Halle Berry and Jon Hamm Use Their Star Power To Raise Money For Schools

by Zach Seemayer 12:17 AM PDT, September 22, 2014
Playing Halle Berry and Jon Hamm Use Their Star Power To Raise Money For Schools

Jon Hamm and Halle Berry were among many stars who attended the second annual School Day Lunch With A Leader event, hosted by the charity auction website CharityBuzz.

Back in August, during the ChairityBuzz School Day auction, fans were given the opportunity to place bids on the chance to win a one-on-one lunch with one of their favorite stars, with all proceeds going towards the Communities In Schools organization, which provides funding for children's education services and schools.

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Before the event, Berry stopped to talk to ET about why she was excited to support this cause.

"I've been given so much in my life," Berry said, "So whenever I can give back in some way – and being a mom of two, I understand how important education is… and not everyone has the opportunity to get the education they deserve, so it's nice whenever we can lend a hand and help."

Mad Men star Jon Hamm also attended the event, and spoke about the importance of using star power to make the world a better place.

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"There are good ways and bad ways to use the power of celebrity, and this is one of the good ones," Hamm told ET.

Check out the video for more from the stars of the evening on why supporting American education is important for our future.