Justin Beiber, Gwen Stefani help cause of aging Holocaust survivors
NEW YORK (Press Release)- Two American pop singers, Justin Beiber and Gwen Stefani, came to the aid of aging Holocaust survivors
when guests of iVolunteer bid for concert tickets and a meet and greet with Bieber and for Stefani’s signed guitar at a special silent auction.
The soiree was held at the Inc Lounge in the Time Hotel in the heart of Times Square and raised thousands of dollars for the New York City visiting program for homebound Holocaust survivors.
iVolunteer’s young leadership board organized this first annual summer
get-together to celebrate the group’s founder, Sheva Tauby, who was chosen as one of New York’s top 36 leaders under the age of 36 for 2010 by the New York Jewish Week. About 75 young professionals gathered to taste new kosher wines with imported cheeses while they placed their bids and did meet-and-greets of their own.
In addition, guests also bid on designer handbags, personal training
sessions, beauty treatments, Shabbat table settings, a week at an Italian
villa, Gold passports to Chelsea Piers and “Hopper” tickets to Disneyworld.
Jimmy Falon’s warmup man, Seth Herzog, was on hand to offer the crowd a few laughs. The evening’s sponsors were Andrew Barovick, PC; Buckman, Buckman and Reid; Jemb Realty and Metro Spaces.
Founded in 2007, iVolunteer is a social network that brings Holocaust
survivors and volunteers together at home and at social events. These
programs include monthly luncheons for survivors and
Friday night dinners for iVolunteers. iVolunteers come from all walks of
life. Many are professionals who want to make a difference; others are local high school and college students who want to reach across the generations and establish unique friendships with lonely seniors.
Preceding provided by iVolunteers