Celebrate the 25 days of Christmas by participating in The Ed Asner Family Center’s charity auction! With over 25+ exclusive prizes… bid to win a Ted Lasso script signed by Jason Sudeikis, a Mary Tyler Moore script signed by Ed Asner, premium Plush Beds, trips to Mexico, and so much more! This timed auction hammers down at Noon Pacific Time on auction day.
The auction coincides with the live virtual table read taking place Sunday, December 5, 2021, 5:00 PM PST. The 2021 Virtual Gala will be a tribute to the wonderful life of Ed Asner and benefit The Ed Asner Family Center, which promotes mental health and enrichment programs to children with special needs and their families.
Check out some of these featured pieces:
Lot 9 – Mary Tyler Moore Script
Lot 10 – Mary Tyler Moore Script
Lot 30 – Elf Photo Signed by Bob Newhart
Contact The Auction
Event Details – Live Reading of “It’s A Wonderful Life”
Join an all-star cast, including Jason Sudeikis, Rosario Dawson, Mark Hamill, Frances Fisher and Martin Sheen for a one-night-only, live online table read of the holiday classic, “It’s A Wonderful Life.” Curl up, log in and experience this once in a lifetime holiday event on December 5th at 5:00 PM PST! (in the event that you are unable to watch the event at this time, you will receive a unique code to watch that will expire on January 1, 2022.)
All proceeds go directly to The Ed Asner Family Center, providing community enrichment and mental health support to neurodivergent and special needs families. See you December 5th…the stars are waiting for you!
About The Ed Asner Family Center
A letter from our namesake,
I am writing to you today to help me realize a dream that I have. This dream is to establish an oasis of creativity in every special needs community. A place where our most beautiful dreamers of all can have their place to thrive and in doing so learn valuable lessons about themselves and the world. This place will be The Ed Asner Family Center.
My son once asked me “what would you be doing if you hadn’t become an actor?”. I thought about this and as I did I realized that acting and performance saved my life. Through acting and the arts I found self-confidence and was able to use that confidence in critical areas of my life.
Our education system is broken. Enrichment has been replaced by test scores and metrics completely taking personality out of the equation. In the world of special education this is even more true.
My fellow dreamer and I, Navah Paskowitz-Asner, whose successful “Family Conferences” which stressed support for the entirety of the family, not just the special needs individual, has played a big part in pushing this dream forward. This center of enrichment where we can develop a most important part of our being, character. This will be achieved by offering arts programs at our centers after school and on the weekends as well as counseling and mindfulness classes. These classes and sessions will promote self confidence and balance. Something that will translate in all areas in life including an area that needs much attention in the Neurodiverse world, employment. Over 80% of individuals with a cognitive difficulty are unemployed or under employed.
We need your help to make this dream a reality so we can produce more dreams. My ask is simple. Donate to us and if you can’t make a tax deductible financial donation. Donate a lunch, a walk on part or a backstage visit. Help me make a lasting mark on these bright lights in our world and help them shine brighter. I have attached a deeper description of the Ed Asner Center. Please take a look and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to call me.
If you know me, you know that I have done anything I can for people and a good cause. If you have come to me and asked something of me I hope I have been there for you. This is Asner calling. Help me change the world.