Victoria Beckham is selling her clothes to benefit mothers2mothers

On Aug. 20, the designer/singer will auction more than 600 items from her closet and donate the money to 2012 Kravis Prize-winner m2m, to help support HIV/AIDS transmission

Victoria Beckham turned to social media this past Sunday to rally support for her clothing auction on Wednesday, Aug. 20.

Victoria Beckham turned to social media this past Sunday to rally support for her clothing auction on Wednesday, Aug. 20.

Fashion designer and singer Victoria Beckham is selling more than 600 items from her closet, including hats, shoes, bags, and custom designer pieces, to support 2012 Kravis Prize winner mothers2mothers.

Beckham has partnered with The Outnet for the Aug. 20 charity sale. After learning about mothers2mothers’ life-saving work in sub-Saharan Africa, preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV, she said, “I wanted to do as much as I could. It really was a life-changing experience.”

(Read more in Vogue’s Aug. 5 blog post.)

In the Vogue post, Beckham said she learned more about the charity from its founder, HIV/AIDS fighter Dr. Mitchell Besser, who is married to rock star Annie Lennox.

All of the items she donated are associated with “really happy memories” of her and her soccer-star husband, David Beckham, she said, and of her and the couple’s three children. She’s since been asked whether she’ll keep any of her special pieces for daughter Harper. “I’m keeping a few,” the style icon says in a short video for The Outnet, “but for me, it’s more important to raise the money for this charity.

“As a woman, we have a real responsibility to really help and support other women–– to do what we can do to help,” Beckham said.

To watch the video or learn more about the Aug. 20 charity sale, visit the Outnet website.

Learn more about mothers2mothers.