The other 500,000 dollars will go to the U.S.' Armed Services YMCA Operation Hero Program, which provides tutoring and counseling for children who have a parent stationed overseas or have lost a parent in the fighting. "These educational support programs for children of conflict are the best way to help them heal," People quoted Jolie, as saying. Pitt added: "We hope to encourage others to give to these great organizations."
Jolie, a United Nations goodwill ambassador, is well-known for her humanitarian work. In February, the actress went on her second trip to Iraq, for a State Department mission to research the displacement crisis. In May, she wrote an op-ed piece in The Washington Post calling for aid for Iraqi refugees.