January 10, 2011
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January 10, 2011

Brad Pitt’s brother, Doug Pitt, is climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in an effort to bring safe drinking water to African communities. Philanthropy apparently runs in the family. Doug Pitt – a photojournalist, father of three and Brad Pitt”s brother – is on Day 4 of a climb up Africa’s highest peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro. It’s part of an effort to bring clean, safe drinking water to African communities.

Pitt blogged on Sunday: “After an early wake-up call of 5:45 a.m. the team walked more than nine miles reaching an elevation of 14,800-feet for lunch. The pace has slowed to make sure that everyone’s bodies adjust to the new altitudes, but spirits are still high despite cold temperatures and frequent rain.”

Read more. Thanks Gabriella.

January 3, 2011

Generous Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have donated $2 million to the African wildlife sanctuary where they spent Christmas with their kids.

The superstar couple’s Jolie-Pitt Foundation has made the donation to the Naankuse Wildlife Sanctuary in Namibia to help its efforts to protect animals and improve the lives of local people.

The couple, whose daughter Shiloh was born in Namibia, are close friends of the directors and founders of Naankuse, Rudie and Marlice van Vuuren.

The donation to the Naankuse Mission project is being made in Shiloh’s name.

Angelina said: ‘We want her to be very involved and grow up with the understanding of her country of birth. “We have known Rudie and Marlice for many years and continue to be impressed by their hard work and dedication to the people and conservation of the land and wildlife of Namibia.”

Brad and Angelina and their six children spent a week at the sanctuary over the festive period.

Read more. Thanks Gabriella.

December 31, 2010

On Wednesday, just days after celebrating the holidays in Namibia, Africa, the couple made an impromptu stop at the St. John’s Jane Pitt Pediatric Cancer Center in Springfield, Mo., the town where Pitt grew up.

“They called a little bit ahead, about an hour ahead, and requested to tour the pediatric center,” hospital spokesperson Cora Scott said Thursday. “They stayed about 45 minutes. It was a very nice visit.”

Last year, Pitt and Jolie, along with Pitt’s brother and sister and their families, donated $1 million to St. John’s Foundation for Community Health and dedicated the pediatric cancer center to Pitt’s mother, Jane.

“Jane Pitt is a gem in our community,” Scott said. “She’s a very wonderful woman who cares so very much about the well being of children.”

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