Friday, October 16, 2009

Pediped baby shoes: Charity Auction

Children’s footwear brand Pediped, of Henderson, Nev., is holding its first-ever shoe auction, Stars for a Wish, to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. More than 50 celebrity-autographed Pediped baby shoes will be on offer with the bidding beginning at $250 US. Participants include: Jessica Alba, Halle Berry, Pierce Brosnan, Andy Garcia, Molly Ringwald, Rachel Weisz, Tim Allen, Courtney Cox Arquette, Marcia Cross, Jennie Garth, Whoopi Goldberg, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Heidi Klum, Charlie Sheen, Jon Stewart, Alison Sweeney, Clay Aiken, Kenny Chesney, Faith Hill, Martina McBride, Ed Roland, Jerome Bettis, Anna Kournikova, Shaquille O’Neal, Mark Teixeira, J.D. Drew, David Ortiz, and Adam LaRoche.

Successful bidders will receive shoes displayed in a cherry-finished shadow box or clear acrylic box complete with an engraved plaque. The auction will run from Oct. 25 to Nov. 1. Stars for a Wish has a minimum goal of $25,000, which will help grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. One-hundred percent of the funds raised through the auction will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

WOW! I think the idea behind this is fun, but it's hard for me to get excited about it too much really. I noticed two of the "celebrity" autographs for this event were ladies from this website called "Bagsnob" (sounded weird so I checked it out). U mean, honestly, they stuck out like sore thumbs among all the true celebrities donating for this cause. Turns out, they are ladies who run a totally overpriced, high end, snobby (hence the name perhaps?) website dedicated to overpriced designer handbags. Then, I read an old post where the owner of Pediped posted (and overtly boasted) about owning a plethora of handbags such as Gucci, Prada, Chanel, etc, etc, etc. and how these ladies at Bagsnob hooked her up with this coveted bag that only celebrities on major waiting lists have access too. My jaw dropped. Wow, overtly bragging about getting this $6,000 handbag really, really turned me OFF! Then she had the audacity to say that EVERYONE should buy this bag and the splurge is worth it. Oh yeah...normal people go out and buy $20,000 worth of bags all the time. Reality check lady? I ordered some cute pedipeds from their site last year and donated to the Make a Wish at the end of my order. They did a huge marketing campaign about how "they" gave all this money to Make a Wish, but really, it was the CUSTOMERS who donated the majority of the funds I'm certain!!! I hope it raises lots of money for MAW for sure...but this company is after their own celebrity status if you ask me! Gag, I'm done with them!