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Actress Gwyneth Paltrow was center of attention at a special charity event in New York City earlier this week.

The 36-year-old actress was guest of honor at a Champions of Hope dinner at the Tribeca Rooftop on Wednesday, July 29, to benefit Children of the City. Also in attendance were Bill Evans from Eyewitness News and the New York Giants’ David Tyree.

Since 1981, Children of the City has been serving the underprivileged children in the inner-city communities of Southwest Brooklyn. Starting out as a children’s prevention outreach in the early years, their services have evolved to include trauma intervention, counseling, an after-school and summer program, courtroom and legal advocacy, social work, guardianship, financial counseling, youth mentoring, and other as-needed services to help children and their families achieve success in education, social relationships, home, financial and career.

The 2009 Children’s Champion Award Recipients were Councilwoman Sara M. Gonzalez, Richard Mahler and John Abi-Habab.

More information about the charity can be found here.

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