Oprah Winfrey Donates $500K To Students Protesting Gun Violence
Oprah Winfrey is giving back to a worthy cause, the safety of America’s students. A number of A-listers have vowed to give money in support of the gun control march planned by survivors of the Parkland school massacre. This week, Oprah vowed to donate $500,000 to the March For Our Lives demonstration which is scheduled for March 24th in Washington, DC. She shared the news on social media, responding to news that George Clooney and wife, Amal, who offered to give $500,000 to the event. She tweeted,
George and Amal, I couldn’t agree with you more. I am joining forces with you and will match your $500,000 donation to ‘March For Our Lives.’ These inspiring young people remind me of the Freedom Riders of the 60s who also said we’ve had ENOUGH and our voices will be heard.
Steven Spielberg and his wife Kate Capshaw also announced their contribution saying in a statement,
The young students in Florida and now across the country are already demonstrating their leadership with a confidence and maturity that belies their ages. Kate and I applaud their efforts to take a stand for the benefit of this and future generations. They are an inspiration to us all, and we are joining in this movement with a donation of $500,000.
Five teens who survived the shooting massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are organizing the march along with the nonprofit Everytown for Gun Safety.