"Few people would rather give than receive on their birthday, but Alexander Skarsgård is one of them. Alexander's birthday falls on August 25th and he has requested fans not to send him gifts but instead to put their money where it can help the most.SkarsgårdNews.com has acknowledged Alexander's request, accepted the mission, and working alongside Alexander, is coordinating its first charity auction to benefit Alex's charity of choice, Amnesty International. Amnesty International is a global organization dedicated to protecting people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied. They investigate and expose abuses, educate and mobilize the public, and help transform societies to create a safer, more just world. Through Amnesty’s research and action, governments have been persuaded to stop human rights violations and change their laws and practices. Death sentences have been commuted. Torturers have been brought to justice and prisoners of conscience have been released. Public support of SkarsgårdNews.com’s charity auction will help ensure that this important work continues.The auctions will begin on August the 22nd and last for over 2 months. New items will be presented each week and will be sold before the next item is offered for bidding."