Thursday, June 26, 2008

Holy Couple Makes A $1 Million Donation

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's foundation has donated $1 million to children affected by the Iraq war.

The Jolie-Pitt Foundation will provide $500,000 for school supplies and education programs for refugee children in Iraq and $500,000 for American children who either lost a parent deployed in Iraq or have a parent serving in that country.

The donations for American children will go to a tutoring initiative at the Armed Services YMCA Operation Hero Program.

Jolie – who is pregnant with the couple's twins – traveled to Iraq in February. She is a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

"My visit [to Iraq] left me even more deeply convinced that we not only have a moral obligation to help displaced Iraqi families, but also a serious, long-term, national security interest in ending this crisis," she wrote in an op-ed for the Washington Post.

Jolie, 33, and Pitt, 44, forked over $8 million for their foundation in 2006. That year, the foundation gave $1 million gifts to Doctors Without Borders (International Division) and the Global AIDS Alliance.


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