Angelina Jolie donates $1,000,000 to coronavirus charity for underprivileged children
There's no doubt that the full impact of the coronavirus will require a massive humanitarian effort for us to pull through. This is because the poorest and most vulnerable members of society are likely to be the worst affected by the disease, either due to the unemployment caused by the quarantine, or by actually succumbing to COVID-19 itself.
But this week, Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie has done her part by donating a whopping $1,000,000 to a coronavirus charity for underprivileged children in the midst of the global pandemic.
Jolie, who is a UN ambassador and a noted humanitarian and altruist, pledged $1 million to the philanthropic organization No Kid Hungry, a charity which will provide children from low-income families with free meals in the United States.
Per British tabloid newspaper The Daily Mail, Jolie commented on her donation in an official statement, in which she said: "As of this week, over a billion children are out of school worldwide because of closures linked to coronavirus."
She added: "Many children depend on the care and nutrition they receive during school hours, including nearly 22 million children in America who rely on food support. Kid Hungry is making resolute efforts to reach as many of those children as possible."
No Kid Hungry has, thus far, managed to raise more than $2 million to give to 78 different American organizations in 30 states to feed vulnerable children, so Jolie's donation will clearly be much appreciated.
However, Jolie isn't the only celebrity to make a charitable donation lately. Former governor of California and Terminator star Arnold Schwarzenegger has given $1 million to a fund for medical staff, while Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively have also donated $1 million to two food bank charities.