Philanthropy

George and Amal Clooney Are Donating $100,000 to Help Migrant Children

"We can't change this administration's policy, but we can help defend the victims of it."
IMAGE GETTY IMAGES/ EMMA MCINTYRE
Comments
  • The Clooney Foundation for Justice is donating $100,000 to help migrant children who have been separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.
  • George and Amal's donation benefits the Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights at the University of Chicago.
  • Between April and May, around 2,000 children were separated from their families, and that number is likely higher now.


George and Amal Clooney are stepping up in a big way to help migrant children who were separated from their parents at the border. On Wednesday, they announced that their Clooney Foundation for Justice donated $100,000 to the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights, a human-rights group that advocates for immigrant children.

“At some point in the future our children will ask us: is it true, did our country really take babies from their parents and put them in detention centers? And when we answer yes, they’ll ask us what we did about it. What we said. Where we stood,” Amal said in a statement. “We can’t change this administration’s policy, but we can help defend the victims of it.”


ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Amal and George Clooney with Nancy Pelosi at the March for Our Lives.

This is just the latest philanthropic effort to come from the Clooneys’ foundation. They have also partnered with the Southern Poverty Law Center to combat hate groups, worked with UNICEF to help Syrian refugees get an education, started a trial monitoring program to keep tabs on human rights violations, and sponsored the resettlement of Syrian and Yazidi refugees in the United States. They also donated $500,000 to the March for Our Lives after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, and showed up to the event in Washington in March.

The Young Center encourages people to take action against family separation by contacting elected officials, participating in a march on June 30, and signing up to be a volunteer child advocate.

“This Administration’s policy disregards international law and basic principles of human decency. To treat children in such a cruel manner not only violates their legal rights but also their basic needs,” Maria Woltjen, the executive director of the Young Center. “We are doing everything we can to advocate on behalf of the thousands of children who are separated and alone, and we are grateful for the generous support of George and Amal Clooney and the Clooney Foundation for Justice—it could not be more vital at this time.”

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

From: Harper's BAZAAR US

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

Comments
About The Author
Megan Friedman
View Other Articles From Megan Friedman
Comments
Latest Stories
 
Share
In the U.S., ticket pre-sales equaled those of Captain Marvel, Avengers: Infinity War, Aquaman, and The Last Jedi combined.
 
Share
 
Share
 
Share
Your spouse may not know you’re cheating, but the florist, hotel concierge, and the Maître D' definitely do. What’s giving you away?
 
Share
The Al Thani family has amassed over 400 pieces, from Mughal emeralds to Golconda diamonds.
 
Share
DVF has spent more than four decades on the front lines of fashion. Now she’s bringing her granddaughter, Talita, into the family business.
 
Share
Welcome to Osteria Daniele, a sophisticated new restaurant specializing in high-end Italian fare.
 
Share
It’s everything you can expect and more from the World’s Best Airport.
 
Share
Get ready for beach season with these breezy button downs.
 
Share
The event took place in St George's Chapel-the venue for Eugenie's royal wedding this past fall.
 
Share
The 97-year-old royal was involved in a serious car accident earlier this year.
Load More Articles
CONNECT WITH US