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Books4kids Jamaica 2015 Launches 4th Online Charity Auction Live May 1 – May 9, 2015

Books4Kids Jamaica announces its 4th Annual Online Charity Auction, live online from May 1 – 9, 2015. Fabulous items on this year’s “virtual auction block” for charity include amazing vacation experiences such as roundtrip airline tickets, a European river cruise, Alaska and Caribbean cruises, exotic hotel and villa stays in Jamaica, Italy, Malta, Dubai, Mexico, Spain, Thailand, UK and the U.S. Virgin Islands and New York. Featuring secure PayPal payment services, participants can bid on amazing vacation steals online or with mobile devices from anywhere in the world via the online platform.

With more than 100 fantastic items on the online auction block, the chance to pick up a great deal in the name of charity is yours until 10:00 pm Jamaican time (11:00 pm EDT – New York) on Saturday May 9th, 2015. Said 2014 auction bidder Garth Ramsay from Montego Bay, Jamaica: “Last year’s Online Charity Auction was awesome! In addition to supporting the children of Jamaica, I had the winning bids for roundtrip Delta tickets and a wonderful stay in the Canary Islands, Spain. I experienced a dream vacation at Hollywood Mirage resort in Tenerife with my family and a luxury cruise on a Sunseeker yacht.”

The Online Charity Auction is also tempting bidders with backstage concert tickets and private Skype flute lesson with World renowned flautist Sir James and Lady Galway, cooking lessons in Tuscany, beautiful Jamaican art, BlackBerry Smartphones, restaurant vouchers, massages, Personal Training, golf rounds on the Jamaica, Spain and UK’s beautiful golf courses, watches and lots more. The auction will also feature some “daily deals” to entice bidders to participate in the fun.

The Online Charity Auction is the main fundraiser for Books4Kids Jamaica’s annual book distribution in September 2015. Said Auction Sponsor Richard Pile, Delta Air Lines Regional District Sales Manager for the Caribbean, auction sponsors for the 4th year in a row; “Delta continues to partner with Books4Kids Jamaica as we see education as the key to any country’s growth and development. Early Childhood Education is indeed where greater emphasis is needed. The efforts of the Books4Kids Jamaica program continues to show positive results and so we are happy to continue our support as a major partner.”

Children who participate in the Books4Kids program continue to produce excellent results. In 2014, an overall mastery of 91% was measured among 2,627 children at 36 schools who completed the annual Books4Kids Assessment skill test. Last year alone, the Early Childhood literacy program delivered Brain Quest Workbooks, reading books, crayons and pencils to 6,533 Kindergarten children at 72 Jamaican schools. Said Books4Kids Chairperson Ragni Trotta; “Don’t forget to bid! Amazing deals are the order of the day and you get the added bonus of knowing your entire contribution makes a tangible difference in children’s lives!”

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For more information or to donate items, please visit or call Frank Perolli on (+1876) 383 4652.

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