NextAid, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization harnessing the power of music to affect change in the lives of vulnerable children, youth and women in Africa, will launch its fourth annual online auction BIDS BUILD HOPE in honor of the United Nations International Youth Day which happens on August 12th every year. The international auction kicks off on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 8:00AM EST, and closes on Monday, August 31st at 12midnight EST. The 20-day auction will raise funds for NextAid’s current projects including the Kawangware Vision Centre in Kenya. NextAid continues its mission to develop sustainable solutions to the challenges facing African youth. The auction site is open for early bidding now at www.biddingforgood.com/bidsbuildhope.
As in past years, the 2011 auction items reflect NextAid’s strong foundation within the dance music community and commitment to sustainability and green living. Highlights of the auction include A cruise for two on the infamous Groove Cruise (Miami to the Bahamas) on Jan 27-30 2012, Girl On Top clothing signed by DJ Rap, admission to the SF MusicTech conference, VIP tickets to LovEvolution, show tickets and swag package from Bassnectar, admission for four plus a bottle of Absolut or Moet at Cielo NYC, dinner for four at LA’s hottest new nightspot Supperclub, tickets for 4 to We Own the Night plus four exclusive digital prints by Mr. Brainwash, Traktor and Ableton online music courses from Dubspot, DJ lesson with D:FUSE, the best in music from Traxsource, Giant Step, and Om Records, a photo shoot with the industry famous Pixie Vision Productions, Detroit-made hand-painted Cyberoptix silk ties, yoga in 3 cities with Nicole Doherty, Joey Soto, Anya Porter, and Pablo Lucero, original paintings DJ Ndebele and Ngene, designer sweaters from Help A Life Foundation, dinner for two at Nook Bistro and Kitchen24, a hair cut & style from Primp Salon (Miami), collections from The Spicy Gourmet and so much more!
One special item is a pair of VIP Experience 3 Day Passes to Electric Zoo, New York City’s top electronic music festival taking place September 2-4. Valued at ~$1000, this VIP EXPERIENCE includes admission to the festival, express festival entry, VIP lounge access with plush furniture, premium food and cash bar, exclusive main stage viewing area, VIP air conditioned bathrooms, admission to the Saturday late night after party, on site event host and access to the additional VIP area at opposite end of the festival site.
Items will continue to be added to the catalog throughout the auction. Promotional partners and sponsors include Fusicology, Rythmism, Nitevibe, and Flavorpill, Susan von Seggern PR and Media Services NYC.
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NextAid‘s mission is to improve the lives of children and youth in Africa by promoting and implementing sustainable solutions. NextAid raises awareness for, and partners with, community-based projects and grassroots organizations in Africa and believes that an integrated approach is the best formula for establishing real and lasting change. Through music events and public education initiatives, NextAid provides empowering opportunities for concerned individuals to make a difference. www.nextaid.org.
Kawangware Vision Center, Kenya – NextAid has partnered with this inspiring community-based organization to build a “green” workshop and multipurpose facility for their youth programs and micro-business that strive to get youth off the streets by offering economic and performance activities, such as making gift bags to sell to the safari tourism industry. The profits enable the youth to support themselves, as well as, the vulnerable and orphaned children in the community. Learn more about the project at http://www.nextaid.org/kawangware.htm.
International Youth Day
International Youth Day (IYD), held on August 12th each year, is a day of awareness recognized by the United Nations which aims to draw attention to youth issues around the world. This year’s International Youth Day will represent the culmination of the International Year of Youth (IYY) – designated by the United Nations to comprise the 12 month period between IYD 2010 and IYD 2011 – and the 25th Anniversary of the first International Year of Youth. As such, “Change Our World” has been chosen as the theme for IYD 2011 as it not only expresses the level of impact that young people strive to achieve, but also reflects the notion of a global community. “Change Our World” is a call for continual, long lasting progress in areas of societal development that concern youth.
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