(PRWEB) December 6, 2004
A stapler signed by celebrity and reality television star Paris Hilton recently garnered over $4,100 for the Staples Foundation for Learning in the Staples ÂStaplers to the StarsÂ online charity auction. Powered by cMarket, a company that helps nonprofit and socially-conscious organizations raise funds through online auctions, the Staples ÂStaplers to the StarsÂ online charity auction featured over 100 autographed staplers signed by celebrities, authors, politicians, and business leaders such as Hilton, Bill Gates, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Rudy Giuliani, ÂApprenticeÂ stars Donald Trump and Bill Rancic, and more. All told, the ÂStaplers to the StarsÂ online charity auction raised more than $50,000 for over 75 charities.
Powered by cMarket (http://www.cmarket.com), a company that enables nonprofit organizations and socially-conscious corporations to raise money for charitable causes using online auctions, office products powerhouse Staples just concluded an online charity auction that included over 100 staplers autographed by celebrities and business leaders. All proceeds from this online auction will go to individual charities designated by the celebrities or to the Staples Foundation for Learning.
The Top 10 celebrity staplers in the StaplesÂ ÂStaplers of the StarsÂ online charity auction had combined winning bids of $16,604, with the online auction total reaching over $50,000.
Paris Hilton, $4,104, to benefit Staples Foundation for Learning
Jennifer Love Hewitt, $3,005, to benefit St. JudeÂs ChildrenÂs Research Hospital
Bill Gates, $3,005, to benefit Staples Foundation for Learning
Tiger Woods, $1,030, to benefit Tiger Woods Foundation
Donald Trump, $1,005, to benefit Elizabeth Glaser Pediatrics AIDS Foundation
Ringo Star (two staplers), $1,000 and $1,000, to benefit WomenÂs American ORT and The Lotus Foundation
Katie Couric, $850, to benefit NCCRA (National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance)
Rudy Giuliani, $805, to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Cher, $800, to benefit Staples Foundation for Learning
While cMarket (http://www.cmarket.com), headquartered in Cambridge, MA, has helped over 300 nonprofits effectively raise money online through online charity auctions, Staples is one of the first corporations to jump on board and raise money for charity through a public online auction. Online auctions have been shown to double and even triple the amount of funds raised by nonprofit organizations versus their traditional auction proceeds, including a record-setting $110,000 winning bid for a Lance Armstrong autographed yellow jersey, auctioned recently by the Pan Massachusetts Challenge to raise funds for the Jimmy Fund.
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