Soleil Moon Frye, actress and mother, joins premium chocolatier Lindt USA to help launch the seventh Lindt GOLD BUNNY Celebrity Auction benefitting Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization.

Soleil Moon Frye launches the Lindt GOLD BUNNY Celebrity Auction benefitting Autism Speaks
Soleil Moon Frye launches the Lindt GOLD BUNNY Celebrity Auction benefitting Autism Speaks

Since 2009, Lindt has raised funds and awareness for the cause during the Easter season through a give back with purchases of its iconic Lindt GOLD BUNNY, and the Lindt GOLD BUNNY Celebrity Auction. Frye is one of 50 celebrities in the entertainment, sports, food and music industries – from Julia Louis Dreyfus, Neil Patrick Harris, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Russell Wilson – are participating in this year’s auction by autographing porcelain figures of Lindt GOLD BUNNY, with 100 percent of proceeds donated directly to Autism Speaks.

“Easter has always been a special time of year for my family, and now it’s even more special as I join Lindt to help kick-off the Lindt GOLD BUNNY Celebrity Auction,” says Frye. “As a mom, I’m truly honored to work with Lindt to make a difference in the lives of families affected by autism. Whether bidding on celebrity autographs or putting a delicious Lindt GOLD BUNNY in your Easter basket, it’s easy to get involved and give back this season.”

This year, 50 actors, award-winning musicians, acclaimed athletes and celebrity chefs have donated their signature to the Lindt GOLD BUNNY Celebrity Auction, personally signing porcelain versions of the iconic Lindt GOLD BUNNY. The autographed bunnies are now available on, where fans can bid on the figures until March 20, 2016.

Among the stars who have taken part this year are:
Al Roker
Allison Janney
Allison Williams
• Andrew Zimmern
Andy Grammer
Blake Shelton
• Carson Daly
Celine Dion
Christina Milian
• CJ Ramone
Connie Britton
David Ortiz
• Drew Brees
Ed Asner
Eva Longoria
• Haylie Duff
Hoda Kotb
• Ina Garten
Jane Lynch
Jennie Garth
Jennifer Nettles
Joe Mantegna
Julia Louis Dreyfus
Julie Bowen
Karina Smirnoff
Kathie Lee Gifford
Kristen Wiig
Kristin Chenoweth
Kylie Jenner
• Marc-André Fleury
Matt Lauer
Mayim Bialik
• Michael Symon
Natalie Morales
Neil Patrick Harris
Nick Lachey
Nikki Reed
• Rachel Bloom
Rachel Platten
Rob Lowe
Roger Federer
Russell Wilson
Sarah Jessica Parker
• Savannah Guthrie
Scott Foley
• Soleil Moon Frye
Susan Sarandon
Terrence Jenkins
Tom Bergeron
Willie Geist

In addition to the money raised through the Lindt GOLD BUNNY Celebrity Auction, Lindt is donating 10 cents to Autism Speaks for every Lindt GOLD BUNNY Milk Chocolate 3.5 oz purchased now through Easter on March 27, 2016, at retailers nationwide, Lindt Chocolate Shops and, up to $100,000. Since the start of the partnership, Lindt has generated more than $800,000 for Autism Speaks with help from Lindt GOLD BUNNY, the best-selling chocolate bunny in the U.S. Contributions from Lindt have led Autism Speaks to help individuals with autism and their families in a variety of ways, including global biomedical research into the causes, prevention and treatments for autism, educational toolkits for newly diagnosed families, grants for community programs, and scholarship funding to educational institutions.

“We are proud to raise awareness for Autism Speaks and help those affected by autism,” says Thomas Linemayr, president and CEO of Lindt USA. “Lindt is grateful for the support of our customers and participation from the celebrity community, and we look forward to generating much needed funds for this important cause.”

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