Jewels and Pinstripes Creates Extraordinary Thank You Gift Bags Valued at over $17,000 for Carousel of Hope Benefit

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Carousel of Hope gives celebrity gifts to Oprah, Halle Berry, Beyonce, Jay Leno, Faith Hill and others for their support.

The Carousel of Hope sent their celebrity VIPs home with an extraordinary gift bag as a thank you to their participating superstars at this year’s event. The Carousel of Hope is a biennial star-studded gala benefiting the Barbara Davis Center. The popular California-based gift bag company “Jewels and Pinstripes” selected the assortment of high-end luxury items, valued in excess of $17,000. Said Jewels and Pinstripes founder and President Julie Kenney, “The contributing companies were honored to be part of this incredible event. I know that the Carousel of Hope was delighted to give something back to these generous celebrities who have given so much of themselves. This was one of those wonderful win/win situations that makes everyone smile.” Kenney added that a percentage of placement fees were donated by Jewels and Pinstripes to the Children’s Diabetes Foundation.

So what’s in Oprah’s, Jay Leno’s, and Faith Hill’s thank you gift bag? Must haves for every world-renowned icon: LadyBeach by MEYERS Swiss Watch, T-mobile Sidekick II with service for six months, year’s supply of Shari’s Berries, a Dyson vacuum, four-night stay at Marquis Los Cabos presented by Spa-Quest.com, Tempur-pedic mattress, two-night at Calistoga Ranch, a Corley Family Winery/Monticello Vineyards private tasting session, three-night stay at Ho'oilo House in Maui, Frederick's of Hollywood lingerie, Ike Behar custom made men's dress shirt, Jackie Christie leather handbag, Kookoon silk throw, TeNo watch, London Sole ballet flats, Altec Lansing inMotion™ portable audio system, Gerard Yosca for Jennifer Kaufman vintage brooch, Nautilus SelectTech dumbbells, Procyte cellulite kit, RedEnvelope cashmere travel set, Red Haute Couture by Beverly Z handbag, Rexford Holly stationary, The Sims 2 PC game, a All-Clad 12" chef 's pan and a Starbucks gift package. Housing all of the beautiful gifts is the Hartmann Large Satchel from the Luxe Collection and Mulholland hippo duffel.

Mrs. Barbara Davis, the high-profile philanthropist who has co-hosted Hollywood’s premiere charity gala since founding it 27 years ago, is personally thankful for the celebrity efforts that have helped raise over $65 million for childhood diabetes. “The Carousel of Hope is my child and my life,” says Mrs. Davis, who came up with the ball idea after her daughter, Dana, was diagnosed with children’s diabetes. The Carousel of Hope funds allow the Barbara Davis Center to assist more than 5,000 kids a year from all over the world.

At the star-studded event, held Saturday night at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Oprah Winfrey presented Halle Berry with the evening’s “Brass Ring” award. Beyoncé, Faith Hill, and Josh Groban headlined the event entertaining the 1,500 other VIPS in attendance.

Jewels & Pinstripes and Kompolt Online Auction Agency, along with the Carousel of Hope, will list today a celebrity thank You Gift bag on eBay, The World’s Online Marketplace®. Just go to http://www.ebay.com/carouselofhope to place a bid from October 25, 2004-November 4 on this amazing item. Proceeds from the winning bid on eBay will be donated to the foundation.

About Carousel of Hope

The Carousel of Hope is an invitation-only event benefiting the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes. The proceeds help fund health care and research for over 5,000 children and young adults who come from all over the world to receive specialized care at the Center. A portion of the proceeds also benefit the Los Angeles chapters of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International and the American Diabetes Association. http://www.childrensdiabetesfdn.com

About Kompolt

Kompolt is the highly regarded “go-to” online auction agency for creating successful, high value, and high profile promotional and charity auctions for top brand companies and nonprofits. For more information, go to http://www.kompolt.com.

About Jewels and Pinstripes

At the heart of every special event are those few people who bring everything to life. For these extraordinary individuals, “thank you” just isn’t enough. Jewels and Pinstripes gift bags are a perfect compilation of sumptuous, unique items as distinctive as their recipients and an exceptional expression of gratitude. Jewels and Pinstripes specializes in charity VIP thank you gifts and donates a portion of placement fees to the charity. Visit http://www.jewelsandpinstripes.com for more information.

NOTE TO MEDIA: For gift bags “demos” please contact 925.462.7776 or contact Julie at julie@jewelsandpinstripes.com

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