Hello, my little angels!
All heavenly around?
Today we are going to continue our Jolie week and talk about the charities that our birthday girl of the week supports.
After all, is someone more angelic than Angelina?
Curiosity: the translation of the name Angelina Jolie means “beautiful angel“
So, let’s go?
Before we talk about some of the institutions Jolie supports, we would like to emphasize how well she is known for her humanitarian efforts.
She has even received a Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and the honorary title of Lady of the Order of St. Michael and St. George (DCMG).
Among the causes she promotes are education, conservation and women’s rights, as well as refugee advocacy, for which she was appointed Special Envoy to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
According to tax records, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt donated more than $ 8 million to the charity in 2006 alone.
In 2008, Angelina and her brother, James Haven, took the 1-year anniversary of their mother’s death by ovarian cancer to make a donation (which was not revealed) to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
As early as 2014, Jolie donated $ 50,000 to the Red Cross for flood relief efforts in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia.
- Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation
The Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation (MJP) aims to eradicate extreme rural poverty, conserve natural resources and wildlife.
MJP was founded in 2003 as a community conservation and development program in the Sellout Protected Area. Their goal was to provide support to local rural villages and help protect wildlife and endangered forests.
Their first task was a landmine clearing program to help clean up contaminated areas of the camp in one of the areas most affected by the conflict.
In 2006, the MJP expanded its work to include projects in agriculture, education, gender equality and health.
This foundation has already donated $1 million to Doctors Without Borders, an international medical humanitarian organization created in 1971 by French doctors and journalists (Medecins Sans Frontiers) who volunteered at the end of the year 60 in Biafra, Nigeria.
While helping victims in the middle of a civil war, they realized the difficulty of access to the places and the bureaucratic and political obstacles that made many remain inert.
Doctor Without Borders emerges as an international humanitarian organization that brings together medical assistance, bringing health care to people affected by serious humanitarian crises, and raising public awareness of the suffering of its patients, giving visibility to realities that can not remain neglected.
In 1999, Medecins Sans Frontiers was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
The UNHCR is a UN agency whose main mission is to provide support and protection to refugees around the world, seeking lasting solutions to their problems.
For them, the main meaning of lasting solutions are voluntary repatriation, local integration and resettlement in another country.
In addition, UNHCR has an important role to play in promoting and ensuring compliance by States, because of the 1951 Convention, and allowing them to offer adequate protection to refugees in their territories.
In 2001, Angelina Jolie became the UN Goodwill Ambassador for Refugees – UNHCR to help educate the public not only about the refugee situation, but also about the perseverance and courage they have to overcome their difficulties to rebuild their lives.
In 2005, she was considered, by King Norodom Sihamoni himself, an official citizen of Cambodia for his continued efforts to help the country’s development.
In 2012, Angelina received the status of Special Envoy to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva.
As early as 2014, she was awarded the title of Lady Commendation of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George of the British Empire, for her services to England’s foreign policy and for the campaign against sexual violence in war zones.
The title was given to him by Queen Elizabeth II at an event that took place at Buckingham Palace in London.
- Yéle Haiti Foundation
The Yéle Haiti Foundation (also called Wyclef Jean Foundation by our researches) is an institution that uses music, sports and entertainment to reinforce projects that make a difference in education, health, environment and development of Haitian communities.
Wyclef Jean, head of the Foundation, said that their goal is to restore the people’s pride and hope so that the whole country recovers the deep spirit of freedom that is part of their local culture.
Angelina is on the Foundation’s advisory board and has taken the time to help Wyclef Jean in one of his projects, Clean Streets.
She even reached an agreement with People magazine, allowing them to publish the first photo of her showing that she was visibly pregnant in exchange for a $ 500,000 grant to the Foundation.
Phew…our “beautiful angel” really takes her name seriously, right?
For more people like Angelina Jolie in this world, please!