Celebrities who supported Crowdfunding in 2021
During the Covid-19 pandemic, the majority of the public were struggling to make ends meet due to loss of jobs. Some were even burdened with medical emergencies and found it impossible to afford medical bills. They needed support during such times and they received it from crowdfunding platforms in India like . Many celebrities also helped people by sharing their fundraisers on social media to create a larger impact.
How Nick Jonas And Priyanka Chopra Helped India During COVID-19
Celebrity couple Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra started a fundraiser in April to help India during the deadly second wave of the Covid-19 crisis. Back then, she had urged netizens and fans to come forward and extend support to the online fundraiser. Earlier this month, Priyanka and Nick disclosed that the fundraiser raised more than $3 million from over 15,000 donors across the world!
Comedian Vir Das’ Lends His Helping Hand Towards Crowdfunding
Comedian Vir Das hosted multiple between April and May this year to raise funds for COVID relief. The shows raised funds for a NGO in India that provided oxygen cylinders, beds and medicines to Covid patients and also for a charity that was involved in rescuing injured animals. Tickets for Vir Das’ show were sold out within minutes. 10 points for creativity Vir!
How Over 100 Celebrities Raised $5 Million For Covid Relief In India
A London-based enterprise ‘The World We Want’ organized a global digital broadcast to raise funds for COVID-19 relief in India. It was a three hour digital fundraiser which featured over 100 celebrities from the world of film, music, comedy and sports. Musicians and film celebrities like Ed Sheeran, AR Rahman, Farhan Akhtar, Farhan Akhtar, Jaaved Jaaferi, Javed Akhtar, Kalki Koechlin, Steven Spielberg, Parineeti Chopra, Rajkumar Hirani, Rajkummar Rao, Saif Ali Khan Siddhant Chaturvedi and Sonu Sood were among the many celebrities part of the fundraising programme.
The digital fundraising event raised $5 million for Covid relief, the proceeds of which were used to provide critical facilities such as oxygen concentrators, cylinders, ventilators, and essential medicines as well as ICU units.
Let’s meet a few celebrities who supported crowdfunding on ImpactGuru:
How Celebrities Drew Attention To Ayaansh’s Battle With SMA
Celebrities like Kalki Koechlin, Rakul Preet Singh, Babil Khan, Karan Wahi and Anita Hassanandani stepped up to raise awareness for Ayaansh who was suffering from SMA and needed Rs 16 Cr for his treatment. Furthermore, superstars like Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma, Sara Ali Khan and Arjun Kapoor came forward to donate and spread awareness about on social media.
3 year-old Ayaansh from Hyderabad got his dose of the life-saving drug- Zolgensma on June 9, 2021. This was made possible due to the generosity of 62k+ donors who were instrumental in raising Rs 14.84 crore.
Neha Dhupia’s Appeal To Her Followers
A few weeks back, Neha Dhupia made a short video appeal to her fans asking them to help 2 year-old Khyati. Baby Khyati is suffering from SMA Type 1 and her condition is deteriorating with every passing day. To make matters worse, the Rs 16 crore drug- Zolgensma won’t be effective since she’s completing 2 years of age. Showing urgency, Neha asked her fans to donate as much as they can to save Baby Khyati.
The fundraiser is active and still very much in need of funds. You can make a difference by sharing Baby Khyati’s story or contributing to her .
Bollywood star Sonu Sood has always been at the forefront of every crowdfunding campaign in India. He has shown his altruistic side by spreading awareness about causes that were dear to him since the pandemic began. This time, he to help a SMA kid- 1 year-old Janish. Baby Janish is fighting for survival as SMA is progressing rapidly in his body. He won’t be able to make it past the age of 2 without the wonder drug- Zolgensma.
You can share Janish’s story or donate to his fundraiser . Every donation counts and brings Janish one step closer to a life without pain.
There is a growing list of celebrities such as the ones mentioned above who are supporting online crowdfunding in India. They utilise their brand and reach to promote causes close to their hearts. If you are someone who shares their intention and commitment to make a difference and would like to extend your support to people, you can start a fundraiser on your chosen crowdfunding platform or donate to any cause .
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