The famous celebrity couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have been known for promoting healthy families and their philanthropic efforts. Most recently, FOX News reported that the couple donated $150,000 to SOS Children's Villages-USA, an international organization that describes themselves as the "world's largest charity dedicated to orphaned and abandoned children." The charity works to provide loving and stable homes for foster children.
The generous donation made by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie through the Jolie-Pitt Foundation comes during National Adoption Month and just after National Adoption Day, a day to celebrate adoptive families and draw awareness to the hundreds of thousands of children in foster care looking for adoptive families. The couple have six children together, three of which have been adopted from international countries.
"I am truly thankful that Angelina and Brad understand the power of family - the kind of stable family that SOS holds as an essential part of healthy child development," Heather Paul, CEO of SOS Children's Villages, told FOX News. "Angelina and Brad know that children's need for a family is universal."
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