Autograph Store Charity Fundraising to Give Away Oscar-themed Fundraising Items During Weeklong Facebook Event

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Provider of world-class fundraising ideas to give away autographed memorabilia from past Oscar winners on Facebook, leading up to The Academy Awards

Autograph Store Charity Fundraising will give away this autographed photo of the cast of "Titanic" in next week's Oscar Trivia Contest on Facebook.

Providing fundraisers with charity auction items like the ones we’ll be giving away on Facebook next week is at the core of our services, but I’m proud to say we’ve developed into much more.

Oscar fever has spread to the world of non-profit fundraising. Autograph Store Charity Fundraising announced today it plans to give away five rare pieces of Oscar-winner-autographed memorabilia to a few trivia-savvy Facebook fans next week. The group hopes the buzz surrounding this Facebook-based trivia contest will translate into buzz for the charitable organizations they support.

Although Autograph Store Charity Fundraising’s mission is to provide charities with a broad scope of fundraising ideas, the organization’s roots in the celebrity-autographed memorabilia industry irrevocably ties it to The Academy Awards. Primarily offering autographed auction items from the entertainment, music and sports industries, Autograph Store Charity Fundraising offers non-profits items signed by dozens of Oscar winners, from Hollywood’s golden age and today.

“Over the past five years, we’ve evolved into a solution provider that offers a wide array of services for the non-profit community, but nothing can change the fact that our name is synonymous with the autographed memorabilia industry,” said Anthony Nurse, charity fundraising director for Autograph Store. “Providing fundraisers with charity auction items like the ones we’ll be giving away on Facebook next week is at the core of our services, but I’m proud to say we’ve developed into much more. This is a great opportunity for us to spread the word about all the incredible organizations we help.”

Although next week’s prizes are typically used in charity auctions as fundraising items for non-profits around the globe, contest organizers are excited to get these rare items into the hands of a few diehard Oscar fans. Each day’s prize will be announced a few minutes before the trivia question is posted, but they will include autographs from such Oscar winners as Heath Ledger and Audrey Hepburn, as well as the casts of such classic Oscar-winning and Oscar-nominated films as “Titanic,” “Taxi Driver” and “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.”

“We always look forward to events like the Oscars because they tell us a lot about what’s going on in the entertainment industry,” Nurse said. “It’s important that a team like ours stays on top of what movie-related fundraising ideas are hot, so we have a better understanding of what will be successful for our charity partners. The Academy Awards is an important research component for us to better support our partners’ auction strategies.”

Autograph Store Charity Fundraising’s Oscar-themed Facebook contest will begin on Monday, February 21, and will continue through Friday, February 25, leading up to The Academy Awards on Sunday, February 27. Become a fan of Autograph Store Charity Fundraising on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/autographstore for your chance to win.

For more information regarding this story, please contact Sean Gallagher, director of operations for Autograph Store Charity Fundraising, at (888) 232-2500, ext. 103 or seang(at)autographstore(dot)com

Autograph Store Charity Fundraising proudly serves more than 2,500 charities and non-profits worldwide, providing charity auction items to a wonderfully diverse group of worthy causes. In 2010, the company’s no-risk auction items helped raise over $2 million at silent auctions, charity auction fundraisers and charity benefits in all 50 states and around the world.

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