Brad Pitt's Make It Right NOLA Charity Gala
by Michael dEstries
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Get ready for Ellen DeGeneres and Brad Pitt to host a massive charity gala for the actor’s Make It Right foundation on March 10th.

The bash was announced last year, but we’re only now hearing about some of the big acts that will perform; as well as celebs expected to attend.

According to the site, performers like Rihanna, Sheryl Crow, the Neville Brothers and Seal will entertain. Josh Brolin, Djimon Hounsou, Spike Lee, Blake Lively, Bennett Miller, Chris and Jada Paul, Sean Penn and Kevin Spacey are on the host committee. And Randy Jackson and Wendell Pierce will co-host the performance event.

Chefs Giada DeLaurentiis and Emeril Lagasse are slated to oversee the seated dinner. Comedian Aziz Ansari will host the late-night (starting at 11pm) after party.

The event, called A Night To Make It Right, is being thrown in partnership with the Hyatt Regency New Orleans – which recently donated $300K for two new sustainable homes in the Lower 9th Ward. (In fact, Hyatt’s sponsorship of the event exceeds more than $1.2 million in cash and in-kind donations.)

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“After Hurricane Katrina, many people said the Lower 9th Ward could not be rebuilt, but the spirit of the Lower Ninth and its residents is vibrant and resilient. Today, the neighborhood is growing and alive with new homes, playgrounds, gardens and block parties,” said Brad Pitt said last year. “With the help of generous partners like Hyatt, Make It Right will fulfill our goal of building 150 sustainable homes for those in this community who lost everything in the storm.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the gala will not only raise funds for New Orleans, but also “promote Make It Right’s work to provide sustainable housing in Newark, NJ and Kansas City, MO for disabled veterans and disadvantaged communities.”

Tickets to both the star-studded dinner, auction, and after-part cost $1,000. If you’re simply interested in partying it up for the cause, however, you can attend the after-party only for a more reasonable $150.

Grab all the details here.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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