Now more than ever, celebrities are using their influence and power to help those in need.

In the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic, many companies have reallocated their budget to start their own donation drives—and so are major celebrities. Ok, we know that some stars are failing to recognize the privilege and power that they possess (ehem, ehem!), but most of their hearts are in the right place. When they are not busy live streaming on IG, singing to John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’, they are providing financial contributions and wellness essentials to aid those impacted by the pandemic.

Read on below to see how your fave artistas are taking the lead in the fight against COVID-19, and how you can help alongside them:

Here’s how celebrities are inspiring their fans to give back:

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On her Facebook post last 19 March 2020, she launched her own donation drive to help those affected by the catastrophe.

Hi everyone! I hope you are in a safe place as you read this post.As we all know, we are facing one of the biggest…

Posted by Maine Mendoza on Wednesday, 18 March 2020

As of this writing, Maine has accumulated a total amount of Php 600,000 (and counting), and have sent financial support to almost 600 families for the past week. Galing!

 

She started a drive to raise a million. She led a pack. She packed. She donated. What more can you ask for this girl? Not only can she act on screen, but she’s also a kind-hearted person—something that is rare in celebrities nowadays.

 

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Last 25 March 2020, Angel Locsin started a crowdfunding campaign to set up hospital tents facing overcrowding issues during the coronavirus pandemic. As of this writing, she has already raised more than a million pesos that will equip small families and health workers the essentials that they need.

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#UniTENTweStandPH Campaign to help solve overcrowding in hospitals. To help stop the spread of the corona virus disease (COVID-19) and due to the overcrowding in public and private hospitals, we are launching a fund-raising campaign here in gogetfunding.com to help set up additional tents for patients. The objective is to accommodate more patients who need immediate treatments while also prioritizing the safety of our health workers. As of now, we are targeting to set up at least 2 tents (12×24 meters) in seven hospitals which recently requested for our help: 1. South City Hospital and Medical Center (Daang Hari, Bacoor City) 2. Las Piñas Doctors Hospital 3. Las Piñas City Medical Center 4. St. Frances Cabrini Hospital and Medical Center (Sto. Tomas, Batangas) 5. UniHealth Parañaque Hospital and Medical Center 6. Binakayan Hospital and Medical Center (Kawit, Cavite) 7. PNP Hospital Each tent would cost around Php50,000 as per our experience when we set up tents at the Taguig Pateros District Hospital. If this campaign will be a success, we are hoping to reach other hospitals in Luzon and eventually in other parts of the country. I have avoided asking for financial donations but for now, it is best that we gather more resources and funding to be able to widen the reach, service and sustainability of this project. I would appreciate anything you can offer for this cause to help our fellow Filipinos survive this difficult time. Thank you so much in advance. ANGEL LOCSIN Link in bio????

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Angel Locsin never really fails to help in times of uncertainty—this only proves that she will forever be our Darna!

 

For Sarah Lahbati, postponing her wedding due to the peril of the virus might just have been one of the hardest decisions she’s ever made—but one that is only right and necessary, especially now that the cases of COVID-19 are going up. 

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Second batch of relief goods and a bit of medical supplies were distributed today for the Lung Center of the Philippines, Cardinal Santos Medical Center and E. Rodriguez area to help people in need of food. Gallons of all purpose sanitizer for hospitals Milk Canned goods Noodles Hoping to get more PPEs (medical supplies) ASAP ???? So many hospitals are in need of PPEs (N95 Masks, Faceshields, Surgical Gowns, Full suits) ???? If you’re a PPE supplier or know any suppliers, please message me. Thank you, @tomono_273 and @emilb73 for lending your truck. Thank you all for your helpful donations. We’re able to order more goods everyday but we’re still lacking urgent medical supplies. For donations please click in the link in my bio. For medical supplies and food donations email me hello@sarahlahbati.com Thank you guys so much. ???? Maraming salamat po sa lahat ng frontliners. Sainyong lahat. Saludo kami sainyo!!! ????❤️ #FrontlinersPH

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Another batch of goods being delivered today thanks to your donations on our fundraiser! ❤️ Thank you to family and friends too!!! Yesterday, we were able to distribute to PGH (Philippine National Hospital), San Juan Medical, Medical City and Lung Center of the Philippines. Today we’re distributing to Dr Jose Fabella Hospital, Philippine Orthopedic Center, East Avenue Medical Center and University of Santo Tomas Hospital. My family and I would like to thank Jazz Burila and Redge Burila for the generous donations of Defensil 70% Isopropyl alcohol, masks, Kojiesan soaps, water and rice. Thank you so much Kojiesan and Defensil for the medical hygiene kits for our frontliners. Thank you, Banahaw Water- Phil Bottling and Beverage for the water we will be able to provide to different areas for people who lost jobs, people needing food to feed their families, drivers and more. We were able to order canned goods from @ligosardinesph as well as aerosol boxes for hospitals thanks to you guys! ????❤️???? For donations please click in the link in my bio. For medical supplies and food donations email me hello@sarahlahbati.com Hoping to help more areas in need of food soon. ???? https://gogetfunding.com/labansacovid/ #DefensilIsopropylAlcohol

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Being one of the most influential stars of today, Lahbati decided to start her own fundraising campaign Laban Sa Covid which aims to raise money to provide urgent medical necessities, food, and important goods for health workers, military personnel, as well as the jeepney, bus, tricycle, and PUV drivers. Way to go, Sarah!

Harnessing her power as an online superstar, Ivana Alawi calls on the public to donate and help the less fortunate and medics.

Pasensya na kayo sa itsura namin. Madaling araw na kami natapos mag pack ng mga pagkain na ipapamigay namin sa mga…

Posted by Ivana Alawi on Wednesday, 25 March 2020

On her Facebook post last 26 March 2020, she stated that it took them until midnight to pack the relief goods they will be donating—but all is worth it. “Maliit man yan o malaki, ang importante tumulong tayo” she added.

 


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