Tesla memorabilia charity auction continues as Tesla community raises thousands of dollars for teens in need of clothing and therapy


A few days ago, I interviewed Bonnie Norman, one of the original Tesla Roadster owners and a pillar of the Tesla community. Bonnie has a heart for the children in the foster care system and, having collected many Tesla memorabilia over the years, she is auctioning them off to raise money for Koinonia Homes for Teens.

In this lot, Tesla owners in East Bay are auctioning Bonnie’s Tesla coffee mugs, two red Tesla scarves, TeslaMotors.com stickers, ink pens and several other items. You can bid on these items here.

Bonnie and the Tesla community have also stepped up to meet another more stressful and urgent need. Koinonia Home for Foster Youth needed basic clothing items for children walking through doors as emergency placements with just the clothes on their backs.

Bonnie told me that earlier this week Koinoina asked her for help with emergency children who come into such a situation. She quickly set up the above fundraiser. As usual, the Tesla community has not held back their love and support for their fellow human beings in need.

More than sufficient funds have been raised. A total of $ 6,204 was raised and the additional funds were used to support Koinoina’s equine therapy program which allows teens to slow down and breathe. The money will allow more children to participate in healing therapy.

Bonnie told me that the above fundraiser was far beyond anything Koinoina had hoped for.

“I think they thought it would only be a few hundred.

“They’re using all the excess to expand the equine therapy program to include more children and more sessions – and are thrilled with that.”

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