Gwen Stefani's Japan relief auction to run April 11-25 on EBay
Gwen Stefani’s auction to raise money for tsunami and earthquake relief efforts in Japan will run for two weeks starting April 11, allowing participants to bid on admission to a special tea and lunch that the No Doubt singer and songwriter will host in Los Angeles, some vintage clothing items from her personal wardrobe and custom T-shirts designed and signed by her.
As previously indicated when Stefani announced she would donate $1 million to disaster relief, proceeds from the auction also will benefit the Japan Earthquake-Tsunami Children in Emergency Fund set up by the Save the Children organization. In addition to the auction items, the musician and fashion designer has created limited-edition Harajuku Lovers T-shirts being sold at No Doubt’s website, with 100% of proceeds going to the American Red Cross Japan relief and recovery efforts.
The date of the tea has not been announced, but it is described at the auction site as “a private Harajuku-themed tea party at Los Angeles' first Japanese-style cosplay cafe, Royal/T.” About 100 people are expected to be admitted through the auction.
Photo of No Doubt at the start of the group's 2009 tour (from left) Adrian Young, Gwen Stefani, Tony Kanal and Tom Dumont. Credit: Los Angeles Times