Adding to an ever-growing portfolio of goodwill, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have donated $100,000 to help build the first modern medical facility in Duk County, Sudan. Called, The Duk Lost Boys Clinic, it will be run by Sudanese philanthropist John Dau, who is featured in the Pitt-produced documentary God Grew Tired Of Us. From the article,
“The Hollywood couple agreed to help Dau fund the clinic after hearing of his plans for the project at the Hollywood premiere of his film in January, according to People magazine. The clinic will open later this spring and serve more than 150,000 people.”
A pretty amazing contribution — and the impact of having such a modern facility in this part of the world will be far-reaching. John Dau seems particularly thankful saying, “”Words cannot express my gratitude and the gratitude of the people of Duk County. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt demonstrate the American spirit of generosity.”
Speaking of generosity, TIME magazine is running an article on the early life of Angelina and Brad’s newest adopted son. It seems that this boy was lucky in many ways to have landed where he is today. Let’s hope that he follows in his new parents footsteps and returns one day to help others just like him. This has “Hallmark Special” written all over it.