MIMI FISHMAN FOUNDATION LAUNCHES ON-LINE CHARITY AUCTION TO SUPPORT THE STATION FAMILY FUND AND THE DELTA GAMMA CENTER FOR CHILDREN
Des Peres, MO - The Mimi Fishman Foundation has announced an on-line charity auction with proceeds not only to benefit the Foundation, but also the Station nightclub fire victims and surviving family members, as well as the Delta Gamma Center for Children.
The auction, which will run today through November 30 at www.mimifishman.org, features over fifty items including signed guitars, New Year's Eve ticket/VIP pass packages, and signed posters. Every item is either signed, or rare. Bands featured include Phish, Phil Lesh, The String Cheese Incident, Umphrey's McGee, Beck, Coldplay, Nickel Creek, Def Leppard, Yonder Mountain String Band, KISS, Jack Johnson, 311, Brian Wilson, Loretta Lynn, and many others.
The Station Family Fund is an all-volunteer, 501 c 3 recognized, tax exempt, nonprofit organization founded to offer assistance and relief to people directly affected by the fire at The Station nightclub in West Warwick, Rhode Island. 100 people perished, close to 200 were severely injured, and more than 60 children lost one or both parents in the horrific fire on Feb 20, 2003. Station Family Fund information can be found at www.stationfamilyfund.org.
Todd King, a survivor himself of the fire, is the President of the Station Family Fund. "It's vital we don't forget the families left behind. The Station Family Fund was formed to help those families, as well as the survivors," said King. "The Mimi Fishman Foundation has been instrumental in helping our organization raise funds through past on-line auctions."
The Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments is a 501 c 3 recognized, tax exempt, nonprofit organization. They are committed to helping infants and young children who are blind or visually impaired reach their full potential by providing individualized education, therapy, and support services to them and their families. Center information can be found at http://www.dgckids.org.
The Mimi Fishman Foundation is a 501 c 3 recognized, tax exempt, nonprofit organization that was established in 1999 by Miriam "Mimi" Fishman (the late mother of Phish drummer Jon Fishman) and David Shulman as a vehicle to raise funds for various charities. With no paid employees, the Foundation operates solely by the help of volunteers. Foundation information can be found at http://www.mimifishman.org.
While past Mimi Fishman Foundation auctions have featured a large percentage of jamband memorabilia, this auction has ventured into other musical tastes as well. "While still staying true to our jamband roots, we will continue to expand by including auction items to appeal to other audiences," says David Shulman, Executive Director of the Mimi Fishman Foundation.