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Twenty-five khaki jackets signed by Ringo Starr will be sold on eBay beginning Dec. 3 to support WaterAid, the charity announced Dec. 2.

The hand-signed Timberland cotton khaki jackets will be available on eBay beginning at 10 a.m. PST Tuesday and continue through Friday. Online shoppers also have the option of purchasing the jacket through eBay's "buy it now" feature. All proceeds will benefit WaterAid, a nonprofit working for improved access to safe water, toilets and hygiene education.

"I believe in my heart that everyone should have clean water," the former Beatle said. "Two thousand kids die every day from the lack of safe drinking water and it's time to say 'enough'! That's why I am asking people to join me in showing the world we care this holiday season by supporting WaterAid's work to help the world's poorest communities gain access to clean water."

The customized Timberland jackets feature prominent prints designed and autographed by Starr, and are available in men's sizes medium, large and extra-large. Shoppers who choose the "buy it now" option on Dec. 3 will have their donation matched by a long-time supporter as part of the organization's #GivingTuesday campaign.

"We are thrilled that Ringo Starr has once again chosen to support WaterAid and our work to empower poor communities in their efforts to achieve access to clean water and toilets. It's about making a real difference in people's lives, and this initiative lets everyone be a part of that," said WaterAid Associate Director of Corporate Partnerships, Annie Bonner.

Starr participated in another charity event with boots he designed and personally autographed to benefit Canvas That Cares in 2011.

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