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Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively reveal will match $25,000 in donations for foodbank

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively are set to match $25,000 in donations for Greater Vancouver Food Bank’s Baby Steps Programme in their latest show of philanthropy.

The kindly announcement that Ryan, 46, and Blake, 35, was made by the organisation on Twitter on Tuesday.

Greater Vancouver Food Bank posted: ‘This holiday season, @vancityreynolds and @blakelively will be matching your donations up to $25,000 in support of our Baby Steps nutrition program!’

Charity: Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively are set to match $25,000 in donations for Greater Vancouver Food Bank’s Baby Steps Programme this Christmas

They continued: ‘Please join them in helping local babies in need of formula, diapers, and baby food. Donate today: http://ow.ly/ovtV50M7NGl’

Ryan retweeted the post and wrote: ‘Blake and I are thrilled to support @VanFoodBank.’

He continued: ‘So many babies without basic needs being met right now. If you donate, we’ll match it. And if you need a little help, check out foodbank.bc.ca.’

Donation: The announcement was made by the charity on Tuesday afternoon. The celebrity couple, pictured in November, will help babies in need of formula, diapers and baby food

Donation: The announcement was made by the charity on Tuesday afternoon. The celebrity couple, pictured in November, will help babies in need of formula, diapers and baby food

Couple: Ryan posted 'So many babies without basic needs being met right now. If you donate, we’ll match it. And if you need a little help, check out foodbank.bc.ca'. (Blake and Ryan in May)

Couple: Ryan posted ‘So many babies without basic needs being met right now. If you donate, we’ll match it. And if you need a little help, check out foodbank.bc.ca’. (Blake and Ryan in May)

It comes after the celebrity couple made another of generosity in February  following the outbreak of war in Ukraine.

Ryan and Blake revealed that he and Blake would match donations up to $1 million made to the United Nations Refugee Agency in support of Ukrainian refugees.

‘In 48 hours, countless Ukrainians were forced to flee their homes to neighboring countries,’ Ryan wrote on a retweet of a post by the non-profit organization.

Helping out: Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively demonstrated their immense generosity amid the outbreak of war in Ukraine in February

Helping out: Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively demonstrated their immense generosity amid the outbreak of war in Ukraine in February

He continued, ‘They need protection. When you donate, we’ll match it up to $1,000,000, creating double the support.’

The UN Refugee Agency’s original tweet read: ‘Right now, the crisis in Ukraine is forcing families to flee their homes. 

‘Please make a donation today to send lifesaving aid to displaced Ukrainians, and @VancityReynolds & @blakelively will match your gift $1-for-$1 up to $1,000,000.’

Helping out: Shortly before the premiere, she and her husband pledged on social media to double donations made to the United Nations Refugee Agency in support of Ukrainian refugees up to $1 million

Fundraising: Blake also shared the announcement on her own Instagram page, posting a photo of a mother with a child wearing a jacket in the Ukrainian colors of blue and yellow

Blake also shared the announcement on her own Instagram page, posting a photo of a mother with a child wearing a jacket in the Ukrainian colors of blue and yellow. 

The Gossip Girl star wrote, ‘@vancityreynolds and I are doubling every dollar donated to @usaforunhcr up to $1,000,000 link in bio to donate.

‘@usaforunhcr is on the ground helping the 50,000+ Ukrainians who had to flee their homes in less than 48 hours. 

Ryan and Blake, who tied the knot in 2012 and share son James, seven, and daughters Inez, five, and Betty, two, have frequently stepped up over the years to lend a hand in times of crises. 

In February, the couple donated another $1 million to Feeding America and Food Banks Canada amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The two had already contributed $500,000 each to the organizations when the pandemic first began in 2020.

In January, Ryan and Blake gave $13,000 to a fundraiser supporting Welsh soccer player Jordan Davies and his girlfriend Kelsey Edwards after the stillbirth of their son.

Last September, the couple gave $1 million to American Civil Liberties Union and NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.

Other acts of generosity by the pair include donating $500,000 to help homeless people. 

Magnanimous: Ryan and Blake, who tied the knot in 2012 and share son James, seven, and daughters Inez, five, and Betty, two, have frequently stepped up over the years to lend a hand in times of crises

Magnanimous: Ryan and Blake, who tied the knot in 2012 and share son James, seven, and daughters Inez, five, and Betty, two, have frequently stepped up over the years to lend a hand in times of crises

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