Neopets to auction unique artwork for charity

UPDATE: Auction is live (just don’t outbid me!)

Further Update: Y’all outbid me. Over $106,000 was raised for charity!

We’ve all seen (and been jealous of!) the amazing artwork hanging in The Neopets Team’s offices over the years. Now you will have the chance to own some of it!

In a press release sent out today, Neopets has announced a charity auction to benefit The Trevor Project, Project HOPE, Eden Reforestation Project, and the World Wildlife Fund.

Included are 26 one of a kind paintings or prints featuring famous Neopians including Fyora, Dr. Sloth, Kanrik, Jake the Explorer, and many more! The auctions will begin at GiveSmart on Monday, May 9th at 9am Neopian Time (Pacific) and will end on Sunday, May 15th. Auction link will not be provided until launch, so be sure to be up early on Monday!

“The rich history and vibrant lore of Neopets over the past two decades has culminated in a collection of fine art pieces, posters, and standees from past conventions and events. While the Neopets team greatly treasure these beloved art pieces, we decided that we would part with a selection from our private vault to benefit charity,” said Michaela Thompson, Marketing Manager of Neopets.

“Given the injustices, suffering, and inequity prevalent in the world’s current climate, we wanted to raise money for charities close to the hearts of both our team and our users, while simultaneously sharing this glimpse of iconic Neopets history with the fans. We will proudly distribute 100% of the auction’s proceeds to the selected charities, and we will continue to stand by our convictions to support those in need — which I think we can all agree is a core Neopian value.”

Michaela Thompson – Neopets Marketing Manager

Read the full release here.

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