It was the first Saturday of the month which meant Amoeba Music in Hollywood had a slew of cool and interesting items up for auction to the highest bidder! And it meant that people got to help out where the need is greatest while they scored cool and interesting items. This month we were raising money for the Philippine Red Cross with the help of comedian Cameron Esposito.
On Saturday, December 7 our guest auctioneer Cameron Esposito, the host of the live show and podcast Put Your Hands Together with Cameron Esposito Tuesdays at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, rocked our auction! Esposito has been named a top Comedy Act to Watch in 2013 by LA Weekly and she has appeared at clubs and festivals across the country. Her network televison debut on Late Late with Craig Ferguson garnered attention as "the most memorable first time on a late night show for any comedian in recent history."
If you weren't at Amoeba Hollywood on Saturday you missed all the zingers and one-liners she dished up to help the Philippine relief effort. She had the audience chuckling and raising their hands to donate! "C'mon, you know the movie Die Hard is worth $25.00 in your heart."
Here are just a few of the highlights:
- Trader Joe’s gift card ($50) + vintage monkees lunchbox - $55.00
- Urban Outfitters gift card ($50) + vinyl records AND – a John Denver cloth tote - $40.00
- Tickets to see Lissie at the Fonda theater - $20.00
- Tickets to see Suicidal Tendencies at The Fonda theater - $40.00
- 4 passes to Natural History Museum of Los Angeles - $30.00
- Amoeba VIP in-store pass to show of your choice + CD and first in line for signing - $35.00
- Ringo Starr limited-edition tote + drumsticks along with a cool Beatles package filled with all sorts of collectibles - $50.00
- Record Store Day bag filled with limited-edition releases and a T-shirt - $15.00
- Holiday Horrors! Vincent Price tote bag + tickets for two to see Abel Ferrara's lost horror-revenge film Ms. 45 at Cinefamily – Dec. 20, plus DVD horror classics - $10.00
- Hollywood Holiday pack! Hollywood sign photo/canvas + the holiday classic Die Hard - $10.00
- Special "kids" pack with signed Yo Gabba Gabba! stuff and Despicable Me 2 doll - $15.00
We began hosting charity auctions when Hurrican Katrina hit New Orleans and over the years we’ve raised over $475,000 for New Orleans, Green charities, Animal charities, Doctors Without Borders and many local organizations. Amoeba also matches all winning bids (up to $1,000) and 100% of funds raised in the auctions go straight to the charity.
Thanks to Cameron and all the Amoeba customers, we raised $335.00 - and with Amoeba's match it means sending $670.00 directly to the Philippine Red Cross! Money sent to The Philippine Red Cross will go to aid in their Super Typhoon Yolanda relief efforts. They’re on the ground helping families find shelter and getting much-needed medical supplies and care to the thousands of people in the ongoing aftermath of the disaster.