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Celebrities Trim Disneyland Tree to Benefit Toys for Tots
Star-Studded Disneyland Holiday Tree and Ornaments to be Auctioned on eBay
Some of Hollywood's legendary stars of past and present are making the holidays a bit brighter for the young victims of the Gulf Coast hurricanes as they assist the Disneyland Resort in southern California in a unique fundraising effort for Toys for Tots, starting today (December 1st) at 4:00pm/PST (7:00pm EST) on eBay.
Leonardo DiCaprio, Christina Aguilera, Susan Sarandon, Eva Longoria, Teri Hatcher, Kirk Douglas, Keith Urban and William Shatner are among the 41 celebrities who have contributed their imagination and creativity in personally decorating gold holiday ornaments that are shaped in the familiar three-circle design of Mickey Mouse. These one-of-a-kind celebrity designed ornaments adorn a 7-foot tall artificial tree that has been augmented by various commemorative Disneyland 50th Anniversary decorations for a total of 50 ornaments. The tree is topped with a miniature version of the special 50th Anniversary tree-topper that presently sits upon Disneyland's signature 60-foot tall Christmas tree in Town Square.
Bidding on the tree, with all of its special holiday ornaments, will begin at $1 to encourage as many bidders as possible for such a worthy cause. The auction can be found at www.ebay.com and closes at 4:00pm/PST (7:00pm/EST) on Thursday, December 8. The celebrity ornaments are currently on display through Sunday, December 4, on Main Street, U.S.A. at Disneyland.
Each ornament has been personally decorated and signed by the respective celebrity and each unique ornament reflects their own distinct style and personality. Actor John Stamos utilized old Disneyland tickets to decorate his ornament while Christina Aguilera emblazoned her ornament with a big red lipstick smootch. The unique gold patina (not commercially available) on the ornaments was created exclusively for Disneyland's 50th anniversary celebration.
"Disneyland Resort has enjoyed a long association with the Toys for Tots Foundation and we're proud to partner with them again this year,â€? said Matt Ouimet, President, Disneyland Resort. "2005 has been a particularly difficult year for our fellow citizens in the Gulf Coast and so we look forward to bringing them a little holiday cheer through this fundraising effort.â€?
"This year Marines are conducting the 58th annual Toys for Tots campaign,â€?
stated Matthew T. Cooper, President and CEO, Marine Toys for Tots Foundation.
"In addition to striving to reach millions of needy children nationwide, Marines
will strive to bring the joy of Christmas to the thousands of children whose
families lost everything as a result of the hurricanes of the summer of 2005.â€?
The complete list of participating celebrities includes:
About the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
Net proceeds from this auction will benefit the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program, whose mission is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. Toys for Tots strives to deliver, through a shiny new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to needy youngsters that will motivate them to grow into responsible, productive, patriotic citizens and community leaders.