StubHub & eBay Team Up to Support Children’s Charity Through Instrumental Art Auction
By: Kate Vizza
Are you a huge music fan or looking to build your art collection? Or perhaps you’re just addicted to eBay auctions (guilty!). If you answered yes to any of the above, now is the time to put your interests to good use and support an amazing cause.
From May 16 to May 26, StubHub and eBay are teaming up to host an instrumental art auction, with all proceeds benefitting the Musical Youth Foundation at the 7th annual Dublin City Soul Festival. As one of StubHub’s Rising Stars, the Musical Youth Foundation is dedicated to providing every child on the Island of Ireland with access to a musical education.
StubHub’s Rising Stars program supports non-profits that are improving access and opportunity for at-risk youth through sports and the arts. The program goes beyond funding support to pair non-profits with employee talent and other company resources.
“We are proud and excited to work with the Musical Youth Foundation to host a charity auction on their behalf,” said StubHub Customer Support Supervisor Emma Jean Reay, one of the employee volunteers helping to spearhead this program. “Working with our eBay colleagues and leveraging eBay’s own platform to help raise the funds makes this project that much more rewarding.”
Musical Youth Foundation Founder and Chief Executive Chris Maher said, “We are thrilled to be working with StubHub and eBay to help us raise funds in a unique new way, giving even more children in Ireland access to music education and all its many life-changing benefits.”
The auction has already begun so bid now! Head to www.stubhubcharityauctions.co.uk and check out the selection of pieces from the charity’s Instrumental Art collection, including the ‘Guitar of Note’ by billioneurohouse.com artist Frank Buckley (pictured above). The guitar, donated by Buckley, is covered in decommissioned euro currency and is just one of ten unique pieces going for online auction as part of the festival.