In an exciting development, renowned actress Salma Hayek has been chosen as the recipient of this year’s Giving Tree Award by Baby2Baby. The award, presented annually, recognizes outstanding dedication by female public figures towards improving the lives of underprivileged children worldwide.
At 57 years old, Salma Hayek’s selection for this prestigious award is well-deserved. She has tirelessly advocated for the rights of women, children, and immigrants, making a significant impact through her various initiatives. Her efforts have ranged from lobbying Congress and partnering with Gucci for the Chime For Change campaign to visiting Syrian refugee camps with UNICEF and actively participating in leading nonprofit organizations.
Baby2Baby Co-CEOs, Norah Weinstein and Kelly Sawyer Patricof, commended Salma’s unwavering commitment to various social causes, stating, “It’s an honor to pay tribute to Salma Hayek Pinault with this year’s Giving Tree Award for her extensive work on behalf of vulnerable children and families. For her commitment to combating social injustices and disaster relief efforts to her work supporting refugee children, Salma exemplifies everything that this award represents. We applaud how she has used her platform to increase resources and opportunities for women and girls, and we are thrilled to highlight her extraordinary commitment to these causes.”
In response to the announcement, Salma Hayek expressed her gratitude, saying, “I am so honored to be receiving the Giving Tree Award from Baby2Baby. My 39 years of involvement in supporting the well-being of women and children give me a deep appreciation and admiration for their heartfelt commitment and efficiency to get the job done. I am very proud to share their mission and eager to keep learning from these remarkable women.”
Salma Hayek, a devoted mother to 15-year-old daughter Valentina, joins a prestigious list of past honorees, including Kim Kardashian, Chrissy Teigen, Vanessa Bryant, Kerry Washington, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Alba, Jennifer Garner, and Drew Barrymore.
The 2023 Baby2Baby Gala, sponsored by Paul Mitchell, City National Bank, and Volvo Car USA, is scheduled for November 11th in Los Angeles. Stay tuned for this star-studded event celebrating the incredible work of Salma Hayek and her dedication to making the world a better place for children in need.