Angelina Jolie isn't so busy with her filming schedule for “Maleficent” that she’s lost sight of what’s happening elsewhere in the world.
In recognition of World Refugee Day on Wednesday, the actress donated $100,000 to help Syrian refugees, the U.N. Refugee Agency said in a statement thanking her for the gift.
According to Us Weekly, Jolie said in a statement of her own that the "UNHCR believes even one person forced to flee is too many. And it's true. Every individual refugee matters. Each has their own story. Each has suffered and survived more than I could ever bear. And yet, they rise up to live another day."
The actress and her fiance, Brad Pitt, have a history of giving to people in need.
In December 2010, the couple donated a reported $2 million to the Naankuse Wildlife Sanctuary in Namibia, the country in which their daughter Shiloh was born.
The donation was made in Shiloh's name, with Jolie adding in a statement that she and Pitt "want her to be very involved and grow up with an understanding of her country of birth."
Syrians genuinely do need help, it is tragic what is happening over there.
If anyone is looking to help the less fortunate, visit http://www.WorksOfLife.org. It is a great organization that truly makes a difference!!
These folks are so rich that they can drop a $100,000 here, a few $1000,000 there. Wow, it must feel great... Good for them and may their money get spent wisely in helping other livings – people and animals.
i am truly surprised she hasn't cheated on brad pitt yet.... i'm surprised she has not made a move on johnny depp..then again jonny depp doesn't strike me as stupid like the other idiots she's been with.
Angelina Jolie is one of the most caring and generous celebrities in the world, and Brad Pitt is cut from the same cloth. They have donated millions to those in need, all over the world. In fact, Angelina gives one third of her money to others and that's a considerable amount of money. I think they're wonderful as individuals AND as a couple. Long may they live.
FACT: OVER THE YEARS, I LEARN...."WE WILL ALWAYS HAVE THE POOR".
NO ONE PERSON CAN TAKE ON THE WORLD...IF YOU HAVE GIVE....ONCE IN INDIA
I SAW SO MANY BEG FOR MONEY (CHILDREN)....YOU CAN HELP ONE
BUT WHAT ABOUT THE OTHER 10MILLION? IT WILL TAKE A GOD TO SOLVE HUNGER
IN THIS WORLD...AND HE WILL ONE DAY....I EXPECT NO HUMAN TO SOLVE THE PROBLEMS
OF HUNGER IN THIS WORLD....IF YOU ARE POOR, YOU CAN SHARE...IF YOU ARE RICH YOU
ALSO CAN SHARE...IN GOD'S EYES, ALL GIFTS SAME.
LET'S LOOK FOR THE GOOD IN ALL PERSONS. AND IF WE SAY ONE GOOD THING A DAY
ABOUT SOMEONE OUR HEART WILL BE LIKE GOD..FOR HE LETS THE SUN SHINE EVERYDAY.
So she gives $2 million to a Wildlife Sanctuary and only $100,000 to help refugees. I love animals, but come on, aren't people more important. Funny, except for Brad's donations to the victims and rebuilding after Hurrican Katrina, you never here about Angelina giving any money to any US causes. I guess we don't have any needy or homeless people here.
It's her money! She can give when, how, why any way she wants. Why do you criticize???? She could give nothing. PS–people are not more important than animals. We are all animals. We don't take very good care of the other animals on earth, let alone "us" animals.
This is fun. Read sd's comments aloud and YELL all the CAPITALIZED words.
good bless, you keep up the good work.
old Liver Lips is just a mouthpiece for the UN Terror Squad. She`s a propaganda promoting freak.
LOL,,,,hahaha, "Old liver lips"....nice....true though.....
Another tax write-off for the overpaid, super rich elitist "Actor".
Sure who cares about the homeless children in the US why not give them more?
She can donate her Ass to my face...
Her donation was a political, just a gesture with an obviously small donation of $100 thou. We don't need a high school dropout and her UN soundbites telling us what we should do. Most of us have enough on our plate looking after our families, keeping a roof over our head, food on the table and clothes on our back. We give in our communities and church when we can and in extraordinary events like Katrina, donated. This view that all Americans are rich is bizarre. I look at it that she is an American citizen and her country has been very good and generous to her. She wouldn't be wealthy for the most part if American moviegoers hadn't supported her career so that she could ask for the huge salaries that afford her a luxurious lifestyle. That is why I don't understand why she wouldn't focus on her own country to give back, in any way. Plenty of areas in need but she could start with the children going without, dealing with violence and abuse.
I get the feeling she doesn't appreciate that there are needy people in her own country including starving children. Or maybe giving to Americans wouldn't generate enough press for her internationally? Just weird how her donations always makes it into the news while other famous people prefer to do it anonymously. I guess their egos don't need to be massaged as much as hers does. Let's face it, for what she earns as an actress $100 thousand is piddly and will hardly put a dent into the needs of those in need. Most of that donation will go to cover administrative costs.
Have you tried to donate? You donate when you believe in the cause. What's the difference between a child starving here or elsewhere?
She's a UN Ambassador hence international involvement. They are trying to get press for donations and news coverage about conflicted areas in the world. If you knew anything about raising awareness then you know you need media coverage. FYI...America is not a 3rd world or impoverished country just because you need another ipad. Some areas in the world have no water, food, police, shelter or medical aid. Look past your yard buddy.
I'm so SICK TO DEATH of reading these comments from dopey people who have SO MANY COMPLAINTS about the CHARITY of Angelina Jolie! IT'S CHARITY PEOPLE!!! DO YOU NOT GET THAT! CHARITY! Giving from the heart AND pocketbook to people who are LESS fortunate. WHAT have YOU done lately? So critical but WHAT have YOU donated $$$? WHAT MORONS! Shame ON YOU ALL! Doesn't matter WHAT kind of money she makes. There are SO many celebs that make a lot of money and give NOTHING! They are NOT obligated! BUT still SHE GIVES!!!!!
wow. i just read down to one of your earlier comments about how "we dont have poor like in other countries" what an ignorant thing to say. Do you have any idea how many people eat out of dumpsters in the USA? god u r pathetic
lightened up suz
Yes, Suzy!! You are absolutely right. Angelina and Brad are incredibly generous and giving. Maybe that's why they have such good fortune in their lives.
am with you . . .your right, people only good talker and never done nothing!
that's ALL she donated? That's worth about 100 bux to most of us. She's worth billions.
AND what did YOU donate? or for THAT matter...what did ANYONE else of status donate?
AND your not WORTH CRAP...did you give even a dollar!
How much did YOU donate, you pathetic jealous fool?? Most who complain in here probably didn't even donate one dollar to ANY cause!
Grow the h*ll up.
Took the words right out my mouth!
SHE'S PATHETIC ! WE HAVE THOUSANDS OF FAMILIES IN NEED OF HELP HERE IN THE U.S.ALSO THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN THAT NEED HOMES YET THIS TONSIL HOCKEY BROTHER SMOOCHING NASTY APPLIES IT ELSE WHERE..SICKENING ! BRAD'S AN IDIOT...HE'S EPICALLY FAILED..NOT TO MENTION LOST HIS LOOKS & APPEAL ..OH SNAP I THINK I JUST THREW UP IN MY MOUTH..THEYRE NAUSEATEING !!!
And what have you done with your life lately besides showing off your stupidity and narrow-mindedness?
being irresponsible with your money doesn't qualify you as needy it qualifies you as stupid these people are being slaughtered go troll another page.
Totally agree. People in America are starving and could you use the money to purchase food.
..AND what did YOU donate? PINHEAD!
WHAT did you give? PINHEAD!
STOP YELLING! Go take your crazy pills.
ANY EVER NOTICE HOW THESE STARS TODAY..POP OUT AND A GOOD DEED OR TALK ABOUT THEIR LIVES WHEN ITS TIME FOR A MOVIE TO HIT THE THEATRES...ALSO SHE SO BOTOXED SO MUCH HER FACE IS GOING TO CRACK.
Be glad,if someone is generous to help the needy refugees. This people are running for their life,abandoned all what they have. Living in quarters,no money, food and just rely on generosity of strangers and lucky if they can eat once a day. Ms. Jolie witness their situation in the field. Only the UN organization are allowed to intervene and help the wounded and children dying for starvation. All of the people in US,don't experience this,unless you are lazy. Our govt and tax payer are supporting all in need and helpless. She is not a billionaire, she is just ordinary movie star,with big name,but with big heart!..She have no intention to expose her gifts,but UN need help funding their work in the field,either comes from rich nation,private people who are generous. We have few Billionaires,they choice where to donate their money and causes,but they are not expose as Brad and Angelina Jolie. Kudos for her good heart,she is a real sweet heart! God Bless her and her family.
Angelina, is my girl. You haters out there are just jealous because of your own insecurities. Charity is CHARITY....no matter what country or race of people it goes to! Ask yourself....When was the last time you donated $$ and how much? That's right...so shut the f-- up.
THANK YOU! You are SO right!
Just another example of the leftist lib media trying to brainwash Syrian refugees.
Angelina should be donating to AMERICAN children in need! What about them? There are millions of them! Obviously that wouldn't get her the "press" that she seems to so badly require. A person with her kind of money should be giving to her own country. Otherwise, she should just move to another.
native america needs you too. help them
Why? Children are children. Man created borders. You were just lucky enough to be born here.
Why not? It's her money and she can do whatever she likes with it. It's ironic that you're barking about how she should be helping American children but you're trampling on her American right to freedom in that she can do whatever she wants with her own money.
Not too bright are ya skippy.
She does donate to US organizations. She even had a foundation devoted to donating specifically to Native American programs and projects – The All Tribes Foundation. I think it gave over $1 million away over about 4-5 years. Is that American enough for you?
It is very important in modern philanthropy to publicize gifts, especially big gifts. That garners more donors and more attention to the recipient organization and its work. It also works as a imprimatur for those organizations since others assume that before such a large amount is gifted that proper vetting was done.
Kudos to her for helping these people. No one in the US endures what these refugees endure. No one.
If you compare OUR poor with the poor of other countries, that's RIDICULOUS! You obviously have NEVER been outside our country otherwise you wouldn't have made such a stupid statement! WE don't have POOR like in these third world countries! WISE UP!
Mother Theresa, aka Angelina Jolie, donating is fine as long as she DOES NOT go there any time soon (unless it is a movie that's shot somewhere else) until the choas blows over, and a new gov't is in place, which will be quite a while; my educated guess is by new year or hopefully a lot more sooner-as out with the old regime and in with the new lifestyle!
Seriously people, she donated and I am glad that it drew attention because people who were not aware of what is going on, now is. And people stop complaining about US folks should be concerned with the people here. Really? The poorest person here is considered well-off in a 3rd world country. People here can always get food if they tried. In a 3rd world country, they are lucky if they get a bag ful of corn meal to eat AND they are lucky if they even have running water. Now top that off with trying not to get killed by rebels or contracting malaria from mosquitoes. Get a clue.
I admire the ones who are on a 24 hour give and NEVER draw attention to themselves.they're my heros.
There is still merit when someone donates publicly because it draws attention as most people wouldn't know what legit agency to donate to.
As with yesterday, there was the bus monitor who was taunted. Someone started a public campaign and now, the lady can retire if she wanted to.
I've heard from many fellow actors who have worked with Angelina that she's down to earth and very kind, instigates conversation with people whereas other actresses had people fired or complained when being looked at, talked to, etc.
Anyone who complains that she gives to foreigners doesn't understand how much worse others around the world have it than us. I struggle financially and give when I can but if I was her, I'd do the same thing. Maybe she does donate domestically but anonymously and only allows foreign donations to be public to help highlight other places/ways we can help. Either way, charity is charity so don't hate.
Wow Lana, I normally don't comment on these posts but after reading your post, I had to say excellent post. Very well said. So many people hate Angelina, but truth is she is an amazing humanitarian.
What a Surprise Not. Maybe she can go into Sryia and help out the rebels like the last time?
Although I applaud her gift, I always love hearing when an organization receives a huge gift from an anonymous individual.
The people who give large gifts anonymously seem incredibly humble wanting to draw no attention to themselves.
What really makes me ill is that the wealthy are making their money here in the States because of the support of the average citizen and then taking that money and giving to 3rd parties without regard for supporting those who made them wealthy. I dont see much of a box office market in Syria compared to the US.
How do you know that she has not donated for people in need in US? Just because this donation made it to headlines, does not mean she is not doing anything else.
Get your fact straight first.
35% of US Citizens are OBESE not just overweight OBESE -–and you have the nerve to compare yourself with the starving and ones fleeing their homeland SHAME ON YOU!!!!
dont make a statement like 'get your facts straight' if YOU dont have any facts yourself. If she donated any money to needy people in the USA she would probably call the newspapers herself. And she doesn't deserve a dime of the money she has made since all her movies totally suck. She just loves being the poster child for helping children in impoverished countries. so get YOUR facts straight or clam up.
I think it is wonderful to assist the needy, but it makes me sick to think US Citizens are no willing to help their own countrymen. Charity begins at home and there are folks here in the US that are just as needy. The US has to stop being the world's safety net and start to take care of our own.
Very well said, totally agree
Remember New Orleans and what she has done there? Wake up!
There are many charities that help and a lot of people are not resourceful enough to find them. We also have Medicaid, Medicare, Food Stamps, Public Assistance, job training, resources for the homeless. What more do you want? I think that my taxes going to government assistance is pretty good help considering I've lived in poor areas where fellow countrymen did nothing but sell drugs all day.
And to you "US Citizen" I say: With your comment and your immigration status – I hope you are doing anything and everything to help this country! Also, learn the facts before you bash anyone.
First of all the U.S. is not the worlds safety net.. get over yourself. Secondly, as I recall Brad and Angie have given both of time and money to help and support American citizens after Hurricane Katrina caused so much damage and chaos. Thirdly, I also do not recall hearing complaints from citizens in other countries when they have come to the aid of American citizens when tragedy has struck in the pass..if fact I recall several countries coming to the aid of Americans damn quickly when the need was there with time, money and supplies. I applaud Angie and Brad for being citizens of the world and doing what charity work and donations they feel is right with their own time and money.
She is truly a wonderful person! Wonderful! Wonderful! I live in Italy and I think she is very nice, and inspiring! Hats off Angelina!
Angelina Jolie is a true humanitarian and it is stupid when peple bash her so badly when she gives so much.
She is a citizen of the world..., therfore she has compassion for everyone around the world and gives accordingly.
I'm sure she and Brad Pitt donate plenty for causes in the Unietd States,... remember New Orleans?
Critics need to shut their pie-holes. I have loads of respect for a family that does so much to help and bring attentiojn to causes around the world. People need to curb their envy. Get a life.
I could not agree with you more. Everyone should look at themselves and what they have done for their fellow man first before judging others.
Hell, I don't even have a roof over my head and no money to buy food and i live in America and my family has suffered at the hands of the wealthy for at least two or three generations working with their hands and sweating for our food. We never had a chance to gain anything but worked and was treated like dogs. Now, when i see this, I am sick to my stomach when i see these refugees obtaining what my family born in the USA cannot even get. Yet, this woman helps them? Why not me and my family? Why? Give me money and let me have a roof over my head. Jolie, you remember me? I am from Tennessee.
I've never heard of anyone in the USA starving to death in recent times. I find it impossible to believe you are starving given all the food programs, welfare, and other assistance that exist.
Second, it's HER money .. not yours .. she has the right to help the human being of her choice. She is not slave to you or anyone else. And btw, that feeling of sickness to your stomach is called jealousy, or envy. It's not good.
My prior comment was directed @Floyd
Floyd....I don't think you live in a country currently torn by civil war...you live in the US where you are given a lot of oppurtunity to earn a living, where you can afford basic needs and if you cannot afford them, are helped by your government and fellow countrymen in the form of food stamps....it is ridiculous to compare yourself and your situation to these refugees...they are called refugees for a reason..I am sure a lot of them will gladly change places with you....you are so poor and starving, yet you can afford to go on the nternet and post your hateful comments...internet service is not a basic need, it is a "want"...these refugees on the other hand needs food and other basic necessities...Jolie has the money to spare to help provide them and thanks a lot to her that... now instead of bashing people that actually give, why don't you do your part..I am sure you cannot spare the money to help financially, but you can help in other ways..... not bashing for one will help
But you can afford a computer and internet service?
@Floyd – you are joking, right...
No roof over your head, but you still have smartphone or computer to read and post...
Floyd – this is a country of opportunities, the land of the free! If you seek assistance I'm sure you'll get it. Also – instead of sitting back and complaining, moaning and crying, get off your back and go to school. I know people who have held two jobs while getting an education and at the end of the day have succeeded! No one owes you anything – so stop complaining and do something for yourself!
Jolie and Pitt have donated lots of money and time to New Orleans. They cannot give to all the impoverished communities in the USA. I myself see people on a daily basis who live off the system and do nothing for themselves but get fat and have kids every year. In this country a lot of people not all, but the majority can get help from the government if need be. In those countries they are at the mercy of the outside world. More power to her if she wants to give to causes like that.
Well, Floyd, you have access to a computer (either at home, or at a friend's or at a library) so the going can't be so tough if you have time to remark on the charitable acts of another. It's her money, she can do with it what she wants.
U can obviousaly aford a computer!!!
@Floyd All that heartbreak and despear you claim as your own and yet you can either still afford a computer and the internet or at the very least spend time leaching off of someone else for their computer and internet service. If you are at a library I would at least hope you are spending as much time looking for gainful employment while online as you are surfing celeb news.
I suggest Joe andhis #1 fan Hot Car get together! Leave eveyone else out of it.
I suggest you join us in some hot 3-way action....splurt!
It is not like she calls the media to tell them she is going to donate. She just can't do anything without them finding out about it! I think she is beautiful inside and out. Many other stars make millions but you dont see them doing any good with it. To Joe; You are SICK and I am sorry they even post you! No way would you ever get close enough to Angelina to put anything on her so dream on sicko!
Spoken like a true fat girl.lol
Would you two shut up already! I haven't been able to come on this blog to give my wise opinion as yet because you two are taking the attention from my post! Now back to my tv waching to see underwear commercials. Thank G*d for the Liberals and unemployment checks. I can sit and watch tv and give my wise opinion to bloggers. I'll be back! Now, have a nice day all!
Was wondering where you were vixen. Been doing some trollin', huh? I'll just bet you are trolling Observer, central scruitinizer, & sly. You are so obvious. Oh, forgot to mention black lol. Oh, oh..trix are for kids, too. What do you have against these people. Go back to your cats, and put down your phone. Leave the real folks alone.
To all those who say that she is giving to stay in the spotlight, I have two questions for you: Is she picking up the phone and calling every single news agency and paparazzi to follow her around and capture the very moment that she signs and delivers that check? Or are the news agency and paparazzi following her around like sick puppies to create sensationalist stories around her so that we can consume and continue talking about her and buying magazines? Just a thought...
Nah, I aint the black troll. I'm just getting even for some things you said about me. Mission complete I made you mad.I'll call it even. Betwix you n black troll now.
My bad. That is for Observer at 12:3O.
Now I am rotflmao. Like I'm supposed to even know who you are? Doesn't even make sense.
Catching up on the last 3 days of posts, I have come to the conclusion:
rotflmao = fake observer= central scrutinizer = jellybean = every other pathetic troll on these blogs.
Dude you can take me out of that equation. I told you I felt even. Betwix you n ? now.
Get over yourself! Who care's who uses what name. You people have nothing worthwhile to read anyway.
Oh, Angelina . . . you're so generous . . . you're gonna save the world, aren't ya? You make me sick!
I don't care how skeletal she is. I'd still fist her in the ass all the way to my elbow while Brad Pitt sucks me off.
Joe, you da MAN!
Dude you must have skinny arms like her.lol
Will you please clean up your vocabulary and keep your sick ideas and sick verbage off the internet. It is so offensive, and so gross to anyone who reads it. Keep comments like this between yourself and whatever sick friends you have.
Sounds like someone needs to experience the joy of fisting for herself...
Joe, dude, that was funny as he.ll
In the olden times, oh back say 30 years ago, when famous people gave to charities or to benefit others in need they did it quietly and asked that the name not be used because they understood that the help they gave monetarily was more important by far than the donors themselves. I remember being impressed when I would find out after a wealthy famous person had passed away it was revealed that they had been giving away millions all their lives. Not as impressed when it seems to help keep that person in the limelight...
Curious as to why a charitable donation must be anonymous to hold more credence. That makes no sense. So it is in the news that she donated a huge chunk of change to an organization. What if she screamed it from the rooftops? Who cares.
It's unfortunate that she has to have every single deed followed by cameras and press releases. I would have more respect for her if she actually did something out of the goodness of her heart instead of the purposes of trying to cement her image to something more than a blood-toting neurotic. Why can't she do anything without using it as a media opportunity?
How do you even know that as a fact? It is obvious that the entertainment media is always in the face of the entertainer. They really don't have much of a private life anymore. Who cares if the meda covers this or not. What they did was very generous, and I'm sure it is not to further their careers. That is just plain stupid. Too bad more rich folks don't do more good for those in need. May I ask what you've done lately to help somebody who is need?
The disclosure of the gift came from the organization, not Angie. I have read the comment from her in another article awhile ago, so it may not even been about this donation. Hint: "US Weekly" reported....... Some want to believe the worst in her regardless of facts. The only thing that really matters is that a lot of people will be helped with that donation.
How could you possibly know her intent? And who cares if it's made public or not. She donated a huge sum to a cause she believes in. How can that possibly be wrong?
Let's see what kind of lame troll comment Observer will post about this.
Very generous of you Angelina!
Now you people are just asking for trouble. No... begging. Get over it. Someone's used my name and you were all dumb enough to fall for it. Move on.
He won't say nothing bad about her, he wants to hump her leg.
What a beautiful lady she is, inside and out. Folks are so jealous of her that can't stand it. i would think folks would only have great things to say about someone who cares so much for other folks in need.
Nah, no dumb ppl here. Most are liberal stooges,*as you like to call* not dumb azz conservatives. Next.
I am starting to get the impression that who ever this fake user is, using my name, and you, rotflmao, are one in the same. Stirring up trouble and posting under multiple names under different colors. Are you really that bored, bro? Feel bad for you.
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