Jay-Z and Rihanna are teaming up through their foundations to donate a combined $2 million to help with COVID-19 relief efforts. Together they will be helping undocumented workers, children of healthcare workers that are on the frontline, first responders, as well as incarcerated, elderly and homeless people.
The organizations that the money will be going to is Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles, The Fund for Public Schools, The American Civil Liberties Union and New York Immigration Coalition.
Justine Lucas, the Executive Director of the Clara Lionel Foundation said, “There are a number of populations who are especially vulnerable during this pandemic — those who are undocumented, incarcerated, elderly and homeless, as well as children of frontline health workers and first responders. Now more than ever, we need to support organizations prioritizing the health and rights of these individuals.”
According to the organization’s official website, the funds will go specifically to “Offering daycare, learning materials, food and supplies for the children of frontline healthcare workers and first responders.” As well as, “learning materials for the more than 20,000 children and youth learning in shelters and virtual mental health support for parents.”
The money will also support:
• Ensuring child care centers are clean and that all personnel are protected;
• Supporting the expansion of home-delivered meals for the elderly and meals for homeless populations in emergency shelters
• Providing emergency economic support and the expansion of rights for immigrants and undocumented workers
• Advocating for free testing and treatment for all New Yorkers, regardless of immigration status
• Provision of legal support to protect members of marginalized populations, including advocating for people to be released from jail and detention, encouraging voting and civic engagement during the COVID-19 response period and protecting immigrant communities
Recently, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo thanked Rihanna for donating personal protective equipment to the state, and her CLF organization also made a $5 million donation for relief relating to the virus.
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