Hope for Haiti Now Telethon Raises $58 Million in Donations

Posted on January 25, 2010

Last Friday night, public television stations, along with other networks, online broadcasters, and cable television stations across the nation and around the world joined together to air the commercial-free broadcast of the global telethon, Hope For Haiti Now

So far, more than $58 million has been raised –– and this figure is expected to grow since corporate donations and iTunes purchases have yet to be tallied. Hosted by actor George Clooney in Los Angeles, musician Wyclef Jean in New York City, and journalist Anderson Cooper in Haiti, the two-hour telethon included performances by Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Coldplay, Jennifer Hudson, Shakira, Mary J. Blige, Madonna, Bono, and others. Check out the moving performance below of Mary J. Blige singing Hard Times Come Again No More:


Songs from the telethon are available for purchase on iTunes for 99 cents each or the full album for $7.99. Download now on iTunes >> 

Proceeds from all purchases will go to a number of relief organizations, including the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, the United Nations World Food Program, Oxfam America, Partners in Health, the American Red Cross, UNICEF, and Wyclef's Yéle Haiti Foundation

Looking to lend your support in the form of a donation? Here are some options: 

• Make your donation online at www.hopeforhaitinow.org 

• Phone: 877-99-HAITI • Text: Text "GIVE" to 50555 to donate $10. 

• Mail: Hope For Haiti Now Fund, Entertainment Industry Foundation, 1201 West 5th Street, Suite T-700, Los Angeles, CA 90017 

Check out more exclusive, behind-the-scenes photos below from Jeff Kravitz/Film Magic


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