Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds Donate $2 million To Defend the Rights Of Immigrant Children
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds said that they wanted to help the immigrant children who have been separated from their families and kept in detention
When it comes to talking about power couples, Hollywood's Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are one of the duos that take the lead. The two got married in September 2012 after they were cast together in 2010's Green Lantern. They now have two daughters together named James and Inez Reynolds, and are one of the most talked about celebrity couples of the time. While Blake and Ryan are often found taking digs at each other for fun or turning heads at the red carpet, this time around, they have decided to do something for the society and for the greater good.
The couple has donated about $2 million to NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and the Center for Immigrant Children's Rights, to protect kids who have been separated from their families. The donation will also help them advance towards social justice. In a statement, Blake and Ryan said, "We’re blown away by the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and the Young Center’s commitment to not only justice and democracy, but humanity. Over the last few years, our perspective has grown and we’ve realized we have to do everything possible to foster more compassion and empathy in this world. History’s being written right now. We’re grateful to give back to organizations who give voice to so many."
The Center for Immigrant Children's Rights is the only non-profit organisation in the US that provides lawyers to unaccompanied and separated immigration children who are currently in detention. The funds provided by Blake and Ryan will offer financial support to the kids and ensure that the advocates hired to fight their cases and defend their rights in the best possible. The donation given by the couple will also help fight against the attacks on immigrant children and propose a better immigration system that recognises children and their needs. The Center for Immigrant Children's Right is very grateful to Blake and Ryan for their donations.