Enter the creative mind of Hollywood’s biggest movie star when you sit down to write on a Remington Rand typewriter directly from the personal collection of Tom Hanks.
IfOnly, an experiential marketplace that donates its proceeds to causes, is hosting an online sweepstakes to win the renowned actor’s one-of-a-kind typewriter. The sweepstakes is available online at IfOnly through December 2, 2014. Entries begin at $10 and will benefit Lifeline Energy.
A throwback to the days of metal, oil and ink, the Remington Rand typewriter was hand-selected by Hanks, who is an avid collector of vintage typewriters. The typewriter features the Oscar-winner’s personal signature and includes a never-before-seen note — signed, sealed and written by the screen legend on this very machine. Hanks, a typewriter enthusiast began his typewriter collection in the 1970s. His affection for typewriters evolved into the creation of the Hanx Writer app, which has the vintage feel of manual typewriters, including the nostalgic ding at the end of a line. Launched in August 2014, the Hanx Writer app hit the top of the charts as the most downloaded app in iTunes.
“The THD team is thrilled to partner with Tom and IfOnly to help raise funds for Lifeline Energy,” said Kevin Turk, founder, Tom Hanks Day (THD). “We put our hearts and souls into providing the best Tom Hanks experiences for all those who attend our annual events, so we couldn’t be happier to have an opportunity to further support Lifeline Energy through this joint venture. This collaboration allows us to continue to spread the word about Tom Hanks Day, while raising significant funds for our dear friends at Lifeline Energy.”
Lifeline Energy transforms lives in sub-Saharan Africa by providing education and information access to vulnerable communities. Hanks has served as Lifeline Energy’s American Ambassador since 2003. International Tom Hanks Day (THD) on March 28, which celebrates the actor and his causes, has been raising money for Lifeline Energy for 11 years.
“This is a rare chance to own a unique piece of Hollywood memorabilia,” said Trevor Traina, founder, IfOnly. “IfOnly creates memorable experiences, and this typewriter enables you to step out of this world into a different one – whether by indulging writers in the creative process or dazzling fans of the legendary actor, all while benefiting this worthy cause.”
Sweepstakes Entry Info:
• 2 Entries – $10
• 5 Entries, including 1 bonus entry – $20
• 20 Entries, including 10 bonus entries – $50
• 50 Entries, including 30 bonus entries – $100