Steven Tyler Skittles portrait to be auctioned to benefit Janie’s Fund

Skittles has announced an eBay auction of musician Steven Tyler’s Skittles portrait to support Tyler’s philanthropic initiative that helps girls who have been abused and neglected: Janie’s Fund.

Tyler and his Skittles portrait are featured in the Skittles Super Bowl 50 television commercial, in which Tyler comes face to face with a portrait of himself made entirely of the candy. Bidders can bid on the replica Skittles portrait at SkittlesPortrait.com through Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. CST.

Proceeds from the auction will support Janie’s Fund, Tyler’s partnership with private nonprofit Youth Villages that raises money and awareness to help Youth Villages provide trauma-informed care to girls who have histories of being abused and/or neglected.

Tyler’s hit song “Janie’s Got a Gun,” originally released November 8, 1989, was born out of a growing desire to speak up for victims of child abuse. Each year, one in five girls in the United States experiences sexual abuse.

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Author: Buddy Iahn

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