1 hour ago 0 Shares Jennifer Aniston Has Donated Money To A Number Of Charities Sun Feb 10 2019 23:00:56 GMT+0000 (GMT) Sun Feb 10 2019 23:54:24 GMT+0000 (GMT) Jess Hardiman Jess Hardiman in Entertainment Powered by Dumplin' star Jennifer Aniston may be known for her countless film roles in light-hearted romantic comedies, or for…
Dumplin’starJennifer Anistonmay be known for her countless film roles in light-hearted romantic comedies, or for her portrayal of Daddy’s girl Rachael Green in long-running American sitcomFriends,but off-camera, she’s also grown a strong reputation for her philanthropic efforts.
According toLookToTheStars, which collates ‘celebrity charity news and information’, throughout her career,Aniston has supported a huge range of charities and foundations, including severalcancercauses likeStand Up To Cancer, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital,Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation, the LukeNeuhedelFoundation and theDana-Farber Cancer Institute.
She has also supported children’s and youth charities such as Urban Arts Partnership, Friends of El Faro and Clothes Off Our Back, along with human rights charities like US Campaign for Burma,OmniPeace, AmeriCares and Habitat for Humanity.
While Aniston – who turned 50 today – doesn’t usually talk publicly about her philanthropy, in a Christmas Day social media post a few years ago, her then-husband Justin Theroux shared theirfavouritecharities, alongside a selfie of he and Aniston.
An Instagram post from Christmas Day 2015 Aniston and Theroux revealed some of the couple’s favourite charities. Credit: Instagram/Justin Theroux
“Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas!”Therouxwrote, before adding:“If there’s any Xmas cheddar leftover…
A few of our favorite charities…@stjude,@bestfriendsanimalsociety,@austinpetsalive,@animalleague
Back in 2010, Aniston was involved in providing relief to victims of the Haiti earthquake. According to E! Online, the actor gave $500,000 toDoctors Without Borders, Partners in Health and AmeriCares. Aniston, and also participated in a ‘Hope For Haiti’ telethon, which drew 83 million viewers.
In October 2017, Anistonreportedlydonated a whopping $1 million to charity amid the destruction of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria – with $500,000 earmarked for the American Red Cross, and the other half going towards the Ricky Martin Foundation, which aimed its focus specifically in Puerto Rico.
Martin took to Twitter to personally thank the ‘amazing’ Aniston, saying she was helping save lives.
Recently we reportedthe cast ofFriendsmay be earning a nice boost to their paychecks, thanks to a new Netflix deal that may mean Aniston’s charity donations are far from over.
The deal reportedly cost Netflix a whopping $100 million (£78m), meaning the main stars will enjoy a pretty penny – with Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc and Matthew Perry receiving two per cent of profits, i.e. a further $1.4 million padding to their syndication earnings.
Happy Birthday, Jen!
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