Actress and shoe fashionista Tori Spelling unveiled more than 20 pairs of celebrity-donated and autographed shoes at a star-studded gala to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Sojourn, a Santa Monica, CA-based domestic violence shelter. From October 18th through the 30th, Marshalls, one of the nation's largest off-price retailers, will be auctioning off the famous shoes through an online auction hosted by CharityFolks.com. In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the proceeds of this auction will benefit domestic violence shelters in six cities: Providence, RI; Pittsburgh, PA; Orlando, FL; Milwaukee, WI; Sacramento, CA and Santa Monica, CA.
The auction features autographed shoes donated by celebrities: Madonna, Regis Philbin,
Jay-Z, Tori Spelling, Joey Fatone, Vivica A. Fox, Mariska Hargitay, Rachael Ray, Maria Sharapova, Jaslene: winner of America's Next Top Model, Maria Menounos, Samantha Harris, Tiki Barber, Taylor Twellman: New England Revolution, Robin Givens, Joey Galloway: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Urban Meyer: coach of the Florida Gators, and the women of The View: Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd. Several of the celebrities included stories about their shoes.
The celebrity shoes will be displayed in local Marshalls stores with proceeds from the auctions benefiting Sojourn in Santa Monica, CA; Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center in Providence, RI; WEAVE and My Sister's House in Sacramento, CA; Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA; Sojourner Truth House in Milwaukee, WI; and Spouse Abuse Inc./Harbor House in Orlando, FL.
In tandem with this auction, Marshalls will hold its annual Shop 'Til It Stops program from October 18th through the 24th. During this week, Marshalls will donate $1, up to $150,000, for every pair of shoes sold nationally to the Family Violence Prevention Fund (FVPF). For 14 years, Marshalls has been an avid supporter of the FVPF, whose mission is to raise awareness against domestic violence.
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