January 25th, 2010
03:39 PM ET
One of the commenters today on our Haiti telethon blog post made an interesting request: "I would like to see a list of all the Hollywood types who have contributed to this telethon and how much they contributed. Actions speak louder than words (or performances)."
Of course, as other posters noted, those performances were aimed at increasing donations, by getting more people to tune in to the telethon. In addition, many celebrities are donating their time to raising funds and awareness for the cause, such as Ben Stiller's fundraising through Save The Children for a school in Haiti. And, as unlikely as it may seem, some celebs may have contributed without putting out press releases.
Nevertheless, this sounded like a "Find The Good" challenge, so here's what I've been able to dig up. This list is by no means complete, or in any kind of order, but it should provide an idea of who's giving what.
In addition, Shakira announced an initiative to build a new school in Haiti, Radiohead raised some $572,000 for Haitian relief by auctioning off tickets to an impromptu Los Angeles show, Lady Gaga is donating the proceeds from her New York show and her website sales yesterday, and nearly a dozen artists donated never-before-released songs to Music For Relief to benefit the Download to Donate for Haiti Campaign.
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