2016 ONLINE CHARITY AUCTION RAISES MORE THAN US$100,000

 Books4Kids Jamaica’s 5th 2016 Online Charity Auction Event April 28 – May 7, 2016 raised a record breaking US$102,011 towards books and educational materials for Kindergarten children. More than 100 worldwide vacation experiences, flights, cruises, services and art generously donated by local and international sponsors were on the 2016 “virtual auction block” for charity including roundtrip airline tickets, a European river cruise, exotic hotel and villa stays in Jamaica, Italy, Malta, Dubai, Spain, Thailand, UK and the U.S. as well as Alaskan and Caribbean cruises. Featuring secure PayPal payment services, bidders from 9 countries registered to bid on amazing vacation steals online or with mobile devices from anywhere in the world via the charityauctionstoday.com online platform. In addition to the charity’s online auction raising US$76,624, Books4Kids Jamaica received more than US$25,387 in monetary contributions, making the total amount raised US$102,011.



                                                               
“The auction provided an excellent range of prizes for good value all around. The real time auction platform gave you a pretty interactive approach to the bidding process and the overall experience was first class.”
Glenn Lawrence, CEO of Couples Resorts
Charity Auction Bidder & Sponsor

“It is a very easy way to involve yourself in whatever way you can to help in a very novel way. The auction is very exciting, you get people asking - ‘are you going after that Azure trip or are you going after the Kentisbury Grange trip?’ - and there is a lot of excitement leading up to it.”
Barry Byrne, Managing Director, AJAS Aviation Services
Charity Auction Bidder & Sponsor

“I just love supporting Books4Kids Jamaica and knowing that every dollar I spend in the auction goes towards buying books for school children every year, year after year.”
William Craig, Chairman and CEO of Billy Craig Insurance
Charity Auction Bidder & Sponsor

“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 Jamaica 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/ GoldenEye Hotel & Resorts
Charity Auction Sponsor

"JetBlue applauds the efforts of Books4Kids and is a proud supporter of its efforts to better the lives of Jamaica's children. Youth and Education is a key part of our efforts in corporate social responsibility and in our mission to inspire humanity. Our partnership with Books4Kids is one that we value highly as we work to live this mission."
Leslie Brown, General Manager of JetBlue Airways Jamaica and Cayman Islands
Charity Auction Sponsor

“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.”
Imelda Chin, General Manager, Spanish Court Hotel
Charity Auction Sponsor


2016 ONLINE CHARITY AUCTION SPONSORS
  • Arabian Adventures, Dubai, U.A.E.
  • Azure Resorts, Golden Sands, Malta
  • Azure TV, Golden Sands, Malta
  • Bahia Del Duque Hotel & Spa, Tenerife, Spain
  • Bay Pointe Bay, Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Body Shop, Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Café Blue, Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Caribbean Airlines, Jamaica & Caribbean
  • Carnival Foundation, Miami, FL, U.S.
  • Casa De Oro, Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Casa Manolo, Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Castello del Nero Hotel & Spa, Tuscany, Italy
  • Caviar & Bull, St. Julians, Malta
  • Christopher Clarke, Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Chulani Jewelers, Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Chukka Caribbean, Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Cinnamon Hill Golf Course, Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Clear Cut Communications, Sewickley, PA, U.S.
  • Columbus Communication /FLOW, Kingston, Jamaica
  • Condor Airlines, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Corinthia Hotel, London, UK
  • Country Country Hotel, Negril, Jamaica
  • Couples Tower Isle, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
  • Cunningham Golf Academy, Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Delta Air Lines, Caribbean & US
  • Digicel, Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Dolphin Cove, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
  • Dorra Bay Apartments, Dubai, UAE
  • Dream Hotels, Phuket, Thailand
  • e-Waterways, London, UK
  • Excel Hotels & Resorts, Tenerife, Spain
  • Frame by Frame, Kingston, Jamaica
  • Golden Eye Hotel & Spa, Orocabessa, Jamaica
  • Good Hope, Trelawny, Jamaica
  • Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Hotel, Lucea, Jamaica
  • Great Huts, Portland, Jamaica
  • Half Moon Equestrian Centre, Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Half Moon Golf Course, Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Half Moon Hotel, Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Heaven Scent, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
  • Heinz and Elizabeth Simonitsch, Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • H-Hotel, Dubai, UAE
  • Higher Heights Villa, Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Hilton Rose Hall, Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Holland America Line, Seattle, US
  • Hotel Rural, Tenerife, Spain
  • Huawei Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica
  • Hyatt Zilara & Ziva Rose Hall, Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Iberostar Hotel & Resorts, Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Ice Enterprises/ ICE Gallery, London UK & Atlanta US
  • Island Entertainment Brands, Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Jack Sprat, Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth
  • Jamaica Inn Hotel, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
  • Jamlink, Florida, US
  • JetBlue Airways, Caribbean & US
  • Jewel Beach & Golf Resort, Runaway Bay, Jamaica
  • Jewels & Time, Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Karma Kandara Resort, Bali, Indonesia
  • Kathy Dear, Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Kentisbury Grange Hotel, Devon, UK
  • Kite Club, Cabarete, Dominican Republic
  • Luna Villas, Phuket, Thailand
  • Mandeville Hotel, Mandeville, Jamaica
  • Marguerites Seafood Restaurant, Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Max Earle, Kingston, Jamaica
  • Media One Hotel, Dubai, UAE
  • Melia Braco Hotel, Trelawny, Jamaica
  • Michael Clarke, Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Monte Christo Restaurant, Tenerife, Spain
  • Myoka Spa, Golden Sands, Spa
  • Mystic India, Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Oriental Monkey Restaurant, Tenerife, Spain
  • Pier 1 Restaurant, Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Point of View Villa, Port Antonio, Jamaica
  • Radisson BLU Resort & Spa, Golden Sands
  • Resort Condominiums International (RCI), U.S. & Europe
  • Riu Hotel, Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • RJR Communications, Kingston, Jamaica
  • Rosemary Parkinson, Jamaica
  • Round Hill Hotel, Hopewell, Jamaica
  • Royalton White Sands Hotel, Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • SABA Art Gallery, Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • San Filippo Apartments, Tuscany, Italy
  • Secrets Wild Orchid Resort, Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Silverpoint Hotels & Resorts, Europe, U.S. & Asia
  • Sky Beach Bar & Restaurant, Hopewell, Jamaica
  • Spanish Court Hotel, Kingston, Jamaica
  • Spirit Airlines, Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Strawberry Fields Forever, Portland, Jamaica
  • Sugar Mill Restaurant, Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Sunscape Resorts, Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Tarragon Restaurant, St Paul's Bay, Malta
  • Terra Nova Hotel, Kingston, Jamaica
  • The Cliffs Hotel, Negril, Jamaica
  • The Gleaner, Kingston, Jamaica
  • The Honourable Daryl Vaz, Kingston, Jamaica
  • The Houseboat Grill, Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • The London NYC, New York, US
  • The Royal Garden Hotel, London, UK
  • The Tryall Club, Tryall, Jamaica
  • Tom Patri Golf, Florida, US
  • Toscanini Restaurant, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
  • Trident Hotel, Port Antonio, Jamaica
  • Tropicana Jewelers, Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • TVJ Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica
  • Usain Bolt’s Tracks & Records, Kingston, Jamaica
  • VIP Attractions, Kingston and Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Warren Tricomi, New York, U.S.
  • White Witch Golf Course, Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Winston & Denise Dear, Montego Bay, Jamaica
    and many, many, more ...

2016 CASH DONATIONS
  • Basil Anderson
  • Whilel Aarons
  • Gavin Brooking
  • Doug Campbell
  • Crestone Capital
  • Leonid Chistyakov
  • Dave and Cindy Caruso
  • Katrin Casserly
  • Gary Coll
  • Alexander Collyer
  • Alison Davie
  • Markus Deutsch
  • Bonnie Holmes
  • Perry Newton
  • Josh Paxton
  • Ron Richter
  • Alsion Roach
  • Barry Segal
  • Silverpoint
  • SJ Foundation