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23 September 2006 :: 15:09:23 pm 32344

Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt generously donated $1 Million to charities

Angelina Jolie & boyfriend Brad Pitt donated $1 Million to two charitable organizations. First to Global Action for Children (GAC), an advocacy coalition based in Washington, D.C., and Medecins Sans Frontieres aim to improve life for people living in poverty in troubled areas of the world and to mobilize billions needed to care for orphans worldwide. In June, both Jolie & Pitt sold photos of their new baby to raise money for charity.
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It was speculated by experts that the global rights to the first images of the couple with their daughter, Shiloh Nouvel, will have raised as much as $7m (£3.75m).

The Hollywood couple also donated $300,000 (£160,000) towards maternity equipment in Namibia, place where their daughter was born.

Both organizations benefiting from the couple‘s most recent donation thanked the pair for their generosity.

Director Global Action for Children Jennifer Delaney said “we are absolutely excited and grateful for their generous donation”. She went on to say that “Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt not only care, but more importantly, are taking concrete action to address the fact that there will be 20 million children orphaned by HIV disease by 2010 and millions more orphaned by tuberculosis, malaria and conflict, or whose parents are sick and dying. Majority of these children are being under the care of foster families and communities that desperately need support to overcome the spread of HIV/AIDS and poverty.”

Jolie and Pitt have given the opportunity and whatever is required to help the communities and to bring up these kids.

In a statement, Jolie said: “I have seen these brave men and women working in war zones and horrific conditions and I deeply admire them.”
Global Action for Children will raise a campaign and calling on the U.S. government and all G8 nations to mobilize the billions of dollars needed in response to the crisis of orphans and vulnerable children plan to launch in early 2007.

Last November, Angelina Jolie worked with Global Action for Children to urge the U.S. Congress to fully fund programs to meet the needs of orphaned and vulnerable children worldwide.

Earlier this year, she and Pitt toured refugee camps in Pakistan. She was given citizenship of Cambodia, where she adopted her eldest child Maddox, in recognition of her humanitarian work.

Jolie, age 30, popular Hollywood star was appointed a UN goodwill ambassador in 2001 because of her work in Sierra Leone, Pakistan and Tanzania.

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Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : Internet   Category : World News

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