MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA, APRIL 25, 2016: Books4Kids Jamaica announced today that its 5th Annual Online Charity Auction is set to go live on Thursday April 28, 2016. Amazing vacation steals up for grabs include more than 100 items such as roundtrip airline tickets, luxury cruises, restaurant experiences, electronics and luxury items, golf and kitesurfing adventures and hotel stays in Jamaica, Italy, Malta, Dubai, Spain, Thailand, UK and the U.S.
Long term sponsor GoldenEye is supporting this year’s charity auction with a romantic 4 day/ 3 nights weekend stay in one of its brand new beachfront cottages.
“Growing up in Jamaica, I feel a deep responsibility to supporting the community and have made it a priority to give back to the people of the island. I am proud to support Books4Kids as it’s important to provide children with the resources needed to continue to grow their education. Literacy is one of the most important skills a youth can possess and lays the foundation for a successful future.”
Chris Blackwell, Founder of Island Outpost.
With 12 Kingston schools on last year’s distribution list, Books4Kids Jamaica hopes to expand its book distributions in the inner city areas of Kingston providing the fundraising effort allows. Kingston hotels that have supported Books4Kids Jamaica for several years include 5 year sponsors Spanish Court Hotel.
“The Spanish Court Hotel is committed to nation building and as such, we are happy to aid initiatives that are aligned to doing so. Education is integral to the growth and development of our country. The Books4Kids Jamaica program provides the opportunity for corporate Jamaica to become more involved in educating our future generation. We commend this program and wish the foundation continued success.” General Manager Imelda Chin.
The chance to pick up a great deal in the name of charity is yours until 11:00 pm Jamaican time (12:00 pm EDT – New York) on Saturday May 7th, 2016.
Live online from April 28 – May 7, 2016, the Online Charity Auction is the main fundraiser for Books4Kids Jamaica’s annual book distribution in September 2016. Featuring secure Stripe & PayPal payment services, participants can bid on amazing vacation steals online or with mobile devices from anywhere in the world via the charityauctionstoday.com online platform. The chance to pick up a great deal in the name of charity is yours until 11:00 pm Jamaican time (12:00 pm EDT – New York) on Saturday May 7th, 2016. The charity will celebrate the last hours of the 2016 with a Charity Auction Party at Usain Bolt’s Track & Records, Kingston on May 7th, with party goers being able to engage in the bidding with mobile devices while watching live bids from all over the world come in on the screens.