A pair of Nike tennis shoes signed and worn by Serena Williams are currently up for auction on eBay as part of the Small Steps Project Celebrity Shoe Auction.
Other tennis players whose shoes can be bid on are Andy Murray, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova, Tim Henman, David Ferrer, Steffi Graf, Andre Agassi and Laura Robson. A plethora of celebrities have also donated their signed shoes, some of which were worn in movies and on stage, including Kylie Minogue, Michael Douglas, Natalie Portman, Kevin Spacey, Ben Stiller, Madonna, Eminem, Taylor Swift, Kiefer Sutherland, Ricky Gervais, George Clooney, Jessica Simpson, Kate Winslet, Ewan McGregor, Elton John, Elizabeth Hurley, Emma Watson and Mick Jagger.
Small Steps Project is a humanitarian organization and UK-registered charity that provides emergency aid, shoes and food to children and their families who live on municipal garbage dumps around the world and helps the children take steps into education and adults into employment.
Celebrity Shoe Auction, the biggest celebrity shoe auction in the world, is one of Small Steps Project's campaigns intended to raise awareness of garbage dump communities. The auction began on December 5 and runs through December 15, with 100% of the proceeds going toward the charity.