From NASCAR drivers to NHL players and tons of musicians, Vancouver fashion designer and philanthropist Treana Peake has been able to gather hundreds of signed items to auction off for her Obakki Foundation, which raises money to provide clean water in South Sudan. The auction runs from November 1 to 14 on eBay.
“One-hundred percent of what we raise goes directly to our cause,” says Peake of this auction and all Obakki’s fundraising efforts. “We do not take any administration fees. Every penny goes into the ground.”
The Rainmaker Auction, as it has been called, features signed guitars by Ozzy Osbourne, Bob Seger, Garth Brooks and Taylor Swift; a full-size poster sized by Beyonce; signed Tiger Woods game glove hat and flag; a Coldplay photograph signed by all of the members; a Journey drum skin signed by all the current members; VIP concert tickets and backstage passes for Lady Antebellum’s upcoming Vancouver show; and multiple Nickelback VIP concert package and package passes for various stops on the band’s North America tour.
New auction items will be released daily.
Peake is the founder and creative director of Obakki, a luxury fashion brand that focuses on urban, easy-to-wear clothing for men and women. But almost her entire adult life she has been involved with philanthropy. She co-founded another charity, ICA Canada in the mid-1990s and in 1999 launched The Obakki Foundation.
* Samaritanmag.com is an online magazine covering the good deeds of individuals, charities and businesses.