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Ewan McGregor toasts Toms Shoes' Blake Mycoskie at Go Campaign's Go Go Gala

November 25, 2009 |  6:00 am

ActorEwan_Paul_17057444_Max Last Friday, Go Campaign -- which encourages kids to volunteer to help other children around the world -- held a dinner fund-raiser and auction at the Social Hollywood to honor Toms Shoes' Blake Mycoskie. Actor Ewan McGregor hosted the event.

“Toms is not only giving shoes to kids around the world but it’s inspiring people to think differently about business,” said Mycoskie, who wore a new silver Toms shoe for Neiman-Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman. “When I accept an award, I get a few minutes to tell people: you don’t have to either do just charity or business. You can combine the two for more sustainable ways to help people.”

Toms Shoes has a policy where it gives one pair of shoes to children in need for every pair sold.

Ewan McGregor said he got involved with the Go Campaign after mutual friends suggested he let organization founder Scott Fifer stay on his couch in London while en route to a project in Tanzania. “I’m here to raise awareness and raise money for the project -- that's my job,” said the now L.A.-based actor who was wearing just a "gray suit." “A lot can be done for a very little.”

Dave Stewart and his Rock Fabulous quartet entertained the student volunteers and their families plus celebs Jonah Hill, Cheryl Tiegs and Danielle Bisutti.

-- Max Padilla

Photo: Ewan McGregor (left), Go Campaign founder Scott Fifer and Tom's Blake Mycoskie. Credit: Paul Redmond/WireImage