Funny and cute AF couple, Sacha Baron Cohen (or the alter ego we know him by, Borat) and his equally talented actress wife, Isla Fisher did something so generous this Christmas – they made a huge donation for a great cause.
According to an official statement released by both Save The Children and International Rescue Committee, a total amount of $1 Million was signed on by the couple, to be split equally between the international charitable organizations.
But the question is, why was such a huge amount extended in the first place? “500,000 Dollars will be used to fund a programme vaccinating more than 250,000 children against a potential measles outbreak in Northern Syria. The other half of the donation will be used to help fund the work to support families, with a special concern for women and children, both inside Syria and in neighboring countries who are suffering as a result of the ongoing conflict.”
The statement continued: “By allowing us to make their generous donation to Syrian children public, Sacha and Isla are helping highlight the tragedy of the issue today,” Forsyth wrote in a statement. “These are desperate times for Syrian families facing bombs, bullets and torture in Syria. The couple’s donation will save many thousands of lives and protect some of the most vulnerable children.”
IRC President, David Miliband said of the couple’s charitable action: “Sacha and Isla’s donation is a great expression of humanity, and a challenge to do more for the most vulnerable. I hope it is an example to many others seeking practical ways of making a difference during the Christmas and New Year season.”
Hope many other Hollywood celebrities and couples continue this philanthropic streak throughout the holiday season!