Rock for Kids Auction

(Press Release) Collectors of music memorabilia and rock fans alike will soon be able to own several great pieces of music paraphernalia by logging onto www.ebay.com/varietyskids. Variety � The Children�s Charity of Southern California will launch items from KISS, Rob Zombie and The Black Eyed Peas on their eBay auction site this afternoon. This 10-day charity auction will launch on Friday, May 5 at 5pm (PST) and will end at 5pm (PST) on Monday, May 15.

Collection centerpieces for any rock music enthusiast, these three items include a KISS Figurine Set autographed by Gene Simmons, a guitar autographed by Rob Zombie and a megaphone autographed by the Black Eyed Peas. The KISS Figurine set features three different Gene Simmons dolls from three different tours including Alive, Love Gun and Creatures of the Night Still. These dolls are preserved in their original packaging and are personally hand signed by Gene Simmons. Rob Zombie�s guitar is a Schecter Diamond Series Guitar that was personally autographed by the musician and filmmaker. The Black Eyed Peas megaphone is a limited edition item that was created to commemorate the 2006 Honda Civic Tour with the Black Eyed Peas. It features the tour logo and is signed by the band members.

�We are thrilled to have received the donation of these very special items.� said Nancy Klueter, President of Variety � The Children�s Charity of Southern California. �We are grateful to our friends in the music industry who have allowed us to put these items up for sale to benefit our charity.�

Since its launch in September 2004, www.ebay.com/varietyskids has raised over $190,000 by auctioning off pieces of Hollywood memorabilia, including the iconic shirts from BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN a car used in the filming of HERBIE: FULLY LOADED signed movie memorabilia, movie premiere tickets, an autograph script from CRASH and tickets to the 2006 Kids Choice Awards. Perpetually auctioning entertainment memorabilia, Variety � The Children�s Charity of Southern California updates the site with exciting new items each Friday.

The Mission of Variety - The Children's Charity is to provide life-saving and life-enriching assistance to abused, addicted, physically-challenged, neglected, and/or underprivileged children throughout Southern California. We pride ourselves on being able to modify our agenda in order to meet the evolving conditions encompassing our region - addressing each case in a timely, impartial manner.

Variety - The Children's Charity of Southern California - Chapter 25 is the local chapter of an expansive global network, Variety International - The Children's Charity, that assists afflicted children that have nowhere else to turn. Today, there are 52 Chapters, in 14 nations, serving children in need therein helping to better their quality of life. Since 1927, worldwide, we have raised over $1 billion to aid our special needs kids.

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