Tom Hanks Swag To Benefit Lifeline Radios
January 22, 2008 at 4:20 PM (PT)
Oscar winner TOM HANKS will participate in an eBay charity auction JAN. 22nd-FEB. 1st to support THE FREEPLAY FOUNDATION. HANKS, THE FREEPLAY FOUNDATION’s U.S. Ambassador, will autograph 10 self-powered Freeplay Lifeline radios for the charity auction on eBay's dedicated charity listing, Giving Works. Each high bidder also will receive a personal letter and a signed photo from the film star.
Lifeline radios are the first radios ever produced specifically for use in humanitarian projects. THE FREEPLAY FOUNDATION provides radio access to the poorest people in the world via the wind-up and solar-powered radios, which do not require batteries or electricity. "The Lifeline radio can change the world -- one person, one house, one village at a time," said HANKS. "The beauty of the FREEPLAY FOUNDATION is the radio itself and the immediacy of its mission: to put radios in the hands of people who need them. Lifeline radios can make a positive impact from the moment they are turned on in one of the villages."