Auctioned Autographs and Online Donations to Support Save the Children Programs
WESTPORT, Conn. (Feb. 10, 2011) — Going once, Going Twice… Fifteen handmade, one-of-a-kind paper and fabric hearts autographed by Grey’s Anatomy actor Kevin McKidd are being auctioned off on eBay as part of the “Giving Hearts” campaign launched by the actor and Kevin McKidd Online. The campaign aims to provide a fun, easy and rewarding way to make a loved one smile this Valentine’s Day, while encouraging and supporting children in earthquake-ravaged Haiti. Individuals may also make an online donation. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the campaign will benefit Save the Children’s efforts to provide health care, education and job opportunities to the people of Haiti.
“The Giving Hearts campaign is a creative away for individuals to celebrate their loved ones, while helping to create a better tomorrow for the children of Haiti,” said Charles MacCormack, president and CEO of Save the Children. “Kevin McKidd has been a dedicated partner ever since the earthquake hit and we are grateful to him for his ongoing commitment to the children of Haiti.”
In the past year, Save the Children has reached more than 870,000 Haitians — including half a million children — through health, nutrition, education, shelter, water and sanitation, emergency relief and protection programs. The humanitarian organization has worked on-the-ground in Haiti for more than 30 years.
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