Last Monday on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Scarlett Johansson appeared with a cold she got from Samuel Jackson (who was in Star Wars with Natalie Portman, who will be in New York, I Love You with Kevin Bacon).
Jay Leno suggested she supply some of the valuable germs to a Kleenex in the usual manner and auction it on eBay. She agreed, offering the proceeds to USA Harvest (“moving food from people who have too much, to those who have much too little”).
Ms. Johansson: How much do you think I’m gonna get for this?
Mr. Leno: More than ten dollars.
The auction closed last late last night, earning $5,300.
I’m somewhat discouraged to see that Charity Navigator doesn’t even list USA Harvest, but if we as a people will only be motivated to feed the hungry when a celebrity auctions a Kleenex for a charity with no rating, then we should stil give all we can.