Angelina Jolie is using her extensive platform for a good cause. She is making a big benefaction to help children during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Academy Award-winning star gave $1 million to No Kid Hungry. This help is to fund the charity’s efforts to provide free meals to children from low-income families during school closures.
“As of this week, over a billion children are out of school worldwide. Because of closures linked to coronavirus,” tells Jolie, a mom of six. “Many children depend on the care and nutrition they receive during school hours. This includes nearly 22 million children in America who rely on food support. No Kid Hungry is making resolute efforts to reach as many of those children as possible.”
No Kid Hungry has previously proffered $2 million to 78 organizations across 30 states amid the pandemic. It was towards emergency grants to school districts, food banks and community organizations feeding kids nationwide. (In five states — Colorado, Hawaii, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Parents/caregivers seeking meals for children can text the word “FOOD” (or “COMIDA”) to 877-877 to find local emergency food distribution sites.)
Angelina Jolie: Special Envoy
Jolie also made a separate, undisclosed donation to the United Nations Refugee Agency. She does this to support education for the most vulnerable kids and families afflicted by coronavirus internationally. Jolie has long done humanitarian work on behalf of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and holds the title of special envoy. She is also working with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. They are working to establish a Global COVID-19 Education Coalition to help children around the globe continue their education during the pandemic.
Funds By Other Celebrities
Celebrities are now opening up their checkbooks as the coronavirus spreads across the U.S. Following in the footsteps of big contributors Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Ciara, and Russell Wilson, this week Kylie Jenner donates $1 million to aid frontline coronavirus, healthcare workers. James Taylor and his wife open up $1 million to help a Boston hospital and Arnold Schwarzenegger pledges $1 million to Frontline Responders Fund.