Published On: Fri, May 29th, 2015

Sarah Silverman Raises Funds For The Alliance for Children’s Rights


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Sarah Silverman joined an all star cast of comedians this week at The Alliance for Children’s Rights’ 6th annual Right to Laugh benefit show which was held at The Avalon in Hollywood. The event raised money to provide free legal services and advocacy to ensure children have safe, stable homes, healthcare and education.

Silverman was joined by comic legends such as, Bob Odenkirk, Steve Trevino, Rory Scovel, Natasha Leggero, Kumail Nanjiani and Paul Scheer.

The two time Emmy winning writer Silverman wore all black including long black boots and shorts over tights to the event. As usual, the 44 year old looked half her age.

The event raised $300, 000 for the organization.

The Alliance for Children’s Rights protects the rights of impoverished, abused and neglected children and youth. By providing free legal services and advocacy, the Alliance ensures children have safe, stable homes, healthcare and the education they need to thrive.

Since 1992, it has served 125, 000 children, providing them with permanency through adoption and legal guardianship, access to healthcare and an equitable education. Its efforts are focused in three main areas:

Free legal services and advocacy for children in poverty and in foster care;

Training and education for those who work with or care for these children;

System-wide reform to change policies to improve children’s lives.

It cuts through the bureaucracy of the courts, medical offices, school districts and government agencies for children who don’t have parents to advocate on their behalf. Its staff and extensive network of pro bono attorneys advocate directly for individual children, in addition to working for broader policy reform to:

Expedite adoptions
Secure medical coverage and therapies for children
Obtain educational services for children with learning delays and behavioral issues
Assist youth aging out of foster care to become productive and self-reliant

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