Indian American Actress Mindy Kaling Celebrates 40th Birthday by Donating $40k to Various CharitiesHollywood News

June 26, 2019 07:02
Indian American Actress Mindy Kaling Celebrates 40th Birthday by Donating $40k to Various Charities

(Image source from: Boston Magazine)

An Indian American actress Mindy Kaling celebrated her 40th birthday on June 24 by donating a cool grand to 40 different charities and asking fans for suggestions on where to contribute.

The Mindy Project actress announced her plans on Monday through her social media handles: “I’m so grateful to have my wonderful, peaceful life w/ my daughter Katherine. How lucky am I to turn 40? I would love to express my gratitude by donating $1000 to 40 different charitable orgs that help others. Pls suggest some! I will kick it off by giving $1000 to @RAICESTEXAS!”

There were around 12,000 replies on Twitter alone and taking suggestions from her followers, the Boston native picked half of the lucky recipients within a few hours of putting out her call.

She is sending money to charities focusing on children’s health, Down syndrome and nature preservation, as well as LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) groups and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

“Two more great organizations, from my hometown, Boston! @RosiesPlace @PineStreetInn #37-#38″

“My last $1000 is going to @ThePadProject1, which was the subject of the Oscar-winning documentary “Period. End of Sentence.” It supplies steady incomes to women and creates pads to women in areas where they don’t exist! #40,” she tweeted.

Ending the session, Kaling promised: “Thanks everyone who suggested all the worthy organizations for me to give to. I hope you were as inspired as I was! There’s so many more and I promise to keep giving.”

Kaling’s latest movie, “Late Night” starring Emma Thompson and Kaling, opened in theaters June 12. She is reportedly involved in making another feature on a big fat Indian wedding theme.

-Sowmya Sangam

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