Purse for a Curse is a fundraiser that Imaginif is this year holding for the Abused Child Trust. My partner and his business colleagues have been approaching many high profile Australians – politicians, sporting heroes, singers and actors. Not one person approached has yet refused to donate a used wallet or purse to be sold at an on-line auction. Congratulations and thank you to those people: busy and constantly approached to sponsor, support or mentor a plethora of good causes, I am grateful that child sexual abuse prevention and treatment factors high in their giving.
A donation of a used wallet, purse or bag costs the famous person nothing. However, the funds that the same used accessory can bring may help thousands of children. The recognition of ability to use their fame for good, rather than for pretentious or high revenue return, is what sets these people out as extraordinary.
Our intention is to mount the Purse for a Curse campaign into full swing in late April, 2007. Working with the Abused Child Trust, our company, Imaginif, will host the event and donate profits to the Abused Child Trust (the charity that we donate to will change each year).
I seek the help of readers. Somebody somewhere has access to Queen Oprah. Who and how do I access to ask for a donation of a used purse or bag? Queries through the web site have proven unsuccessful. A letter to Harpo has not been responded to. Not one to be put off by a couple of set backs, I am determined to allow Oprah first refusal on donating a single used item to be used for a social issue that she already believes in supporting.
Can anyone suggest anything? How do I contact Oprah Winfrey?