The 14th annual Artists for Peace and Justice Gala hosted by NKPR returned during the Toronto International Film Festival raised over $725,000 for education in Haiti.
Artists for Peace and Justice is a non-profit organization with the goal to serve the poorest communities in Haiti through programs in education, healthcare, and the arts.
The evening paid homage to Artists for Peace and Justice’s commitment to the people of Haiti while highlighting individuals who have been instrumental in the organization’s impact, including Emmy winner Eric McCormack who received the Artist for Peace and Justice Award.
The fundraiser was hosted by media personality, George Stroumboulopoulos, included performances from Fefe Dobson and Haitian Canadian artist, Wesli, with a virtual performance from Sting.
“We did it during TIFF because we’ve had so much celebrity support and continue to. We’ve had Demi Moore to Josh Groban, Olivia Wilde supports our organization so the film festival seems like a fitting time to shine a spotlight on the cause.” – Natasha Koifman, Canadian Board Chair, US Board of Directors and Festival Gala Co-Host.
The organization has raised over $33 million dollars for the children in Haiti in the past 14 years with over 27,000 students going through their school.
To support the cause, visit www.apjnow.org