We are hoping the proceeds donated from this luxury home sale will allow us to finally purchase the home required for baby Izaiah's special needs, says Linda Van Kessler founder of Passion 4 K.I.D.S.
La Jolla, CA (PRWEB) July 28, 2011
Passion 4 K.I.D.S. (Kids In Desperate Situations) charity has been selected by Luxury Homes Group as the recipient of a portion of the proceeds of the sale of a 15.9 million dollar property in La Jolla, CA.
The 6 bedroom, 8,232 square foot home was designed around high-end art and antiques. It boasts wrought iron railings/fixtures from Jayne Mansfield's estate, antique furniture, renaissance 18th century tapestries, oil paintings on elevator walls, & many wood statutes & stone sculptures. Iron artwork & wine room door are from Ester Williams' estate and there’s an antique Mantle from George Washington’s Mt. Vernon estate home.
Passion 4 K.I.D.S. was founded by Charles and Linda Van Kessler because of Charles' background having been raised in a state run orphanage in Amsterdam, Holland during WWII suffering abuse of every kind and eating flower bulbs for survival. Passion 4 K.I.D.S. deals with homeless, neglected, abandoned, abused and underprivileged children of any race, color and creed as well as children in emergency situations.
Most recently Passion 4 K.I.D.S.has been raising funds for Baby Izaiah who on October 18, 2010, was being pushed in his stroller on the sidewalk by his grandfather on the way to the park when he was struck by a 17-year-old, drunk driver leaving him partially blind and paralyzed from the chest down, breathing through a tracheotomy and a ventilator. He requires 24/7 care and the financial and emotional toll this tragedy has taken on the young parents and rest of the family - not to mention Baby Izaiah himself – is unspeakable. The 17-year-old intoxicated driver had no insurance.
Baby Izaiah’s family and other families of children like him are in dire need of financial assistance. "Passion 4 K.I.D.S. does amazing work in supporting these families but raising the amount of funds necessary to truly make a difference is a daunting task. With this event, the Luxury Homes Group is setting out to make an enormous dent in the financial wall facing Passion 4 K.I.D.S.,” states event organizer Marco Olivier.
In addition to the sale of the 15.9 million dollar estate, a silent auction will be held on site with 100% of proceeds going to the charity. Local San Diego sponsors and other businesses will also showcase a multitude of items available for purchase and a celebrity dinner is being planned all in support of the charity.
As part of an international group that relocates executives from around the world, the Luxury Homes Group specializes in buying and selling beautiful homes in the most desirable of areas. “Community involvement and charitable contribution is an important part of our mission,” states Marco Olivier. “We believe in making a difference. We are calling upon all forms of media to the same by assisting us in raising public awareness of this worthwhile, public event backed by well-known celebrities and sports figures.”