I know of a lot of people who want to do something meaningful this Christmas. Donating to the victims of typhoon Pablo in Mindanao is one. How about bidding for an online charity auction which you can do right in the comfort of your own home? Bizchum at bizchum.com, the Philippines’ first social commerce network, is presently auctioning off celebrity items to benefit ChildHaus, a halfway home for indigent pediatric patients afflicted with cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
The best part: some of the items go for a starting bid of only P1,000.
Our favorites from the batch:
Lisa Macuja-Elizalde’s signed pair of Suffolk Pointe ballet shoes, together with a signed copy
of her coffeetable book, “Ballerina of the People.”
Jun Aquino’s “Pacquiao vs. Bradley” painting. Starting bid: P20,000.
Other interesting items on offer:
Boy Abunda’s trench coat by Rajo Laurel, worn for The Buzz’s 8th anniversary show. Get this for as low as P1,000.
Kiefer Ravena’s jersey. Being sold for as low as P500.
A signed copy of “A Father First: How My Life Became Bigger than Basketball” by NBA Miami Heat Star Dwyane Wade, and “Seriously… I’m Kidding” by top daytime talk show host Ellen de Generes, both donated by National Book Store.
Interested bidders can sign up for a BizChum account and place their bids on the item’s auction page. All proceeds of the auction shall be turned over to ChildHaus in time for Christmas.