Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively donate $500,000 to homeless youth in Canada ahead of the holiday season
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively are getting into the holiday giving spirit early with a hefty donation to a Canadian charitable organization.
The duo donated $250,000 to Covenant House Vancouver as well as another $250,000 to Covenant House Toronto to help support at-risk, homeless and trafficked youths across the “Deadpool” actor’s home country.
The organization has been operating for more than 40 years, according to its website, and seeks to help support young people who have been the victims of trafficking or are homeless due to outside circumstances in their lives.
“Ryan and Blake truly understand that young people who are facing homelessness deserve unconditional love and absolute respect. Their generous donation and compassionate support mean so much to Covenant House and we are truly grateful for their continued friendship. Just like Ryan and Blake, we hope this gift highlights the value of each and every youth; and inspires others to open their hearts to those struggling with the crisis of homelessness,” Krista Thompson, CEO of Covenant House Vancouver, shared in a blog post announcing the news.