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Ryan Reynolds And Blake Lively Donate $200k To Indigenous Women Leadership Initiative

Rae Batchelor 30 Jun 2020

One of the best parts about being a celebrity has to be being able to use your wealth and massive influence in order to help non-profit, charitable organizations and really make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate and less privilged.

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds have proven that they definitely agree with that!

Ryan and Blake are huge humanitarians.

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Not only are they an adorable, hilarious couple that are honestly part of one of the best families in Hollywood, they also love to put their money where their mouth is and make donations to the causes that they are passionate about.

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This includes a huge donation to Coady's Institute of $200k to support their new initiative to amplify indigenous women's voices and leadership.

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“We’re so happy to support the incredible work of the Coady Institute’s program with Indigenous Women,” Blake and Ryan said in a statement. “We’re blown away by the conversations we’ve had and the work they do and look forward to joining them on this journey.”

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What an awesome move!

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Leader of the program Karri-Lynn Paul also added, “These indigenous leaders are inspiring renewed energy on how to move forward with our work. Their insights and grounding of our work in the realities of grassroots indigenous women’s lives is an important piece in our journey."

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Paul continued.

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"They also talked about how we are enough, and how we need to prioritize programs that are created by indigenous women for indigenous women. This funding offers the opportunity to make that happen.”

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What an amazing donation!

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It's so awesome to see celebrities stepping up and helping out in places where it's so badly needed, and it's clear that this is something Blake and Ryan are very passionate about!

Way to go!

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