Baby2Baby Gala Proves That Jennifer Garner IS Perfect

Before we get to the celebrities, let’s talk charity. When it comes to babies, celebrities line up to help out. Especially celebrity moms. In this case, the charity is Baby2Baby, a non-profit organization providing low-income children ages 0-12 years with diapers, clothing and all the basic necessities that every child deserves.

For their annual gala, Baby2Baby brought together A-List celebrities, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists to raise a record 2.9 million dollars to support its work providing essential items to low-income families. Over the past five years, Baby2Baby has distributed 27 million essential items to children in need.

The guest of honor for the evening was Jennifer Garner who was recognized for her support of Baby2Baby and her ongoing dedication to children in need around the world. Beautiful and generous. It’s not fair!

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CULVER CITY, CA – NOVEMBER 12: Honoree Jennifer Garner attends the Fifth Annual Baby2Baby Gala, Presented By John Paul Mitchell Systems at 3LABS on November 12, 2016 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Baby2Baby)

But it got better because the hotness known as Matthew McConaughey (dude!) presented Garner with the Giving Tree Award, which the organization awards annually to a mother who uses her position in the public eye to advocate on behalf of the low-income children the organization serves.

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CULVER CITY, CA – NOVEMBER 12: (L-R) Actors Eloise Broady, Matthew McConaughey, Camila Alves and Co-Founder, Paul Mitchell, John Paul DeJoria attend the 5th Annual Baby2Baby Gala at 3LABS on November 12, 2016 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for Baby2Baby)

Jennifer Garner explained, “But truly, imagine not having the option of making your child comfortable – imagine living in a life of poverty that seems to have no way out. You don’t have to imagine it – follow Baby2baby’s case workers back to where they are making donations, to any of the number of shelters, to Save the Children’s programs in Central Valley, California. Once you see the way our neighbors are living, you can’t unsee it, I can promise you that.”

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CULVER CITY, CA – NOVEMBER 12: Jennifer Garner attends the Fifth Annual Baby2Baby Gala, Presented By John Paul Mitchell Systems at 3LABS on November 12, 2016 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Baby2Baby)

The evening also featured remarks from Baby2Baby’s star studded supporters including Kate Hudson, Jessica Alba, Rachel Zoe, Kelly Rowland, and Molly Sims who spoke about the dangers low-income families face without access to basic necessities and applauded the organization’s leadership in uniting the Los Angeles community and beyond on behalf of a philanthropic movement to support the children Baby2Baby serves and help end the cycle of poverty.

CULVER CITY, CA - NOVEMBER 12:  (L-R) Founder, The Honest Company, Jessica Alba and actors Jennifer Garner and Kate Hudson attend the Fifth Annual Baby2Baby Gala, Presented By John Paul Mitchell Systems at 3LABS on November 12, 2016 in Culver City, California.  (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Baby2Baby)
CULVER CITY, CA – NOVEMBER 12: (L-R) Founder, The Honest Company, Jessica Alba and actors Jennifer Garner and Kate Hudson attend the Fifth Annual Baby2Baby Gala, Presented By John Paul Mitchell Systems at 3LABS on November 12, 2016 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Baby2Baby)
CULVER CITY, CA - NOVEMBER 12:  Model Molly Sims  attends the Fifth Annual Baby2Baby Gala, Presented By John Paul Mitchell Systems at 3LABS on November 12, 2016 in Culver City, California.  (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Baby2Baby)
CULVER CITY, CA – NOVEMBER 12: Model Molly Sims attends the Fifth Annual Baby2Baby Gala, Presented By John Paul Mitchell Systems at 3LABS on November 12, 2016 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Baby2Baby)

Boyz II Men brought down the house with an incredible performance, handing out roses to an animated crowd. The A list stars and philanthropists then made their way to the after party, DJ’d by Samantha Ronson and Nikki Pennie. Stars including Jessica Alba and Stevie Wonder danced in the crowd.

Fifth Annual Baby2Baby Gala, Presented By John Paul Mitchell Systems - Cocktail
CULVER CITY, CA – NOVEMBER 12: Actress Jessica Alba, honoree Jennifer Garner and actress Kate Hudson attend the Fifth Annual Baby2Baby Gala, Presented By John Paul Mitchell Systems at 3LABS on November 12, 2016 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for Baby2Baby)

While I always look at how much is being spent on these galas in order to raise the money in the first place, I can’t deny that even celebrity moms deserve a night out, especially for a good cause.

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