30 customs by 30 artists: An Auction to Benefit the Children of Cambodia

Juxtapoz // Friday, 17 Apr 2009

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,” writes Kidrobot’s Baroness Nichole. “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.

"I have reached out to 30 of my 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 I have met in Cambodia. With the help of people that I have met in Cambodia, I 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 mine to use art as a way of helping children and communities all over the World, and I am excited about this first step.

"Starting Friday, April 17th, I will be auctioning off one-of-a-kind custom works on eBay under the seller name 'BaronessLoves'. Seach for '30 x 30' 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@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."

Check out a sneal peek at a few of the customs Nichole sent our way from Alex Pardee (above) and Tim Biskup and Tara McPherson (below). What are you waiting for? Get to bidding now and help support Cambodian children.

Bid Now at: shop.ebay.com/merchant/baronessloves





Watch the 30x30 Video: www.flickr.com

Direct link to all the customs for sale: ebay.com

Photos of all 30 customs available: www.flickr.com/photos/toybaroness/sets


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