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Swag for Charity: Buy Cool TV Stuff, Help Those in Need

by Maureen Ryan, posted Dec 3rd 2010 3:40PM
Last spring, after a major earthquake hit Haiti, I tried to think of a way to help the people of that devastated country.

I ended up putting dozens of TV-related promotional items, pieces of memorabilia, DVDs and books up for auction on eBay, and TV fans bowled me over with their support for the cause. Over the course of a month or so, between the eBay auctions and some other efforts, we raised more than $12,000 for Partners in Health, a respected medical charity with clinics and doctors all over Haiti.

Given how well that went (and I give a ton of the credit to the readers who bought things and to a dedicated crew of 'Chuck' fans who helped a lot with the whole enterprise), I thought I'd try another eBay charity auction during this holiday season. This time, there are items from 'True Blood,' 'House,' 'Fringe,' 'Community,' 'Supernatural,' Conan O'Brien's show, 'Doctor Who' and several other shows for sale. One hundred percent of the purchase price of every eBay auction item will go to Partners in Health.

Read on for more info on what's being offered right now and what kind of items will be up for auction soon.

If you go to this page on eBay, you can see the items that are up for auction now. More items will be put on sale next week (just keep checking the eBay link to see what's on offer at any given time). I will make every effort to get you these items before Dec. 25 if you want to give them as Christmas gifts to your nearest and dearest. If you'd love to get something before the end of Hanukkah or have any other question or issue, please email me any time.

Here's a list of the items that are now up for auction on eBay:
Coming next week: Really amazing 'Lost' swag, as well as items from '24,' 'Human Target,' 'The Shield,' 'Mad Men,' 'Raising Hope' and much more!

Thanks for checking out the auction, and if you are so inclined, check the eBay page frequently for new items, which will be added every few days over the next two weeks.

Again, if you have questions about the sale -- or if you're a fellow media-industry person who has items that might be right for the auction -- feel free to email me.

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December 03 2010 at 7:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Glad to see you are doing this again Mo!

December 03 2010 at 3:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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