Host Tom Bergeron; The Tonight Show Band Music Director Rickey Minor; celebrity performers including Kristen Bell, Wayne Brady, Don Cheadle, James Denton, Seamus Dever, UNICEF Ambassador Pau Gasol, Scott Grimes, Regina Hall, Jon Huertas, Heidi Klum, Kyle MacLachlan, Parminder Nagra, Smokey Robinson, Molly Sims, JB Smoove, and Rita Wilson; plus special guests including UNICEF Ambassador Alyssa Milano, Shenae Grimes, Hollywood insiders, industry elite and more to be announced.
For the second consecutive year, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF will give celebrity supporters a reason to sing their hearts out for the Playlist with the A-List karaoke benefit event. Special guests including Heidi Klum with Smokey Robinson, Don Cheadle with Kristen Bell, Rita Wilson, Wayne Brady, James Denton with Kyle MacLachlan, Molly Sims, Seamus Dever with Jon Huertas, UNICEF Ambassador Pau Gasol, Regina Hall with JB Smoove, Parminder Nagra with Scott Grimes, and more to be announced, performing live with The Tonight Showâ€™s Rickey Minor Band. The evening, hosted by Tom Bergeron and co-chaired by Desiree Gruber, Shelley Litvack, Andrea and David Nevins and Christina Zilber, will raise funds and awareness for UNICEFâ€™s Schools for Africa initiative.
In sub-Saharan Africa, one-third of all children are unable to go to school. They may be prevented because of conflict, discrimination, or because there are not enough schools or teachers. To combat this UNICEF and the Nelson Mandela Foundation started Schools for Africa, an initiative to promote education for all, with a special emphasis on girls, orphans, children living in extreme poverty and other vulnerable children.
Through Schools for Africa, UNICEF works closely with partners to: build, rehabilitate and furnish schools; provide access to clean water and separate latrines for boys and girls; train teachers in child-friendly methods to improve education and basic life skill mentoring; supply students with school materials and recreation equipment.
UNICEF has saved more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization in the world. Working in more than 150 countries, UNICEF provides children with health care, clean water, nutrition, education, emergency relief, and more. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF supports UNICEF’s work through fundraising, advocacy, and education in the United States. For more information, visit www.unicefusa.org.
Kini Schoop atÂ U.S. Fund for UNICEF