Lady Gaga has teamed up with the World Health Organization and Global Citizen for a “One World: Together At Home” special to raise money to battle the ongoing pandemic, and Apple is donating money to the cause.
Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the donation in a video shared on the YouTube channel for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Lady Gaga called Apple’s $10 million donation “quite sizable.”
In the video, Jimmy Fallon and Lady Gaga FaceTime Cook, who confirms Apple’s plans to donate to the initiative. According to Gaga, more than $35 million has already been raised by tech companies ahead of the special.
“One World: Together at Home” is set to air on Saturday, April 18 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time/8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. It will be available on major cable networks and it will be live streamed by Apple, Amazon, FaceBook, YouTube, and more. Funds raised both ahead of and during the event will support the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
The event will feature appearances and musical performances from Alanis Morissette, Andrea Bocelli, Billie Eilish, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Burna Boy, Chris Martin, David Beckham, Eddie Vedder, Elton John, FINNEAS, Idris and Sabrina Elba, J Balvin, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Kerry Washington, Lang Lang, Lizzo, Maluma, Paul McCartney, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Shah Rukh Khan, and Stevie Wonder.
Apple has also sourced and donated over 20 million N95 masks to healthcare professionals, and its design, engineering, operations, and packaging teams are working to design, produce, and ship millions of face shields to medical workers.