By Courtney Higgs
Nov 20, 2018 @ 3:30 pm
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Every year, an organization called Baby2Baby, which provides low-income children with clothing, diapers, and basic necessities, holds an annual gala attended by celebrity backers with the aim of raising money for the cause. This year, the Nov. 10 gala had a more somber atmosphere in the wake of the California wildfires. When news of the fires broke, Baby2Baby sprang into action right away, tapping into its celebrity network for contributions.

“I don’t know one person in Los Angeles who’s not effected by it,” actress and host Busy Philipps told us before taking the stage at the Baby2Baby gala with Modern Family actress Julie Bowen to lead the charge in collecting donations.

The event saw a parade of celeb participants in the evening’s program, including board member Jessica Alba, Jenna Dewan, Kelly Rowland and Zoe Saldana, who helped drive home Baby2Baby’s mission of protecting the most vulnerable among us—kids. Over the course of the evening, donors raised upwards of four million dollars that will go directly to families in need, across the US.

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“I’ve seen it first hand, I see the way it affects the children when they get that one thing they needed,” the evening’s Giving Tree award recipient Amy Adams said. “I saw a group of children excited because they got socks. It’s really amazing the way they’ve identified this need and then gone head first into this organization, expanding it to different states and to disaster relief. They’re inspiring.”

 

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Baby2Baby is still accepting donations for the Camp Fire, Hill Fire & Woolsey Fire victims in California, as well as essentials for families year-round. Donate at Baby2Baby.org.