A teacup and saucer that “Born This Way” singer Lady Gaga autographed and auctioned to raise money for victims of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster in Japan was reportedly purchased by a dentist for $64,000. Lady Gaga drank out of the cup and auctioned it in 2011 after autographing it and signing the message “Nihon no tame ni inori o” (Pray for Japan) during her Japan tour soon after the disaster.
What does that have to do with you? Well, we’re encouraging you to follow in the footsteps of Lady Gaga (no need to wear those shoes, though!) and donate items to the DRI International Foundation Silent Auction to be held at DRI2013 on June 6, 2013 in Philadelphia. Donate something yourself or ask your employer to contribute.
The foundation would welcome a service, product, or item to be auctioned off at this event. Any denomination of gift card, gift certificate or actual item also would be greatly appreciated, and all contributors will be listed on our web site. Please consider asking your employer to support this event as well.
Your tax-deductible donation will support communities impacted by disaster connect with relief organizations as quickly as possible and when they need it the most. Some of 2013’s donations include: lunch and tour of the iconic New York Stock Exchange, theater tickets, hotel stays, sports memorabilia, electronics, and gift cards.
Donations can be mailed to:
Melissa Smith, Secretary
Disaster Recovery International Foundation
691 N. Squirrel Road Suite 111
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
Donations are due by March 15, 2013. Please contact Pascale Phelan, Development Officer, at 914-358-6451 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.