Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt play some tough gal/guy roles on camera, but off the set they are doing some wonderful humanitarian efforts. In 2006, they created the the Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation to address the humanitarian crisis worldwide. The two superstar couple donated $1 million to Doctors Without Borders and Global Action for Children as a starting point for their organization. They have met with refugees around the world and have spoken out about humanitarian causes.
Their foundation’s vision is:
“Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation (MJP) is committed to environmental security, creating peace and stability in all communities by planning and implementing interventions that prevent negative environmental changes. Working with impoverished rural villagers and local governments to alleviate food insecurities and increase access to basic primary healthcare and education, we’re implementing projects that build healthy and vibrant communities.“
Angelina’s efforts have not only earned her the reward of knowing that she is making a beautiful difference in the world, but she has also received the Global Humanitarian Award by the United Nations and was named a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Goodwill Ambassador!
It’s really wonderful to hear that these two individuals do so much for the world. It can be too easy at times to be complacent in one’s own world without paying attention to the larger world around them. Thankfully there are great people that do all they can to make the world a better place. Thank you Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt!