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Hollywood Stars Donate Jeans for Refugees

The jeans find a new home thanks to a few generous celebrities, all in the name of charity.

Jul 28, 2016 | By Vimi Haridasan

Denim gets a new lease of life for a good cause, thanks to some of Hollywood’s finest such as Sharon Stone, Benicio Del Toro and Emma Watson. The charity drive, “Jeans for Refugees”, sees the stars hand over their trousers to American artist Johny Dar, to work his magic before auctioning off the creations.

Showing that the stars truly shine, some bids for jeans, such as those of Stone, have gone up to nearly 5,000 euros within hours of being listed on online auction site Catawiki. The colorful makeover of singer Pink’s jeans, had reached 3,000 euros as of Tuesday.

Those looking to collect memorabilia of the famous personalities need not lose hope as others such as Mick Jagger, Claudia Schiffer, Kate Moss, Victoria Beckham and Audrey Tautou have also donated their jeans. Proceeds from the sale will go towards the International Rescue Committee (IRC). The IRC was founded in 1933, at the request of physicist Albert Einstein, with the aim of helping people escape the Nazi regime in Germany.

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