FWD Campaign and MTV Announce Celebrity Auction for the Horn of Africa

Today [December 12], MTV Act, in partnership with USAID and the Ad Council, has launched the “MTV Fights Hunger Auction,” an online holiday auction that features garb from celebrities and favorite MTV stars such as the cast of the Jersey Shore.  All proceeds go to a group of eight NGO’s working on the ground in the Horn of Africa to help victims.

This is the next action of USAID’s FWD Campaign to raise awareness about the crisis, where millions are living without access to regular food and water.

Auctioned items include a signed guitar strap from Nick Jonas, a signed copy of Kelly Clarkson’s new album, an autographed skateboard and deck from champion skateboarder Rob Dyrdek, a signed t-shirt from Trey Songz, and lots of memorabilia from Jersey Shore stars.

Two items are expected to generate a lot of buzz:  tickets to a taping of the Jersey Shore after-show in Los Angeles and tickets to MTV’s New Year’s party in Times Square.

The auction will run through December 18th.

This blog can be found at: http//blog.usaid.gov/2011/12/fwd-campaign-and-mtv-announce-celebrity-auction-for-the-horn-of-africa/

1 Response to “FWD Campaign and MTV Announce Celebrity Auction for the Horn of Africa”


  1. 1 Ghafla!Guy December 13, 2011 at 11:11 am

    Very good news. This will go a long way in alleviating the hunger problem in Africa but is a very temporary solution. African governments should look for ways to deal with this issue conclusively.


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