There’s a soft spot in Pierre Garcon’s heart for certain charities, one of those being the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund. Garcon, who is of Haitian descent, tweeted the above photo in March from an event he attended with Bill Clinton. Or just “Bill” to Garcon.
“I was just going out there to show support and hang around Bill,” said Garcon, with a smile. “Who doesn’t love Bill?”
“He’s a great guy,” he continued. “Very smart. And he always has a lot of great stories and does a lot of great things for the world. He’s a good person to be around.”
Children’s charities also inspire Garcon, and on June 6 he is hosting a white party to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington. It wasn’t long ago that legendary Georgetown basketball coach John Thompson stepped in to keep one of the organization’s clubhouses from shutting down, and Garcon said that he’s happy to do his part to make sure that all of the area’s clubhouses stay open.
“We’re just coming together to help support the [organization],” he said. “I grew up in a similar atmosphere, and if we can helps kids grow, and keep them out of trouble from the time they get out of the classroom, and especially in the summertime. We’re just trying to raise money to help them out, keep their doors open so more kids can benefit from it.”
As for the party’s theme, which encourages all guests to wear white, Garcon had some advice for those whose closets might lack the supplies to go monochromatic, head to toe.
“You don’t have to wear all, all white,” he said. “But wear some white.”
The party will be on the rooftop of the Millennium Building. More information and tickets here.