eBay for Charity partners with Shawn Carter Foundation to help individuals facing socio-economic hardships further their education

eBay for Charity partners with Shawn Carter Foundation to help individuals facing socio-economic hardships further their education


Shoppers will be entered in a sweepstakes to win a VIP Day at Roc Nation Headquarters and bid on unforgettable experiences and memorabilia to help students further their education.

San Jose, California, 2017-May-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — This graduation season, eBay for Charity is partnering with Ms. Gloria Carter, co-founder of the Shawn Carter Foundation to help individuals facing socio-economic hardships further their education at post-secondary institutions. The eBay for Charity auctions, which kick off on May 15 at 8:00 a.m. PDT, will provide fans with the opportunity to donate and bid on unforgettable experiences and signed memorabilia from celebrities such as Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas, CC Sabathia and Andre Ward. 100 percent of proceeds from these items will benefit the Shawn Carter Foundation.

“I have always taught my kids the importance of working hard for what you want. I’ve made it my mission to empower youth by giving them access to higher education,” said Ms. Gloria Carter, Co-Founder of the Shawn Carter Foundation. “With graduation season upon us, I’m thrilled to partner with eBay for Charity for a special auction to raise funds for students in need.  The auction includes wonderful items and experiences generously donated by our supporters. There’s plenty to bid on and best of all, 100% of proceeds will go to the Shawn Carter Foundation, so know you’ll be helping to give young people facing hardships the tools they need to pursue their education and dreams.”

Fans will also have the opportunity to donate directly to the Shawn Carter Foundation and will be automatically entered to win a VIP Day at Roc Nation Headquarters. The final VIP Day will include a meeting with Roc Nation executives, hosting a listening session with members of Roc Nation’s A&R and marketing teams, a photoshoot on Roc Nation’s famous gold couch and dinner for two at The 40/40 Club with accommodation & flights included.

Shoppers can make donations in the form of symbolic gifts ranging from $10 to $100. $10 will assist students who cannot afford public transportation fare to get to class. $25 will help college students who struggle to afford a college meal plan. $50 will help to defray the cost of required academic materials that tuition does not cover. And, $100 will help to fund one day on the college bus tour, including campus visits, for a student who will be first in the family to attend college.

“eBay for Charity is honored to partner with the Shawn Carter Foundation this graduation season, to support disadvantaged students who want to continue their education,” said Claire Dixon, eBay’s Vice President of Global Communications and Global Impact. “Together with an amazing roster of celebrities, we’ve sourced unforgettable experiences and unique memorabilia with all proceeds benefitting the Shawn Carter Foundation. At eBay for Charity, we are focused on creating opportunity for all by enabling our users to support great causes when they buy or sell.”

The auction will feature unique experiences and memorabilia including a VIP lounge party at the 40/40 Club in New York City or Made in America VIP passes, to a chance to meet the New York Yankees’ CC Sabathia or the Seattle Mariners’ Robinson Cano. Signed guitars from Nick Jonas and DNCE are also up for auction as part of this charitable campaign.

This initiative will launch on May 15 at 8:00 a.m. PDT and will run until May 24, 2017 at 4 p.m. PDT at eBay.com/SCF.

Watch a video featuring Ms. Gloria Carter on this initiative here.

About eBay for Charity

eBay for Charity is a platform that enables members of the eBay community to donate to causes in the U.S. and abroad. Sellers can donate anywhere between 10-100 percent of the proceeds and buyers can add a donation to their purchase during checkout. To date, more than $725 million dollars have been raised on eBay for Charity. For more information, visit www.ebay.com/charityshop.

About Shawn Carter Foundation

The Shawn Carter Foundation was founded as a public charity in 2003 by Ms. Gloria Carter and her son, Shawn Carter.  The mission of the Shawn Carter Foundation (SCF) is to help individuals facing socio-economic hardships further their education at post secondary institutions. In doing so, the goal is to significantly increase the educational, social, and economic prospects of traditionally underserved students so they can fulfill their potential and become positive contributors to the global community.

Since the Foundation’s inception, over $4MM have supported initiatives to empower youth and communities in need through the Foundation’s programs: Scholarship Fund, College Prep and Exposure, International Exposure, Professional Development, Scholar Support and Community & Goodwill Programs. www.shawncartersf.com.

Kari Ramirez
(408) 219-5120

Kaila Frisone
(212) 691-2800

Source: eBay


SPAR Upper Austria supports charity Light in the Dark with donation of €102,500

Austria, 2017-Jan-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR Upper Austria donated €102,500 to well-known charity – Light in the Dark

For many years, SPAR Austria has been a valued partner of the Light in the Dark campaign. In 2016, SPAR Upper Austria once again supported this charity and donated a total of €102,500 for social projects.

SPAR Austria is committed to various social projects and charities, working within a set sponsorship programme. The donation was made possible through the purchase by customers of Light in the Dark products such as paper bags, matches and scented candles, and then enhanced by numerous Christmas activities of employees in SPAR, EUROSPAR and INTERSPAR stores which underlined the regional support given in SPAR.

“Active” Association also supported in Salzburg

SPAR customers contribute by purchasing Light in the Dark products

By purchasing Light in the Dark products, customers in the province of Salzburg contributed to a large-scale SPAR fundraising campaign. Part of the proceeds will be donated to the “ACTIVE” association based in Obertrum. This donation will support the financing of leisure activities for impaired adolescents and young adults such as day trips, supervised weekends as well as holidays. The donation was made in time for Christmas by SPAR.

SPAR Upper Austria supports Women’s refuge Wels

Protection and support to victims of violence

Women’s refuge Wels offers shelter to women and their children affected by physical and/or mental violence. After 30 years, it became necessary to urgently move into a new, modern location.  SPAR Upper Austria supported the Women’s refuge in this goal, giving a generous donation of €10,000.

“As a family-run and Austrian organisation we are aware of our social responsibility and are pleased to take the responsibility. We were delighted to make a significant contribution to the Women’s refuge Wels with our donation” emphasised Jakob Leitner, Managing Director of SPAR Central office Marchtrenk at the handover.


SPAR International
Email: info@spar-international.com
Tel: +3120 626 6749

Source: Spar International

BESTSELLER’s GIVE-A-DAY campaign donates €15,014,122 to charity around the world


Brande, Denmark, 2015-4-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — “The total amount exceeds all expectations, and we can’t wait to get the money out working for the children, we are here to support,” says Steen M. Andersen, general secretary of UNICEF Denmark, handling the global UNICEF donation to fight malaria in Angola, Kenya and DR Congo.

Save the Children International and their Danish branch Red Barnet receives the donation for both the national Danish project “Room for Everyone” and the international project ensuring better condition for children at Chinese boarding schools.

“This is an extraordinary large donation for Save the Children. The money from GIVE-A-DAY will go to projects that have desperately needed funds. It allows us to help the poorest children in Denmark and China in many new ways. A big thank you to BESTSELLER, and everyone who went shopping last Friday,” says Mimi Jakobsen, General Secretary of Red Barnet and Save the Children board member.

Thanks to the donation from BESTSELLER, GAIN (Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition) can also contribute greatly to combatting malnutrition in India.

“The donation gives us an amazing opportunity to create a healthier future for thousands of children in India, where almost half the children suffer from chronic malnutrition,” says Charlotte Pedersen, Senior Advisor in Gain.

Committed colleagues
“GIVE-A-DAY is about giving something back to the communities, where we have built our success, and to help people in need. We are really proud of the results we have generated and we have witnessed an enormous commitment from our colleagues and the customers that made it all possible,” says BESTSELLER Corporate Communication Director Mogens Werge.

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Read more and see the list of country-specific charity organisations at bestseller.com/giveaday and check out all the pictures with the official hashtag #bestsellergiveaday capturing GIVE-A-DAY worldwide

About the global donations
BESTSELLER and Save the Children will support the Dream School project that will ensure proper school attendance and a chance for a better future for tens of thousands of children in rural China.

Together with UNICEF, BESTSELLER will support a project to significantly reduce the child mortality caused by malaria in Angola, Kenya and The Democratic Republic of Congo.

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is an international organisation driven by the vision of a world without malnutrition. In India, 48% of children under the age of five are suffering from chronic malnutrition. The goal is to improve nutrient intake amongst hundreds of thousands of children and mothers in India by bringing together groups of women and training them to run their own businesses producing nutritious foods.

In addition to these projects, the BESTSELLER FUND will also team up with M-Kopa Solar in a project called ‘Light Up Villages in East Africa‘, which will provide more than 150,000 people in rural villages with the benefits from solar power lightning systems.


BESTSELLER's GIVE-A-DAY campaign donates €15,014,122 to charity around the world

BESTSELLER’s GIVE-A-DAY campaign donates €15,014,122 to charity around the world

Menkind Team Up With Everyman Charity Donating 5% Of Their Profits On Selected Items This Fathers Day

Everyman Charity, the UK’s leading prostate and testicular cancer campaign, is raising awareness of and funds for research into prostate and testicular cancers. In the month running up to Fathers Day this year, which falls on the 19th June, Menkind have selected some perfect fathers day gifts from their variety of men’s gifts and are donating 5% of the profits on these gifts to this fantastic charity. Prostate and testicular cancer combined affects more than 39,000 men each year in the UK; Everyman started 13 years ago to address the lack of awareness, funding and research into it.

From their wide range of products, the people at Menkind have picked a range of products which are perfect gifts for him this Fathers day. Now you can surprise your dad on this special day, with 5% of the profits from these items going to Everyman.

These range from cooking accessories to technical gadgets – all perfect for the man in your life. Firstly, check out the Big Chopper Chopping board. This kitchen must-have comprises two interlocking boards forming a very familiar shape and is colour coded to prevent cross contamination, red for meat and green for vegetables. Another is the high quality Lawn Ranger Mug and Socks gift set containing the Lawn Ranger design by Simon Drew. The Anti-Bug mug is made in the shape of a plant pot and the woolly socks make it a perfect novelty yet practical gift for the avid gardener.

Another novelty gift that Menkind promise to donate 5% of their profits to Everyman is the Gentlemen’s Ball scratcher, and yes the clue really is in the name. It’s shaped like a delicate female hand for those hard to reach places, a perfect novelty gift for Father’s day. The 80’s iPhone case is another one of these selected products, allowing you to combine the iconic look of a 1980s mobile handset with the hi-tech specs of an iPhone; a fantastic novelty gift and makes an ideal prop for 80’s themed parties! Finally for the Trekkie is the Star Trek Captain Kirk Bath Robe; this dressing gown has the Star Fleet insignia embroidered on the chest and is ideal for fans of the original Star Trek TV series.

This fantastic promotion from Menkind runs from 16th May through to Sunday 19th June – FATHER’S DAY itself!

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WOMbat Helps Paddle-Boarding Make A Splash In The UK

Adventure clothing and lifestyle brand, WOMbat, is helping organise a new competition for one of the UK’s fastest growing sports.

Forget Sunday football leagues and midweek darts leagues, the summer of 2010 will see a new kid arrive in town – Stand Up Paddle League.

Paddle-boarding has you standing on a board, using a long paddle to propel yourself over a stretch of water. The sport, which involves elements of surfing and kayaking, can be a fantastic way of improving your posture and developing or maintaining your core muscles as you work to keep your balance on the water.

People around the country are already discovering how much fun paddle-boarding can be, but to help bring the sport to even more people in 2010, WOMbat and the Fen Paddle Company have teamed up to organise Paddle League.

Tournaments have already been planned to take place on rivers in Cambridge and Norwich at the end of July, while more locations are still to be confirmed. Teams taking part will have to face three different challenges on the day called “over, through and under”. More details are due to be released soon, but the aim will be to post the fastest time in each heat in order to progress to the finals where teams will be able to compete for a host of amazing prizes.

However, the team at WOMbat understands that it’s not all about winning, so they’re going to be handing out a raft of extra goodies including prizes for the team which raises the most cash for charity, the team with the best attitude, and a prize for the individual who pulls the most impressive wipeout.

All equipment including boards, paddles and buoyancy aids will be provided on the day, as well as an hour’s paddle training to make sure contestants are up to speed.

Money raised through Paddle League will be donated to East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH), a charity which cares for children with life-threatening conditions and complex healthcare needs.

Register now

WOMbat is looking for teams of six to enter the competition. Anyone can come together to make up a team such as friends, workmates, university clubs or professionals. As an incentive to get entries in early, anyone entering before January 25, 2010, will have their team name entered into a draw for 1 x free entry and 2 x 25 per cent entry discounts. They’ll also be guaranteed to receive a free Paddle League T-shirt.

WOMbat’s Victoria Tingey said: “We’re delighted to be working together with the Fen Paddle Company, helping to organise next year’s Paddle League tournaments. Everyone at WOMbat loves trying new sports and making the most of the outdoors, and paddle-boarding is right up our street.

“At WOMbat we’re all about having adventures whether it’s on a river, in the sea or up a mountain, so it’s fantastic to be involved with a brand new competition like Paddle League.”

WOMbat would like to hear from cities or other parties interested in hosting a 2010 tournament as well as companies interested in sponsoring a student Paddle League tournament next summer.

To find out more and request an information pack visit www.fenpaddle.co.uk.

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Estella, a leading retailer of Baby Clothes, Announces Charity Partnership With Action Against Hunger

Estella, a leading retailer of Baby Clothes, Designer Children’s Clothes & Unique Kids Clothes, today announced the debut of their back to school clothes and partnership with Action Against Hunger, a charity devoted to fighting hunger in more than 40 countries. For every purchase made from Estella this Fall and Winter, the retailer of contemporary fashions designed for children, will donate one Plumpy’Nut to a child in need. Featured on CBS’s 60 minutes and other prominent media, Plumpy’nut is a prepackaged, easy to administer peanut butter based concoction that helps severely malnourished children (6 months to 5 years old) recover from starvation.

Estella kicks off this charitable campaign with the arrival of its back to school collection of designer children’s clothes and fall apparel including kids shirts, shorts, dresses, coats, outerwear, trousers and pants for boys and girls, unisex baby clothes, baby boy and baby girl clothes.

“This charitable campaign is designed to raise awareness of a little known breakthrough cure for a big disease afflicting less fortunate babies and kids, the same age as the children our store caters to,” said Estella co-founder Chike Chukwulozie. “As an African-born American, I have witnessed childhood starvation and am excited to be doing something about it. While Estella’s campaign will not eradicate childhood starvation, we can help raise awareness and save a few lives,” added Mr. Chukwulozie.

One of the first lines to arrive that will benefit this hunger fighting program is European designer Album di Famiglia. Estella introduced this European designer to New York and online in 2003 and has now collaborated with Album di Famiglia to launch a line of baby onesie rompers. Exclusive to Estella, these striped one-piece rompers are modern, stylish, cashmere soft, yet practical and easy to care for. Made with machine washable cotton, these one-piece bodysuits make great baby gifts or baby shower gifts.

With the launch of its back to school season, Estella is also proud to debut European designer, Mormor. This Danish designer makes its US debut at Estella with hand knit baby sweaters, baby knits, kids sweaters and kids knits. In addition, Estella will be making other prominent designer debuts later this fall with the inclusion of Add; Belgian artisans Max & Lola and Simple Kids; French designers Hartford Kids & Bon Bon; British designer Caramel Baby & Child; American designers Kit+Lili, Kingsley and One Kid (luxury, yet affordable Baby coats, girls coats and boys coats); and many other high end brands perfect for Fall apparel and back to school attire.

With an appearance in September’s Cookie Magazine, Estella’s Back to School and Fall Season is already making a splash with significant contributions going towards the Action Against Hunger campaign. “Our goal at Estella is to provide customers with unique fashions that are distinctive yet practical, comfortable, yet contemporary and to do so with civic responsibility. With our collaboration with Action Against Hunger and prominent designer collections, we have squarely met this goal this season.” stated Mr. Chukwulozie.

With appearances in The New York Times, Elle Magazine, Dailycandy.com, CNN.com, Vogue, InStyle, NBC’s Today Show, Town & Country, US Weekly and numerous other publications, blogs and web sites, Estella is the leader in baby clothes and designer kids clothes. For more information on Estella or to start shopping for unique baby clothes and kids clothes, please visit http://www.estella-nyc.com.

About Estella
Renowned as the source for cutting-edge kids clothes, Estella has quietly established itself as the designer infant clothing shop that celebrities, stylists, royalty and those in the know look to when they want something fresh. Featuring distinctive and unique baby clothes and kids’ clothes that are brought to life with modern designs, incredible detail, unusual colors and sumptuous fabrics, Estella’s innovative approach offers gorgeous items selected for beauty and character. Founded in 2002, Estella is privately held and headquartered in New York, NY. For more information about Estella, please visit the company’s web site at http://www.estella-nyc.com.

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