The Mcclain sisters, Lauryn, Sierra and China performed and supported the 5th annual Thirst Gala. They generously donated $2,000 towards building wells for people in need of access to clean water. They sang a beautiful version of Rise which was so fitting for the event!
The 5th annual Thirst Gala was held on June 24, 2014 at the historic Beverly Hilton. The evening’s events included a red carpet, VIP room, dinner, silent auction and “walk through” experience. There was also an after party, slow motion photo booth, and live music. There were live performances by the McClain Sisters and Jesse McCartney.
Jennifer Garner was this year’s host! Bella Thorne was awarded the evening’s highest honor, the Pioneering Spirit Award. Blended co-host Kevin Nealon presented the award and accepted it on her behalf.
Bella was in Atlanta filming The Duff and taped her acceptance speech. Friends and co-stars including Zendaya and Caroline Sunshine taped a special segment praising Bella for her generous caring spirit!
The 2014 Vision Award was presented to Follett. By making education easily accessible, they have been able to foster imagination and ignite discoveries in this generation and the next.
There was also a live auction hosted by Buck Hollywood and Pauley Perrette where guests donated money to fund wells in countries like Uganda and Kenya. The average cost of a well is $8,000-$12,000. Ms Perrette started off the auction funding her 5th well!
There were several companies who generously partnered with Thirst Project to make the evening a success!
Relativity Media and Earth to Echo donated money for each Text of the word ECHO followed by a message of hope to 51555.
Syko also sponsored the event.
To learn more about the cause and The Thirst Project, please visit http://www.thirstproject.org
To learn more about Follett Corporation, please visit http://www.follett.com
To learn more about Relativity, please visit http://www.relativitymedia.com
To learn more about Skyo, please visit http://www.skyo.com
China and the McLain sisters took to Twitter to show their support