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Gift for Life Online Auction Goes Live

Gift for Life, the gift and home industries' charitable organization, said that more than 35 auction items – including luxury experiences and unique gift and home décor products donated by leading suppliers – are available for online bidding through Thursday.

In-person bidding will then take place at the group’s “Party for Life” fund-raiser on Feb. 5 in New York City.

To place an online bid, go to

Among the notable auction prizes are a weeklong stay at a private home in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico; New York Mets tickets; jewelry sets; a two-night stay at the Great Island Inn in New Castle, New Hampshire; a two-night stay at Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas; two Double Magnum Bottles of Kendall Jackson Grand Reserve wine; trips to markets in Las Vegas and Dallas; advertising with AmericasMart; wardrobe or interior consultations with BCDC; and a company culture day with your leadership team.

A number of gift and home décor items also have been donated for auction by leading industry suppliers including Vera Bradley, Ever Ellis, Paddywax, PMI, Beatriz Ball, Elizabeth York, Eightmood, Ink+Alloy, Napa Home + Garden, Phillips Collection, Cowgirl Boot, Obeetee, catstudio, Indaba Trading, Chronicle Books, Bloomingville, Mangiacotti, UNO de 50, Consuela, and others.

“The Party for Life is gearing up to be a fantastic party including amazing auction items,” said Matt Katzenson, Gift for Life chairman. “We are very grateful that the industry’s leading suppliers have been incredibly generous with their sponsorships and their support through auction prize donations. Our secure online auction system makes it easy not only to preview prizes but also to start bidding on favorite items.”

Party for Life, benefiting DIFFA, the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS, will take place at Stage 48 in New York City. Individual tickets are $125, and sponsorships ranging from $500 through $25,000 are available. For details, contact Steven Williams at, (212) 727-3100. 

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