Online luxury auction house Charitybuzz today announced its 2nd Annual Holiday Givt Guide, to highlight the importance of giving when gifting.

The campaign will run from November 29, 2016 through December 15 with more than 100 experiences. The Holiday Givt Guide will once again reveal new experiences daily and feature items crossing the worlds of adventure, lifestyle, sports, and music. It is a curation of some of the top experiences and luxuries Charitybuzz has to offer, curated from around the world.

“We are redefining what it means to give. Givt isn’t just a guide but a movement to shift the way we give and emphasize the importance of adding meaning to our holiday gifts,” said Jan Friedlander Svendsen, Charity Network chief marketing officer. “Givting is something that can happen anytime of the year and given voluntarily to show favor toward someone or honor an occasion that also benefits a charitable organization.”

Last year CharityBuzz changed the holiday gifting landscape by introducing "givting"as an opportunity for family and friends to give and receive extraordinary experiences during the holiday season while raising funds for charity through Charitybuzz’s online auction platform. The first ever Givt Guide was a remarkable success and raised nearly $6MM for charities by auctioning experiences including:

● A private concert in your living room from Jeff Tweedy sold for $135,000 

○ Benefitted: Onward Neighborhood House

● Five night for 12 cruising the Caribbean on the M/Y Lady Joy for $120,000 
○ Benefitted: Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research

● Lunch for two with Larry David in Los Angeles sold for $56,000

○ Benefitted: Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights
● A walk-on role in season two of Outlander in Scotland sold for $47,500 
○ Benefitted: SeriousFun Children’s Network Founded by Paul Newman
● A two-week holiday to India with roundtrip airfare, accommodations and more sold for $40,000 

○ Benefitted: Learning Matters

● A meeting with Lionel Messi at a Barcelona FC home game sold for $37,500 

○ Benefitted: Forever Dream Foundation 

● A stay on Richard Branson's Island during Celebration Week sold for $28,500 

○ Benefitted: Virgin Unite

This year, Charitybuzz and its impressive roster of partners will offer a slate of equally incredible auction items that simultaneously provide an opportunity to benefit charities and treat loved ones to one-of-a-kind memorable experiences including:

Adventure

● Enjoy an exclusive 2-Night Stay at Ol Jogi in Kenya for up to 8 guests 

○ Benefitting Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights
● Have a nature preserve in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains named after you & enjoy a 1-week RV getaway in Alaska 

○ Benefitting Safe Port Initiative

Lifestyle

● Meet Petra Nemcova and enjoy 2017 New York Fashion Week 

○ Benefitting Tibet House US
Entertainment

● Host an At-Home Canapé Reception for up to 20 from Eric Ripert with a performance by Philip Glass

○ Benefitting Tibet House US
● Dine with Fran Drescher and Cyndi Lauper in NYC

○ Benefitting Cancer Schmancer
● Dinner with the Cast of Scandal at the LA Home of Star Katie Lowes on March 12 

○ Benefiting IAMA Theatre Company

Sports 

● Attend the biggest sporting event of the year, Superbowl 51 in Houston

○ Benefitting George Mark Children’s House
● Score New York Mets premium games tickets & meet announcers Howie Rose and Josh Lewin 

○ Benefitting US Fund for UNICEF

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