Matt Bomer to Receive the Ambassador of Children Award

Matt Bomer, Simon HallsMatt Bomer and his husband, Simon Halls, are set to be honored at the Hollygrove annual Norma Jean Gala on May 18, according to People Weekly.

The couple will be recipients of the Ambassador of Children Award, which works to raise funding for Uplift Family Services, a non-profit organization that provides help to over 1,200 children that are at-risk, and their families, in the Los Angeles area. They also provide behavioral and mental health programs.

“We are so honored to be recognized by Uplift Family Services at Hollygrove in this way and are in awe of the work that they do to support children and families in need,” Bomer and Halls said in a joint statement. “Our family is the centerpiece of our lives, and we understand firsthand how important it is to provide each and every child with the tools they need to succeed. We are thrilled to be involved with an organization that fights so fiercely for this cause, and are looking forward to a wonderful evening of celebrating their work.”

The pair was selected to receive the honor because, “They, through deed and example, embody the values of the organization’s mission, share its passion to strengthen and support children in crisis, and advocate for those most in need,” according to the agency.

The couple has three sons, Kit, and twins Henry and Walker.

Echoed Uplift Family Services’ Regional Executive Director, Elena Judd, in a statement: “We are so excited and proud to have Matt and Simon as our honorees this year,” Elena Judd, the Regional Executive Director of Uplift Family Services said in a statement. “They are both committed to helping those who exist on the margins of our society, especially children, and I’m so thankful they support our work to do whatever it takes to heal the child – and strengthen the whole family.”

The event, which will be held at the W Hollywood Hotel, will feature a three-course dinner, a children’s art gallery, both a silent and a live auction, and a wine wall, and will be sponsored by Houlihan Lokey.

Other attendees include Busy Philipps, Colin Hanks, Peter Weller, Christopher Gorham and costume designer, Janie Bryant.

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