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The Palmyra Foundation announces 2014 Books4Kids Jamaica Online Charity Auction and Fundraising Event.

Books4Kids Jamaica - Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Fantastic items on the virtual auction block include roundtrip airline tickets, “Fighter Pilot for a day” and NASCAR driving experiences, autographed Wayne Rooney jersey and U2 guitar, Caribbean cruises, Napa and Tuscany wine tours and 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 Bluebeat, Montego Bay on Friday, April 11th. The charity’s goal is to raise enough money to purchase books for 7000+ children in 2014. 

Books4Kids Jamaica announced today that its Third Annual Online Charity Auction is set to go live April 4th, 2014. Set to be LIVE for 1 WEEK ONLY at www.24fundraiser.com/book4kidsjamaica2014, this year’s virtual auction will finish with a “Bidding Party” from 7:00 – 10:00 pm (11:00 pm EST) at Marguerites Almond Terrace/ Blue Beat Jazz & Blues Montego Bay, Jamaica on April 11th.
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. Said Palmyra Foundation Board Member Ragni Trotta; “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!”

Other auction items include roundtrip airline tickets (Jamaica/ US) donated by Delta Air Lines and JetBlue Airways, adrenalin based experience such as “Fighter Jet Pilot for a day”, “NASCAR Driving Experience” and a “Las Vegas Exotic Supercar Driving Experience”, Caribbean cruises, 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. Said Trotta; “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.”

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. Video from the 2013 distribution video available on www.thepalmyrafoundation.com.

With this year’s Online Charity Auction LIVE FOR 1 WEEK ONLY, bidding will continue 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.” Free entry and cheap drinks.
Auction Event Homepage: https://24fundraiser.com/book4kidsjamaica2014 .Auction also accessible from www.thepalmyrafoundation.com