The Lunchbox Fund raises over 200K for kids
Celebrities take a lot of stick for being self-absorbed attention-hounds who contribute little to society-- but, every once in a while, they redeem themselves. The non-profit organization The Lunch Box Fund recently put celebrity name recognition to good use with a star-studded charity event that raises money for hungry schoolchildren in South Africa, many of whom have to deal with rampant rates of AIDS afflicting both them and their parents in addition to not being offered adequate nutrition in schools.
Among the live entertainment at the event hosted by Salman Rushdie and Michael Stipe at Mario Batali's Del Posto in New York, was Alan Cumming performing a musical medley mash-up. Over $200,000 was raised thanks to an amazing array of cool auctioned items, including an original short story by Rushdie, a handwritten musical score by minimalist master Philip Glass, a Chuck Close triptych, photos of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, and hand-made work from musicians Hugh Masekela and Sting. We love it when a plan comes together.
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