Actors Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis attend a match between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Oakland Athletics on April 11, 2018 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California.
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Actors Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis have raised more than $ 34 million for humanitarian aid to Ukraine and temporary housing for Ukrainian refugees, according to the couple’s GoFundMe page.
Kunis was born in Ukraine in 1983 and moved to the United States when he was 8 years old. “Ukrainians are proud and courageous people who deserve our help when they need it,” he wrote on the page.
The money raised by the married Kutcher and Kunis will be donated to the philanthropic arms of two of Silicon Valley’s most beloved: the logistics company Flexport and the huge rental company Airbnb.
“Flexport.org is organizing relief supplies to refugee camps in Poland, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia and Moldova,” wrote Kutcher and Kunis. “Airbnb.org is offering free housing to short-term refugees fleeing Ukraine.”
Kutcher and Kunis created a fundraiser on March 3 and made a personal donation of $ 3 million. Since then, more than 65,000 donors have contributed to the campaign.
The list of top contributors includes some of the richest people in the world. Billionaire Larry Ellison, president of Oracle, has donated $ 5 million. DST Global Silicon Valley private equity firm provided $ 3 million and DST partner Yuri Milner’s family foundation donated $ 2.5 million.
Another $ 2.5 million donation came from the family of Ron Conway, a well-known Silicon Valley angel investor. Fashion model Karlie Kloss and her husband, Josh Kushner, donated $ 250,000 through their foundation. Kushner is a venture capitalist and brother of former President Donald Trump’s brother-in-law, Jared Kushner.
“We are overwhelmed with gratitude for this support,” Kutcher said on March 17 on Instagram. “Our collective efforts will make the landing smoother for many people as they move forward into the future of uncertainty.”
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis raise more than $ 34 million to help Ukraine
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