Dolly’s Donation

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Dolly’s Donation

Students in U.S. high schools can get free digital access to The New York Times until Sept. 1, 2021.

In April, the singer Dolly Parton donated $1 million to help fund research for a coronavirus vaccine. Last week, after Moderna announced its progress on a vaccine, legions of Ms. Parton’s fans have credited her with helping to save the world.

What do you think of Ms. Parton’s actions? Do you believe celebrities have any obligation to give money to altruistic causes? Are there any celebrities you admire for their acts of generosity and philanthropy?

Tell us in the comments, then read the related article to learn more about Ms. Parton’s career and acts of kindness.


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