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Jolie, Pitt give $1 million to kids impacted by Iraq war


By WcP.Story.Teller - Posted on 02 July 2008

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's love for children is by no means limited to their own: The couple has donated $1 million to help kids affected by the war in Iraq, the Education Partnership for Children of Conflict announced.

The organization will distribute the donation, made through the couple's Jolie-Pitt Foundation, to four organizations working on behalf of children who have lost parents, homes and schools in Iraq. Children in the U.S. who have lost parents in the conflict will also benefit.

Voice actor Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt arrive for the screening of the animated film 'Kung Fu Panda'

"These educational support programs for children of conflict are the best way to help them heal," said Jolie in a written statement from Education Partnership for Children of Conflict, which she co-chairs.

"We hope to encourage others to give to these great organizations," Pitt added in the statement.

The Pitt-Jolie family: with children Maddox, Zahara, and Shiloh

The Jolie-Pitt Foundation has given $500,000 to three groups in the war-torn country which will provide aid for some 5,700 children, said the Education Partnership for Children of Conflict.

Money will pay for basic necessities, including books and supplies to help send Iraqi children to school. Aid will also go to refugee kids, and to school rehabilitation programs.

The foundation also gave $500,000 to help children in the United States who have a military parent killed in Iraq, or who are separated from a parent stationed in the country.

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

The money will be divided between the Armed Services YMCA Operation Hero Program, which provides military children with counseling and educational support; Women for Women International, which will provide books, school supplies and other basic necessities to Iraqi women and children; the International Rescue Committee, which will repair three schools and offer classes for more than 2,500 students; and NineMillion.org, which will give school uniforms and learning materials to more than 2,000 displaced Iraqi kids.

Pitt, 44, and Jolie, 33, have donated millions of dollars to charity over the years.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have donated $100,000 to help build the first modern medical facility in Duk County, Sudan called ‘The Duk Lost Boys Clinic’

Jolie, star of action movie Wanted, has long been an advocate for refugees and is a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Pitt has earlier advocated for relief in the Darfur region of Sudan and has backed a program to help build homes for survivors of Hurricane Katrina in the US. T

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have proved they've put their money where their mouths are after donating over £4 million to charity in 2006

Last year, the Jolie-Pitt Foundation gave more than $300,000 to support the International Rescue Committee's relief program for Darfur refugees.

Jolie, who's expecting twins, has said the babies are due in August. She and Pitt have four children: Maddox, 6; Pax, 4; Zahara, 3; and Shiloh, 2.

*Update*

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie win award for best dressed couple at 2012 Golden Globes

'It's a golden night for us': Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt scoop award for best dressed couple
They may have lost out on Golden Globe awards, but Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie scooped the gong for the best dressed couple on the red carpet.

'It's a golden night for us,' Brad told E! host Ryan Seacrest, referring to the pair's double nomination. Brad was up for Best Actor in a Drama and Best Motion Picture Drama for Moneyball, which he produced and starred in. The actor is still walking with the aid of a cane following a knee injury, after he apparently slipped and fell while taking care of daughter Vivienne.

Meanwhile Angelina's directorial debut, In the Land of Blood and Honey, was nominated in the Best Foreign Language Film category. When asked about the film, she said: 'I was nervous about people in Bosnia seeing it who survived war and rape.'

'It's a very difficult subject matter, it's done in a foreign language, and with people nobody knows,'she explained. 'These are difficult times and people don't often want to watch difficult movies in difficult times, but it's important to revisit this history no matter, so we pushed forward and made it.'

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Photos courtesy The Hollywood Gossip, Angelina Jolie Watch, Angelina Jolie Daily, The Brangelina Chronicles, Agencies, and Jason Meritt / Getty Images

Original Source: Associated Press and ScreenIndia

such an adorable pair.

Angelina and Brad gave a lot of money for the children that live in miserable conditions or the ones that are affected by war, 1 million dollars is a huge sum that will surely help a lot of kids. I am grateful I don`t live there, my youngest boy loves the http://bullfrogsandbutterflieschildcare.com/ daycare and does not have to worry about tomorrow.

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