GENE SIMMONS of KISS has donated several items to benefit Mending Kids through the Startuch Auction Site, an online platform where celebrities are raising funds for their preferred charities by donating pre-owned items to be auctioned online announced a new online celebrity auction that went live on Wednesday, February 15th at 7.00am PT/ 10am ET. The auction will showcase exclusive memorabilia from influential pop culture artists like Gene Simmons, J Sutta of The Pussycat Dolls and Paris Hilton. Startuch accepts a wide-range of items from celebrities including clothing, electronics, children’s items, music instruments, jewelry, art, signed or unsigned personal memorabilia, and much more for online auction, with proceeds going back to the celebrity’s charity of choice.
“All around the globe there’s children in need of urgent life-changing medical care and I believe in doing what I can to help. It’s great to see companies like Startuch.com offering a new way for people like myself to help our charities like Mendingkids.org, I hope others will also donate items and use this service to raise more money for their important causes,” said Gene Simmons.
GENE SIMMONS donated items up for auction:
Gene Simmons, Autographed KISS Custom Fighter Pilot Helmet – unique piece
Painted “DB Customs” fighter pilot helmets were airbrushed for Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS for the “Rock to Change the World” benefit in North Orono, MN.
Folds of Honor Foundation Helmet signed by Gene Simmons (one-of-a-kind)
Gene Simmons, Autographed KISS Baby Body Suit
Newborn baby KISS onesie signed by Gene Simmons
Gene Simmons, Autographed KISS Sweat Shirt
2 medium-sized women’s grey and glitter KISS crew sweatshirts signed by Gene Simmons
Gene Simmons, Autographed KISS Rocks Vegas CD and DVD
2 KISS Rocks Vegas DVD and CD pack signed by Gene Simmons
Gene Simmons, Autographed “Family Jewels” Final Season DVD
1 Gene Simmons Family Jewels Final Season DVD signed by Gene Simmons
Gene Simmons, Autographed KISS 3D Thick Foam Sign
1 KISS sign, signed by Gene Simmons
“It’s been our mission from the very beginning to always help those in need and I know there are so many celebrities and public figures who are always looking for more ways to give back. Startuch provides a simple and easy way for them to give back with very little required from them, except to donate some of their personal and performance items. We are extremely thankful to Gene, Paris and J Sutta for their wonderful participation and contribution to their causes, we know there will be many fans who will be excited about these exclusive items and we’re thrilled that they see the benefit and ease of working with us.” — Evgenia Lorcy, Startuch.com Co-Founder
Mending Kids gives sick kids life-saving surgical care while advancing education and training towards medical self-sufficiency in their communities. Our work has been done, to date, in 57 countries, including the United States. Most of the surgeries provided correct congenital heart defects, orthopedic abnormalities, severe scoliosis, urological defects, and facial deformities.
Gene Simmons, is an Israeli-American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, actor and television personality. Also known by his stage persona The Demon, he is the bass guitarist and co-lead singer of KISS, the rock band he co-founded with rhythm guitarist Paul Stanley in the early 1970s. KISS has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, including 25 million RIAA-certified albums. On April 10, 2014, Kiss was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He also appeared in Mr. Romance, a show created and hosted by Simmons on the Oxygen cable television channel and Rock School, a UK reality show. Gene Simmons had his own Reality Tv Show Gene Simmons Family Jewels, documenting the personal lives of Simmons, his wife, his son and daughter.
The Simmons Family also attended a Mending Kids fundraiser at Lucky Strike Live called “Music On A Mission”, which featured GENE SIMMONS jamming with JOHNNY DEPP and VIP rockstars to raise funds for the cause.
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