October 05, 2009 12:59 ET

Shepard Fairey Takes Time Out From His Obama Drama to Raise Money for African Orphans

First EVER Virtual Telethon on KarmaloopTV to Auction Signed Artist's Proof of "The 11th Hour" Movie Poster on eBay

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - October 5, 2009) - In the midst of his legal battle with the AP over the iconic Obama Hope portrait, world-renowned pop culture icon & artist, Shepard Fairey, shows his philanthropic side, by donating a signed Artist's Proof of The 11th Hour movie poster to FOADAC's Celebrity Virtual Telethon on to raise money & awareness for FOADAC, The Foundation for Orphaned, Abandoned and Disabled African Children. The rare Artist's Proof, of Fairey's increasingly valuable work, is available exclusively on eBay for an opening bid of $750. The competitive bidding is already up to $1,200 dollars, with the auction ending on October 6!

Each week, a new "Giving Is Righteous" segment will be premiered to KarmaloopTV's 3.5 million dedicated viewers worldwide. Each segment will feature celebrity hosts, a variety of musical & entertaining performance art, and unique one-of-a-kind fan memorabilia signed or worn by celebs & popular artists. Upcoming auction items on eBay and KarmaSwap.Com include a "Bruno" movie poster signed by Sacha Baron Cohen, a Maroon 5 TourBook signed by the band, a "Robot Chicken" DVD signed by Seth Green, and a Swarovski Fashion Rocks Ace of Spades pendant designed by Stephen Webster (valued at over $1500). 100% of all proceeds from the online charity auctions go directly to FOADAC.


The Foundation for Orphaned, Abandoned and Disabled African Children, FOADAC, is a non-profit organization founded by African sisters living in America. FOADAC's mission is to give love in a home for children who have lost their parents to HIV/AIDS, or neglect due to a childhood disability. Providing direct support, care and accommodations to Africa's most vulnerable children is their main focus.

For more information on The Foundation For Orphaned, Abandoned, Disabled, African Children, please visit

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