John Travolta foundation donates money to Scientology

Published on 12 July 2011

A charitable foundation set up by John Travolta in aid of his late son Jett has reportedly donated 10 per cent of its total revenue to Scientology in 2011.

A charitable foundation set up by John Travolta in aid of his late son Jett donated 10 per cent of its total revenue to Scientology in 2011.
Since the Jett Travolta Foundation - which was created when the actor's 16-year-old son Jett died after hitting his head during a seizure while on holiday in the Bahamas - was set up, it has given away approximately $56,000.
According to website Showbiz411, tax filings for the year 2010-11 show $2,500 went to a Scientology detox charity in Ocala, Florida, while the Starlight Children's Foundation and the No Limits Limbs Loss Foundation received $5,000 apiece.
Those not benefiting from the cash include any charities supporting autism, despite it being confirmed by John his son suffered with the disease - which is not officially recognised by Scientology - in a Bahamian courtroom hearing.
John and his wife Kelly Preston recently admitted they were looking forward to a "new beginning" after the birth of baby son Benjamin last November.
He said: "It's been uplifting. Especially when he smiles at me and seems contented in my arms. He's given the house and renewed spirit and purpose. He's brought us a new beginning and his presence has brought joy to all the people who have wanted the best for us."