At Annual Gala, Charlize Theron Helps Sean Penn Raise $6M for Haiti

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 10: Actors Sean Penn (L) and Charlize Theron arrive at the 4th Annual Sean Penn & Friends HELP HAITI HOME Gala Benefiting J/P Haitian Relief Organization at Montage Hotel on January 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. Valerie Macon/Getty Images/AFP
LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 10: Actors Sean Penn (L) and Charlize Theron arrive at the 4th Annual Sean Penn & Friends HELP HAITI HOME Gala Benefiting J/P Haitian Relief Organization at Montage Hotel on January 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. Valerie Macon/Getty Images/AFP

Actress Charlize Theron helped her boyfriend and actor Sean Penn to raise money for his annual charity gala for the J/P Haitian Relief Organisation.

The four-hour gala, which took place at Montage Beverly Hills, raised a whopping $6 million to continue efforts to rebuild Haiti, which was devastated by an earthquake five years ago.

Former U.S. president Bill Clinton also contributed to the cause.

“It’s essential support. At a certain point when there’s a disaster or a conflict in an area, there are grant monies for organisations like ours, but they dry up pretty quickly when you move into a development phase and so this particular night is essential to keep the work that we do going,” eonline.com quoted Penn as saying.

During the event, Theron was right by his side in a black dress.

Some of the other guests included Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher and Chris Martin.

SOURCE: Gulf News – IANS