Natalie Portman is giving back for her birthday this year.
In honour of turning 39 on June 9, the Oscar-winning actress teamed up with the A New Way Of Life Foundation, a charity that helps women adjust to life after incarceration.
To celebrate, Portman promised to match any donation to the foundation, up to $100,000, made by her birthday. Portman has yet to reveal how much was raised.
“I am in deepest gratitude for Susan’s work, which helps heal our broken world,” Portman shared on Instagram.
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For my birthday this year, I will be matching donations to Susan Burton's @anewwayoflifela, up to $100k (for the next 24 hours). Link in bio to donate. I am in deepest gratitude for Susan's work, which helps heal our broken world. Ever since I first read Susan Burton’s book Becoming Ms. Burton, I’ve been committed to supporting her organization A New Way of Life — which provides formerly incarcerated women with a safe place to sleep and a chance to rebuild their lives. The vast majority of these women have children and are victims of sexual or physical assault. Often, when they are released, they have no resources and the cycle of entrapment within the criminal justice system continues. While there are so many great organizations fighting for racial justice, @anewwayoflifela is Susan’s solution to ending mass incarceration and healing communities. Please join me today in supporting @anewwayoflifela if you’re able ❤️
She added, “Please join me today in supporting @anewwayoflifela if you’re able ❤️.”
Read more about Portman’s choice of charity here.