Philanthropic Jennifer Lawrence donates $2 million to children's charity

Flora Bell

Hollywood star Jennifer Lawrence is giving back. The Hunger Games actress has donated $2M to a children’s charity in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. The 25-year-old announced that she had set up the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Kosair Children’s Hospital, via a video message.

"As part of my effort to help these children and caregiver, I challenge the entire community to get behind this cause and help my gift by raising an additional $2M to support all of these brave and inspiring children," said the Oscar winner in the clip.

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Jennifer Lawrence has donated $2M to a children's hospital in her hometown of Louisville

The actress’ kind donation comes after she visited patients in the children’s hospital on Christmas Eve. Veroncica Tracie, mother of Bria who is being treated at the centre, was delighted to meet the award winner. "She was very sweet, genuine and I could sense the beauty of her soul. You know how some people just light up a room, or you just feel comfortable in their presence," she said.

Before focusing on her ambition to become an actress, Jennifer was an assistant nurse at her parent’s summer camp and intended on becoming a nurse. Speaking on the chat show Live! With Kelly and Michael she revealed: "I actually had a five year plan when I came out here to act. I was like ‘'I’ll give it five years, and if that doesn’t work, I’ll go to nursing school.'"

The actress planned on being a nurse before she became a Hollywood actress

On Friday, following the star’s announcement of her new foundation, Jennifer’s parents visited the children’s centre to speak to the press about their daughter’s generous donation. "She’s all about giving…she’s not materialistic," said her mum Karen. "[She] has the biggest heart of anybody I know."

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