Put your ebay skills to good use and bid on some celebrities instead of stuff for a change; a real chance at social change that is, because the money (80 percent) is going to non-profit organizations. BidKind is offering up a once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet and dine with actress, model and director Elisa Sednaoui (you might know her from the runways of Chanel, Armani and Roberto Cavalli and the film Eastern Drift) and fashion legend Diane von Furstenberg (former German princess and fashion designer).
The lucky winner will be treated to lunch in the Big Apple, along with a tour of Elisa and Diane’s favourite places to visit in NYC, plus a private visit to the DFV studio. Worth about $10,000, the experience will support the ongoing efforts of the Elisa Sednaoui Foundation to promote creative learning and develop after school initiatives for children. The Sednaoui Foundation is all about giving children the opportunity to explore and learn through music and the arts, to help foster personal development and a brighter future. The foundation is currently developing programming focused on foreign language and literacy in Luxor, Egypt and hopes to help approximately 150 children develop specialized training to empower them in their communities.
“Elisa and Diane didn’t want to just ask for donations,” explains BidKind CEO Herve Larren
And that’s what BidKind is all about, showing appreciation to a non-profit’s supporters in a personal one-on-one way; it’s the reason every celebrity who works with BidKind chooses to sign up.
Sednaoui and Furstenberg aren’t the first celebs to jump on board with BidKind, which was just officially launched this spring. Already BidKind has connected auction winners with the likes of Paris Hilton, Fleetwood Mac, Linkin Park, Ricki Lake, Hugh Jackman and Carrie Underwood. On the auction block right now, alongside the fashion duo, are No Doubt (anyone feeling some nostalgia?), Michelle Rodriguez (right in time for Furious 7), James Franco (uhm, yes please!), Maryna Linchuk and Olivia Palermo (another double whammy) and Nacho Figueras. And what do you win? Well everything from private yoga and polo lessons with your respective star, to private dinner parties and exotic car racing.
At first it sounds a little strange to think about winning a day with a celebrity. What would you do? What would you talk about? But really, it’s not that weird at all, the what you’ll do part is already taken care of.
“The experience is a philanthropic endeavor, where you are donating proceeds to a specific charity and gaining the opportunity to pick someone’s brain who usually isn’t accessible,” Larren explains. The charity connects donors with people who they would not normally get a chance to engage with: celebrities and influencers. “It’s a highly curated and relevant platform for millennials and baby boomers alike,” he adds.
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