Greek-American Hollywood star Jennifer Aniston is once again making her fans proud by donating massive sums to both COVID-19 relief charities and organizations working with the Black Lives Matter movement.
As our nation has dealt with a double crisis of both a global pandemic the US has not managed to keep in check, and countrywide protests against police brutality and racist institutions by Black Lives Matter, some celebrities have stepped up to offer their financial support.
Aniston has donated the massive sum of $1 million to Color of Change, a civil rights advocate organization that seeks to strengthen the political power and voice of black people in the US.
She is also auctioning off her nude portrait from “Friends”, taken by photographer Mark Seliger. All proceeds go to the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics, which provides free COVID-19 testing and medical care, especially to communities and families that are underserved.
Seliger will be auctioning off 25 portraits in total, including Aniston’s.
On her Instagram, Aniston posted a video of famous black writer James Baldwin talking about the need for change and progress immediately. She captioned it, “This week has been heartbreaking for so many reasons. We need to acknowledge that the racism and brutality in this country has been going on for a long time – and it’s NEVER been okay. As allies, who want equality and peace, it’s our responsibility to make noise, to demand justice, to educate ourselves on these issues, and more than anything, to spread love. How much more time are we willing to let pass without change? HOW MUCH MORE TIME?”.