Thursday, June 26, 2008

Jolie-Pitt Foundation Donates $1 Million to Iraqi Children

Superstars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt donated $1 million to the Education Partnership for Children of Conflict. The organization will distribute the money between four organizations that help children who have lost parents, homes, and schools in Iraq. The four organizations, Armed Services YMCA Operation Hero Program, Women for Women International, International Rescue Committee, and, aid children through educational efforts such as rebuilding schools and providing counseling, educational support, books, school uniforms, and learning materials.  

It's nice to know mega-stars are concerned with more than losing weight, their next role, or doing copious amounts of drugs. Celebrity coverage should go beyond what they are wearing or who they are dating and highlight their charitable efforts. That would be more inspiring to the general public and make us feel better, not worse about ourselves and the world. 

(Original reporting done by the Associated Press.) 

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