Ellen And Portia de Rossi Launch Holiday Auction For Animals

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It’s not every day one of Hollywood’s hottest celebrity couples invites the public to go shopping with them, but as chairs of Farm Sanctuary’s “Peace for the Animals” holiday auction, that’s exactly what Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi are doing by encouraging shoppers to join them in using their shopping dollars to protect farm animals from abuse.

All funds raised by bidding on such coveted items as the Volturi crest from the set of “The Twilight Saga: New Moon,” Emily Deschanel’s personalized lab coat from the hit FOX series “Bones” and a private yoga session with hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons will directly support Farm Sanctuary’s rescue, education and advocacy efforts for farm animals.

“With all the holiday shopping and parties at this time of year, it can be easy to lose sight of those who are less fortunate, including the millions of animals suffering on factory farms all over the country,” said Gene Baur, President and Co-founder of Farm Sanctuary. “Our ‘Peace for the Animals’ holiday auction provides a great opportunity to help ease their suffering while shopping for unique and exciting gifts for your friends and family. Every gift you purchase makes a world of difference for suffering farm animals.”

Some of the 65 items up for bid include:

· Volturi crest from the set of “The Twilight Saga: New Moon,” encased in a presentation frame and signed and authenticated by director Chris Weitz
· Private dinner party prepared by vegan chef Tal Ronnen, actress Ginnifer Goodwin and author Rory Freedman for you and FIVE of your friends
· Tickets to “Time Stands Still” and meet-and-greet with Alicia Silverstone
· Tickets and backstage passes for 30 Seconds to Mars show
· Yoga session with Russell Simmons at Jivamukti in NYC
· Personalized lab coat from the set of the hit series “Bones” and cast-signed DVD set of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” from Emily Deschanel
· Dinner with Congressman Dennis Kucinich
· Tickets to any Joan Jett and the Blackhearts show plus meet-and-greet with Joan for four people
· Tour of Ed Begley, Jr.’s amazing eco home, lunch with him and memorabilia
· Yves Saint Laurent black satin clutch purse
· $1,000 gift certificate to Prada
· Two tickets to Broadway sensation “Wicked” with backstage tour
· Lunch with model Tatjana Patitz
· Signed guitar from Feist
· Signed jacket from the Indigo Girls
· Four tickets to a taping of “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien”
· Tickets to “So Help Me God” and meet-and-greet with Kristen Johnston
· Two VIP tickets to taping of “The Ellen Show”
· Lunch with “Queer as Folk” star Hal Sparks and memorabilia
· Lunch with “L Word” star Daniela Sea
· Lunch or dinner with “M*A*S*H” legend Loretta Swit
· “Training Day” script signed by Academy Award winner Denzel Washington
Farm Sanctuary’s “Peace for the Animals” holiday auction is sponsored by Charitybuzz, the leading online community of upscale bidders who truly doGOOD and liveWELL by believing that there is nothing more important than the works nonprofits undertake.

The guilt-free shopping begins HERE.

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