Recap: January Charity Auction at Amoeba Hollywood to Benefit Five Acres
January Charity Auction Recap
Our first charity auction of 2014 was a hoot! On Saturday, January 4 we had the sweet and wonderful (and slyly hilarious!) Drew Droege host our monthly charity auction. On the heels of our holiday toy drive which brought in great gifts for the children at 5 Acres, this month we wanted to raise even more funds for this organization by auctioning off an array of items. We had a blast with actor/comedian Drew Droege, who was gracious enough to come back to Amoeba for an encore auctioneering appearance!
Our guest auctioneer, Drew Droege, is an alum of The Groundlings and Upright Citizens Brigade. He is known on the Internet for his portrayals of Chloe Sevigny, Tanya Roberts, Feathers in "Planet Unicorn," and Professor LaFrange on Starz' new web series Hollywood Acting Studio. He's appeared on numerous television shows including Chozen, Drunk History, Sean Saves The World, Chelsea Lately, NTSF: SD: SUV, Burning Love, Happy Endings, Key And Peele, House Of Lies, New Girl, How I Met Your Mother, and Up All Night.
If you're not familiar with Southern California's Five Acres, they promote safety, well-being and permanency for at-risk children and their families by building on their strengths and empowering them within communities. Five Acres has served vulnerable children and families since 1888 by providing family-centered support services on their campus in Altadena and through outreach programs in homes, at schools and in off-site offices.
Amoeba Music began hosting charity auctions when Hurricane 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 community organizations. It's been a great thing to be able to continue, and we appreciate all of the customers over the years who have participated. As always, 100% of our auction proceeds go directly to the charity -- and we match all bids!
This month’s auction highlights included:
** Trader Joe’s gift card ($50) + vintage "little lulu" lunchbox - $55.00
** Urban Outfitters gift card ($50) + vinyl records to complete your look - $40.00
** Tickets for Trombone Shorty at the Fonda January 24th - $25.00
** Passes to Natural History Museum of Los Angeles - $ 25.00
** Amoeba VIP in-store pass to show of your choice - $30.00
** Ringo Starr limited-edition tote + drumsticks AND Village People LP - $10.00
** A Beatles pack (with lots of collectibles and cool stuff inside!) - $20.00
** Sticker pack and No Age beachball - $5.00
** Amoeba coffee mug + coffee gift cards - $20.00
** David Bowie collectible posters - $30.00
The total BIDS were $250.00 which means we get to send $500.00 to 5 Acres! Thanks so much to Mr. Droege for coming back to help us raise money for such a great cause!