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Crafts for a Cause

Auctions items personalized by the likes of Grizzly Bear and Spike Jonze to benefit Haiti

by Karen Day in Culture on 12 March 2010

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With an all-star lineup and a truly meaningful objective, the online auction Crafts For A Cause keeps the spirit of helping Haiti alive with a host of tees, totes, guitars and other objects decorated by some our favorite creatives all up for bidding.

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Initiated by L.A. native Binki Shapiro (of Little Joy fame), the benefit features goods decorated by fellow musicians, actors and artists alike. From a camera painted by Drew Barrymore (above left) to Daft Punk's toy robots (above right) and Rodarte sweatshirts signed by the sisterly duo (bottom), Crafts for a Cause mobilizes today's great cultural movers and shakers.

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All proceeds from the auction will go to Artists for Peace and Justice, a Haiti-based humanitarian organization dedicated to "providing an education, hot meals, clean drinking water and regular medical treatments to the children living in the slums."

The auction opens 15 March 2010 at Bidding For Good, and ends 27 March 2010. Opening bids range from $15 to $5,000, making it accessible for most. Check out Crafts for a Cause to see photos of participants creating their pieces up for auction and see more of the items, including pieces by JD Samson and the Fleet Foxes, in the below slide show.

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