Charity auctions/donating Star Wars stuff?

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  1. BaronLandoCalrissian Jedi Youngling

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    Jun 14, 2006
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    Does anyone know the best way to donate Star Wars collectibles for charity? I seem to remember there were auctions you could give to, (maybe something to do with the 501st?) I have some things like vintage toys, marvel comics etc., none of it is still in the package or in "mint" shape or anything, figured I'd rather have it go somewhere good than do the whole ebay thing.
    thanks!
  2. Koohii Jedi Master

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    May 30, 2003
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    Well, you could do the eBay thing and then give the charity the $. Or you could go to the charity donation center. Can be tricky though--way to many charities have employees pick over stuff & take anything "good" for themselves.
    Maybe find out when one of the charities is having an auction and make sure they realize you'll be there to keep 'em honest.
  3. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod

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    You could try asking over in the [link=http://boards.theforce.net/fanforce_community/b10022/p1]Fan Force Community[/link] forum as well. I know some of the Fan Forces have run auctions for charity in the past. Maybe someone there has an idea or an upcoming auction you could donate to!

    Edit - I PM'd a link to this thread to Jedi Dajuan, the head Fan Force GSA. She might know of something coming up that they are doing.
  4. Jedi_Dajuan Administrator Emeritus

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    We have a couple things left over from the CV party that we're going to auction off and give the profits to three charities. The charities are Make a Wish, Beyond Blue (an Australian charity), and another charity in Sweden and/or Europe (keep forgetting the name). We decided to do this so the money goes to more places than just the US since we are a world wide organization. Plus the charities we picked all have to deal with things we've lost members over (cancer, depression, etc). If you're interested let me know and we can coordinate efforts. Some things we're using a silent auction for, some may go up on Ebay.
  5. BaronLandoCalrissian Jedi Youngling

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    Jun 14, 2006
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    Thanks for the responses folks. Now I have to figure out which stuff can go and which stuff I'm too sentimental to get rid of.
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