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On April 30, 2011, Will Ferrell and his wife Viveca Paulin-Ferrell held a fundraiser event at their home in the Hollywood Hills to benefit Room to Read.
Joining Ferrell and his wife at the fundraiser were Jack Black, Andy Richter, and Fred Savage. The event raised close to $300,000 and will be used to build four new schools, nine new libraries, and 10,000 children's books printed in local languages.
Room to Read is an organization that is trying to transform the lives of children in developing nations by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. The organization was founded on the belief that "World change starts with educated children," and works with local communities and governments to develop literacy skills and create a habit of reading among primary school children.
To learn more about Room to Read visit their website here.