Gulp. Last night I bid $4,750 on an charity auction package, a Montana vacation for 8 people.
That’s a lot of money. That represents more than 100 handbags. But through this morning’s hangover fog, I was really glad I did it. Because I have always intended for Hexagon to be a charitable company. I had simply never gotten around to choosing a worthy cause. I guess Covenant House California chose me.
My photog friend Mark Hanauer had invited me to the gala dinner last night at the Skirball Cultural Center, high up in the greenery of Bel-Air. Another friend (pictured with me here), Eric, surprised me by being there. Turns out he has volunteered his time for the organization for years. Eric happens to have a pretty gnarly commute to and from his full-tome job, so his time donation to CHC impresses me as much as his discreetness about it.
The money for the auction item will come out of my initial investment in the company, and I’ll try to recoup it with sales of handbags and jewelry tomorrow at the Silver Lake Craft. Art, and Vintage Market. It’s at the school on the corner of Micheltorena and Sunset Boulevard June 9. 10% of gross sales will go towards that almost-5-K, and lots of homeless kids in LA and in the SF Bay Area will get a meal and a place to sleep. Oh, and I’ll get a vacation in Montana. We all win!