Sports and Entertainment Legends Come Together to Support Team for Humanity Covid Relief Auction

Team for Humanity, a fundraiser by Give (formerly GiveIndia), has launched an auction of collectibles donated by eminent sports and entertainment personalities to raise funds for low-income families that lost their breadwinner to COVID-19.

Global athletes and celebrities have donated their personal memorabilia such as autographed bat from Virat Kohli, pair of spikes from Sunil Chhetri, Jimmy Choo shoes from Kareena Kapoor Khan, autographed gloves from Lewis Hamilton, and an autographed jersey from Manchester City FC, among many others.

To represent this global effort, a Team for Humanity jersey has been launched, which is also available for purchase on CharityStars. It captures the spirit of the cause, one where the world sets aside its differences and unites to uplift those in need of help. The jersey incorporates PUMA’s dryCELL technology. The auction is live on Charity Stars till 15th September, while the jersey sale will be available till the end of the month. All proceeds from both events will directly contribute to the fundraiser.

The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic saw India experience loss at a scale and impact that was unprecedented. Over 250,000 families lost their primary breadwinner to the pandemic. While the scenario has improved in terms of caseloads and access to vaccines, their battle for survival is far from over, as they’re now being pulled into abject poverty, saddled with unpaid medical loans, and with no funds to manage shelter, food or education for their children.

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