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Angelina Jolie: Support SOS Children's Villages!

Angelina Jolie: Support SOS Children's Villages!

Angelina Jolie released a statement today urging support of SOS Children’s Villages, a charity dedicated to serving orphaned and abandoned children worldwide. Here it is:

“We are all wondering how to help the people of Haiti and how to reach the most vulnerable. With 500 villages in 132 countries, SOS offers a family-based village model that provides for the holistic needs of a child — a caring parent, family, community, education and support.

“SOS is the largest organization in the world that addresses the issue of children without parental care. SOS has been in Haiti for over three decades, now raising over 300 orphaned and abandoned children and caring for 4,000 more impoverished children and families to help prevent child abandonment.

“That was before the earthquake. Now the needs for orphaned children are almost incalculable. SOS has been pulling resources together to provide temporary shelter for unaccompanied children, safe areas for mothers, and food, medicine, trauma counselling, and reunification programs for families and children.

“SOS was there before the earthquake, and during it — but most importantly, SOS will be there for many years to come — to raise these children, in their communities until they are self sufficient adults.

“As a long time supporter of SOS, I have visited many of these unique villages personally. I can vouch for their commitment and care for the children. As the Haiti situation unfolds, and we all focus in on ways to help these desperate children — I ask you to please learn more about and consider supporting SOS Children’s Villages.”

To learn more about how you can help, visit SOS-USA.org.

FYI: According to Fashion Week Daily, Ang is shooting the August 2010 cover of Vanity Fair in NYC this weekend!

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  • Pinkrose

    Go Angie. You and Brad are blessed because of all you do for others.

  • CJ

    Way to go Angie!…make people aware…will look into this organization..

  • LuckyL

    One of the most beautiful women on earth–inside and out b*tches!

  • dani

    she’s a genius

  • CanadaGirl

    How high will the comment number get? Any guesses?

  • ants

    Beautiful!

  • Lurker

    I am a fan, not because of her beauty (of course she is beautiful) lol, not because of the films she makes but because of her beautiful soul.

  • ahem

    Angie Haters will never win….
    Angie is with Brad, Jenn is Single(over 40 and single)
    There is nothing anyone can do. Jennifer will never get Brad. So people need to get over it and move on. Hate all you want, it won’t help anything.

  • Cap Sully

    This organization is wonderful. Before all the ignorant people decide to show and start the bashing and comparisons to other actresses, let’s please pay attention to this most important cause.

  • pin

    way to go stickelina !

  • Fame HO

    So Angie’s trying to upstage the telethon,,,nice

  • Hiya

    Why doesn’t she just adopt them all?

  • karen

    As the article says.. she has supported this cause for years. I also remember her doing something with unaccompanied minors who come into the country have no one to speak for them She has donated money that has provide legal council for them.

    Her devotion to children is well documented. She and Brad have humanitarian causes they support together as a couple through the Jolie-Pitt Foundation and individual charities. Angie has always focused on Refugees.. And Brad has a lot of interest in Green Building.. But the thing that I appreciate the most about them as a couple is that they support each other in every thing the other does..

    That is a beautiful thing.. and they are a great couple.

    Please support Haiti Relief or any other Organization that will provide assistance to these people in need. This is not about a a Triangle or any Tab stories. This is about Millions of People in grave need.

    Lets keep the focus on where it should be.

  • It’s All About Meeee

    I agree. Couldn’t Angelina have waited till tomorrow?

  • lisa

    @Hiya:

    Her heart is so big.. if she could she would.

    HOW sad for you that yours is so small..

  • t.m.delafonda

    @karen:
    ITAWY. Thanks for reminding us all about what the TRUE issue is.

  • Aussie Girl

    Good on you Angie..I’m proud to be your fan. And disgusted that while Ange is doing something positive to help Haiti–already on the first page are petty & silly comments-Grow Up Haters!!!!

  • STFU and give

    @It’s All About Meeee:

    YOU ARE AN IDIOT… maybe her statement will get people to support the children that are orphaned and left without their parents..

    Those children can’t wait until tomorrow.. they need help TODAY..

  • Aussie Girl

    @It’s All About Meeee: OMG—Do you really think that the people involved in the telethon will be annoyed with Ange for raising money for Haiti???Do you really think Clooney gives a cr*p were the money or help comes from???You people are low class morons–Petty and small

  • cindy

    SOS – worthy charity but why promote your pet charity now? 100% of the attention should be on Haiti at least for today. Selfish.

  • karen

    @STFU and give:

    BRAVO… CLAPPING CLAPPING… CLAPPING..

    HATERS ARE BEYOND BELIEF. CAN’T THINK BEYOND THEIR HATE.

    THANK GOD FOR ANGIE AND BRAD.. THEY ARE ABLE TO …

  • Lurker

    Yes Karen, she is a supporter of KIDS IN NEED OF DEFENSE.

    Here’s the link, she is one fantastic woman.

    http://www.hispanicprwire.com/News/in/12838/11/'kids-in-need-of-defense'-(kind)-launched-by-microsoft,-angelina-jolie,

  • vodka and toys

    Is Angelina wrapped in a rubber sheet?

  • bdj

    Angelina Jolie is compassionate and inspiring humanitarian. My thoughts, prayers and support go out to the people of Haiti.

  • AGA

    @ahem:#8 This is about Haiti—Time for EVERY-ONE to let the hate form the non-existant triangle to go away. Fans of both the Jolie-Pitts & Aniston need to stop with the constant BS-or it will never go away. This thread should NOT become about Aniston–it;s about helping Haiti.

  • Lurker

    Please stop quoting and responding to the trolls.

  • TRUTH HURTS.

    That’s my girl. Always putting others first.

  • riri

    Coming from Angelina, whose idea of raising children is preventing them from going to school or have any friends, but be used as publicity props…

  • Cap Sully

    @cindy: didnt u read the statement and visited the website? this organization is in Haiti, providing care for orphans for years and right now, with the catastrophe thats happened, they need more support than ever.
    My God, in the midst of all this tragedy, people still feel the need and urge to come to a gossip site to bash others. This is making me sick to my stomach. So much ignorance! Grow up already!

  • yes

    Thank you Angie

  • Lola

    @ahem:
    I am not a fan of Aniston neither of Angelina. But what’s wrong for somebody to be 40 and single? Brad was her big love and it is hard to forget him and move on. She has arleady done a marriage and maybe she just want to be single and have fun.
    I don’t like Brad Pitt but I admire Angelina for everything she has done and she will do!

  • karen

    @cindy:

    ANOTHER IDIOT IN THE HOUSE.

    SOS IS IN HAITI.. or did you see a post on Angie and made your dumb statement without reading the article. There are many orphanages in Haiti.. NOW those Organizations will have more children to take care of. NOW tell me what exactly your stupid statement meant. SOS is an Organization that will be caring for these children in years to come. Well beyond the time the camera leave.. just like most of them left NOLA and other cities after Katrina.. One of the reasons NOLA is still in the news is because of BRAD..

    NOW Angie has given her voice to his Organization.. These children will most likely grow up in these orphanages and will need support for years.. unfortunately people forget.. (we are all guilty of that) but this situation in Haiti will last for years.. YEARS and perhaps Generations..

    So please stop acting like a fool.. at least for one day.. Can you do that?

  • AGA

    @cindy: Did you actually READ the statement before opening you big fat mouth. Yes SOS is Ange’s ONE of her “Pet” charity’s–BUT the statement is ALL about HAITI—Read it again–without hate–Pretend it’s a statement from Jen!!! Ignorant fool. SOS has villages helping orphans in Haiti-kids with injuries and no parents!! This site is really getting sicko!!

  • love them

    Hello fans. Is it any wonder she is an inspiration to so many. Talent, beauty, love, family, and such a giving soul she makes me proud to be a fan.

  • http://JustJared Bijoux

    Greetings JP fans!
    Wow, Angie is truly inspirational. What a well rounded compassionate human being. To be quite honest, I knew very little about SOS before this. Thanks to Angie, I do now, and will contribute to that charity. I guess the same concept of SOS is what Angie has been doing with her charity of villages being self-sufficient by providing sewing machines for the women to make wares to sell and become small businesses and loan money to others to do the same thing. Wonderful things come out of a seed you plant, then it blossoms into something beautiful and wonderful. My prayers go out to all the Haitians during this very difficult time. I turned off the news for a time, because I just could not bear to watch the over saturation of this horror.
    Peace

  • CJ

    @It’s All About Meeee:

    Actually this is the best time to speak about this…the telethon will bring in people anyways..Red Cross/ SOS does it really matter as long as people can help…children are the most in need right now..many have lost mothers and fathers and whole families…I’m sure the pedophiles and the sex slave traders are there in Haiti looking for any oppotunity to take children..lets love not hate…

  • brightside

    I just find her so inspiring. She’s lighting a torch of hope in a bleak and bitter world. I wish there were more like her in this world, she really does inspire people to care, whatever her personal problems – she puts the needs of others in the world first.

  • CJ

    If your a mother just do a little role playing and think if it was your child and you weren’t around..how would you feel..and don’t say it wouldn’t happen to you…earthquakes happen everywhere…

  • Mindy

    God she is amazing – time to stop criticizing her for trying to help people and think about the people in Haiti suffering. Give what you can and look up to people who are doing so much to help.

  • cindy

    @AGA:
    Read it genius. She’s promoting the whole Charity.. not just Haiti’s existing chapter. If you weren’t so self righteous maybe your comprehension would improve haaaaaaaaaaa

  • anne

    i am not a fan of angie’s films however, i have great respect for her personally and what she is doing. i’m going to contact SOS children’s villages and find out how i can give money to them. it has not exactly been the greatest of years for me but what little i can spare i will gladly send them.

  • Tim

    Give what you can to help the people of Haiti and move on from that stupid Aniston/Jolie nonsense – this is the real world about people really suffering and not some tabloid crap.

  • to canada girl

    How high will the comment number get? Any guesses?
    ______________________________________________

    this thread is about something important that angie is involved in; SOS children’s villages why do you want to make a game out of it?

  • to tim

    what does this post have to do jennifer aniston? why did you have to bring her into this. are you trying to irriate people. leave it alone.

  • So Judgemental

    I am a fan of the Jolie Pitt’s but I find it odd that she isn’t participating in the charity function tonight being friends with Clooney and Wyclif. Esp since Brad will be there to man the phones or talk.

    Also strange that she used singular in parent vs parents.

    If she doesn’t show up on tonight presentation it will be odd.. esp if she is in NY for the photo shoot.. aren’t they doing the telethon from both coasts?

    Am I the only one puzzled?

  • pokeman

    love her. she is such a wonderful & good hearted person. i so proud to be a fan.

  • Hiya

    She can afford to adopt the whole world. Why doesn’t she?

  • Sheesh

    “It’s About Haiti”
    .
    .
    NO …It (the post) is about SOS Children’s Villages and Angelina’s support for them . They are present in Haiti. The money will go to the whole charity. You people are completely nutz .
    ..
    I ask you to please learn more about and consider supporting SOS Children’s VillageS.”

  • pokeman

    can we please stop talking about maniston. this is about angie’s work to support SOS children’s Village.

  • to so judgemental

    why are you puzzled? not every A-list celebrity if required to particpate in the function tonight. in case, you haven’t noticed; angie and brad have been deeply involved in charities such as SOS for years. angie have travelled to some of the worst places on earth in order to help provide children with better lives. as for not showing up tonight; i wouldn’t read too much into that. first of all, i have no doubt that angie and brad have contributed a lot of money to haiti. second, not every committment can be broken on ‘short” notice.

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