Charity Bids Launches Facebook Auction to Benefit The Michael Bolton Charities

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Charity Bids, providers of the world’s most advanced auction platform built specifically for non-profit fundraising has announced that it has partnered for the third year in a row with The Michael Bolton Charities to auction off a VIP concert experience for each date on Michael Bolton’s 2012 tour.

By making the auction available from within Michael's Facebook fan page, his fans will be the first to know of new experiences that are up for auction and will be able to participate in the auction from without having to leave the Facebook environment.

Charity Bids, providers of the world’s most advanced auction platform built specifically for non-profit fundraising has announced that it has partnered for the third year in a row with The Michael Bolton Charities to auction off a VIP concert experience for each date on Michael Bolton’s 2012 tour.

Each experience will include:

  •     Two VIP Concert Tickets
  •     A Meet and Greet with Michael Bolton
  •     Photo and Autograph Opportunity with Michael Bolton

In addition, fans will have the opportunity to bid on a one-of-a-kind VIP concert experience at the Michael Bolton and Friends Benefit Concert to be held on June 19, 2012 at The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford, CT. The concert will feature Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Michael Bolton, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Dave Mason (Traffiic), Singer, songwriter and keyboardist Bill Champlin (Chicago) and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Ben E. King (The Drifters).

The winning bidder will be entitled to two (2) Front Row Seats to the show, 2 passes to the VIP Pre-Concert Dine Around Reception and Private Post-Show Meet and Greet and Photo Opp Reception with Michael Bolton and the other performers. Bidding for this item begins at $1,000.

Bids can be submitted at http://www.facebook.com/MBsings or at http://www.charitybids.com. Proceeds from this auction will benefit The Michael Bolton Charities.

The Michael Bolton Charities is dedicated to assisting children and women "at risk," and also provides educational programs designed to create social awareness, broaden horizons and expand opportunities for youth across socioeconomic and multicultural lines," said Michael Bolton. We thank our friends at Charity Bids as well as my fans around the world for always demonstrating their generosity, humanity and willingness to so positively affect the quality of so many lives."

"We are thrilled to be partnering with The Michael Bolton Charities once again to raise funds for such an important cause," said Israel Schachter co-founder and CEO of Charity Bids. "By making the auction available from within Michael's Facebook fan page, his fans will be the first to know of new experiences that are up for auction and will be able to participate in the auction from without having to leave the Facebook environment.”

About Charity Bids: Built by a team of longtime volunteer fundraisers, Charity Bids is a turn-key web and social media auction platform created exclusively for non-profit fundraising. Charity Bids creates and promotes branded standalone and/or seamlessly embedded multi-channel online & Facebook auction programs that enable non-profits to raise funds through the auction of in kind items and experiences either leading up to an event or on a standalone basis.

For more information on Charity Bids and further press inquiries, please visit http://www.charitybids.org.

About Michael Bolton Charities: Founded in 1993, the Mission of The Michael Bolton Charities, Inc. is dedicated to two critical areas: (1) The assistance of children and women "at risk," and (2) Through education and effective programs, create social awareness to broaden horizons and expand opportunities for youth across socioeconomic and multicultural lines.

Through the years, our mission has remained clear: We continue to make funds available to organizations providing direct services to those in need as we search for solutions to the issues that put children and women at risk. We work towards fostering dynamic social change - to break the cycle of domestic violence, poverty, abuse and homelessness through innovative initiatives.

The major focus of The Michael Bolton Charities is in the area of violence against women. Five years ago, Michael joined forces with coalitions of women’s groups and members of Congress to pass the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Michael, personally, has continued to devote his time to draw attention to the domestic violence epidemic and to enlist other men to raise their voices for zero tolerance on the issue. He has directed his foundation to do whatever possible to secure continued and additional funding to keep our shelters open, our educational programs functioning, and our children and women safe.

For more information on Charity Bids and further press inquiries, please visit http://www.michaelboltoncharities.com.

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