Patrick Stewart, Scott Bakula, And Other Star Trek Celebs Join COVID-19 Charity Fundraisers And Auctions

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.

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.

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.

 

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.

And Star Trek: Discovery’s Michelle Yeoh is a road safety campaign ambassador for FIA, promoting their #StayHome campaign.


Keep up with the Star Trek celebrity news here at TrekMovie.

1
Leave a Reply

1 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
1 Comment authors
  Subscribe  
newest oldest
Notify me of
Faze Ninja

Star Trek celebrities are doing their part as members of the human community. We need to help each other out to make it through this crisis. I appreciate their generosity.

The coronavirus pandemic and the hardships for people around the world. My family is doing surprisingly well. Others are not so fortunate.

My dad works from home so that’s that. My mom works in the healthcare industry. She is doing her best to help others in need. I believe we can weather the storm.