Children have been Gwyneth Paltrow’s biggest academics. “They really could force me to be a better person in a million ways,” Paltrow shared on the annual Baby2Baby gala in Los Angeles Saturday, the place the mom of two was honored with the non-profit’s Giving Tree Award for her dedication to kids’s causes.
The group, led by co-presidents Kelly Sawyer Patricof and Norah Weinstein, offers low-income households with primary wants for youngsters below 12 years outdated.
“For a mother to have to make a choice between food, diapers and clothing for their children is unacceptable in this day and age,” Paltrow mentioned throughout her acceptance speech. “We’re living in a time where we really need to come together as a community and do what we can and really uplift each other.”
Among Paltrow’s supporters have been Robert Downey Jr, Stella McCartney, Reese Witherspoon and Drew Barrymore, who all showered her with reward in a pre-recorded video section.
“I resurrected her film career,” Downey, Paltrow’s “Iron Man” co-star, quipped in the course of the message, including that in three phrases he would describe her as: “Sister I’ve kissed.”
Some of the opposite visitors included January Jones, Russell Simmons, Molly Sims, Rachel Zoe, Julie Bowen, Rachel Bilson and R&B group SWV.
“I’ve gotten to know her as a funny, sweet and warm business leader. It’s an honor and she really is a wonderful person inside and out,” mentioned Jessica Alba, who was the primary recipient of the Giving Tree award.
Busy Philipps shared that coming from a spot of privilege is without doubt one of the motivating forces behind the non-profit’s celeb supporters. “When you’re on a television show and you announce you’re pregnant, all of a sudden boxes start arriving at your manager, agent and publicist for you and your baby,” Philipps defined. “I can actually go to Target and buy all this stuff. That’s why I got involved in the first place.”
After an public sale led by Jessica Biel, Nicole Richie and Kristen Bell, the group introduced that greater than $three.eight million was raised.