Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are giving back and sharing their substantial fortune to a good cause.
The good news was published by the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights. On their website, an announcement was written acknowledging the USD1 million dollars the charity foundation received from the Hollywood couple. According to the Young Center, the generous aid will be used to put up the Waymaker Fund for Immigrant Children.
In addition to that, the Gossip Girl alum and Deadpool star also donated another USD1 million to the NAACP Legal Defence Fund. In a statement published on the website Lively and Reynolds said the following:
“Over the last few years, our perspective has grown and we’ve realized we have to do everything possible to foster more compassion and empathy in this world.”
“History’s being written right now. We’re grateful to give back to organizations who give voice to so many,” the couple added.
The substantial aid will be used to protect the rights of migrant children who are in the United States alone or have been separated from their families. The news comes amid the increased efforts of US President Donald Trump’s administration to deport and detain immigrants in the country.
Lively and Reynolds are no strangers to philanthropy. The latter has been a financial supporter behind the Make-A-Wish-Foundation along with non-profit organizations such as F**k Cancer and the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Lively is known for her work with multiple non-profits including Chime for Change where she vocally supports charity projects.
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