Magazine article Variety

Save the Children

Magazine article Variety

Save the Children

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OLIVIA WILDE has long been a champion of philanthropic causes, from starting the Academy for Peace and Justice in Haiti to co-founding Conscious Commerce, an e-commerce website that promotes the causes, brands, people and lifestyles affecting positive change in the world.

On Feb. 25, Wilde, currently starring in the HBO series about the '70s music biz, "Vinyl," is being honored at Variety's third annual unite4:humanity event for her work as an artist ambassador for infant, child and maternal health at Save the Children. The non-governmental organization provides aid and support to children in both the U.S. and developing countries around the world. In 2014 alone, the non-profit helped more than 166 million kids.

"I felt very connected to the international mothering community throughout my own pregnancy and the birth of my son," says Wilde, "and I realized I had won the lottery, so to speak, and how lucky we are to not be terrified of our child dying at birth or dying within the first three months of life."

Wilde was introduced to Save the Children through friend and organization board member Jennifer Garner. …

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