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Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds step out after pledging a MILLION in donations for Ukrainian refugees


Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively were spotted out on a stroll in New York City following their million-dollar pledge to aid Ukrainian refugees over the weekend.

The married couple stepped out arm-in-arm together on a chilly February Sunday following the generous Twitter announcement by Reynolds, 45, a day prior.

Since Vladimir Putin’s army invaded the sovereign nation last week, hundreds of thousands of refugees have fled into neighboring countries seeking safe shelter.

Generosity: Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively were spotted out on a stroll in New York City following their million-dollar pledge to aid Ukrainian refugees over the weekend

Generosity: Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively were spotted out on a stroll in New York City following their million-dollar pledge to aid Ukrainian refugees over the weekend

Blake, 34, sported a trendy ensemble fit for the cold winter weather in a pair of wide-leg plaid slacks tucked into lace-up burgundy Chanel boots.

She carried the burgundy tone up through her wool zip up coat which the actress layered over a black sweater and warm scarf.

The Gossip Girl star hooked on arm through her husband’s as they walked down the sidewalk in Manhattan.

Reynolds was bundled up in a navy hoodie and matching puffer vest with knit gloves and a beanie in the same shade. He paired the warm ensemble with khaki pants and sneakers.  

Doing their part and then some: On Saturday, the couple revealed their pledge to match donations up to $1 million made to the United Nations Refugee Agency in support of Ukrainian refugees

Doing their part and then some: On Saturday, the couple revealed their pledge to match donations up to $1 million made to the United Nations Refugee Agency in support of Ukrainian refugees

Tragic: The United Nations is reporting that, so far, more than 400,000 citizens have fled Ukraine in the wake of the deadly invasion and that number is expected to grow

Tragic: The United Nations is reporting that, so far, more than 400,000 citizens have fled Ukraine in the wake of the deadly invasion and that number is expected to grow

On Saturday, the couple revealed their pledge to 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.

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

The United Nations is reporting that, so far, more than 400,000 citizens have fled Ukraine in the wake of the deadly invasion. That number is expected to grow. 

A majority of the refugees are seeking safety in Poland with thousands of others fleeing to ‘Hungary, Moldova, Slovakia and Romania,’ the Washington Post reported. 

In need: A majority of the refugees are seeking safety in Poland with thousands of others fleeing to 'Hungary, Moldova, Slovakia and Romania,' the Washington Post reported

In need: A majority of the refugees are seeking safety in Poland with thousands of others fleeing to ‘Hungary, Moldova, Slovakia and Romania,’ the Washington Post reported 

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.’ 

According to United Nations Refugee Agency, approximately three million Ukrainians will be in need of humanitarian aide as a result of the Russian invasion. 

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

Fundraising: According to United Nations Refugee Agency, approximately three million Ukrainians will be in need of humanitarian aide as a result of the Russian invasion

Fundraising: According to United Nations Refugee Agency, approximately three million Ukrainians will be in need of humanitarian aide as a result of the Russian invasion

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

‘@usaforunhcr is providing life saving aid, and also working with neighboring countries to ensure protection for these families.  

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. 

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

'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,' The UN Refugee Agency tweeted

‘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,’ The UN Refugee Agency tweeted

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 youth in Ryan’s native country of Canada, giving $40,000 to aid in Haiti’s earthquake recovery efforts and contributing $2 million to support immigrant children’s rights.

Philanthropists: Earlier this month, the couple donated another $1 million to Feeding America and Food Banks Canada amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Seen in 2016

Philanthropists: Earlier this month, the couple donated another $1 million to Feeding America and Food Banks Canada amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Seen in 2016

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