Moet & Chandon—the official Champagne of the Golden Globes—hosted their ‘Toast for a Cause’ philanthropic initiative on the red carpet at the Globes, and it was just announced that Julia Louis-Dreyfus is the winner of a $10,000 donation on behalf of Moet & Chandon.
Each celeb who participated in ‘Toast for a Cause’ raised $1,000 from Moet for their charity of choice, but Moet spiced it up a bit this year with a new Twitter competition, offering an additional $10,000 donation for the celebrity who got the most re-tweets of @MoetUSA’s picture from the red carpet of the celeb toasting with a Moet mini. Julia will use her total $11,000 from Moet & Chandon ‘Toast for a Cause’ for her favorite charity, Heal the Bay.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, nominated for her starring role on HBO’s VEEP, celebrated her 52nd birthday that same day, and rather than receiving gifts, was thrilled to help charity Heal the Bay, which supports safety and cleaning of the beaches of Southern California, gain the amazing gift of the $11,000 donation. Julia even Tweeted about the initiative, helping to garner over 300 Tweets from followers, securing her charity as the winner.
Moët & Chandon will donate to 20 charitable organizations in 2013 as a result of the Moët minis raised while walking the red carpet, totaling nearly $200,000 in donations for over 130 charities including this year’s honorees. 19 other celebs got in on the charity action this year: Megan Hilty, supporting the Joyful Heart Foundation, nearly stole the lead when she enlisted Mariska Hargitay, a friend and fellow JHF-supporter, to Tweet, coming in just under runner-up Jack Black (Mitochondrial Disease Foundation). Others to share the giving spirit included nominee Hugh Jackman (World Vision), nominee Eddie Redmayne (Teenage Cancer Trust), nominee Steve Buscemi (Friends of the Firefighters), Kate Hudson (World Wildlife Fund), Debra Messing (PSI), Sean “P Diddy” Combs (Breast Cancer Research Foundation) and more.