EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Paulson on Why the K.I.N.D Fund Is So Close to Her Heart

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The spotlight may have been on gowns and trophies, but Sarah Paulson opened up about a cause close to her heart at the recent Golden Globe awards.

The American Horror Story star chatted to ET’s Carly Steel about her determination to help kids around the globe get the best education they can by having the one thing most young people take for granted -- a desk!

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“The K.I.N.D Fund is [for] kids in need of desks for Children in Malawi,” the Golden Globe winner explained. “It raises money. Lawrence O'Donnell started this charity several years ago and it's an incredible charity that creates opportunities for children to actually have places to learn and desks to sit at instead of on the floor.”

Paulson added how she became involved with the organization after being moved by the detrimental effect not having a desk could have on a child’s ability to learn.

“Any being in the world wants to learn,” she said. “[But] when you're not able to do it in a comfortable way that encourages allowing knowledge to permeate your mind and stay there, because you're not comfortable and you're not able to… “

“Also, [to] have a place of power,” she continued. “You go into school and this is your desk, this is your chair, this is where you do your learning and work, and it should be that way. Everyone should have that.”

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The 42-year-old’s star power has already done wonders for the organization, with O’Donnell sharing how donations have rocketed thanks to Paulson’s involvement.

“Sarah Paulson's support has been fantastic,” he told ET. “She helped us set a record this year for contributions."

Find out more about K.I.N.D here or make a donation here.

See more on Paulson’s night out at the Golden Globes in the video below.