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Gisele Bündchen Donates $1M to New Children’s Shelter in Miami

Gisele Bündchen is supporting children and youth in Miami with a generous donation to a new children’s shelter.

The supermodel has gifted $1 million to fund the development of a playground as well as youth programs at the new Children’s Village being built at Lotus House, a safe space for homeless women.

“I have no words to express my gratitude for places like the @lotushouseshelter, the largest women’s shelter in America, as they provide a haven that allows women and children to heal, reclaim their lives, and build a foundation for the future,” Gisele writes on Instagram, after attending the site to break ground this week.

 

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“I am grateful to help fund the building of the new Children’s Village, which will bring education and play, creating new possibilities for children in need.”

According to Lotus House’s website, the shelter which opened in 2006 has helped over 10,000 women and children.

 

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More recently, Gisele opened up about her divorce from retired NFL star Tom Brady after 13 years of marriage. In a March, 2023 interview with Vanity Fair, she used the analogy of a dream to describe her emotions:

“It’s tough because you imagine your life was going to be a certain way and you did everything you could, you know? I believed in fairy tales when I was a kid. I think it’s beautiful to believe in that. I mean, I’m so grateful I did…. You give everything you got to achieve your dream. You give a hundred per cent of yourself, and it’s heartbreaking when it doesn’t end up the way you hope for, and worked for, but you can only do your part.”

Gisele and Tom share two children together, 13-year-old Benjamin and 10 year-old Vivian.

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Nehal is an award-winning news presenter, author of "A Kids Book About Kindness Online" and founder of CelebrityKind. She has dedicated her career to creating connected and healthy spaces in the media. When she's not writing, you'll find Nehal hanging with family, dancing to Beyoncé, interpreting Taylor Swift lyrics or watching old eps of Oprah.