Celebrities are in a privileged position with an opportunity to help others, however don't always have the knowledge of how to put their fame to good use
Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) September 11, 2008
Philanthropic by nature, GBK Productions paved the path for charitable gifting as Hollywood's first 'giving suite'. GBK is proud to announce its accomplishment in donating over two million dollars in Goods, Services and Cash to over 25 non-profit organizations over the last two years. GBK, recipient of "Best Gift Bag" at the BizBash Los Angeles Event Style Awards, remains to be Hollywood's premier suites, priding itself on offering celebrities the opportunity to walk away with thousands of dollars worth of luxury goods, vacation packages and spa treatments, while helping worthy causes.
Gavin Keilly, founder of GBK Productions, Official Celebrity Gift Bags LLC and GBK Weddings, set out to make a difference in the world and to help as many charities as possible. Seeing celebrity driven events such as his gift suites as an opportunity, Keilly and his team secure top vendors with the goal of bringing in high-quality goods for guests that will also make great auction items for the beneficiaries. Additionally, Keilly takes 20% of profits raised from vendor fees at each suite and makes a contribution to the on-site charities. The cherry on top? Celebrity guests are given the choice to give back by donating goods gifted at the GBK suite to his or her charity of choice.
"Celebrities are in a privileged position with an opportunity to help others, however don't always have the knowledge of how to put their fame to good use," says Keilly. "The goal of our giving suites is to help bridge the gap between celebrity and charity to create long-lasting, beneficial relationships in a fun, relaxed environment."
Charities that have been present at the GBK 'giving suites' include: BET Foundation, Brent Shapiro Foundation, Clothes off our Back, Eva Longoria's, Padre Contra El Cancer, Educating Young Minds, Global Green, Kevin Bacon's 6 Degree's, Habitat for Humanity, Harbor Foundation, Humane Society, I-C- Hope Foundation, Isaiah Washington's Gondobay Manga Foundation, Leeza's Place, Heal Breast Cancer Foundation, John Wayne Cancer Society, Project Angel Food , Project Nightlife , A Rose of Thanks Foundation, The Amber Watch Fund, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, The Writer's Guild of America, Save the Tata's, Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Foundation, So The World May Hear and Virgin America.
GBK Productions offers its charitable counterparts a very unique and important experience at each of its giving suites. Every foundation involved has a large presence at their respective event, giving the charities the opportunity to meet and interact with each and every celebrity that walks through GBK's doors and educate them about their cause. These valuable interactions allow the foundations to build lasting connections with some of Hollywood's biggest names for future events and involvement opportunities.
GBK's next 'giving suite' will take place September 18th and 19th at the newly renovated Mondrian Hotel to honor the nominees and presenters of the 2008 Emmy Awards. Again Keilly will donate a portion of the profit from vendor fees as well as a gift bag valued at over $35,000 to charity. Benefiting charities include: Global Green, JumpStart and Save the Tata's. Media inquiries or celebrity submissions should be directed to: Fifteen Minutes / Amanda Brocato - Amanda @ FifteenMinutes.com.
GBK Productions (formerly GBK Events), founded in 2000 by Gavin B. Keilly, is an event productions company specializing in fundraising for major charitable organizations, celebrity events and upscale weddings. GBK Productions has helped non-profit clients raise millions of dollars and produces the most-sought after gift suites, including EXTRA's Oscar & Emmy Suites, Lounges for the Golden Globes, as well as various other award shows. GBK has been featured in People Magazine, US Weekly, InStyle, USA Today, Front Page of the New York Times and many others. Gavin is Pioneer if the 'Giving Back Suites' Headquartered in Hollywood, California, GBK Productions serves a variety of multinational charities and corporations throughout the world. For additional information about GBK Productions, please visit http://www.GBKProductions.com.
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