Recap: Charity Auction for Hurricane Relief with Don Barris

Posted by Amoebite, October 9, 2017 05:45pm | Post a Comment

Charity Auction with Don Barris at Amoeba Hollywood

Saturday at Amoeba Hollywood was the place to be! Our old friend and cohort, the incomparable Don Barris (Windy City Heat, Big 3 Podcast, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Ding Dong Show, and a tireless supporter of Amoeba's auctions), did the honors at the podium and hosted our charity auction for hurricane relief! Don was entertaining and hilarious, as always, with the sharp zingers, as well as the deadpan wily way he has of wrangling extra cash our of unsuspecting Saturday shoppers.

The items on the auction block were amazing and Don did a great job. He really drummed up the energy and he had everyone giggling under their breath or rollicking in the aisles as they threw up their rainbow auction paddles (which conveniently double as fans on the 90 degree day). People really got the jump on their holiday shopping by scoring some unique items!

All proceeds from Saturday's auction went directly to support hurricane relief efforts and, as always, Amoeba matched ALL winning bid amounts, which means double the money going to where it is most needed.

Here are just a few of the cool items we auctioned off:

  • Tickets to see The Breeders (SOLD OUT) show at the El Rey November 13th - $60.00
  • Tickets to see The Drums at The Fonda Theatre November 2nd - $80.00
  • Tickets to see Dhani Harrison at the El Rey November 30th - $45.00
  • Signed & framed Glen Campbell poster - $95.00
  • Neon Demon movie poster signed by Nicolas Winding Refn and Cliff Martinez - $20.00
  • David Lynch signed Twin Peaks soundtrack vinyl - $100.00
  • Pearl Jam collectible pack, including Third Man LP, patch and Vitalogy book - $120.00
  • New Orleans music pack, featuring a Tipitina's shirt, hand picked music from NOLA--commemorating our very first auction in September 2005 after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast $80.00
  • Portable turntable + handpicked vinyl - $130.00
  • Lana Del Rey poster from her appearance at Amoeba with CD and buttons - $40.00
  • Signed HAIM poster + CD $30.00
  • Baby Driver soundtrack LP signed by Edgar Wright - $40.00

All together, Don helped raise a total of $840.00! That means, with the Amoeba match, we going to send $1,680.00 to Direct Relief, which has been providing medical and other aid to hurricane ravaged areas like Puerto Rico, Florida, and Texas.

Charity Auction Items at Amoeba Hollywood

Charity Auction with Don Barris at Amoeba Hollywood

Charity Auction with Don Barris at Amoeba Hollywood

About Amoeba's Auctions:

In early September 2005, after Hurricane Katrina ravaged Louisiana, Amoeba Hollywood began hosting charity auctions to help raise money for the Gulf Coast Relief Efforts. Our Hollywood store continues to auction off items including memorabilia, collectibles, promotional items, concert tickets, plus much, much more. To help increase funds, Amoeba matches all individual donations and accepted bids up to $1,000!

Auctions have included everything from Slayer promotional underwear to Michael Jackson puffy stickers (with winning bids of $5 - $20) and Devo hats,; from Brian Wilson box seats for 4 at the Hollywood Bowl (which went for $550) to a pair of tickets to a sold-out Supergrass show for $200, along with gift certificates from our generous neighbors (Trader Joe's, Urban Outfitters, Arclight, Intelligensia Coffee, and others). With the Amoeba match, each item brings in double the money!

Since 2005 we have raised more than $600,000 for various charities through our auctions, on-site customer donations, Amoeba's matching contributions, and special events.

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