Last year, Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber united to unveil their lockdown ballad “Stuck With U.” They revealed that all proceeds from the song would be donated to the First Responders Children’s Foundation. One year later, the song has raised over $3.5 million for the charity.
Ariana & Justin United for a Great Cause
The First Responders Children’s Foundation redirected the funds to thousands of families of first responders. Including healthcare workers, paramedics, firefighters, and EMTs who have fought the pandemic on the frontlines for the last year and a half. Money will also be allocated to scholarships for children and temporary housing for self-quarantine purposes. Also, for funerals of first responders and their family members who died of COVID-19.
“As the world was shutting down, we were looking for ways we could make a tangible impact. It has always been Scooter’s priority that SB Projects and our artists give back;” Shauna Nep, vice president of philanthropy for SB Projects, said in a statement. “We were so thrilled to partner with the First Responders Children’s Foundation. They have been supporting those on the frontlines of the pandemic, as well as their families. Over a year later, we are so proud to see how much has been raised and what has been accomplished. We thank the Foundation for their leadership and commitment to this work.”
“The generosity and support that Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, and Scooter Braun have shown the men and women on the front lines of this ongoing pandemic; have been a surreal and humbling experience for us;” added Jillian Crane, president of First Responders Children’s Foundation. “As an organization, we have been able to help the everyday heroes; who have been on the frontlines of the pandemic. Along with their family’s immediate needs; with the support that has only been made possible due to the collective effort of everyone involved. Which we are thankful for.”