Hugh Jackman Announces Charities to Receive $50,000 Pledges

News   Hugh Jackman Announces Charities to Receive $50,000 Pledges Stage and screen actor Hugh Jackman has revealed that the non-profit organizations Charity Water and Operation of Hope will receive $50,000 each as part of his online pledge.
Oscar host Hugh Jackman.
Oscar host Hugh Jackman.

The Tony winner announced via Twitter that he will split his $100,000 pledge between CharityWater, which provides clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations, and OperationofHope, an organization of doctors who volunteer to perform free facial reconstructive surgeries for children in developing countries. Jackman first made the announcement that he would donate $100,000 to one charity via Twitter on April 14. The actor encouraged his fellow Twitterers to post their favorite charities and causes, in order to help him make his selection.

Numerous people flocked to the Twitter page to share their thoughts on which charity should receive the pledge, prompting Jackman to reply, "Your suggestions have been informative, touching and inspiring. Please keep them coming. You are educating thousands by sharing your causes."

Jackman earned a Tony Award for his work in the Broadway musical The Boy From Oz. His stage credits include Oklahoma! at the National Theatre and award-winning work in productions of Sunset Boulevard and Beauty and the Beast in Australia. His numerous screen credits include "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," "Australia," "Scoop," "Someone Like You," "Swordfish," "Kate and Leopold," "Van Helsing," "The Prestige" and "The Fountain."

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