Handbag Charity Auction (2013)

I am so excited to be hosting my very first charity auction!  I’ve been planning and scheming behind the scenes for months and it’s finally all coming together.  I have 30 auctions listed right now on eBay through their charity division, Giving Works, which allows sellers to donate anywhere from 10-100% of their proceeds to a charity of their choice.  I am donating 100% of the proceeds of my auction items to Love Our Children USA and Stomp Out Bullying, which are sister charities with a mission to break the cycle of violence against children.  Both charities provide valuable resources to kids, teens, and parents about bullying, abuse and neglect.  I recommend checking out their websites (linked above) for more information if you’re interested.

I am including a slideshow below of the items I have listed, including a selection of handbags, wallets, and sunglasses from my personal collection.  You can find a link for each auction listing in the item’s description.  You can also see all of the listings in one place by clicking here.

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If you’d like a better look at the items I suggest watching the video below where I give a more detailed description and show me wearing the bags and sunglasses:

All of my auctions run until November 9, 2013 and are open internationally.  I am offering free shipping to all winners.

I want to thank each and everyone of you who places a bid for one of my charity auction items and/or donates on my fundraising page.  Sharing is caring! <3

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22 thoughts on “Handbag Charity Auction (2013)”

  1. Great items for the handbag auction and wonderful cause! 🙂 I will be passing along the info, especially on the Monty PM, to my subscribers and wish you lots of success with this!

    1. The links are listed with each bag under the photo. I don’t have a working eBay link for all of my auctions just yet, but once I get one I will post it here.

  2. What a great idea! It’s apparent you’ve put a great amount of effort into this. How very generous of you to donate 100% of the proceeds to charity and offer free shipping. I placed a bid… fingers crossed!

  3. Jen, You’re awesome. This is so generous for you to do and for such great causes. I hope this sends a message to everyone what a truly wonderful person you really are and gets the message of STOP THE BULLYING out there….for “all” the bullies. I plan to do a little bidding as well and all of the auctions are doing so well already! Such a great idea. Best of luck to you and thank you for all you do so that others may learn and benefit from your expertise and generosity.

  4. Wow! Very impressive! It’s evident you put a lot of time and effort in getting all the details attended to in such a big undertaking! Kudos! You gave helpful product information and disclosures in the video. I really appreciate you modeling the bag to give better ideas of proportion. And great CU pictures with bag names, measurements and links to eBay on your blog too! Excellent job! Wouldn’t it be fabulous if all eBay and Craigslist items were so thoroughly detailed with such diligence and care? (Although, that could very well be too tempting for me! lol)

    You picked an excellent charity to spotlight and to donate 100% of the proceeds! (So very generous!) The issue of bullying is incredibly important because it disturbingly is more and more prevalent in today’s world.

    Anytime a bully or a group of bullies systematically targets an individual(s) to purposefully and intentionally ill-treat, harass, persecute, berate, degrade, torment, browbeat, stigmatize, tyrannize, belittle, defame, terrorize, debase, denigrate, attack, besmirch, etc., it is beyond unconscionable, hideous and shameful behavior. Not only does this horrendous and childish behavior happen to/by children in schools but it also happens to/by adults in work environments and all sorts of places where people gather (Westboro Baptist Church comes to mind when thinking of abysmal acts of hatred and systematically targeting people to bully, attack, torment and terrorize). And as we are all too aware, hurtful, vile, bullying behavior is blatantly rampant, to both children and adults on the Internet and seems to be gaining momentum with a ludicrous, mob-like mentality and intensity, probably due to the (unrealistic) feeling of anonymity. Seriously people, if necessary, your IP address is very telling. Big Brother is so much bigger than we realize. You can “hide” behind your computer screen but you cannot hide.

    Bullying comes in all shapes and sizes and no matter the form, delivery or medium; it is mean, hurtful, hateful, crass, cruel, spiteful, uncouth, deplorable and inexcusable behavior. Tragically, many bullies behaving in such contemptible and appalling ways will not recognize their offenses or will downplay the harmful effects of their bad behavior, which is just another reason that makes the awareness and education about the seriousness of this issue so vitally important! So, thank you, Jen, for bringing attention to Love Our Children USA and Stomp Out Bullying and raising our consciousness about the utterly odious, nasty, heinous and often DEADLY practice of bullying.

    I find it very sad that these bullies have such pain and insecurities that they feel the need to act out, find fault and denigrate others. Perhaps they have been taught that kindness is somehow a sign of weakness, so they trivialize the importance of kindness and avoid it like the plague. Who knows? I’ve never understood why kindness is such a difficult concept to grasp, when it’s so easy to freely give and makes both the giver and receiver feel good.

    So for all those bullies out there, I hope they become more introspective and self aware and truly understand the trauma and scars they inflict upon their targets (and themselves). I really hope they get whatever love/attention/help/acceptance/strength/empathy/sympathy/grace/parental guidance/therapy/better role models/understanding/etc… just whatever they may need to put an end to all this destructive negativity and to look for and find the good and joy in life. So… mean people out there (and you probably know who you are), please, just stop acting out badly for everyone’s sake! Life is way too short for such negativity and all that cruel, disgraceful, juvenile nonsense.

    Something for everyone to ponder: “Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Watch your words, for they become actions. Watch your actions, for they become habits. Watch your habits, for they become your character. 
And watch your character, for it becomes your destiny. What we think, we become.” ~ Margaret Thatcher. (Some very wise words!)

    Okay, albeit I think these important and passionate sentiments, I am slowly backing away from my anti-bullying, anti-meanness soapbox… 😉

    Again, great job, Jen! You should be so proud of yourself for your generosity and for all your hard work putting together such a beautifully organized and detailed auction for such a worthy cause! Big Squeezes to you and a big ol’ Woo Hoo for all the good works of Love Our Children USA and Stomp Out Bullying!

  5. Clearly I’m exhausted from jumping off my soapbox… that should be albeit I think these *are* important and passionate sentiments…

  6. Jen,

    I just want to thank you for taking the time to host this charity auction. Clearly you put a lot of time into photographing and writing about each item. I’m sure it was a lot of work and for such a great cause! Also, offering worldwide free shipping is very generous of you. I’m not in the market for a handbag, but I do support your mission. Nice job!

    Nancy

  7. Dear Jen
    I can’t imagine how you can be so blessed to have so many branded handbags when I can’t even own one branded handbag in my entire life. As you are doing charity, can you please please send one set of coach or long champ handbag with the wristlets to me. I would be very grateful and it would make my day. I will donate to your cause with whatever I can afford but of course I will not be able to bid for the bags. Thank you andGod bless.

    1. As much as I’d love to be able to give away bags, I do not have enough to give to every person who asks and it would not be fair to select one person over others. I held my handbag charity auction last year because it seemed like a fair way to raise money for a good cause and share some of my handbags I felt others might enjoy more than me.

  8. I wish I could have been involved. I know you didn’t do this to be recognized however it is a very admirable thing to do. It feels good to shre when other when you have the means too. I am sure it would have been difficult to part with some of these items especially when they are near new! Good on you!

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