Michael Stipe, Yoko Ono & Sting auction off unique books to benefit Lunchbox Fund

Photo: David Belisle

Several renowned musicians, authors and celebrities including R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe, Yoko Ono, Shepard Fairey, Salmon Rushdie, Tony Bennett, Philip Glass and Sting have created hand-crafted books and prints that they’re auctioning off to benefit the Lunchbox Fund.

The Lunchbox Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a daily meal for extremely poor and at-risk school children in South Africa, where more than 35% of the population is devastated by poverty and AIDS.

Most items are one-of-a-kind, and include a book of photos of John Lennon and Yoko Ono in New York, handmade cookbooks by chef Mario Batali, images and meditations by Deepak Chopra and more.

The online action takes place on eBay from now until March 31. All proceeds will benefit the Lunchbox Fund.

Wire Image: Salmon Rushdie & Michael Stipe

“The books are great, The Lunchbox Fund is great, the people are great, the artists are great. This is mind-blowing to see all of these great talents collaborate for such a great cause,” Stipe said in a statement.

Click here to participate in the auction.

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