Gwen Stefani Donates $1 Million to Japanese Emergency Fund
After co-opting Japanese fashion for years, Gwen Stefani is giving back. Today, she announced that she donated $1 million to Save the Children's relief efforts for Japan. The No Doubt singer and fashion designer said in a statement:
"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."
Stefani is also holding a charity auction to be announced next week, at which fans can bid on the chance to join Gwen at a special fund-raiser in Los Angeles. A limited-edition Harajuku Lovers T-shirt designed by Gwen will also be sold on nodoubt.com, with 100 percent of proceeds benefiting the relief effort in Japan.
Stefani says she's been inspired by Japan since she first toured there with No Doubt in 1996, hence the clothing line called Harajuku Lovers and the song "Harajuku Girls."
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