- Angelina Jolie heard the story of two young boys from London selling lemonade to raise funds for Yemen.
- She immediately contacted the families of Ayaan and Mikaeel to make an “extremely generous” donation with an undisclosed amount.
- According to PEOPLE, the boys have reportedly raised more than $76,000 to date.
It’s not new to hear Angelina Jolie doing philanthropic activities, but it is still heartwarming every time she does something good and special for other people — like what she did for the two young boys from London who are raising funds for humanitarian purposes.
The 45-year-old actress made an “extremely generous” donation last week to the two 6-year-old boys who are selling lemonade to raise money for the needy people in war-torn Yemen.
“Dear Ayaan and Mikaeel, Thank you for what you and your friends are doing to help children in Yemen,” Jolie wrote a letter addressed to Ayaan Moosa and Mikaeel Ishaaq complete with her signature. “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.”
Jolie, now a mother of six, has learned about the boys’ story and immediately contacted their families through her office to make the donation. She too is concerned for the people in Yemen as it is considered to have the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, according to PEOPLE.
Ayaan and Mikaeel run their own stand of freshly made lemonade, with the help of their parents, and sell them for $3 each cup. They started their little venture in the summer after they saw videos of Yemen, says the NBC News.
“They have nothing, like, the things you need to survive. They have no water, food, oil. And we have all of those things and that’s why we help them,” Ayaan told the outlet.
The boys are so grateful for the famous actress and posted their sweet video thanking Jolie on their Instagram account, LemonAid Boys. They even said they’d give her a glass of lemonade should she visit London again.The actress also expressed her plan to meet the boys when she visits the U.K.
Although the boys’ families did not disclose how much Jolie had donated, they were reported to have raised more than $76,000 to date. The money they earn goes to One Nation — a U.K.-based charity organization that provides food, water, and other necessary supply to the people of Yemen.