A host of Hollywood mothers and their significant others came out in support of Baby2Baby’s third annual gala at The Book Bindery in Culver City, Calif., on Saturday night.
Raising funds and awareness, the nonprofit organization, which distributes new and gently used items to low-income children in Los Angeles, honored Kate Hudson for her philanthropic efforts and involvement with the charity.
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“I always say, ‘Just don’t say anything that’s going to make me emotional,’” said Hudson of mother Goldie Hawn, who presented her the award. “I’m excited and happy she came out. It’s really a family event.”
Along with Baby2Baby co-presidents Kelly Sawyer Patricof and Norah Weinstein, familiar faces included ambassadors Jessica Alba, Julie Bowen and Nicole Richie, and board members Jennifer Meyer Maguire, Sara Foster, Jenni Kayne, Michelle Monaghan, Jada Paul, Busy Philipps, Molly Sims and Rachel Zoe.
“The growth of the organization has been amazing,” said Alba. “There are so many families that still need to be served in Los Angeles. We’ve gotten up to 80,000, but we want to be able to help all of them and then go nationwide — that’s the goal.”
Sponsored by Tiffany & Co. and others, the night, emceed by Will Arnett, began with a silent auction, followed by a dinner overseen by the city’s top chefs, and a performance by R&B group TLC. Other guests included Kurt Russell, Oliver Hudson, Joel Madden, Zach Braff, Vince Vaughn and Kerry Washington.
“There are so many moms out there that need support, and this organization gives it to them,” said Washington. “It’s an honor to be here.”