"Once you have children in your life, you can no longer close your eyes to people...who are in a similar situation," Reese Witherspoon has said. Perhaps that's why the actress and mother is a staunch supporter of another non-profit to be featured on Idol Gives Back, the Children's Defense Fund. The organization works as an advocate for disadvantaged children, and Witherspoon, who is a board member, has personally funded two of CDF's Freedom Schools. Footage of her visit to New Orleans will be screened during Idol Gives Back.
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