Jay Z has teamed up with Rihanna to donate to coronavirus relief efforts. The superstars have each donated $1 million — Jay Z via his Shawn Carter Foundation and Rihanna is giving back through her Clara Lionel Foundation. The Shawn Carter Foundation revealed in a statement that the donation will support undocumented workers, children of frontline healthcare workers and first responders, and incarcerated, elderly and homeless people in New York and Los Angeles.
According to Billboard, the money will also cover daycare, learning materials, food, and supplies for the children of healthcare workers and first responders. Additionally, they will provide learning materials for over 20,000 youth in shelters and virtual mental health support for parents.
Gloria Carter, CEO and co-founder of the Shawn Carter Foundation, said in a statement, “In times of crisis it is imperative that we come together as one community to ensure that everyone, especially the most vulnerable, has access to critical needs: shelter, health, nutrition, and education. The only way to get through this pandemic is with love and action.”
Rihanna previously announced a $5 million donation to various organizations including Feeding America, World Health Organization, and her native Barbados.