Happy Sunday folks! For this blog I wanted to do a little promotional shoutout for CharityStars.com. They are currently hosting the world’s biggest shoe auction in aid of the Small Steps charity. That’s right, you could bid, win and ending up wearing some celeb’s smelly second hands (but hey they could be Simon Pegg’s and I certainly wouldn’t mind sniffing those shoes…).
Small Steps was founded in 1998 to provide specialist help and support to parents with physically disabled children. Small Steps works to two aims; facilitating the children in learning skills across all areas of their development and supporting the parents through their own emotional journeys. With so many charities out there, it’s a tough bid to get new and existing donors to give their hard earned cash over to the cause. That’s where people like CharityStars come in!
CharityStars was found in 2014 with a passion and aim to change the non-profit sector and continue its mission to help charities raise money. Since launching, more than 1000 global celebrities and brands have chosen to work with CharityStars.com including Andy Murray, Lionel Messi, Jessie J, Joss Stone, David Coulthard and Sir Bobby Charlton, plus over 400 non-for-profit organisations, such as Save the Children and Oxfam. Last year Berkeley University named the company as one of the most “impacting Social Enterprises globally“.
There’s 80 auctions in total and the bidders are in full force as I type this blog. The donations have come in from a mixed bag of celebrities including Emma Watson, Olly Murs, David Schwimmer, Fearne Cotton plus many more! The auction is live until Sunday 20th November 2016. Hundreds of celebrities around the world have taken a small step by donating their own signed shoes to help support barefoot children living on landfill sites.
Among this year’s participating celebrities are Kate Moss, Chris Martin and Coldplay, Benedict Cumberbatch, Emma Watson, Oprah Winfrey, Lionel Messi, Roger Federer, Joan Smalls, Alesha Dixon, Theo Walcott, Cesc Fabregas, Bastille, Bonnie Wright, Brian May, Caryn Franklin, Ant and Dec, Dita Von Teese, Foals, Grimes, Helena Christensen, Jack Garratt, Jess Glynne, Jonny Wilkinson, KT Tunstall, Lisa Kudrow, Madness, Maria Sharapova, Matt Le Blanc, Mel C, Michelle Collins, Muse, Olly Murs, Rachel McAdams, Rita Ora, Rod Stewart, Rupert Graves and Annie Lennox.
Founder and CEO Amy Hanson says: “We are always blown away by the support that celebrities show us, and this year once again the response has been truly phenomenal. These celebrity donors are really using their status to help create awareness for children in poverty.”
CharityStars’ MD Robert Robinson said: “Our aim is to deliver impacting and sustainable fundraising solutions for the non-profit sectors so we are delighted to be running this auction for Small Steps and hope to raise lots of money for a fantastic cause.”
So if you have the funds and the undying love for a celebrity whose given their shoes to this auction then bid away here.
It’s all for a great cause!
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