Madonna, Britney Spears, Garth Brooks, Shania Twain, Lonestar, Ray Charles, Stone Temple Pilots, Patti LaBelle, Dolly Parton, Michelle Branch, Tim McGraw, Rosie O’Donnell, and Oprah Winfrey are just a few of the stars who have donated autographed items to the American Red Cross Nationwide Virtual Auction.
The auction, hosted by the auction website Ebay (ebay.com), features more than 1,500 unique items donated by participating Red Cross chapters across the U.S. The auction will raise funds for disaster relief and other Red Cross humanitarian efforts.
Twenty-one of the auction items were personally solicited and donated by country superstar Wynonna Judd. “I thought long and hard how I could make a difference,” said Judd. “I was delightfully surprised at the generosity of my fellow artists who committed to this cause. These are exceptional gifts from artists who opened up their hearts at a time when our neighbors really needed us. As amazed as I am by the talents of Madonna, Dolly, Rosie, Garth, and Oprah, and all of the others who donated, I am forever changed by the size of their hearts.”
The auction is divided into two separate 10-day auctions. The first auction is currently open and will remain live until May 2, and the second auction starts April 29 and runs through May 9. Participants can bid on everything from exotic vacation getaways and high-tech gadgets to sports and celebrity memorabilia, fine art, and airline tickets.