Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie: American Actress, Director, and Humanitarian
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American actress, director, and humanitarian Angelina Jolie is one of the most graceful, compassionate human rights activists of our time. Making her mark on Hollywood at a young age, Jolie began to embrace philanthropic work while filming in Cambodia in the early 2000s. Since then, she has spent years dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the globe, using her immense celebrity to bring attention to important causes.

In 2001, Jolie donated $1 million in response to an international United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) emergency appeal, the largest donation the branch had ever received from a single individual. Not long after, Jolie was named a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, a title she held until 2012, when she was promoted to the rank of “Special Envoy,” in which she continues to advocate for displaced and impoverished people around the world. Throughout her work as a UN Goodwill Ambassador, Jolie traveled to many disaster-stricken countries, raised awareness for worthy global causes, and promoted humanitarian issues on a political level. The Jolie-Pitt foundation, formed with husband Brad Pitt, has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to various human rights organizations. The foundation has also funded the creation of no fewer than ten schools in Cambodia, Kenya, and Afghanistan, as well as efforts to provide medical supplies to underserved nations.

Recently, Jolie was honored with the prestigious Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the Fifth Annual Governor’s Awards. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences bestow the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to individuals who have made significant humanitarian contributions. The award is named for beloved screen actor and humanitarian Jean Hersholt, who served as president of the Motion Picture Relief Fund for 18 years. Jolie joins an inspiring group of past award recipients including Oprah Winfrey, Paul Newman, and Audrey Hepburn, among dozens of others.

In her acceptance speech, Jolie credits her mother, who passed away in 2007, as being the person who inspired her to pursue a philanthropic path. She says her mother always taught her to “live a life of use to others,” which for Jolie, comes second to being an artist, although her fame has certainly helped to magnify cases of global injustice and conflict. An artist who continues to pursue her love of film by getting behind the camera to direct, Jolie balances her time between her role as UN Goodwill Ambassador, actress, mother, and philanthropist.


2 replies on “Angelina Jolie”

Dear Ms Jolie, I am a breast cancer and colon cancer survivor. I’ve also had a stroke. We are currently going through a lot of financial difficulties. I could not work during my rehab, chemotherapy and radiation. My husband had to take a lot of time off to take me to my appointments. I financial institution has threatened to foreclose on a home of 36 years. It’s embarrassing to ask for help. However, if there’s anyway possible to help save our home I would be forever grateful. My phone number 774-454-3528

Hi my name is Kris Kidd, I am a father of two, and a former Corporal in the United States Marines. My goal in life is to help those in need the most, I’m sure you’ve heard of the ongoing conflict in Central Africa, and while there are many organizations that are passionate about helping the people there, it remains the highest mortality rate of children under 5 years old at 122 per 100,000. That tells me there is so much more that can be done. I have a vision for an organization I would like to start but I can’t do it without some help. I’m not asking for a donation, but right now I need a platform. I’m apart of a group called veterans for peace. What I want to do is get as many of my fellow like minded vets and good hearted people together to start a non-profit. The great thing about working with veterans will be the diversity of different skills and qualifications. Our goal as a non-profit will first be to go to C.A.R in person, and talk to communities first hand to see the best way to help. We will attempt to get funding for a Cargo ship, and sail direct from Florida to the port of Bangui with food, vehicles, livestock, farm equipment and materials to build shelters. It’s been a issue distributing supplies with the rebel presence and the 90% unpaved roads. We will have veterans that have been in harms way that will oversee the safe passage of our humanitarians, while we will be bringing equipment to start paving roads while we move from community to community, passing out supplies, and training the local community self sustainable skills. We have a long road ahead of us, but we are passionate to make a change and do whatever we can to make a difference there for the better. Thank you for your time.

Kristopher Kidd
1809 Savannah Dr
Papillion Ne 68133

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