Baby2Baby to Host 10-Year Gala at Pacific Design Center

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Baby2Baby, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides children living in poverty with basic necessities, is hosting their 10th Annual Gala at the Pacific Design Center at 8687 Melrose Avenue, in West Hollywood on Saturday, November 13.

Each year the organization honors a mother who uses her public platform to advocate on behalf of the children the organization serves with a “Giving Tree Award.” Vanessa Bryant will be recognized this year for her work as a Baby2Baby ambassador. She is also the President and CEO of Granity Studios, as well as the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation Board of Directors President.  Past honorees include Kerry Washington, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Alba, Jennifer Garner and Drew Barrymore.

“This year’s gala coincides with Baby2Baby’s 10th Anniversary and is critical to the organization’s continued efforts,” reads a post on their website. “The pandemic led to an increased need for Baby2Baby’s work.”

Since March 2020, Baby2Baby has distributed 100 million basic essentials including diapers, formula, clothing, cribs, soap, shampoo, school supplies, hand sanitizer, masks, food and more to one million children in over 150 cities across the country. Baby2Baby continues to deliver over one million items each week to the most vulnerable communities impacted by the pandemic and recent natural disasters.

Average Socialte reports the event will be curated and led by Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo of Animal, Jon & Vinny’s and Son of a Gun. Participating restaurants include Antico Nuovo, Baadmash, Burritos La Palma, Craig’s, Felix, Guelaguetza, Helen’s Wines, Jitlada, Konbi, Little Fish, Pearl River Deli, Slab BBQ, Two Wings, and Wexler’s Deli, with desserts from Craig’s Vegan Ice Cream, McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams, Sherry Yard Desserts, and late night bites from Avi-Cue, Taco’s 1986 and more. The event will also features custom cocktails from The Spare Room.The health and safety of guests, staff and partners is Baby2Baby’s number one priority. All attendees will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination in addition to a negative COVID-19 test. Additional details and protocols will be shared closer to the event.

Sponsors for “The Baby2Baby 10-Year Gala Presented by Paul Mitchell” include title sponsor Paul Mitchell, Tiffany & Co., City National Bank, Volvo Car USA and Prada.

 According to eTRAKIT permit #SP21-0032, the special event will be hosted outdoors at the Pacific Design Center. The permits allows 11 tents at the gala.

Invited guests include Jennifer Garner, Kerry Washington, Vanessa Bryant, Amy Adams, Kate Hudson, Jessica Alba, Mandy Moore, Julie Bowen, Mindy Kaling, Kelly Rowland, Drew Barrymore, Nicole Richie, Joel Madden, Ayesha Curry, Rachel Zoe, Molly Sims, Hilary Duff, Jenna Dewan, Leslie Mann, Judd Apatow, Busy Philipps, Emma Roberts, Shay Mitchell, Lauren Conrad, Jada Paul, J.J. Abrams, Miranda Kerr, Evan Spiegel and Jeanie Buss.

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