Angelina Jolie's Big Change

By: Sydney Brown

Who?

Angelina Jolie is an American actress and director who was born June 14, 1975 in Los Angeles. She is best known for her leading role in Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Maleficent, & her outstanding charity work.

Charity Work?

Aside from Angelina Jolie's acting career she nominates her time and effort towards Kids In Need of Defense, KIND for short. This charity aims to provide legal help and counseling to unaccompanied immigrant children in the U.S., so they can be treated fairly and compassionately in the system. The star teamed up with Microsoft & 2 other firms to establish this organization.

Why?

“These children often have nothing; no money, no support and no family, but many end up becoming lost, traumatized, and ultimately forgotten. These are the exact words Angelina Jolie said about this worldwide situation. Angelina Jolie supports KIND because she wants each one of these people's voices to be heard, and have the same legal rights as anybody else in this world... in this room even!

Support?

The star supported this charity by traveling overseas on an 18-day trip to Sierra Leone and Tanzania and met/helped Afghan refugees in Pakistan. She also donates money, so they can get the necessary supplies they need to survive.