Media Buzzing About Gwen’s Donation To Japan


Gwen during No Doubt’s first trip to Japan in 1996

The media is going crazy about the news of Gwen’s $1 million dollar donation to Japan!

USA Today — Just in: Gwen Stefani donated $1 million today to Save the Children’s Japan Earthquake-Tsunami Children in Emergency Fund to help the relief and recovery effort in Japan.

Her note: “I’ve been inspired by Japan for many years and have a true love, appreciation and respect for the Japanese people and their culture. The disaster in Japan is beyond heartbreaking and I want to do anything I can to help. I would never be able to make a gesture like this without the love and support of all the fans over all these years.” – Gwen Stefani

The No Doubt singer is also planning a charity auction next week, and is urging that those who wish to participate more immediately may donate now at SaveTheChildren.org.

Stefani first toured Japan with No Doubt in 1996. The youth culture of the Harajuku district has been a constant muse for Gwen, inspiring both her clothing line called Harajuku Lovers and the song “Harajuku Girls.” Throughout her career Gwen has borrowed heavily from Japanese culture for many of her creative endeavors.

US Magazine — he might be a rich girl, but Gwen Stefani is also a generous humanitarian.

On Wednesday the No Doubt singer, 41, donated $1 million to Save the Children’s Japan Earthquake-Tsunami Children in Emergency Fund to help with recovery efforts in the devastated nation.

“I’ve been inspired by Japan for many years and have a true love, appreciation and respect for the Japanese people and their culture,” Stefani told UsMagazine.com in a statement. “The disaster in Japan is beyond heartbreaking, and I want to do anything I can to help. I would never be able to make a gesture like this without the love and support of all the fans over all these years.”

In addition to her donation, Stefani, who is mom to Kingston, 4, and Zuma, 2, is also encouraging her fans to contribute. Next week the L.A.M.B. designer will unveil a limited edition Harajuku Lovers T-shirt through nodoubt.com; all proceeds from sales will go to help in relief efforts.

Those who wish to participate immediately may donate now at www.savethechildren.org.

UPDATE
There are also news articles on:
LA Times
Entertainment Tonight
Billboard

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