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Jolie, Pitt give $150K to children's group

Angelina Jolie, a cast member in the motion picture thriller Salt, attends the premiere of the film with her longtime companion, actor Brad Pitt at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on July 19, 2010. UPI/Jim Ruymen
Angelina Jolie, a cast member in the motion picture thriller "Salt", attends the premiere of the film with her longtime companion, actor Brad Pitt at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on July 19, 2010. UPI/Jim Ruymen | License Photo

WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- The Jolie-Pitt Foundation donated $150,000 to SOS Children's Villages USA in recognition of National Adoption Day, the organization announced.

SOS Children's Villages said its mission is to help with the "healing and stabilization of foster-care children, and (to) constitute a critical step along the way to family reunification or adoption for many children."

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The Jolie-Pitt Foundation's donation will provide the supplemental long-term financial support needed for a family of four foster children in an SOS Village in the United States, the group said in a news release.

"I am truly thankful that Angelina [Jolie] and Brad [Pitt] understand the power of family -- the kind of stable family that SOS holds as an essential part of healthy child development. Together, Angelina and Brad have been eye-witnesses to the great work of SOS in Ethiopia, Jordan, a Darfur refugee camp in Chad, and Haiti. Angelina and Brad know that children's need for a family is universal," Dr. Heather Paul, chief executive officer of the organization, said in a statement.

Jolie and Pitt are the parents of six children, three of whom were adopted.

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