John Legend holds charity dinner 2009: Pa Entertainment

John Legend holds charity dinner

PA Entertainment John Legend held a charity event in New York John Legend held a benefit dinner in New York for his Show Me

charity. The 30-year-old singer - whose non-profit organisation is two years old - performed for his guests at the event. But the star revealed the main thing he wanted people to listen to was the message that individuals have to step up to change the circumstances of the poor. "Our organisation by itself can't do it, but we believe we can be part of the solution and we don't want to wait around for everybody else to do it," he said in an interview at the dinner, which was attended by stars including Wyclef Jean. He went on: "We're funding a village in Tanzania and we're seeing positive results on the ground that show that our work is making a positive impact over there, and if we were just to replicate that throughout the world, we can see a lot of progress made."

In some African villages, the non-profit has developed clean water sources and higher-yielding agricultural techniques, distributed bed-nets to prevent malaria, improved access to health care and education and even improve internet access.

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