July 18, 2011

Millennium Promise, charitybuzz Join Forces to Help End Extreme Poverty

NEW YORK, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Millennium Promise, the leading international organization dedicated to ending extreme poverty, and charitybuzz, the leader in online charity auctions, today announced two auctions to be held this summer to benefit Millennium Promise. The auctions will run from July 18 - August 2, and from August 16 - September 13, at www.charitybuzz.com/millenniumpromise.

A diverse cross-section of Millennium Promise's friends and supporters has donated auction items, including:

  • VIP access and accommodations to this summer's USA Pro Cycling Challenge in Colorado
  • All-expenses paid trip and backstage passes to Tommy Hilfiger's New York Fashion Week show
  • Autographed bass from music legend Roger Waters
  • Meet and greet with celebrity chef Danny Meyer and dinner for four at Chef's table at Maialino
"We are incredibly grateful to our partners who are contributing their unique talents and opportunities to support our work in so many innovative ways," said Millennium Promise CEO John W. McArthur. "Millennium Promise's partnership with charitybuzz and its socially active consumer base launches an exciting new frontier toward our mission to end extreme poverty in our lifetime."

"charitybuzz is thrilled to be partnering with Millennium Promise for their first online auction to fund vital programs aimed at ending global poverty," said Coppy Holzman, CEO and co-founder of charitybuzz. "We encourage supporters around the world to log on to do good and live well by making a bid to give."

About Millennium Promise

Millennium Promise is the leading international nonprofit organization solely committed to supporting the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals to halve extreme poverty by 2015. In partnership with the Earth Institute at Columbia University, Millennium Promise oversees the Millennium Villages Project, which empowers more than 500,000 people in rural communities across 10 countries in Africa. For more information, visit www.millenniumpromise.org.

About charitybuzz

A leader in cause marketing, charitybuzz aligns nonprofits with international brands and celebrity icons to raise funds through innovative online auctions. Featuring pop culture experiences, VIP events, luxury travel, fine art, couture fashion, sports memorabilia and more, charitybuzz brings its online community of socially conscious bidders exclusive opportunities to make a difference. The company enables its bidders to truly doGOOD and liveWELL, generating millions of dollars for charities around the globe. For more information, please visit www.charitybuzz.com.

SOURCE Millennium Promise