Timed to National Adoption Month (November), celebrities Steven Tyler, Al Roker, Katherine Heigl, Kristin Chenoweth, and Raven-Symoné have been recreated as Cabbage Patch Kids for an eBay auction to benefit the Children’s Action Network (CAN). CAN is a national adoption awareness organization dedicated to finding homes for children in the U.S. who are in foster care. Jakks Pacific, master toy licensee for the Cabbage Patch Kids, created the exclusive Celebrity Cabbage Patch Kids.
Through November 17, fans can bid on the dolls at cpkauctionforcharity.com. The dolls highlight the stars’ distinctive features, including Steven Tyler’s rocker-inspired outfit and mic stand; Al Roker’s signature glasses and tailored suit; Katherine Heigl’s favorite red carpet couture; Kristin Chenoweth’s royal blue ball gown; and Raven-Symoné’s trendy romper and blinged out platform heels. Each Celebrity ’Kid will also come with its own autographed birth certificate.
All proceeds of the Steven Tyler, Al Roker, and Raven-Symoné Celebrity ’Kids will benefit CAN, while Kristin Chenoweth and Katherine Heigl are donating 50 percent of funds to CAN and the other 50 percent to Maddie’s Corner and the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation, respectively.
This post was originally written by Elizabeth A. Reid and published by ToyBook.com. For more news, visit www.toybook.com, follow The Toy Book on Twitter, and like The Toy Book on Facebook. The Toy Book is a bimonthly trade magazine covering the toy industry, published by Adventure Publishing Group.