AUCTION ENDS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11 AT 3:00PM EDT
Online auction leader Charity Folks has teamed up with Jet Blue Airways for their ‘Bid for Good’ online auction (www.charityfolks.com/jetblue) to benefit KaBOOM! and DoSomething.org. Bidders will get the opportunity to bid on more than 60 destination trips and other unique celebrity and sports experiences. Every package includes airfare on Jet Blue.
Celebrity packages include a meet-and-greet with Tim McGraw and VIP tickets to one of his 2011 concerts, a set-visit in Los Angeles to ‘Chelsea Lately’ and a meeting with hilarious host Chelsea Handler, two (2) VIP tickets to see an iconic performance by Cher in Las Vegas and insider green room access at ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’
Sports packages include four (4) tickets, a private tour & the opportunity to throw out the first pitch at Fenway Park at a Boston Red Sox game, pit passes to the 2011 Daytona 500, playing in the David Ortiz Celebrity Golf Classic in a celebrity foursome in the exotic Dominican Republic and two Trophy Club tickets to the 2011 U.S. Open.
Travel packages include a trip to NY for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and your own personal photo shoot, a trip to gorgeous Bermuda’s fabulous Fairmont Hotel, a tropical paradise visit to Barbados, a luxury stay at the Cotton Bay Village in Saint Lucia, a wonderful dinner and stay lakeside at the W Chicago and a lavish stay at the hot Atlantis Resort at Paradise Island in the Bahamas.
About Jet Blue:
JetBlue is committed to the cities it serves through support and alignment with not-for-profit organizations that focus on children, education, communities and the environment. Through a variety of programs and activities, JetBlue crewmembers are engaged to help make an impact and inspire greatness in others while enriching the lives of individuals and communities across the airline’s network. In addition to building playgrounds with KaBOOM! and empowering teens to take action with DoSomething.org, JetBlue has partnerships with a variety of other philanthropic and community-focused organizations, including The American Cancer Society and their Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walks, and First Book, a not-for-profit organization with the mission to give children from low-income families the opportunity to read and own their first new books. In addition, JetBlue has created a platform called Jetting to Green that allows the airline to encourage environmentally friendly practices through education and volunteerism.
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., KaBOOM! is a national non-profit organization dedicated to saving play. Through community building, the company is focused on giving every child in America a great place to play within walking distance. Since 1995, KaBOOM! has used its innovative community-build model to bring together business and community interests to construct more than 1,800 new playgrounds, skate parks, sports fields and ice rinks across North America. KaBOOM! also leads the -Save Play- campaign at saveplay.org, which funds a variety of resources, including an online community, free online trainings, grants, publications and the KaBOOM! National Campaign for Play, which includes Playful City USA and Playmakers – a national network of individual advocates for play. KaBOOM! also has offices in Chicago and San Mateo, Calif. For more information, visit www.kaboom.org.
DoSomething.org is one of the largest organizations in the US that helps young people rock causes they care about. A driving force in creating a culture of volunteerism, DoSomething.org is on track to activate two million young people in 2011. By leveraging the web, television, mobile, and pop culture, DoSomething.org inspires, empowers and celebrates a generation of doers: teenagers who recognize the need to do something, believe in their ability to get it done, and then take action. Plug in at www.DoSomething.org.
About Charity Folks:
Charity Folks is the leading online marketplace for nonprofit fundraising, corporate cause-marketing campaigns and celebrity-driven charity initiatives. Managing thousands of successful charity auctions, Charity Folks has raised millions for nonprofit organizations around the world, while offering consumers highly-coveted auction lots donated by today’s hottest celebrities, musicians, sports stars, high-profile personalities and top-tier brands. For further information visit www.charityfolks.com
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