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Cabbage Patch Kids helping build young voter awareness

By Staff
MALIBU, Calif. - President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney and Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan are recreated as Cabbage Patch Kids that will be auctioned on eBay starting Tuesday, October 30.

All proceeds of the auction will go towards "engaging and mobilizing political power for young people" and will benefit Rock the Vote, a non-partisan, non-profit organization. The Presidential Kids were created by leading toy company JAKKS Pacific, Inc. and are designed "to raise awareness of this year's election with the young voter audience"

The Presidential Kids will be available for bidding on eBay Giving Works starting from Oct. 30-Nov. 6, at cpkauctionforcharity.com.

"The current generation of young voters grew up with Cabbage Patch Kids - it's an iconic and beloved brand that's a big part of pop culture," said Jennifer Caveza, Senior Vice President of Marketing, JAKKS Pacific. "We are pleased to work together with Rock the Vote and do what we can to empower today's young adults and encourage them to be involved in our country's electoral process."

"We are pleased to be chosen as the main beneficiary of this creative auction of collectible Cabbage Patch Kids that highlights the upcoming 2012 Presidential elections," stated Chrissy Faessen, Vice President of Communications and Marketing, Rock the Vote. "The funds raised in this auction will help us with new programs that continue to keep young Americans engaged, ensuring that their voices are part of our country's democracy."

JAKKS Pacific is the master toy licensee for the Cabbage Patch Kids, a creation of Xavier Roberts of Cleveland, Georgia, home of Babyland General, Cabbage Patch Kids headquarters.
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