Angelina Jolie gives generous donation to boys’ lemonade stand raising money for Yemen!
Angelina Jolie made an “extremely generous”
donation to two 6-year-old boys who set up a lemonade stand fundraiser for
Yemen amid its humanitarian crisis.Although Jolie, 45, never visited Ayaan
Moosa and Mikaeel Ishaaq’s stand in London, England, she still showed her
The children posted a signed note on
Instagram showing what they received from the “Maleficient” star.
“Dear Ayaan and Mikaeel, Thank you for
what you and your friends are doing to help children in Yemen,” she wrote.
“I’m sorry I’m not able to buy a lemonade from you, but I’d still like to
make a donation to your stand.”The two boys also posted a video thanking
Jolie for the donation and offering a cup of lemonade to her the next time
she’s in London.
The actress plans to visit Ayaan and
Mikaeel on her next trip, a source told People.“9 weeks on from the initial
fundraiser .. the lemonaid [sic] boys have received an extremely generous
donation from Angelina Jolie along with this amazing card!” the two children
wrote in a post on Instagram. “We are blown away!! One of the biggest stars in
the world 🌍”
The 6-year-old boys didn’t know who Jolie
was when they got the donation.
“When our dads were telling us about
her, they said she was really pretty, really good actress, really nice person, and
then we knew who she was,” Ayaan told NBC.
Angelina Jolie arrives at the premiere of
Disney’s “Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil” at the El Capitan Theatre on
Sept. 30, 2019 in Los Angeles.
His mother Adeela said, “This is beyond our
wildest dreams.”Ayaan’s father Shakil added, “To get the recognition of
somebody who genuinely cares, that really meant a lot to us.”
The actress was appointed as a U.N. Special
Envoy in 2012 and is actively involved in a variety of humanitarian relief