Sandra Bullock Donates $1M to Haiti

Bullock joins long list of celebrity donors, helpers
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 19, 2010 8:36 AM CST
Sandra Bullock arrives to the InStyle/Warner Bros. party following the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010, in Beverly Hills, Calif.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
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(Newser) – Sandra Bullock is the latest celebrity, following George Clooney and Brangelina, to donate $1 million to Haiti’s earthquake aid efforts. The latest, from Variety and Us, on how other celebrities are helping:

  • George Clooney: Along with Wyclef Jean and Anderson Cooper, Clooney will co-host Friday’s “Hope for Haiti” telethon—the latest performers to sign up include Christina Aguilera, Bono, Alicia Keys, Sting, and Justin Timberlake.
  • Madonna: Donated $250,000.

  • Larry King: Hosted a special edition of his show last night featuring ways to help and appearances by celebrities including Mick Jagger, Sean Combs, Susan Sarandon, Ben Stiller, and Ryan Seacrest.
  • Taylor Swift: Along with Ashley Judd, helped the University of Kentucky to raise $1 million in a “Hoops for Haiti” telethon.
  • Major League Baseball: Pledged $1 million to start; specific clubs including the New York Yankees ($500,000) and Toronto Blue Jays ($250,000) also donated.
  • Olivia Wilde: Told reporters she is auctioning off some of her outfits and pledging all the profits to Haiti relief—Meryl Streep, Gerard Butler, and others will do the same.
  • U2: Wrote a song for another relief event being organized by Jay-Z and Swizz Beatz.
  • John Travolta: Will fly ministers, medics, and supplies to Haiti.
  • Lance Armstrong: Donated $1 million through LiveStrong.

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