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eBay Partners with Homes For Our Troops for the 4th Annual Veterans Day Auction

By: eBay News Team

Exclusive items and experiences from celebrities - George Clooney, Mindy Kaling, Jimmy Kimmel, Jake Tapper and more - raise funds to support Veterans

In honor of Veterans Day, eBay for Charity and Homes For Our Troops (HFOT) launch their fourth annual charity auction - helping to raise vital funds for injured service members. Through November 17, visit eBay.com/HFOT to browse and bid on exclusive experiences and signed celebrity memorabilia. All proceeds benefit HFOT’s mission to build and donate specially adapted custom homes for post-9/11 Veterans.

“Even with everything going on in the world right now, there remains a need for severely wounded Veterans to have mortgage-free, specially adapted custom homes from Homes For Our Troops,” said Jake Tapper, CNN correspondent, longtime HFOT supporter and Board Ambassador. “It is an honor to be an ambassador for this organization with our annual celebrity auction again. Each year we increase the amount of support from well-known stars, musicians, celebrities, artists and sports figures. We are expecting this year’s auction to be a great success.”

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Some of the luxury items available for auction include:

  • George Clooney’s autographed OMEGA Globemaster watch
  • An autographed football signed by NFL Arizona Cardinals OLB Chandler Jones
  • A personalized video message from Chris Evans
  • An autographed VEEP poster and script
  • Stephen Colbert’s personal suit and much more

“I am thrilled to be a part of Homes For Our Troops Fourth Annual Celebrity Auction and even more excited to headline this year,” Mindy Kaling said. “HFOT is doing so much for severely injured Veterans by providing them with the adapted homes they very much need and deserve.”

“I am happy to be joining this auction for another year and bring attention to Homes For Our Troops’ important mission. The adapted homes built by this nonprofit help Veterans regain their independence and move forward in their lives,” George Clooney said.

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Notable VIP experiences include:

  • 30-minute Zoom calls with stars like Ben Stiller, Alyssa Milano and Anderson Cooper
  • One-hour Zoom lunch and game of 20 questions with Kevin Pollak
  • Writing advice from award-winning author Matthew Klam
  • Six-eight hour basic firearms training and range day for two with Stephen Gutowski
  • Zoom cocktail hour with Nicolle Wallace to name a few

“Homes For Our Troops serves such an important community, and we’re honored to provide a platform that creates awareness and raises funds for this work,” said Caitlin Allen, Head of Communications for eBay North America. “This year’s auction includes an impressive lineup of experiences and memorabilia from some of the world’s most notable celebrities, which is sure to attract shoppers looking for an exciting way to donate to a relevant cause.” 

Notable Celebrities Who Contributed to the Campaign Include:

  • Alyssa Milano
  • Anderson Cooper
  • Ben Stiller
  • Chelsea Handler
  • Chris Evans
  • Conan O'Brien
  • George Clooney
  • Gwyneth Paltrow
  • Jason Sudeikis
  • Jennifer Aniston
  • Jimmy Kimmel
  • Kenny Chesney
  • Mindy Kaling
  • Monica Lewinsky
  • Seth Meyers
  • Spencer Garrett
  • Stephen Gutowski
  • Trevor Noah
  • Whoopi Goldberg

The full list of items available for auction is available at eBay.com/HFOT. Auction goes live on November 10, 2020 at 4 PM PST/7 PM EST and closes November 17, 2020 at 4 PM PST/7 PM EST.

About Homes for Our Troops:
Homes For Our Troops (HFOT) is a publicly funded 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post-9/11 Veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives. Most of these Veterans have sustained injuries including multiple limb amputations, partial or full paralysis, and/or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). These homes restore some of the freedom and independence our Veterans sacrificed while defending our country, and enable them to focus on their family, recovery, and rebuilding their lives. Since its inception in 2004, nearly 90 cents out of every dollar spent has gone directly to our program services for Veterans. HFOT builds these homes where the Veteran chooses to live, and continues its relationship with the Veterans after home delivery to assist them with rebuilding their lives. Learn more at www.hfotusa.org.

About eBay for Charity:
eBay for Charity enables members of the eBay community to connect with and support their favorite charities when they buy or sell in the U.S. and abroad. Sellers can donate up to 100 percent of the proceeds to a charity of their choice, while buyers can add a donation to their purchase during checkout. To date, over $1 billion dollars has been raised for charity by the eBay community. Visit eBay's For Sellers, For Nonprofits and My Causes pages to learn more about how you can work with eBay to support a good cause.