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Brad Pitt's 'Make It Right' Charity To Turn Vacant 103-Year-Old School Into Housing Complex

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Since Hurricane Katrina, Brad Pitt's charity has been focused on building sustainable homes in New Orleans. But, now the generous star is branching out to give some much-needed attention to his home state.

The Make It Right organization pledged $2.3 million to turn the closed-down 103-year-old Bancroft School in Kansas City, Mo., into a housing complex and community center. It'll come complete with apartments, a gym and a healthcare center, reports.

"The good news today is that we are now going to make it right," Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II told the news source.

Cleaver announced the building project Monday, which will cost $14 million. Its funding will be generated from federal tax credits, low income housing tax credits, and Pitt's organization.

The work is part of Kansas City's Green Impact Zone, which works to gather resources to make a major impact in communities, one big project at a time.

"This is just the start," Cleaver told, "but it is a beautiful start."

Although Pitt did not make it to the announcement of the project, he is expected to be there at its finish in the spring of 2013, reports.

To get involved with Make It Right, click here.


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