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Tony Bennett, Granddaughter Donate One-Of-A-Kind Book To NYC Charity Auction

Tony and his granddaughter Kelsey Bennett. (credit: Kyle Dean Reinfo)

Tony and his granddaughter Kelsey Bennett. (credit: Kyle Dean Reinfo)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Tony Bennett and his granddaughter are involved with a New York City event raising money for impoverished South African children.

The Lunchbox Bookfair, a star-studded charity dinner & art auction, will take place on Wednesday at Chelsea’s posh Del Posto restaurant.

Proceeds from the event, hosted by former REM frontman Michael Stipe, will benefit the Lunchbox Fund, a non-profit organization providing meals to poor and at-risk school children in South Africa.

Books by Deepak Chopra, Chuck Close and Yoko Ono will be auctioned off.

bennett book Tony Bennett, Granddaughter Donate One Of A Kind Book To NYC Charity Auction

Additionally, Bennett and his granddaughter Kelsey Bennett created an item specifically for the event. It is an accordion-style book, featuring works from a series of photographs Bennett took of her grandfather on tour during the recording of his latest record Duets II.

Featured in the book is a photo with Bennett and Amy Winehouse, who died last year.

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