Room to Read went Hollywood a few weeks ago at the home of Will Ferrell and Viveca Paulin-Ferrell who hosted a beautiful event for us at their home in Los Angeles. We felt truly honored as this was the first charity fundraiser the Ferrell's have personally hosted at their house. Viveca along with event co-chairs, Lindsay Berger Sacks and Heidi Saffari, invited their friends and over 200 people turned out for an evening filled with familiar faces to raise money to support Room to Read. Will provided the opening act, Viveca served as auctioneer along with John Wood and with paddles in the air, the event raised close to $300,000 for Room to Read -- enough to support the building of four new schools, nine new libraries, 10,000 children’s books published in local languages and 256 years of girls’ education!
We invite you into the party through this special photo slideshow with guests including Jack Black, Molly Shannon, Zachary Gordon, Andy Richter, Amy Brenneman, Michael Pena and Fred Savage.
Special thanks to Will Ferrell and Viveca Paulin-Ferrell and the entire host committee who hope to make this an annual event for the Los Angeles community in order to raise awareness about Room to Read among Hollywood and promote the great work the organization does to change the world through education.