A-List Celebrities and Musicians Lend Their Support to HP for Charity Auction Benefiting Habitat for Humanity
Oscar nominees Terrence Howard, Matt Dillon and Catherine Keener among those participating in 10-day auction starting Feb. 6
PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 3, 2006, More than 25 top celebrities and musicians have agreed to support HP’s exclusive eBay charity auction benefiting Habitat for Humanity® International.
The auction - online at http://www.hp.com/go/sundance - will feature autographed, poster-sized celebrity photographs shot by famed WireImage photographer Jeff Vespa. The one-of-a-kind images were taken at the HP Portrait Studio Presented by WireImage at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, where HP also sponsored various activities and demonstrated technology products from its digital graphic arts portfolio.
The celebrities whose photos will be made available in the auction include:
Jennifer Aniston with Oscar® nominee Catherine Keener, Lucy Liu, Josh Hartnett, the Beastie Boys, William H. Macy, Oscar nominee Matt Dillon, Rufus Wainwright, Daryl Hannah, Aaron Eckhart, Oscar nominee Terrence Howard, Guy Pearce, Nick Cave, Wilmer Valderrama, Laura Prepon, Amber Tamblyn, Joel Madden of Good Charlotte, Justin Timberlake and the cast of “Alpha Dog,” John Waters, Kevin Smith, Gina Gershon, Jessica Biel, Toni Collette and Michael Rapaport, among others.
Also included is an autographed photo of The Police, including band mates Sting, Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers, shot by WireImage photographer Kevin Mazur.
Photos are available for viewing now at http://www.hp.com/go/sundance. Bidding for this fund-raising initiative will run from Feb. 6 - 16.
The winning bidder for each image listed will receive the autographed 13x19-inch photograph, which comes with a certificate of authenticity, as well as a portable HP Photosmart 475 GoGo Photo Printer, also signed by the celebrity.
Net proceeds from the auction will benefit Habitat for Humanity’s “Operation Home Delivery,” a program providing assistance and rebuilding opportunities in New Orleans and elsewhere along the Gulf Coast in the aftermath of hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Recently, the HP Company Foundation and HP employees committed more than $3 million to the American Red Cross’ Hurricane Katrina relief effort.
Since 1976, Americus, Ga.-based Habitat for Humanity International has built more than 200,000 houses in nearly 100 countries, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than 1 million people. More information about Habitat for Humanity is available at http://www.habitat.org.
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