“30 CUSTOMS BY 30 ARTISTS: An Auction to benefit the Children of Cambodia�? is the first step in trying to help the children that have impacted my life. After traveling to Cambodia last year I fell in love with the people of that country. Everyday I think about the amazing children I met and how I could help them. Most of these children lack the necessities of food, clothing, shoes, and transportation. Many can't even afford the pencils and notebooks they need to attend school. So instead of attending class they sell trinkets at the temples in order to survive. (from the press release)
They have reached out to 30 friends and asked them to create a custom toy specifically for this auction. Every cent from the sale of these customs will go directly to help the children they have met in Cambodia. With the help of people that they have met in Cambodia, they will be delivering clothing, shoes, books, paper, pens, and bicycles to children of Siem Reap villages. It has been a passion and a dream of them to use art as a way of helping children and communities all over the World, and they are excited about this first step.
More from the Press Release:
Starting Friday, April 17th, I will be auctioning off one-of-a-kind custom works on eBay under the seller name "BaronessLoves". Seach for "30x30" to bid on original pieces from: 123KLAN, Alex Pardee, Andrew Bell, Beast Brothers, Brian Morris, DEPH, DEVILROBOTS, FILTH, Gary Baseman, ILoveDust, Jime Litwalk, Joe Capobianco, Joe Ledbetter, Jon Burgerman, MAD, Maze23 Brooklyn, Mori Chack, Nathan Jurevicius, Pon, SEEN, Shawnimals, Sket One, SourBones, TADO, Tara McPherson, TILT, Tim Biskup, Triclops Studios, Urban Medium, and Christian Jacobs of YoGabbaGabba!
I am very excited about this opportunity to help people that have impacted me so much. I hope that you find a custom you love and bid! If you are interested in helping in any way I am not only looking for monetary donations- If you can provide clothing, notebooks, papers, or pens that would be greatly appreciated. Feel free to email me at toybaroness[at]gmail.com . Also, if you are interested in directly donating to a non-profit for Cambodian Children, please check out The Cambodian Children’s Fund.
Here are direct links to all the customs for sale:
Here is a video featuring full turnarounds of all the customs:
Here are all the photos on Flickr: