Online Charity Auction Site BidKind Offers Experiences at the 2014 Global Citizen Festival Featuring Hugh Jackman, Carrie Underwood, and No Doubt with Gwen Stefani

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BidKind offers auctions featuring celebrity meet and greets with VIP tickets to the Global Citizen Festival on Saturday September 27th

BidKind, an online charity auction site, is offering auctions for three one-on-one celebrity experiences at the third annual Global Citizen Festival, to take place in New York City’s Central Park on Saturday, September 27th, 2014. These experiences, available at BidKind.com, include meeting Hugh Jackman after the Global Citizen Festival, meeting Carrie Underwood after she performs at the Festival, and meeting Gwen Stefani and No Doubt after they perform at the Festival. Each experience includes a pair of first tier VIP tickets to the Global Citizen Festival.

Consumers have the ability to bid on BidKind experiences on a web- and mobile-optimized site in real-time, and can navigate all content on the site in English, Spanish, or Brazilian Portuguese. BidKind Chief Executive Officer, Hervé Larren, explains, “Recently, BidKind’s innovative auction model was able to raise three times the Estimated Value of a comparable traditional auction, with a meet-and-greet at a private dinner with actor James Franco. With a bid of just $1 or less anyone can bid on experiences traditionally reserved for the world’s wealthiest 1%. What’s more, we are reaching out to audiences that many charities have not traditionally targeted for fundraising, but nonetheless want to participate in causes that are meaningful to them. This means that many more people will participate in our auctions, which in turn will generate even more money for important causes.” Larren continues, “As BidKind just completed such a Beta, it seemed like the perfect time to partner with an event as impactful as The Global Citizen Festival, with more than 60,000 attendees, and backed by organizations including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.” He goes on to explain that the event was a natural fit for BidKind, stating, “The Global Citizen Festival offers anyone who engages with an important cause free access to see ‘A List’ artists perform, just as BidKind makes once-in-a-lifetime experiences attainable to anyone who can afford to make a small donation.”

Global Poverty Project Chief Executive Officer Hugh Evans stated, “We appreciate BidKind’s help in making this year’s Global Citizen Festival a reality,” and commenting on BidKind’s broad, global reach, he added, “We anticipate that their auctions for intimate experiences with the festival’s featured artists and celebrity supporters will help us to do even more to end extreme poverty around the world by 2030.”

About The Global Poverty Project
The Global Poverty Project is an international education and advocacy organization working to catalyze the movement to end extreme poverty by 2030. The Global Poverty Project creates campaigns with the purpose of increasing the number and effectiveness of people taking action to end extreme poverty. Through The Global Poverty Project’s The End of Polio campaign, over $750 million in new commitments have been contributed towards polio eradication, and the Live Below the Line campaign has included more than 50,000 participants and raised more than $10 million for 70 charity partners across the globe. For more information, visit our website at http://www.globalcitizen.org.

About BidKind

BidKind is a for-profit, multi-cultural Internet company that democratizes charity auctions with our low barrier to entry and pay-to-bid model. BidKind combines social bidding, entertainment and real-time engagement, as well as multi-lingual content in English, Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese, in order to address untapped demand for an extraordinary charitable giving experience. Bid on once-in-a-lifetime prizes while helping important causes at http://bidkind.com

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