The coronavirus pandemic has created hardships for many around the world. Some Star Trek celebrities are doing what they can by helping raise funds for a number of charities.
Sir Patrick auctioning personal Shakespeare lesson for IRC
Star Trek The Next Generation and Picard star Sir Patrick Stewart has joined up with Google and Sotheby’s for a charity auction to support the International Rescue Committee’s efforts to combat COVID-19 in vulnerable communities. The auction includes other major public figures offering personal meetings (real and virtual) including Sting, Sacha Baron Cohen, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Madeleine Albright, and David Miliband. Sir Patrick is auctioning a personal virtual Shakespearan class to “learn more about how to communicate, speak and interpret scenes in order to make them real, current and spontaneous.” The one-hour experience can be enjoyed by the winning bidder and up to 4 guests. The current bid is $9,000 and bidding closes on May 8th at 11:00 AM PDT. Visit sothebys.com to bid.
— IRC – International Rescue Committee (@RESCUEorg) May 1, 2020
Alison Pill doing virtual theater in support of hungry kids in NYC
Stewart’s Picard costar Alison Pill is part of the Homebound Theater Project, which is streaming a series of performances in May. Pill is in the cast of a play that will be streamed on May 6th. Tickets start at $10 and proceeds go to support the No Kid Hungry charity. To buy tickets visit homeboundtheater.org. Pill offers more details in the video below.
Bakula pitches for LA Mayor’s Fund
Today, Star Trek: Enterprise‘s Scott Bakula took to social media on #GivingTuesday to implore people to support the L.A. Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund. You can help by texting LALOVE to 21000. See the tweet below for more from Bakula on the charity.
Hey everyone. This crisis is affecting all of us @MayorsFundLA is helping LA families hit hardest by this crisis, many of whom are being left out of other assistance programs. On this #GivingTuesdayNow if you can afford to give anything please do by texting L.A. Love to 21000. pic.twitter.com/GDXFDLFY1l
— Scott Bakula (@ScottBakula) May 5, 2020
Get dinner with John Billingsley to help feed the homeless in L.A.
Bakula’s Enterprise co-star John Billingsley is helping promote the Hollywood Food Coalition charity by offering up a post-quarantine dinner at Musso and Franks with himself and his wife, actress Bonita Friedericy. You enter to win the dinner by following both John Billingsley and Jay Stobie on Twitter and responding to this tweet with a “way you’ve recently helped your community” by June 1st.
Here's the cool thing you'll get. Dinner at Classic LA joint Musso and Frank's with me, and way cool missus – on me, all the martinis you can drink. Gett'n ass out to LA up to you. No expiration date. (Well, my death of course puts paid . . . )@HollywoodFoodCo https://t.co/HOCOsyhLJM
— John Billingsley (@JBillingsley60) May 1, 2020
More Trek celebs supporting charities
Many other Star Trek celebrities have been doing what they can to support charities during this difficult time. Last weekend, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s Chase Masterson joined the Lambda Quadrant’s virtual convention to raise money for Sage. And the previous weekend TNG’s Jonathan Frakes joined the Cameo Cares event that raised $725,000 for COVID relief efforts. And Star Trek: Discovery guest star Rainn Wilson (Harry Mudd) is matching donations for Lide Haiti.
Other Star Trek celebs are using their social media platforms to help promote charities, including Picard’s Michelle Hurd for the Time’s Up Foundation. And both Voyager‘s Jeri Ryan and Enterprise‘s Linda Park are helping Teen Line.
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During this time of quarantine reports of domestic abuse and loneliness are on the rise…if you are teen in need of counseling or just someone to talk to @teenlineonline is there with peers available every night from 6-9pm. My heart is with all those struggling in their homes, especially children who all deserve to feel safe and loved. Please share if this speaks to you 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
And Star Trek: Discovery’s Michelle Yeoh is a road safety campaign ambassador for FIA, promoting their #StayHome campaign.
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