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Brad and Angelina Donate $100,000 to Foster Care Organization

12/26/2009 at 01:45 PM EST

Brad and Angelina Donate $100,000 to Foster Care Organization
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in Syria
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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie felt the spirit of giving this holiday season.

The famously generous couple donated $100,000 to the American SOS Children's Villages, an alternative foster care organization with locations in the U.S. in Illinois and Florida.

"We have seen firsthand the remarkable job SOS does to raised orphaned and abandoned children and keep families together," Jolie, 34, said in a statement. "No one "ages out" of an SOS Village. Vocational training, advanced education, living assistance and more support are there forever."

Heather Paul, CEO of SOS Children's Villages USA, thanked the Jolie-Pitts for their generosity and said they were longtime supporters of the organization. "We are deeply grateful that this year they have included in their generosity our villages in Illinois and Florida and our 300 children who call SOS 'home,' " she said in a statement. "In this holiday season, many of us take for granted that we are surrounded by loving family members. The poor outcomes for foster children indicate that we must do a much better job of supporting them."



SOS Children’s Villages is the largest nonprofit organization in the world solely dedicated to orphaned and abandoned children. There are 500 villages in 132 countries. – Mary Green

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