Jessica and Jerry Seinfeld Help Hold 2nd Annual Halloween Bash for Good+ Foundation
Gwyneth Paltrow, Jordanna Brewster and Lisa Ling were among the Hollywood parents at the family charity event at Culver Studios.
Jerry Seinfeld dressed as a race car driver and wore an orange jumpsuit that once belonged to Paul Newman's stuntman, while Jessica Seinfeld was a 1950s diner waitress, but she was giving orders, rather than taking them, as the founder of Good+ Foundation — an organization dedicated to providing assistance to homeless families. The couple played host at Culver Studios on Sunday afternoon for the second annual bash with activity booths, carnival artists and games.
"My mom's a social worker so I have always known what it was like to not have the things that you need, to live in a very stressful environment," she told THR. "I thought when we had our first child and [I realized] I could afford things that are really difficult for most people in this country to afford, that I would make it my life to make sure other people had those things."
The annual Halloween party took over the Culver Studios backlot and transformed it into a spooktacular playland for stars such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Jordanna Brewster and Lisa Ling and their kids — complete with carnival rides, a petting zoo and even an In-N-Out Burger truck.
"Ever since becoming a mom, I've grown a lot more," Fast and Furious actress Brewster told THR. "Everyone says that it ceases to be about you, but I've just become a lot more involved in charities since becoming a mom and I think that's partly just wanting to model good behavior for my kids."
Kids were able to get a jump start on Halloween at the all-day party — with cookie decorating and a Dunkin' Donuts station, where coffee was offered to parents who needed help keeping up with their kids.
Ling was there with her daughter, who was dressed as a unicorn, and she shared her own unusual Halloween memories.
"Halloween was very different for me because my grandmother lived with us and she was an incredibly devout Christian and so she would often tear down all of our Halloween decorations, turn off all the lights and make us sing hymns at the top of our lungs while people were ringing our doorbell," she revealed. "We didn't have the best memories of Halloween as kids, that's why we’re trying to provide a better experience for our kids."
The annual event raised nearly $300,000 to help fight homelessness and help families out of poverty in the Los Angeles area.