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10th Annual Celebrity Art Auction: Doodle for Hunger
11/05/2009 - By New York, NY

10th Annual Celebrity Art Auction: Doodle for Hunger

The 10th Annual Celebrity Art Auction "Doodle For Hunger®" to benefit The Capuchin Food Pantries was held at the Crystal Room at Tavern on the Green on Thursday, November 5, 2009.

10th Annual Celebrity Art Auction "Doodle For Hunger®" to benefit The Capuchin Food Pantries was held at the Crystal Room at Tavern on the Green on Thursday, November 5, 2009. Colorful and original signed works of art, or 'doodles,' created by actors, artists, and sports icons were auctioned off. This special event, hosted by FOX 5's Ernie Anastos, included a cocktail party, Doodle preview, a silent and live auction led by acting great Tony Lo Bianco.

New York Ranger superstar and NHL Hall of Famer Rod Gilbert was the evening's Guest of Honor and Mo Willems, writer, animator, and children's books author/illustrator, was presented with the Artist of the Year Award. Guests included: John Catsimatidis, Bill Gallo, Leroy Neiman, Peter Max, Cal Ramsey of New York Knicks, Mitch Leventhal from Macys, and more. Up for bid were Doodles by Hugh Hefner, Soupy Sales, Bill O’Reilly, Donald Trump, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hanks, Randy Jackson, Cher, Conan O'Brien, and artwork donated by Peter Max, Leroy Neiman.

The Capuchin Food Pantries, now helps feed, clothe, shelter and counsel 5,000 underprivileged families in New York each week. Based in midtown Manhattan, the Capuchin Food Pantries have additional locations in Harlem, Chelsea, Lower Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Long Island. The Pantries also distribute free clothing, diapers and toiletries; host a breakfast program and a number of holiday meals and parties throughout the year. In addition, the Pantries work with social workers to help serve clients’ needs which range from employment training to interventions for addictions and/or abuse. For more information visit their website www.capuchin.org

Photos by Ann Watt for Society-Photos.com


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