eBay Partners With Celebrity Chef Michael Voltaggio for Exclusive “Wine & Dine” Charity Auction to Celebrate the Launch of “eBay Wine”

Chef Voltaggio’s Auction to Benefit Share Our Strength’s No Kid
Hungry

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–eBay
for Charity
– one of the largest platforms that helps millions
of eBay users raise funds and support the causes they care about – has
partnered with celebrity chef Michael Voltaggio for a special “Wine
& Dine”
charity auction with 100% of proceeds going to charity.


The charity auction is a part of eBay’s ongoing celebration for its
recently launched eBay
Wine
category. The online destination allows
wine-enthusiasts and experts to browse, purchase and ship collectible,
rare and everyday wines to 45 states across the United States.

Chef Voltaggio’s “Wine & Dine” experience will benefit Share
Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry
campaign, dedicated to ending child
hunger in America by ensuring they get the healthy food they need every
day. The auction will run from Thursday, May 26 at 8 am PT and close on
Thursday, June 2 at 8 am PT. To bid, visit www.eBay.com/Dine.

The once-in-a-lifetime eBay for Charity auction includes:

  • Working closely with Chef Voltaggio to create and name a sandwich that
    will be added to the menu for one month at both locations of Sack
    Sandwiches
    in Los Angeles.

    • One dollar from every sandwich sold will be donated by Sack
      Sandwiches to Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign.
  • Dinner for four at Voltaggio’s renowned restaurant ink. in Los
    Angeles.
  • Personalized and autographed cookbook for the winner.
  • Two three-day VIP tickets to the 2017 BottleRock Napa Valley music,
    food, wine and brew festival in historic downtown Napa, California.

“I’m thrilled to be raising money for Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry
campaign through eBay for Charity’s ‘Wine & Dine’ auction,” said Michael
Voltaggio. “I’m looking forward to collaborating with the winning bidder
on a limited edition sandwich which will be sold at Sack Sandwiches.
eBay is a perfect partner and platform to raise awareness and help end
childhood hunger in America.”

“Since the launch of eBay Wine, we’ve continued to see interest in our
inventory and the unique eBay for Charity auctions that help our
shoppers connect to the causes – and celebrities – they care about,”
said Dan Tarman, SVP, Chief Communications Officer at eBay. “With Chef
Voltaggio, we’re excited to not only toast and celebrate eBay Wine, but
help him connect with his fan base through a unique eBay for Charity
auction.”

To celebrate the launch of eBay Wine, eBay and Voltaggio will host a VIP
Happy Hour at BottleRock Napa Valley – the famed three-day music,
food, wine and brew festival in Napa Valley, California – on May 27.
Chef Voltaggio will be cooking a few dishes that will be paired with a
premium or limited-edition wine found on eBay, including wine from
Blackbird Vineyards, Chappellet, Cliff Lede Vineyards, Stags Leap
District, Etude Wines, Hall Wines, and Schramsberg Vineyards.

This auction follows eBay for Charity’s successful ‘Wine & Dine” charity
auctions with famed chefs Marcus Samuelsson and Richard Blais that
raised funds for Save the Children and Citymeals on Wheels.

About eBay for Charity

eBay for Charity is a platform that enables members of the eBay
community to donate to causes in the U.S. and abroad. Sellers can
donate anywhere between 10 – 100 percent of the proceeds and
buyers can add a donation to their purchase during checkout. To date,
more than $650 million dollars have been raised on eBay for
Charity.

Contacts

eBay
Kari Ramirez
press@ebay.com
or
Sunshine
Sachs
Sarah Novatt, 212-691-2800
Novatt@sunshinesachs.com

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