Monday, November 7, 2011 / 9:09 am
Cabbage Patch Kid Charity Auction
November is National Adoption Month and to raise awareness and much needed funds for the Children's Action Network (CAN), a series of one-of-a kind celebrity Cabbage Patch Kids created by toy company JAKKS Pacific, will be auctioned on eBay starting today. Katherine Heigl joins celebrities such as Steven Tyler, Al Roker, Kristin Chenoweth and Raven-Symone in being recreated as a unique Cabbage Patch Kid.
"I'm excited to be part of this auction to raise money and awareness for foster children," said Katherine. "Adoption is a cause very close to my heart as I have an adopted older sister and an adopted daughter. This auction is important to show the world how many adoptable kids are in great need of stable and loving homes."
Fans of the stars can go to cpkauctionforcharity.com to bid on the one-of-a-kind Celebrity Cabbage Patch Kids created in the likeness of the famous singers, actors and TV personalities.
Distinctive features of the Celebrity 'Kids include Katherine's favorite red carpet couture; Steven Tyler's rocker inspired outfit and mic stand; Al Roker's signature glasses and tailored suit; Kristin Chenoweth's royal blue ball gown; and Raven-Symone's trendy romper and blinged out platform heels. JAKKS Pacific worked closely with each celebrity to make sure their one-of-a-kind 'Kid embodied their individual look and personality. Each Celebrity 'Kid, will also come with its own autographed birth certificate.
The auction, which launches today on Ebay Giving Works and will run until November 17, will benefit the Children's Action Network (CAN), a national adoption awareness organization dedicated to finding homes for children in the U.S. who are in foster care.
All proceeds of the Steven Tyler, Al Roker, and Raven-Symone Celebrity 'Kids will benefit CAN, while Kristin Chenoweth and Katherine Heigl are donating 50 percent of funds to CAN and the other 50 percent to Maddie's Corner and the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation, respectively.
"This auction brings together the beloved and iconic Cabbage Patch Kids, with its long tradition of adopting loveable 'Kids, and the benevolence of this wonderful group of charitable-minded celebrities for a noteworthy cause," said Jennifer Caveza, senior vice president of marketing, JAKKS Pacific. "As a toy company that is dedicated to helping children smile, play and succeed, we are pleased to work together with Children's Action Network and do what we can to help foster kids who are in great hardship and bring much needed attention to children's issues as a whole."
"We are pleased to be chosen as the main beneficiary of this wonderful and creative auction of one-of-a-kind Celebrity Cabbage Patch Kids," stated actor and Board Director of Children's Action Network, Henry Winkler. "With so many children in the foster care system, there is tremendous need for support from our community. The funds raised in this auction will help bring programs and services to these deserving children."