At the Salute to Supernatural Convention in Pittsburgh earlier this month, Misha Collins told us about his eye mask. He explained he received a toiletries set a few years ago, and it included an eye mask. He tucked that mask into his bag, and he wears it while traveling.
As he described it: “It looks like an oil rag that one would see at a gas station… so disgustingly filthy.”
A few minutes later, Richard and Rob brought said mask to Misha onstage.
Rob’s face really says it all…
Eventually, Misha threw the mask into the crowd. Well, “throw” is a strong word. Think of it more like an attempt to throw the mask, much like he attempted to throw that paper airplane at Jared and Jensen a few years back. Suffice it to say, the mask did not go very far. In fact, it landed on the floor in front of the first row.
And most of the people in the first row actually just watched it fall to the floor, perhaps cringing a little in disgust. An inspired young woman in the first row did, however, reach down and pick it up. She laid it gently on her lap. And Misha’s panel continued. Afterwards, that young woman approached us, telling us she’d like to give it to charity, and asking if we could help. We talked about some options, and the plan began to take shape.
The young woman asked Misha to sign the mask during autos. At that time, she explained to him that she would be giving it to us to auction, with the proceeds to benefit Random Acts. At first, he was a bit surprised. “Why would anyone want this mask? It’s so nasty.” But despite his skepticism, he signed the mask and happily approved her choice to donate it for a charity auction. Hey, it’s for a good cause!
So without further ado…
Charity Auction: Misha’s Eye Mask! See Misha in your dreams every time you close your eyes!
Okay, but seriously, all proceeds benefit Random Acts and their Hurricane Relief Effort.
Also included is a copy of Family Don’t End With Blood, which includes a chapter written by Misha! (And twelve other Supernatural actors, who all told their personal stories about how the show and the fandom have impacted them). Every copy of Family Don’t End With Blood also benefits Random Acts, and Attitudes in Reverse. Misha, Jared, Jensen and everyone who wrote chapters are proud of that — and of the powerful chapters they wrote too. (If you don’t win this auction, you can still purchase a copy of the book and make a contribution to Random Acts – links at the top of the page).
Here’s Misha in his Family Don’t End With Blood shirt inspiring you. How can you not be inspired by that face??
This auction is worldwide, and we will pay for the shipping!
The auction runs for 10 days beginning September 26th, 2017.
Please support this auction, Random Acts, and the Hurricane Relief Effort.
Thank you for your support!
Lynn & Kim