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USA: Oye! Times readers Get FREE $30 to spend on Amazon, Walmart…eBay India, India's leading eCommerce marketplace, is powering a charity auction with Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor for Save the Children, an NGO working for children's rights across 15 states in India. The Charity Auction offers fans the chance to spend a day on a film set with Ranbir Kapoor. The proceeds of this Charity Auction will be used to support the ongoing relief work being carried out by Save the Children in Uttarakhand. The auction begins on July 29, 2013 and will be live until August 8, 2013.
The highest bidder will get a chance to meet Ranbir Kapoor on the sets. This experience will take place in the month of September 2013. Ranbir Kapoor says, "I feel honoured to be able to contribute towards supporting the lives of those that have been affected by the floods through the charity auction on eBay India by Save the Children. I encourage people to participate in this noble cause and help those in need. I will definitely make the day special for the winning bidder."
Commenting on the cause, Ms. Deepa Thomas, eCommerce Evangelist, eBay India says, "eBay for Charity is a platform for nonprofits to raise funds by the sale of products or auction of celebrity experiences. We are delighted to have the exclusive experience with Ranbir Kapoor on auction which we are sure will gather a lot of interest from his fans around the world. eBay India is partnering with Save the Children who is actively working to support those most-affected by the Uttarakhand floods."
Mr. Irwin Fernandes, Director Marketing and Fundraising, Save the Children, appreciated the support from eBay and Ranbir Kapoor said, "It is important that we do not forget the numerous children and families affected by the floods in Uttarakhand – who still require a lot of help to rebuild their lives. Thanks to the efforts of eBay India and the wonderful support that Save the Children has received from Mr. Ranbir Kapoor, we are sure that many more people will come forward and extend their support to the cause. Great credit must go to Ranbir Kapoor who immediately came forward to be a part of our efforts to help rebuild lives in Uttarakhand."
Save the Children will use the proceeds from the auction to reduce the impact of the disaster on 5000 severely vulnerable households (25,000 people, including 10,500 children) in 5 districts in Uttarakhand: Rudraprayag, Uttarkashi, Tehri Garhwal, Dehradun and Chamoli.