No wonder this 27-year-old actress is one of our favorite celebs as she has the best Christmas tradition ever!
The Passengers actress visited Norton Children’s Hospital in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky on Sunday, to spread some holiday cheer among children.
Jennifer surprises the children’s hospital on every Christmas Eve since 2013 and spends the evening with patients and staff, talking, laughing and taking pictures.
Her visits are reportedly kept secret, with even media representative for the hospital being kept in the dark until the famous actress shows up. The Oscar-winning actress brought a huge smile on every kid’s face, kneeling next to their beds and taking pictures.
Jennifer was raised in Louisville by her mother Karen and father Gary who together ran a children’s day camp. She worked as an assistant nurse at the camp before she found her fame as an actress so helping kids runs in her veins.
In an interview, Jennifer revealed that she and her family met many wonderful children on her visits to the hospital and that their strength and courage inspire her.
Jennifer Lawrence Foundation Intensive Care
The hospital now even has a Jennifer Lawrence Foundation Intensive Care Unit after her generous $2 million donation back in February.
After her visit on Christmas Eve in 2016, she announced she will be donating the sum for the Intensive Care Unit and challenged the entire community to match her gift and raise another $2 million to support and help the children and caregivers.
The new wing of the hospital includes private rooms for children recovering after open heart surgeries, including heart transplant, heart failure and other severe conditions. Also, fourteen beds have been added for family members.
The young actress is the highest-paid actress in the world and the only star born in the 1990s to have won the acting Oscar for her role in Silver Linings Playbook.
This generous star can be next seen in Red Sparrow, the spy thriller based on the 2013 book by former CIA operative, Jason Matthews.
The movie, in which Jennifer portrays a Russian operative Dominika Ergova, is scheduled for release on 2 March, 2018. Her other project set for release in November 2018 is X-Men: Dark Phoenix.