Kylie Jenner Generously Donates Kylie Skin Hand Sanitizer to Medical Workers
In the middle of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, celebrities have been sort of a wild card. Some have been praised for their generous donations toward relief efforts, while others have been criticized for their tastelessness or the way they’ve been treating their employees during these cutbacks. Kylie Jenner is one celebrity who’s getting creative with her skincare line with the goal of aiding first responders and medical workers during these troubled times.
Kylie Skin sent hand sanitizer to Los Angeles hospitals
Kardashian sister Kylie Jenner’s skincare line, Kylie Skin, announced at the beginning of April that they would be starting to produce a line of hand sanitizer. This hand sanitizer wouldn’t be just for sale to the general public, however; this was to go directly to medical workers and first responders in the Los Angeles area.
Coty, a beauty company that is also a majority shareholder of Kylie Skin, would be producing the hand sanitizer at their own facility, so the production of other Kyle Skin products wouldn’t be affected by the additional stock. The hand sanitizer was first delivered to L.A. area hospitals in mid-April. Each bottle had a message printed on it saying, “Dedicated to first responders working to support our communities.”
Kylie Jenner has been using her fame to urge people to stay home
In March, the U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams spoke with “Good Morning America” news anchors about the importance of staying home in order to lessen the spread of coronavirus. He stated that social media influencers could use their platforms to reach out to their followers and urge them to stay home, an idea that’s based on the very reason influencers exist: marketing.
He called out Jenner by name, saying, “We need to get Kylie Jenner, we need to get our social-media influencers out there in helping folks understand that, look, this is serious. This is absolutely serious. People are dying.” Jenner went on to post on Twitter and Instagram about the importance of staying home to protect those who are at higher risk of complications with contracting the coronavirus.
In addition, Kylie Jenner has made monetary donations
Dr. Thaïs Aliabadi, an OB-GYN at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in L.A., posted a thank-you on Instagram, sharing that Jenner donated $1 million to the facility. In her post, she stated that the money would be going to “help us buy hundreds of thousands of masks, face shields, and other protective gear which we will have delivered directly to our first responders, as too many masks at hospitals are disappearing before making their way onto the faces of our front line heroes.”
As the keeper of the title “youngest self-made billionaire,” Jenner has a history of donating some of her money to those in need. Last year, she donated $750,000 to Nest of Love, an organization dedicated to working toward female empowerment. She donated $200,000 to a single mom working full time while supporting her family. On her 20th birthday, she made a donation to Teen Cancer America.
The rest of the Kardashian-Jenner family has also prioritized philanthropy. Kendall Jenner, Kylie’s next-older sister, raised money for Charity Water for her 22nd birthday. Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West donated to help relief efforts during the California wildfires in 2018. She and mom Kris Jenner also visited Haiti after an earthquake in 2011. Kourtney Kardashian works with the Environmental Working Group to lobby for change in the cosmetics industry.
Additionally, the entire KarJenner clan has started a money-raising campaign in partnership with the All-In Challenge to raise money for food charities during the coronavirus pandemic. People can donate money to the campaign in exchange for being entered into a drawing to win a lunch with the Kardashian-Jenner family.