Strangercrombie It’s Happening
posted by December 5 at 12:05 PMon
It’s finally begun—Strangercrombie, our annual auction for charity.
In case you need catching up, there are two important components of Strangercrombie: good gifts and good causes. (Oh, and attractive models.)
This year’s good cause is FareStart, which trains homeless folks to work in the culinary industry.
As for the good gifts—well, people are already bidding.
There’s the guitar, signed by Cat Power:
This acoustic guitar, signed by the legendarily shy Cat Power is Seattle’s Red Violin. It was purchased by James Keblas (director of the Mayor’s Office of Film & Music) and given to King County Council Member Dow Constantine, who hung it in his office. This October, a man who witnesses say “looked like Kurt Cobain” tried to steal it, but was thwarted by a pair of council aides. If you buy this guitar, the ghost of Kurt Cobain will come haunt you, too.
It’s going for $1.99.
Almost a grand’s worth of bicycle, messenger bag, and gear? Going for $2.49.
The Posies covering a song of your choice, just for you? Going for $20.50.
A miniature football signed by Darryl Tapp, defensive end for the Seattle Seahawks, plus, a gift certificate to online lingerie shop yourprivates.com (we’re not implying anything)?
Going for $1.99.
Remember, every single cent goes to the virtuous folks at FareStart. All they have to do is cash the check.
Strangercrombie: Once a year, we do something good.