2014 online charity auction and April 11th fundraising event.

MONTEGO BAY, March 25, 2014: Books4Kids Jamaica announced today that its Third Annual Online Charity Auction is set to go LIVE on April 4th, 2014 for 1 WEEK ONLY.

Iberostar Grand Hotel

Copyright: Iberostar Grand Hotel

Fantastic items on the virtual auction block include:

  • Roundtrip airline tickets.
  • Fighter Pilot for a day.
  • NASCAR driving experiences.
  • autographed Wayne Rooney jersey.
  • U2 guitar.
  • Caribbean cruises.
  • Napa and Tuscany wine tours.
  • Luxurious vacation stays from Jamaica to Thailand.

Set to be live online for 1 WEEK ONLY, “Books4Kids Jamaica” 2014 Online Charity Auction will finish with a last night “Bidding Event” at Blue Beat, Montego Bay on Friday, April 11th. The charity’s goal is to raise enough money to purchase books for 7000+ children in 2014.

Luxury stays at several beautiful Jamaican resorts including the exclusive Iberostar Grand Hotel and Gran Palladium Hotel as well as fabulous stays in exotic Dubai, Malta, Norway, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, the UK and the US, are among the sought after destinations auction items you can bid for during the Online Charity Auction.

“You can bid for stays in a beautiful three bedroom villa in Phuket, a two night stay at the Royal Garden Hotel in London or a 3 night weekend package in New York City with dinner for two and a Broadway show!”

Palmyra Foundation Board Member Ragni Trotta.

Other auction items include:

  • Las Vegas Exotic Supercar Driving Experience.
  • Autographed memorabilia including a signed jersey by Wimbledon winner Andy Murray.
  • Personal training and yoga session.
  • Restaurant vouchers.
  • Golf rounds.
  • Jewelry.
  • Art and many other items.
“We are excited about our Third Annual Online Charity Auction because this fundraising method opens the door to donations and bids from all over the world.”

Ragni Trotta

The Online Charity Auction will be promoted to an international audience of more than 50,000 people via Press Releases, Social Media and email blasts. Companies and private individuals are invited to donate services & products to the Online Charity Auction. Said Trotta; “We are still receiving gift certificates and auction items from all over the world, and greatly appreciate all contributions. Please bid generously and help us reach our goal of 7000+ children by bidding and promoting the auction link to all your family and friends around the world.”

Under the slogan “The future is bright, when you can read and write!” the charity’s goal is to donate book bags with a pack of crayons, a pencil, a colorful 300 page BrainQuest Workbook and reading books to 7,000+ four and five year old Pre-K and Kindergarten children.

For the third year running, the charity achieved its qualitative goal of maintaining an above 85% among children who receive books, with over 2,500 children maintaining an above 85% score in the reading, writing, math and science skills on last year’s assessment.

With this year’s Auction LIVE FOR 1 WEEK ONLY, until Friday April 11th, 2014, when “Books4Kids Jamaica” is hosting a last night “Bidding Party” at Marguerites Almond Terrace/ Blue Beat Jazz & Blues Club in Montego Bay from 7:00 – 10:00 pm. Finished Trotta, “We invite people to join us for an evening of fun and good music in the name of charity.”

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Books4Kids Jamaica’s primary aim is to help increase literacy by providing books and early educational materials to children in pre-schools across Jamaica.