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Recap: Charity Auction for the LA Food Bank with Kurt Braunohler & Kristen Schaal

Posted by Amoebite, December 6, 2016 04:05pm | Post a Comment

Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal

On Saturday, December 3rd we had the inimitable Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal tackle the gavel duties at Amoeba Hollywood's famous charity auction. Kurt has been here many times before and helped us raise tons of money for great and worthy causes, but this was Kristen's first soiree into the fun and unpredictable realm of anxious anticipation and frenzied bidding. It didn't take long for her mad skills and silver-tongued auctioneering to come right on out. 

Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

Kurt and Kristen brilliantly and hilariously paved the way for one of our most successful auctions ever! They auctioned off a crazy array of concert tickets, collectibles, gift certificates from our amazing neighbors and partners, and other things you never knew you had to have (a giant 25 foot Adele banner anyone??). 

All proceeds from this month's auction benefited the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, which feeds more than half a million people each month—12% of those are over the age of 65, and 25% are kids under 18. It is an amazing organization that we have had the honor of working with for the past few years. These are two of the funniest people on the planet and they rocked the crowd on Saturday!

Hot Tub with Kurt and Kristen live at the VirgilKristen, who has appeared in Flight of the Conchords and is currently the voice of Louise Belcher on Bob's Burgers, graciously signed some DVDs and a FUNKO doll of her character--which then garnered big money at the auction. Kurt and Kristen were celebrating their new double LP from Kill Rock Stars, Hot Tub with Kurt and Kristen Live at the Virgil. Recorded live over two nights at The Virgil in Los Angeles at their long-running comedy variety show Hot Tub with Kurt and Kristen.

March Charity Auction Recap

Posted by Amoebite, March 5, 2012 02:42pm | Post a Comment
Doug Benson at Amoeba AuctionOn Saturday, March 3rd we held our monthly charity auction, which was hosted by funnyman Doug Benson! His droll and dry wit propelled us to raise almost $1,500 for the LA Regional Food Bank! The auction was also part of our week-long food drive to benefit the LA Food Bank. 

Highlights from the auction:

Trader Joe's gift card and Family Guy lunchbox - $55

Guns N' Roses tickets which spurred a FURIOUS bidding war (thank you Goldenvoice!) - $120.00

Stevie Nicks clock signed by the Queen herself - $45

R. Crumb Robert Johnson T-shirt with limited edition trading cards - $26

David Bowie T-shirt and Station to Station CD w/tour book - (1989!) - $39.00

Limited edition Record Store Day 45s with a 2011 RSD T-shirt and...surprises - $26

Doug Benson movie picks package (Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, Attack the Block, Die Hard, The Dark Knight) - $40

Fabiolus
gift certificate - $45

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Food Drive + Charity Auction for LA Food Bank at Amoeba Hollywood, Feb 27 - Mar 5

Posted by Amoebite, February 22, 2012 03:57pm | Post a Comment
LA Food Bank logoIn conjunction with our March Charity Auction, which will benefit the LA Regional Food Bank, Amoeba Hollywood is holding a food drive! Bring in non-perishable food items to Amoeba Hollywood from February 27th - March 5th and we'll give you a $2 off "Thank You" coupon for helping out.

The items needed most are rice, beans, peanut butter, canned meats, canned fruits, and canned vegetables.

The LA Regional Food Bank, whose mission is to mobilize resources to fight hunger in our community, began in 1973 in a garage in Pasadena. Today it operates out of a 96,000 square foot facility to provide food for nearly 900 sites including abused and abandoned children homes, battered women shelters, senior centers, local food pantries, soup kitchens, AIDS hospices, and more. 

You can help the LA Food Bank in two ways: bring a canned food item to Amoeba Hollywood from February 27th - March 5th and join us at our Charity Auction on March 3rd. 

On Saturday, March 3rd at 4pm, comedian Doug Benson will host our monthly charity auction and 100% of the auction proceeds will benefit the LA Regional Food Bank. We'll have a crazy array of items (see February's Auction Recap for an idea of the types of goodies we offer), and as always, Amoeba will match individual donations up to $1,000. With every dollar, the Food Bank is able to provide four meals. So every dollar raised at the auction will be doubled by Amoeba and will ultimately provide eight meals. That's a lot of food for hungry people!

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