Jason Derulo’s Just For You Foundation Held Its First Annual Gala for Haiti

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Pop star Jason Derulo held a fundraiser for his Just For You Foundation in Beverly Hills this past Thursday with the theme “Heart of Haiti”. The singer has emphasized that the mission of the nonprofit is to (among other other goals) help promote education, safe housing, and health in the US and globally. Derulo, who was born in Miami to Haitian parents, has visited Haiti several times. Earlier this year, he traveled to the island motherland to film a music video. Like many Haitian-Americans in the spotlight, he tries to use his notoriety to bring positive stories about Haiti in the media.
Jason Derulo Just For You Foundation held fundraising gala
Jason and his team had a custom-made favor done to represent the theme of the gala.
Jason Derulo Just For You Foundation fundraising gala Just for You
Here is Jason addressing the crowd.
Jason Derulo Just For You Foundation Heart of Haiti Gala
The singer donned an elegant tuxedo for the event.

Among those in the audience were actors Jean-Pierre Vertus, Sean Penn, Garcelle Beauvais, performers Mikaben (who came directly from Haiti especially for the event), Shaggy, and Tyler Hubbard. Derulo is seen posing below with Penn, Garcelle, and Hubbard.
Jason Derulo Just for You Foundation Heart of Haiti Gala fundraiser

Jason’s immediate family were on hand to help him celebrate his philanthropy.
Just For You Foundation Jason Derulo Held Gala for Haiti

Here is the singer with Jamaican reggae star Shaggy.
Just For You Foundation Heart of Haiti gala fundraiser
Shaggy was among the performers for the night.

Singer-songwriter Mikaben performing a Haitian Creole classic for the Californians.
Mikaben Jason Derulo Heart of Haiti Gala Just for You Foundation

Actor Jean-Pierre Vertus was among the guests of honor. Here he is posing with his wife Katy Corr, Garcelle, Hubbard, and Penn.
Jean-Pierre Vertus Jason Derulo Just for You Foundation fundraising gala

Here’s a full view of Garcelle’s outfit! Girl kills it every time, wi!
Garcelle Beauvais Just for You Foundation Heart of Haiti gala
On this occasion she decided to don this black pantsuit.

In an interview with Forbes magazine, Derulo that President Donald Trump’s alleged comments about Haiti being a s_hole was what motivated him to focus on the island. He further states that visiting the island to get a first-hand view of what actor-activist Sean Penn was doing in the mid-2010s through his JP Haro organization also inspired him.

This past August, the singer attended the Blockchain Conference, a conference for the future through philanthropy and technology.

To visit the Just For You Foundation, and see how you can help Jason Derulo and his team achieve the aims of the foundation, .

Photos: Alberto E. Rodriguez, Derulo Family

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