Sean Penn Hosts Star-Studded Charity Event for Haiti Relief

Sean Penn, Nick Jonas
Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for J/P Haitian Relief Organization

Sean Penn recently hosted a star-studded charity affair to help raise money for Haiti!

On January 7, just a day before the Golden Globes, celebs came out for Sean’s Haiti Rising Gala which was at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

After pics and interviews on the red carpet, there was a charity auction, which stars like Leonardo DiCaprio participated in and contributed to. In fact, Leo ended up taking home a commission from artist Ed Ruscha for $125,000!

Out of the auction and other donations, the annual event raised an amazing $37 million, which will go to the J/P Haitian Relief Organization and their work in assisting the people of Haiti!

Other celebrity guests included Diane Kruger, Elizabeth Olsen, Lily Collins, and Nick Jonas. Nick himself gave back to the cause, auctioning off a private acoustic personal concert, as well as joining the hosts for dinner, which went for a nice $80,000!

Always great to see celebrities using their platforms, talents, and even material things to give back to others who need it. The people of Haiti have been hit with so much turmoil, and need assistance terribly. The work that the J/P Haitian Relief Organization does is important, so this donation is definitely big for them!

 

 

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