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Crafts for a Cause



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    A Los Angeles area vocalist and multi-instrumentalist is asking some famous friends to help with relief efforts in Haiti.

    Binki Shapiro from the band Little Joy has put together a star-studded online auction featuring items decorated by fellow musicians and celebrities.

    Shapiro felt compelled to help the relief effort after her sister returned from volunteering the the quake ravaged area and shared her stories of struggle and desperation.

    “As I recounted these stories to my friends and colleagues I found that they too felt this desire to fulfill a moral obligation but shared a sense of helplessness,” Shapiro said in a statement.

    Some of the items include: a bag and shirt decorated by Norah Jones, drawings by Spike Jonze, a mini-piano decorated by Maroon 5, and a camera decorated by Drew Barrymore

    The auction will be held from 8am Monday March 15 to 6pm Saturday March 27.

    All proceeds go to Artists For Peace and Justice, a foundation established in early 2009 by Paul Haggis (director of Academy Award Winning film CRASH and friend of Binki), to raise funds for Father Rick Frechette who has worked in the slums of Haiti for 22 years.

    Artists for Peace and Justice covers its own overhead and 100% of funds go to the efforts in Haiti.