Here’s How Schitt’s Creek’s Stars Are Raising Money for COVID-19 Aid
Look out for the cast on Instagram Live every day, from tonight until the series finale on April 7.
Celebrities across the world may be confined to their homes like the rest of us but they’re pitching in wherever they can to raise money and awareness for desperately-needed COVID-19 relief. ICYMI, Emily Hampshire is starting a weekly YouTube talk show, Taylor Swift and Britney Spears are helping out financially-strapped fans, and Kylie Jenner made a generous donation to help out Los Angeles hospitals. Now, the stars of Schitt’s Creek are coming together to raise funds via GoFundMe.org for Food Banks Canada and Feeding America, two non-profits dedicated to helping people living with food insecurity (a rapidly rising number in these troubled times).
Schitt’s Creek co-creator Dan Levy took to social media this afternoon, announcing that he and his castmates will be doing a series of Instagram Lives starting today, and running for a whole week until the series finale (sob) next Tuesday.
“This is a really tricky time,” Levy said in a video post. “People are losing their jobs, we’re all feeling a little nervous and scared so what we want to do is repay some of the generosity that has been shown to us over the years by raising money for people who might be living with food insecurities and ensuring that people don’t go hungry during this really difficult time.”
Hi friends! The cast of @SchittsCreek is raising money for some very good causes: @foodbankscanada @FeedingAmerica! Help spread the word! Donate here ?? https://t.co/4M3tQ3VIEg pic.twitter.com/kEvDRfMQ3L
— dan levy (@danjlevy) March 31, 2020
Every day at 5pm PDT/8pm EDT for the next seven days, different Schitt’s Creek cast members will be going live on their personal Instagram pages in hopes of providing some brief entertainment during this period of self-isolation, while raising funds for these two organizations. Of the people tuning in, the cast is requesting those with the means to do so to donate any amount, big or small, towards this cause. All funds raised (the aim is to hit $100,000 by the end of the week) will go to GoFundMe.org, a non-profit organization, and will be evenly distributed between Food Banks Canada and Feeding America.
“All we ask is that if you join the Instagram Live, that maybe you consider donating small or big,” Levy said. “I know this is a tough time financially for a lot of people, so if you can’t donate that’s OK too.” To kick off this fundraising week, Levy is going live on Instagram tonight (March 31) at 5pm PDT/8pm EDT for an hour, “answering any and all Schitt’s Creek-related questions.”
To donate, please visit the show’s GoFundMe page here.