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Angelina Jolie – Her Charity And Social Work

Angelina Jolie grew up in a Hollywood family, being the daughter of actor Jon Voight , she went on to become an Academy award-winning actress and one of the highest paid actors in the movie industry. She’s a special kind of celebrity as she’s not only a talented and award winning actress , but also a beauty icon, devoted mother, and a fierce humanitarian.

Angelina Jolie gives meaning to charity in her own way. According to her the greatest charity that she can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and to live those words she adopted three children and become a mother. Her acute awareness of the world and her role in it motivates her to put in a staggering amount of work in giving back as much as possible to the society. A sentiment that inspires Grand Tourio to double its efforts in making the world a better place. 

Jolie has traveled to extremely dangerous and war-torn areas to know the people’s condition living there. Being a star Angelina never relaxed admiring her status and fame, but took up the responsibility to give back to the people and hence, has, from day one addressed the many issues and worked on spreading awareness among the people about those issues. Organizations and individuals worldwide have been inspired and come forward to help those in need  and showed their humanity .

After shooting for Lara Croft: Tomb Raider in a war-torn Cambodia, Jolie became interested in humanitarian and refugee issues. Her charity work mainly addresses the issues like abuse, adoption, cancer, fostering, orphans, aids & HIV, disaster relief, health, education, human trafficking, refugees, poverty, women, environment, and literacy. Since 2001 she has been on an expedition of protecting refugees in countries like Cambodia, Egypt, Costa Rica, Chad, India , Thailand and Sri Lanka . Contacting the U.N. High Commissioner on Refugees, she began visiting refugee camps all over the world, and soon felt compelled to make a $1 million donation to UNHCR.

While the conditions in Cambodia inspired Jolie to use her status to raise awareness for the plight of refugees, she also got involved on a more personal level, deciding to adopt a Cambodian child , she also bought a house in Cambodia to let her adopted son connect with his Cambodian culture and heritage .

Besides founding charitable organizations, Angelina never stepped back from financially supporting other organizations that support various humanitarian and environmental causes. She and Brad Pitt have donated more than 8 million dollars in charity alone according to their tax documents in 2006. She also visited Pakistan and Afghanistan refugee camps and donated a million dollars.

She discovered about poachers threatening endangered animals in the wild areas adjacent to her home in Cambodia and decided to add 100,000 acres to the 100 acres she’d already bought, and turned it into a wildlife preserve, hiring rangers to keep out the poachers. Knowing the importance of education in shaping a child’s future , she started another organization named Education “Partnership” for children living in conflicted areas. Today nearly 7 lakh children benefit from this organization.

Angelina’s persistence in helping others have benefited the needy throughout the world and this has been made  possible by the sheer devotion of just one person to do good , Imagine what kind of paradise the world would be if everyone decided to dedicate their lives towards helping the underprivileged and making the world a better place . With the same mission in mind , Grand Tourio has set out to double its contributions in helping the needy and the underprivileged .