Ryan Reynolds and wife Blake Lively have taken a stand against the separation of migrant children from their families at the US-Mexico border by donating $2 million to ‘NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF)' and the ‘Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights'.
Each organization will receive a gift of $1 million each. “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," the couple said in a joint statement. “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."
“LDF is thrilled to receive this generous gift from Blake and Ryan," LDF president and director-counsel Sherrilyn Ifill said in a statement to ET.
“We have been impressed by the strength of their commitment and support, and by their sincere and deep concern about the issues that lie at the core of LDF's work. They are among an increasing circle of artists and everyday people who recognize that each of us must play a role in protecting and strengthening our democracy, and who understand that racial justice is central to the integrity of our nation. We extend our gratitude to Blake and Ryan and encourage others to follow their lead," she added.
Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights also thanked the Hollywood couple for ‘extraordinary' gift for immigrant children.
Earlier, Reynolds has used his fame to bring awareness to families being separated at the border.