Mila Kunis raised $37 million for Ukrainian refugees and her work continues

Mila Kunis raised $37 million for UkraineDavid Livingston – Getty Images

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Mila Kunis is among the celebrities this year who stepped up to help the Ukrainian people in the midst of their war with Russia, and now they are recognized for their service.

The The luckiest girl in the world star joins Quinta Brunson, Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Hudson as one of the people Person of the year 2022an honor given to those who this year have used their platform to take action and inspire positive change in the world.

The actress, born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, and her husband, actor Ashton Kutcher, launched a GoFundMe in March at support ukrainian refugees. Their goal was to donate $3 million themselves and raise at least $30 million.

After raising awareness for the cause online, the stars were quickly able to raise more than $37 million from more than 10,0000 donors. And their work continues. “We can’t become desensitized,” Kunis told the publication. “Helping – not even asking, just doing – should be our standard.”

The funds went to Flex portan organization that provides relief resources and supplies to nonprofits on the ground, and to Airbnbwhich supports housing and the cost of living for those hosting refugees.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy thanked Kunis and Kutcher on Twitter for their support. End of March, the chef shared a photo of himself during a Zoom meeting with the acting couple. “@aplusk & Mila Kunis were among the first to respond to our grief. They have already raised $35m and are sending it to @flexport & @Airbnb to help the refugees. Grateful for their support. Impressed by their determination. They inspire the world . #StandWithUkraine,” he wrote.

Russian President Vladimir Putin launched his war against Ukraine in late February, and since then around 40,000 Ukrainian civilians have been killed and around 15-30 million displaced, per year. New York Times report.

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