Contributor Terri Winaught – Celebrities Donate Unique Items to Japan Charity Auction

Each day since March 11, 2011, when an earthquake took a heavy toll on Japan and a tsunami pounded that proud country’s ancient shores, many of us have wanted to help, with celebrities being no exception.

Enter the power of a celebrity charity auction, which has already begun on charitybuz and will continue to be held on that site until April 7th.

Items which have been donated as of this writing include a signed acoustic guitar from James Taylor, an autographed cymbal from rock group Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and a selection of vinyls from that rock band. Some celebs, though, are making their donations more unique.  Kim Kardashian, for example, is giving the highest bidder the opportunity to meet her this April.

Jimmy Kimmel, who was evacuated from a French Polynesian island when the tsunami struck, will give bidders tickets to his late night show on the ABC Network. These generous bidders will also get to meet Kimmel at a behind-the-scenes meet and greet party.

If none of these items and opportunities make you want to begin the battle of the bid, keep in mind that more donations may be added to charitybuz, so be sure to check that site on a regular basis.

When this unique auction ends in April, UNICEF will donate the proceeds to tsunami relief.  For more information on celebrity donations to charity, visit

By Googling “celebrities that donate to charity,” you will also be led to links and articles about celebrities providing aid to the victims of the Libyan conflict, and 10 ways Twitter can be used to generate money for charity.

Have any of you been affected by the crisis in Japan or the conflict in Libya?  Do any of you have loved ones who have been impacted by either of these tragedies?  If so, I’d love to hear your perspective in the Reader’s Forum along with any suggestions you might have for providing aid more effectively and efficiently.

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