You can’t stop Sean Penn. You can only hope to contain him.
Just a couple of weeks after receiving an award from the Producer’s Guild of America for his humanitarian work in Haiti, the prolific actor/director/producer/writer/all-around awesome dude is set to be honored again. This time, Penn will be recognized for his help in Haiti by Ben Stiller‘s obviously-named Stiller Foundation.
Stiller has been heavily involved in Haiti, as his “Stillerstrong” foundation to help provide educational opportunities to Haitian children has been going since 2009. When the earthquake hit, Stiller stepped up his efforts to help rebuild. Penn, meanwhile, started the J/P Haitian Relief Organization, which provides housing, medical attention, and other aid to displaced Haitians. Over the past year, the J/P HRO has provided medical help to over 75,000 Haitians, and cleared 55,000 cubic meters of rubble. Not bad!
The Stiller Foundations event to “Celebrate and Help Haiti” will be held on February 11th at the Urban Zen Center at the Stephan Weiss Studio in New York City. The evening will include special guest performances, appearances from celebs like Eddie Murphy and Russell Simmons, music, and a live auction, all to benefit Haiti… and to acknowledge Penn as one awesome dude.
Some mighty expensive tickets are still available, but if you would like to simply send a donation of your choosing, look for the “donate” button on the website.