HP Hosts Auction to Benefit American Red Cross Sept 23, 2005 16:42:14 GMT -5
Post by Ace on Sept 23, 2005 16:42:14 GMT -5
HP Hosts Auction to Benefit American Red Cross and DATA harities; Fans Can Bid on Autographed Celebrity Photos and Printers on eBay
September 23, 2005 01:54 PM US Eastern Timezone
PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 23, 2005--HP (NYSE:HPQ) (Nasdaq:HPQ) today announced that it is hosting a charity auction to benefit the American Red Cross, the humanitarian organization that provides relief to victims of disaster such as Hurricane Katrina, and DATA (Debt, AIDS, Trade, Africa), the nonprofit organization started by U2 lead-singer Bono that strives to help Africans help themselves beat the crises of AIDS and extreme poverty.
To support these organizations and their causes, HP will auction signed, one-of-a-kind, poster-sized celebrity photographs taken during a recent film festival in Toronto.
Many photographs in the auction were captured by famed WireImage photographer Jeff Vespa, including those of Kate Hudson, Eva Longoria, Pierce Brosnan, Felicity Huffman, Kevin Bacon, Elle Macpherson, Elijah Wood and Sir Anthony Hopkins. The charity auction also includes two photos of Bono and a unique photograph of Hudson and Kurt Russell taken by director Cameron Crowe and signed by all three.
The winning bidder in each listing will get the autographed, poster-sized photograph and an HP Photosmart 375 Compact printer, also signed by the celebrity. HP will be matching all bids up to $1,000 for each listing.
People around the world can support this fundraising initiative by participating in the bidding on eBay at www.ebay.com/hp. A complete list of participating celebrities is also available on the website. Eighty-five percent of the winning bid on each item will be going to support the two organizations; the remaining 15 percent will cover auction, listing and other miscellaneous fees.
Since 1957, HP has been contributing time and resources to the communities where it does business. Among its recent contributions, the HP Company Foundation and HP employees have committed more than $3 million to the American Red Cross' Hurricane Katrina relief effort.
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And this explains what he was signing in the TIFF photos- an HP mini printer