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Entertainment Robin Williams quietly donated stand-up profits US food bank before his tragic death

02:33  06 december  2021
02:33  06 december  2021 Source:   celebrity.nine.com.au

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Generous: Robin Williams quietly raised and donated ,000 to a food bank in Seattle, Washington, before his tragic death in 2014He performed stand - up at the Showbox nightclub in Seattle and donated all the proceeds from the show to the food bank . Robin Williams is the type of person who really understands there are a lot of people who are really, really struggling,' said West Seattle Food Bank executive director Fran Yeatts at the time, according to Today. And those that benefitted where also astounded by the humility of not wanting to have a bunch of fanfare over his

Beneficiant: Robin Williams quietly raised and donated ,000 to a meals financial institution in Seattle, Washington, earlier than his tragic loss of life in 2014He carried out stand - up on the Showbox nightclub in Seattle and donated all of the proceeds from the present to the meals financial institution. Chatting with USA In the present day, simply days after Williams died by suicide, Mike Cervino, a volunteer on the West Seattle Meals Financial institution commented on the influence Williams left behind. ‘It is threefold, truly. One as a result of he was an important comic.

Robin Williams quietly raised an incredible $50,000 to a Seattle food bank before his death in 2014.

The Mrs Doubtfire actor donated the proceeds of his stand-up show at a local nightclub to the charity between 2004 and 2008 but didn't broadcast his secret act of generosity, UpWorthy reports.

Williams' discreet philanthropy totalled close to $USD50,000 ($71,000) and went directly to West Seattle Food Bank, which the comedian had been supporting since 2004.

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Generous: Robin Williams quietly raised and donated ,000 to a food bank in Seattle, Washington, before his tragic death in 2014He performed stand - up at the Showbox nightclub in Seattle and donated all the proceeds from the show to the food bank . Robin Williams is the type of person who really understands there are a lot of people who are really, really struggling,’ said West Seattle Food Bank executive director Fran Yeatts at the time, according to Today. And those that benefitted where also astounded by the humility of not wanting to have a bunch of fanfare over his

Late actor Robin Williams discreetly raised almost K in collaboration with a local Seattle food bank before his death . The Seattle food bank in question received donations from the actor starting from way back since 2004 to 2008 but all of it was done discreetly. His earliest donation has been traced Whenever he’d have a local stand up night, the proceeds of the night would be transferred over to the food bank ’s funds and it has all been tallied up to ,000. This news has been brought to light by UpWorthy and according to a statement by West Seattle Food Bank executives, “I was just astounded.

Speaking to USA Today just days after Williams's 2014 death, Mike Cervino, a volunteer at the West Seattle Food Bank said: "It's threefold, actually. One because he was a great comedian. Two, because he donated here, and three because people really rely on that here."

"I was just astounded. Robin Williams is the type of person who really understands there are a lot of people who are really, really struggling," West Seattle Food Bank executive director Fran Yeatts said at the time, according to Today.

Volunteer Aaron Ellis, who met the actor at the food bank in 2004, said the comedian treated his charitable act as an "honour" and helped him stay sober after an alcohol addiction.

"He said it was an honour for him to be able to do these things, to give back. That meant the world to me. It solidified my sobriety to this day," Ellis revealed.

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Williams died in August, 2014 at the age of 63 following a secret battle with depression and mental health.

Williams' publicist, Mara Buxbaum, said at the time that he was suffering from severe depression before his death.

The Dead Poet Society actor's widower, Susan Schneider, said that in the time before his death, Williams had been sober, but was diagnosed with early-stage Parkinson's disease.

Robin Williams with wife Sarah Schneider in 2012. © Getty Robin Williams with wife Sarah Schneider in 2012.

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Schneider said it was information her husband was "not yet ready to share publicly".

Williams was also known for his charity work at organisations such as Comic Relief, the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation and St Jude Children's Research Hospital.

"Robin came from a family with money — he was brought up with a silver spoon in his mouth, and I think he felt so blessed that he wanted to do something for people who weren't brought up like that," Comic Relief founder Bob Zmuda told The LA Times in 2014.

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