SOURCE: Pass It On

August 11, 2005 09:22 ET

Actor Rick Schroder to Auction Off Furniture Benefiting Childhelp USA®

Pass It On's 2nd Celebrity Auction Event Features Antique to Contemporary Items

PHOENIX, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 11, 2005 -- "Strong Medicine" star Rick Schroder will auction off more than two dozen furniture items ranging from contemporary chairs to 19th century antiques such as an Italian rococo style walnut and caned settee, as well as a French polychrome repoussee morbier clock. The latest Pass It On™ Celebrity Series Auction will begin on August 15, 2005, at www.passitonline.org.

Proceeds from the Rick Schroder Auction will benefit Childhelp USA®, which exists to meet the physical, emotional, educational and spiritual needs of abused and neglected children by focusing efforts in the areas of treatment, prevention and research.

"Pass it On is the only celebrity garage sale that I know of that benefits charity," Schroder said.

Schroder is a 20-year veteran TV icon and movie star, starring in such projects as "Silver Spoons," "NYPD Blue," "The Lost Battalion," "Lonesome Dove," "Black Cloud," "Little Lord Fauntleroy" and "The Champ." Currently, Schroder plays Dr. Dylan West on The Lifetime Series "Strong Medicine," which airs Sundays.

Pass It On, a 501(c)(3) online charity auction site, hosted an Alice Cooper Auction in May. More than 25,000 people logged on to the debut auction, which ended June 30. The event attracted visitors worldwide to bid and buy.

About the Organizations

Founded in 1959, Childhelp USA (www.childhelpusa.org) is one of the largest and oldest national nonprofit organizations dedicated to the treatment and prevention of child abuse and neglect. In addition to the Childhelp USA® National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD®, the charity directly serves abused and neglected children through its programs located in Arizona, California, Tennessee, Michigan, New York, and Virginia.

Pass It On™ is a 501(c)(3) charity with a mission to perpetuate a cycle of blessing by maintaining an online auction whose proceeds benefit children's charities, medical research, patient support programs and other community outreach and animal welfare organizations. PIO via passitonline.org offers a different philosophy toward Internet auctions by selling normal to odd items from the "closets" of sports and entertainment celebrities. Pass It On™ simply assists celebrities' charity efforts rather than solicits money from them, providing a venue for celebrities to profile and raise money for their charity of choice.

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