Activist apparel company Citizen-T partnered up with Steven Tyler’s Janie’s Fund to launch a limited edition of 300 upcycled T-shirts that will be sold online throughout the month of April to benefit the non-profit.
The collaboration kicked off with, 100 T-shirts autographed by Steven Tyler, were auctioned live at his 4th annual Grammy Awards viewing party at the Hollywood Palladium, this past Sunday. The event raised $4.6 million for Janie’s Fund. The annual gala united music A-listers and entertainment icons to celebrate the biggest night in music and support Janie’s Fund, Tyler’s philanthropic initiative created in partnership with Youth Villages to bring hope and healing to girls who have suffered the trauma of abuse and neglect. Hosted in April, the event aligns with National Child Abuse Prevention Month to help raise awareness and prevent child abuse nationwide.
Over 600 guests attended the party, including performances by English singer-songwriter Jessie J and a surprise performance by iconic rockstar Steven Tyler. Other guests included Ashlee Simpson Ross, Caitlyn Jenner, Melissa Joan Hart, Ashley Benson, Matt Sorum and Kat Graham.
All sales proceeds will provide therapeutic support for the courageous young women (ages 19-23) in the Youth Villages LifeSet program, which includes more than 1,000 days of care with program specialists on call 24-7 and will provide the support and resources that these young women need to reach their full potential in life. LifeSet serves as a bridge to hope, healing, and opportunity that can put each young person, particularly those who experienced foster care, on a path to success.