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Natalie Portman Pledges to Match Charity Donations Up to $100,000

Natalie Portman Pledges to Match Charity Donations Up to $100,000

Natalie Portman is celebrating her 39th birthday by giving back.

In honor of her birthday on Tuesday (June 9), the Oscar winner announced she would be matching donations to the A New Way of Life charity up to $100,000 in order to help women adjusting to life after incarceration.

“For my birthday this year, I will be matching donations to Susan Burton’s @anewwayoflifela, up to $100k,” Natalie wrote on Instagram. “I am in deepest gratitude for Susan’s work, which helps heal our broken world. Ever since I first read Susan Burton’s book Becoming Ms. Burton, I’ve been committed to supporting her organization A New Way of Life — which provides formerly incarcerated women with a safe place to sleep and a chance to rebuild their lives.”

Natalie went on to explain the organization’s impact and how it helps women rebuild their life after being released from prison.

“The vast majority of these women have children and are victims of sexual or physical assault,” Natalie continued. “Often, when they are released, they have no resources and the cycle of entrapment within the criminal justice system continues. While there are so many great organizations fighting for racial justice, @anewwayoflifela is Susan’s solution to ending mass incarceration and healing communities. Please join me today in supporting @anewwayoflifela if you’re able ❤️”

Find out why Natalie said she initially “feared” the defund the police movement.

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