YAY,it’s that time of year again-today is Gwen Stefani Day in San Diego,California!! It was back in 2007 that the mayor of San Diego announced that Oct. 30th is Gwen Stefani Day there after Gwen donated the proceeds of her The Sweet Escape Tour concert in San Diego to the victims of the wildfires that had occurred in the area:
After donating the proceeds from her October 30 San Diego concert to victims of the California wildfires, Gwen Stefani was honored by the city. October 30 was named “Gwen Stefani Day” and the singer received a proclamation (seen below).
Over $165,000 in proceeds from the concert was donated to The San Diego Foundation Fire Relief Fund. As a result, the Gwen Stefani After-the-Fires Scholarship fund was created for high school seniors and college students who lost their homes and/or source of income during the disaster. In May,Gwen met with the 16 recipients of the scholarships.
“When the fires happened and we decided to donate the San Diego show proceeds to charity, it felt good to know that I could help in some way,” said Stefani, who surprised the crowd by personally presenting the scholarships to the recipients. “To be able to meet these kids and see that the scholarships are having such an impact on their future is very rewarding. It was an exciting day.”
It was so very generous of Gwen to do that,and for the city to honor her like that;of course,Gwen and the guys of No Doubt have continued to be incredibly charitable-among other things,by holding charity auctions of past tour items and Gwen donating $1 million to Save the Children and having a Harajuku Lovers shirt sale and tea party to benefit victims of the Japan earthquake. Be sure to celebrate Gwen Stefani Day today,even if you don’t live in San Diego! 🙂