Jarden Home Brands, manufacturers of Ball brand canning jars, recently launched its Ball Mason Jar Celebrity Auction on eBay. Announced during the company’s fifth annual International Can-It-Forward-Day webcast this past weekend, the auction comprises a collection of autographed and filled Ball Heritage Collection Pint Jars, signed by Celebrity chefs, athletes and television stars.
Jarden also noted that 100% proceeds from the auction will go to No Kid Hungry, a campaign of national anti-hunger organization Share Our Strength. The auction runs through August 11.
There are more than 35 celebrity jars for the auction, filled with items such as chili pepper, tea, seed packets, unique recipes and more. Further, Jarden said that the jars are limited edition Ball Heritage Collection Pint Jars in purple, which celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Ball Brothers’ “Improved” mason jar. They are also the final release in a three-year Heritage Collection series.
“We’re dedicated to helping our canning community provide safe and effective ways to feed their family, so working with No Kid Hungry to help end childhood hunger in the broader community was a natural fit with our mission,” said Chris Carlisle, gm of Fresh Preserving at Jarden Home Brands. “We also love inspiring and seeing the creativity of our fans beyond canning, from inventive recipes to clever DIY home solutions.”
In addition to the auction and in support of its celebration of home canning, Jarden is also offering its Ball Home Canning Discovery Kit for a sale price of $5 (original SRP of $11.99).
Further, a video of the International Can-It-Forward Day live webcast, which was held on August 1, will be available soon. In the video, consumers will be able to view canning demonstrations from four Ball blogger ambassadors.
The auction and additional information regarding International Can-It-Forward-Day and Ball brand home canning products can be accessed via Jarden’s Ball brand website FreshPreserving.com.