R&B singer John Legend and his beautiful model girlfriend Christine Teigen attended the Show Me Campaign benefit at the Soho House Tuesday evening in New York City. John Legend, a budding philanthropist, hosted the $1,000-per-ticket benefit dinner and performance in an effort to show that everyone can make a difference to help end world poverty.
“Our organization by itself can’t do it, but we believe we can be part of the solution and we don’t want to wait around for everybody else to do it,” he said in an interview at the dinner, which was attended by Wyclef Jean, NAACP president and CEO Benjamin Jealous, former New York Giants player Tiki Barber, top economist Jeffrey Sachs and others.
“We’re funding a village in Tanzania and we’re seeing positive results on the ground that show that our work is making a positive impact over there, and if we were just to replicate that throughout the world, we can see a lot of progress made,” Legend said.
John Legend’s non-profit Show Me charity has already raised enough money to develop clean water sources and higher-yielding agricultural techniques in some African villages. Over the past two years, they’ve also been able to distribute bed-nets to prevent malaria and improve access to health care, education and even give the villagers access to the Internet.
Tuesday night’s even raised about $300,000 through a private auction.
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