Meryl Streep Donates $10,000 to School in Viola Davis's Hometown

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The Help's Viola Davis may have missed out on an Oscar trophy at Sunday's Academy Awards, but she still walked away somewhat of a winner thanks to the night's big champ Meryl Streep.

On Monday, Streep -- who earned top honors for her portrayal in The Iron Lady -- donated $10,000 to a bankrupt charter school Davis supports in her Rhode Island hometown of Central Falls.

"We've just been screaming from the rooftops," Angelo Garcia, the founder and director of operations at the Segue Institute for Learning, told Reuters after news of Streep's donation was made public Tuesday. "We're excited Meryl Streep has gotten the ball rolling for us, but we recognize there's a long road ahead of us," he added.

Donating on behalf of her Silver Mountain Foundation for the Arts, Streep, 62, will soon see her funds put to good use, allowing the school to establish a capital campaign in hopes of raising $1.2 million to buy and renovate a nearby building and community center.