Melanie from SkarsgårdNews.com sent this message to me and I thought I’d share it with all Alexander fans because it’s a fabulous idea! Let’s participate and spread the word.
Few people would rather give than receive on their birthday, but Alexander Skarsgård is one of them. Alexander’s birthday falls on August 25th and he has requested fans not to send him gifts but instead to put their money where it can help the most.
SkarsgårdNews.com has acknowledged Alexander’s request, accepted the mission, and working alongside Alexander, is coordinating its first charity auction to benefit Alex’s charity of choice, Amnesty International.
Amnesty International is a global organization dedicated to protecting people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied. They investigate and expose abuses, educate and mobilize the public, and help transform societies to create a safer, more just world. Through Amnesty’s research and action, governments have been persuaded to stop human rights violations and change their laws and practices. Death sentences have been commuted. Torturers have been brought to justice and prisoners of conscience have been released. Public support of SkarsgårdNews.com’s charity auction will help ensure that this important work continues.
The auctions will begin on August the 22nd and last for over 2 months. New items will be presented each week and will be sold before the next item is offered for bidding. The first item on the block was donated by Celeb4ADay.com and consists of the “A-List Package.” It is specifically intended for either Los Angeles residents or those traveling to the LA area. It can also be gifted to someone who fits the geographical criteria.
This item was inspired by Lady GaGa’s “Paparazzi” music video in which Alex portrays her murderous boyfriend. The “A-List Package” offers the winning bidder a unique A-List celebrity experience which includes 4 paparazzi photographers following you to your destination be it a night club or grocery shopping, shouting questions, taking pictures, vying for your attention, begging for one more photo, just like Alexander encounters whenever he runs to the store to buy milk. While his paparazzi experience is unending, yours will last 30 minutes.
The best part, you’ll have your own tabloid cover with headlines custom made just for you and a DVD containing pictures of your experience to share. Warning – bodyguard not included, neither is the murderous boyfriend!
Other items available will include: autographed memorabilia, original art, jewelry, True Blood merchandise, rare items, and other pieces unique to Alex’s career. Alexander Skarsgård himself has donated several personal items to be auctioned off.
We at SkarsgårdNews.com are excited to host what we hope will be the first of many such events that allow the fans to help where it’s needed most. So check in frequently and bid often at SkarsgårdNews.com
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Auction main page: http://skarsgardnews.com/?page_id=6723
First auction listed: http://skarsgardnews.com/?page_id=7880
More info on SN.com’s charity work: http://skarsgardnews.com/charity