The not-for-profit foundation Sanctuary for Kids, founded by TV Actor/Executive Producer Amanda Tapping, will host its second online auction, Thursday, April 15th 2010 starting @ 4:00 p.m. PST and running until April 25th , 2010 @ 4:00 p.m. PST on eBay. Funds raised from the auction of exclusive TV experiences and props will go to Sanctuary for Kids, which supports local and international charities providing vital aid to children and youth in crisis. Up for bids is a walk-on role on the Vancouver-shot TV series Sanctuary, a Skype chat with lead actors Amanda Tapping and Robin Dunne, and the Jade idol from the episode Pavor Nocturnus, which when touched by the character of Dr. Helen Magnus (played by Tapping), triggered her transport to a nightmarish future.
Sanctuary for Kids was inspired by the Sci-Fi television series Sanctuary. The foundation’s goal is to harness the tremendous and supportive Sci-Fi community and provide access to rare and experience-based online auction items from Sanctuary to raise funds for children’s charities. The first auction, which took place in November 2009, raised $13,600 and since its inception just five months ago, Sanctuary for Kids has raised nearly$65,000 through its initiatives.
“The support and generosity of the Sci-Fi community and of the Sanctuary fans in just these first few months has been outstanding…and humbling,” commented Amanda Tapping. “We all know how influential television is. We have access to millions of people around the world who watch our show. I feel very strongly that in this industry, it is our responsibility to use this influence and reach in a much more meaningful way. And I’m thrilled at the response to Sanctuary for Kids so far – I’m really proud to be involved in this project and I applaud our fans for responding so enthusiastically.”
For more information on Sanctuary for Kids, the children being supported by S4K and upcoming auctions, please visit www.sanctuaryforkids.org