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America Ferrera and cast members from Ugly Betty will host an auction this month to support Save the Children and help build a school in Mali.

The auction will feature a paintings of the Ugly Betty star for an episode titled The Passion of Betty. America and her fellow cast members will attend the event to talk about the show and the work of Save the Children, and winning bidders will also receive a framed and autographed cast photo. Winners of bids over $3000 will have their photo taken with America, who is a Save the Children Education Ambassador.

“For the school to be built, we need to raise a minimum of $44,000,” said the star. “The school will be complete with 3 classrooms, a headmaster’s room and bathrooms for both boys and girls. Once we reach our goal and the school has been built, Save the Children will provide the skilled teachers and learning resources the children need to make the most of their education. If we raise less than $44,000 or exceed our goal and raise more than $44,000, the funds will be put to good use to support Save the Children’s education programs in Mali.”

The auction event will take place on April 12 at the Axelle Fine Arts Gallery, 535 W. 25th Street, New York. More information can be found here. To watch a video of America Ferrera in Mali talking about the community school she hopes to raise money for, click here.

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