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‘Believe in them’: Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively donate $500K to support at-risk Canadian youth

VANCOUVER — Actors Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively have continued their pandemic giving spree by donating $500,000 to support homeless and at-risk youth in Canada.
The couple pledged $250,000 to Covenant House Vancouver and another $250,000 to Covenant House Toronto, encouraging others to give what they can to help the organizations’ work in their respective communities.
That work includes providing warm meals, a safe space and even medical attention.
Reynolds, who has starred as multiple Marvel Comics characters over the years, said the social workers involved “do the work of heroes.”
“For us, helping Covenant House this way isn’t a donation, but an investment in compassion and empathy,” Reynolds said in a statement on the organization’s website.
The actor noted that most of the people who end up supported by Covenant House “have a story marked by extraordinary trauma.”
“They are so much more than that trauma. They have so much to offer ……

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