2010 marks the 25th year that WhyHunger, the non-profit organization founded by Harry Chapin and Bill Ayres, has made its annual November Hungerthon auction a premiere charitable event during the holiday season. To date, the auction has raised over $11 million to help put a stop to hunger and poverty worldwide.
This year, WhyHunger will open the auction to participants nationwide online; promoting it on SIRIUS XM and at radio stations across the country on Saturday, November 20 and Tuesday, November 23, making it the biggest Hungerthon yet at a time when many are struggling.
Here are just a few of the many items up for bidding during the 2010 Hungerthon:
Autographed guitars from Sting; Crosby, Stills & Nash; Carlos Santana and Cheap Trick
Grateful Dead pelon (t-shirt design stencil) autographed by all original members of the band
Baseballs autographed by the Yankees’ Robinson Cano and Mariano Rivera and by the Mets’ David Wright
Comedy Central Package – 2 VIP tickets to attend a taping of The Colbert Report and 4 VIP tickets to attend a taping of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Tom Chapin house concert
Lunch with Charles Grodin
Dinner with Vincent Pastore
NY Giants – 2 great seats to attend a 2010/2011 season home game, with a pre-game personalized tour of Timex Performance Center stadium by the NY Giants’ Director of Community Relations (with opportunities for autographs)
Additional Hungerthon auction items will be announced soon.
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