Hollywood couple Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem to rebuild schools in Haiti

London, Jan 29 (Calcutta Tube) Hollywood couple Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem are digging deep to help the victims of earthquake-ravaged Haiti. They’ve each promised to donate $50,000-a-year until 2015 to rebuild the country’s schools.

The Spanish stars joined British writer-director Paul Haggis at his Los Angeles home, Sunday, when he hosted a celebrity brunch for his charitable organisation Artists for Peace and Justice to raise funds for Haiti, reported hollywood.com.


Penelope and Javier were among 100 guests including Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron, Maria Bello and Gerard Butler at the event, where they were treated to a performance by Sheryl Crow.


The brunch raised $4.5 million for the Caribbean nation’s relief effort, including Penelope and Javier’s personal promises to support the country as it works to rebuild its school system.


The actress’ five-year pledge comes less than two weeks after she paid tribute to Haggis at the Golden Globe Awards, when she praised him for snubbing the red carpet to fly to Haiti and help relief workers.

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