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Drew Barrymore's Million Dollar Donation

Drew Barrymore's Million Dollar Donation

Ambassador Against Hunger Drew Barrymore is donating $1 million to the World Food Programme to help feed children in Africa.

The 33-year-old actress made the big announcement on Monday’s Oprah Winfrey Show. So far, Drew has taken two trips to Kenya to see the WFP’s work first hand.

“I have seen with my own eyes what a difference a simple cup of nutritious porridge can make in a child’s life,” Drew said. “It helps them learn, stay healthy and sets them on track for a bright future. I urge everyone — everywhere — to help WFP ‘Fill the Cup’ for hungry children, and make hunger history.”

WFP has a dream: to feed 10 million more hungry school children in Africa by Thanksgiving Day. Join Drew in helping feed millions of people at WFP.org.

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  • ?

    thats sweet

  • megan

    u changed everything its bold

    2!!

  • Yum yum pigs bum

    That’s a good girl right there. Putting her money where her mouth is. So many of her fellow celebs and the like have such vast fortunes and I bet most of them could very easily do the same as her. I want to see them all follow her lead.

  • http://justjared zerfonluver

    OMG! SHE IS TRULY A ROLE MODEL U WOULD WANT 2 LOOK UP 2!!! U GO DREW! I HOPE THEY REACH THE GOAL!!!!!!

  • jade

    Love Drew. God Bless her for doing this!

  • http://justjared.buzznet.com Ally

    wow!! thats so great that shes doing that!! i love drew! :D

  • Marie

    Drew Barrymore is an amazing person and has a big heart. I wish there were more people like her in Hollywood. She is the kind of person that people should look up to, a very good role model. Plus she’s so cute and adorable together with Justin Long!

  • Sinna

    Thats great. I wish more of these celebs would follow suit and do some good especially these young girls, instead of flashing their crotch and breast and blowing their money on booze and drugs.

  • Sarie

    Bravo Drew! My my what a long long way you’ve come, bravo!

  • spazzzzz

    Awww Drew so sweet.more people should be like her.

  • Maria (Shorty)

    GOOD FOR DREW!!!

  • Goree Girls

    She’s just doing it for publicity!

  • @12

    Even so, at least she put her own money where her mouth is…

  • ZoeyAnn

    omg that’s well sweet loving her!!

  • Jo

    That’s great from her to do this, other celebs should do the same rather than spend millions in car and other fucking useless things…

  • Julie

    Awesome!

  • Goree Girls

    She’s should be more like Jennifer Aniston and do it quietly. I wonder what scandal Drew is trying to cover up?

  • Julie

    And man, this world is full of cynical people. Not everyone does things for publicity. Some feel they’re blessed and want to give back. Drew went through a lot and I think she’s learned a lot too. And fuck it, whatever, if anyone does it for publicity, do you really care if an actress gets more exposure because a million kids got FED? Cause if you do, I say you’re the asshole.

  • Donna

    YEAH!! Now get the rest of the material hungry rich to do the same

  • mary

    goree girl; Do you even bother to read the article? Can you even read…? It’s clearly that WFP is campaigning and Drew draws awareness to the cause!

  • lola

    Wow! That’s fantastic of her. Good job. I’ve always been a fan, and now that she’s dating Justin, one of the cutest guys ever (in my opinion) and she’s getting into philanthropy- good for her!

    –read my blog at http://fashionpoirot.blogspot.com

  • fakename

    How about a cool million to causes here at home, like New Orleans? Always so much more glamorous to go elsewhere. God bless Brad Pitt.

  • Jillian

    Nice gesture and that is like 30 bucks to me. Of course, Drew HAS to go on Oprah to brag about it.

    Rosie gave away 50 million dollars of her money from TROS. It was written into her contract. She never talks about it.

  • Go Drew!

    Goree Girls @ 03/03/2008 at 4:47 pm
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    Who are you kidding? Your Aniston doesn’t give s**t. Charity is not her thing according to your idol. She spends her milions to tanning, spa, plastic surgery and spreading her legs showing her half of her cooch to the world to see, so STFU. Go Drew!!!

  • MIA

    lola
    lola
    read your blog??????

    lola

    read my lips.

    N – O

    NO

  • http://www.celebrityfanchat.com celebrityfanchat rap

    thats cool.

  • lACI

    I have always loved Drew and now even more so. She is one of the most generous, compassionate and loving people on the planet.

  • eddie jones

    guess the starving children in the U.S are too good for her donations eh? We are a country that has a welfare problems and people living below their means “according to the government who steals from those that do to give to those that don’t” and she’s giving to other countries? Let her MOVE TO THE OTHER COUNTRY.

    You know theres a real funny thing about all these celebrities and their giving money oveseas. The largest fact about all of this is, a country survives largely on the tax base it has. Africa and other countries stuck in the poverty cycle aren’t ran like the united states is, money collected doesn’t go back to the people. You can give money all you want to these people, it’s unfortunate that they are in this position, but when you chose to have children, be a parent, don’t rely on other countries to support you and your kids, people in the united states hold off having children until they can afford it, if you can’t afford to provide a life for your children don’t have any, that goes for africa too. End welfare, end the tax breaks these celebrities get for these “donations” They don’t deserve a tax break when the money is leaving the country, that’s why they do it, for tax breaks and for publicity, until this when was this girl in the news for anything.

  • fixtheproblem

    i agree with eddie. instead of sending them money send them birth control or better yet FIX THEM ALL LIKE THEY DO WITH CATS AND DOGS! seriously sending them food is like trying to fill a bucket that has a huge hole in it cause they keep popping out more babies more mouths to feed! IT WILL NEVER FILL. end world hunger??? STOP FOOLING YOURSELVES! fix those b*tches its the only way FIX ALL OF THEM!!! THEY HAVE NO BUSINESS HAVING KIDS!!!

  • MirandaB

    PROPS TO HER!!

  • http://celebritysource.blogspot.com/ Courtney

    Thats so great! She makes people listen and want to help. THATS why she doesnt do it quietly.
    Whats the point of doing it quietly when you are spreading the word, to help those poor kids.
    Great job Drew!!

  • good 4 her

    Drew has made TWO trips to Kenya minus the paparazzi?????
    Hey Brad & Angie – listen up – - this is how REAL HUMANITARIANS do it!!

  • Jessica

    awesome drew! to the people who really need it!

  • marina

    Great that more celebrities are getting into charity. first world countries benefit in many ways of third world countries, so, this is giving back in some way. Good for her, I will go to her movies, she usually is very good and she is a good comedian.

  • Jess

    good job drew! if i was as rich as they were i would be doing the same thing!

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  • legs

    since when did she became an ambassador against hunger?

  • ivermom

    Drew is Awesome!

  • anonymous

    now i know why i always liked her, that’s why, such a sweet heart.

  • http://www.jamieinsider.com 008

    Nicely done! ^^

  • kindly rewind

    good 4 her @ 03/03/2008 at 7:07 pm

    Drew has made TWO trips to Kenya minus the paparazzi?????
    Hey Brad & Angie – listen up – - this is how REAL HUMANITARIANS do it!!

    (((((((((())))))))))))))))))

    hello that’s an excellent point.’
    I guess Drew forgot to alert the media and papz unlike Brangloonies.

  • Julie

    The first trips that Angie made to see refugees, were completely out of the limelight. They do that when they go check what’s going on. And believe me, it’s better if you draw attention to where you go, otherwise the world will never know. Would you know what’s in darfur if clooney and his gang wouldn’t show you? Would you know about cambodia and pakistan and their mines? Would you know how difficult it is to get fresh water in africa? You may have had an idea but you wouldn’t pay as much attention to a show about it if there wasn’t a famous person there. Granted, everyone who visits these pages, proves the theory. Perhaps you should think about the fact that the person you don’t like is doing this, doesn’t make it wrong.

    As far as ‘there so many americans we need to help’ goes… There’s so many citizens of the planet to help. What the hell is wrong with spreading it out. Just because americans are the only ones worthy of help? Or because the millions of orphans dying isn’t american enough for you.

    man, you people and your high horses.

  • lily

    WHY THAT FUCKING SPOILED BITCH JENNIFER LOPEZ DOES NOT DONATE SOME MONEY FOR POOR PEOPLE? SHE IS DISGUISTING!

  • jenny

    oh shut up, eddie jones!!!!

    all people are equal so it doesnt matter whom she helps, only that she does!!….and i would guess poor people in the states are still better off then poor people in africa!

  • al

    bullshit,one million is nothing for her,she should give more,she is so cheap,the food is not solving the problem, she should give the money to solve the problem of getting fresh water in africa,thats why they have the food problem cause they have no water so they cant grow anything.

  • black

    Hm…..seems cooler when she´s doing charity stuf.

  • sarah

    The criticisms are laughable…while you are assuming she’s doing this for publicity, should have given more money or has neglected the children of America, I have to ask: what are you all doing for charity? Unless you are giving the same type of aid and time, then you have zero right to criticize her. None of us knows what motivated her to get involved, but I refuse to attack her and assume the negative. She is taking more initiative than a lot of other celebs in Hollywood and I applaud her for it.

    And as to those who believe only the poor, hungry children of America matter- when did we all decide that America is the only nation that matters in this global community? The plight of African nations is due largely to the impact left by European colonization. And any ridiculous argument that claims people choose to have babies and should therefore take care of their own is ignorant and insensitive to understanding third world nations. That view only leads to further ignorance followed by war, murder and destruction (as already played out for centuries).

    We should absolutely provide aid to lesser developed nations- and not because it’s solely viewed as an obligation, but because if we were in the same situation, wouldn’t we want someone to help us? Part of America’s greatness is to be a leader for various causes and helping stop poverty and disease is a key aspect of that work…if America wants to regain some respect in this world, then it ought to lead campaigns that will only make the world safer and healthier for all members (and contrary to some on here, we are all members of a global community- no human life is more valuable than another).

    So BRAVO to Drew for her contribution!!!

  • Really?

    kindly rewind @ 03/03/2008 at 11:19 pm good 4 her @ 03/03/2008 at 7:07 pm

    Drew has made TWO trips to Kenya minus the paparazzi?????
    Hey Brad & Angie – listen up – - this is how REAL HUMANITARIANS do it!!
    ———————————-
    Oh really. So who took all those pics then. I guess those kids around her brought their cameras and cell phones with them.
    Anyway, She is still a lot better than those celebs who does nothing but sits in the spas whole day.

  • http://SIMPLYBRAD M

    I think Angelina change a lot of people for the better, you go Drew!

  • laurie

    drew looks more sincere than angelina.
    at least she doesnt have that im-better-than- your-average-celebrity-so-take-me-seriously-people! look that aj has.
    please.as if she was never a hore.

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