The Gaines, J Lo, A Rod, make massive donation to St Jude's

Chip and Joanna Gaines, stars of HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” helped raise $1.5-million for St. Jude Children’s Hospital and designed a new one-of-a-kind playhouse for the St. Jude Target House - where families of kids being treated at the hospital can stay free of charge. At the event in Memphis, Tennessee, the couple presented the check, played with the kids, sang songs, and did a reading of Joanna’s kid’s book, “We are the Gardeners.”

The donation was raised through a social media campaign called the #ChipInChallenge, with celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez and Kacey Musgraves kicking in to help. Chip and Joanna pledged to match last-minute donations, which helped them blow past their $500,000 goal. In addition to the donation, Joanna says they wanted to design a fun playhouse for the families who are staying at St. Jude Target House to enjoy. She says, “Our hope is that this space brings a bit of joy to the families here.”

 

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