japan, has cancelled his tour and is donating to Global Giving’s Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund.
- Google CEO, Eric Schmidt, and his wife Wendy will match the first $100,000 donated via Citizen Effect to the American Red Cross.
- Lady Gaga designed a white bracelet with red lettering that retails on her website for $5. She raised $250k in 48 hours.
- Sandra Bullock donated $1 million to the American Red Cross.
- Charlie Sheen has announced that $1.00 from every ticket to his live show will go to the Red Cross.
- South Korean production company SM Entertainment has announced that they are donating $900,000 to Japanese Red Cross.
Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, P. Diddy, Justin Bieber, Conan O'Brien, Chris Brown, and many more haven’t really donated, but they’ve used Twitter to give their sympathies to those in Japan and encouraged fans to donate to the Red Cross.
If you haven’t made a donation yet, please visit Red Cross and do your part. You can also text "Redcross" to 90999 to donate $10. The donation will appear on your mobile phone bill.