Gwyneth Paltrow Auctions Old Oscar Gown For COVID-19 Relief Funds
Gwyneth Paltrow is the latest addition in the list of celebrities who have donated to the COVID-19 relief efforts. Paltrow is auctioning one of her old Oscar gowns, the one she wore in the year 2000, for the cause. The money from the auction will go to the coronavirus relief fund and help provide food assistance to needy people, CNN reported.
Paltrow decided to auction one of the memorable gowns in her possessions. The Contagion actress wore the gown to the Oscars in 2000, the year after she won the Best Actress award for her work in the film Shakespeare In Love. The dress is a slinky silver Calvin Klein number – hand-beaded, according to Paltrow.
“It’s very end of the 90s, which is back in style now so I thought it would be a good one to donate,” Paltrow said in a video posted to Instagram. The Goop founder also donated $100,000 to the Frontline Responders Fund.
- Gwyneth Paltrow is auctioning one of her old Oscars gowns as part of #AllInChallenge. The challenge has raised more than $10 million, so far.
- Paltrow wore the dress to the Oscars in 2000, the year after she won the Best Actress award for her work in the film Shakespeare In Love.
- It’s very end of the 90s, which is back in style now so I thought it would be a good one to donate: Paltrow said in a video posted to Instagram.
The auction is part of the #AllInChallenge as many celebrities are selling valuable items and the charity will go to food organizations like No Kid Hungry and Meals on Wheels. So far, the challenge has raised more than $10 million.
Other celebrities who are helping the cause are Leonardo DiCaprio, talk show host Ellen DeGeneres who donated $1 million and several others. Romania’s Alina Vuc auctioned her wrestling equipment from the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Among other notable names, Blake Lively and husband Ryan Reynolds also pledged $1 million to Feeding America and Food Banks Canada. Famous couple Ciara and Russell Wilson donated one million meals to Seattle food bank Food Lifeline.
A big donation came from singer Lady Gaga whose cosmetics company, Haus Labs, announced 20 percent of its week’s profits to local food banks in LA and NYC. Kristen Bell and her kids donated $150,007.96 to No Kid Hungry. Talking about donating an uneven amount Bell said in a statement, “the number is odd because my kids asked if they could also donate money from their piggy banks.”
Bell and her husband Dax Shepard, have taken an incredible step to waive the rent for LA tenants amid Coronavirus. They want to help their tenants reach a “Good place”.
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We were reminded by family and friends that at some point last week, it was our 5 year wedding anniversary. In truth, neither of us remember which day. Thats because we have been living the celebration of our commitment every moment since. I find when you are living with gratitude each moment, the dates become irrelevant. To get to wake up next to someone who has put hard work, respectful fights, patience, understanding and gratitude into your relationship is the definition of love. I will never remember the date of our anniversary @daxshepard, and i know you wont either. And thats just one more thing i love about us.
Rhianna’s Clara Lionel Foundation gave a sum of $5 million to bolster coronavirus response efforts for the most vulnerable in the United States, the Caribbean and Africa.
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