Need a pair of Slayer underwear or some Michael Jackson puffy stickers? Or perhaps a Devo cone hat or an autographed guitar is more your speed. Then head down to Amoeba Music in Hollywood on April 7 to bid on some crazy music memorabilia. The best part is, 100 percent of the proceeds will go to 826LA, a non-profit writing and tutoring center that works primarily with students ages 6-18, encouraging them to put pen to paper to become the next Ernest Hemingway or Anne Lamott.
The auction will be hosted by actor Bob Odenkirk and starts at 4:00pm PST at Amoeba on Sunset Blvd. Amoeba Hollywood started holding music memorabilia auctions in 2005 to raise money to rebuild the Gulf Coast following Hurricane Katrina. Since then, the renowned record store has held several auctions to benefit a wide array of non-profit organizations.
826 was founded by author Dave Eggers and educator Ninive Calegari in 2002 to offer a sustainable way to replace arts education programs for low-income and under-resourced young people in urban areas. It has grown to eight centers around the country. 826LA has two locations – one at the Time Travel Mart in Echo Park and the other in Venice.