According to the reports, sixty six years old De Nero offered an outing to a coffee shop as a contribution to a star-studded charity auction in New York on April 29. An anonymous bidder seized the opportunity and made an offer of 5,667 pounds to have a cup of coffee with the Taxi Driver star.
The sale raised money for the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights. Apart from De Nero"s auction, a pair of tickets to Sir Elton John"s next Oscars party also auctioned for 35,000 pounds.
Other auctions that contributed to the organization were, a visit to the set of hit TV show Mad Men which sold for 16,000 pounds and a fedora hat worn by Harrison Ford in the Indiana Jones movie series that fetched 13,000 pounds.