Provenance Properties to host second annual virtual charity auction
Provenance Properties is hosting its second annual virtual charity auction, in benefit of Cayman’s Acts of Random Kindness (ARK), on Thursday, 29 April 2021. The offering of luxury items for auction is inspired by the brokerage’s ties to Christie’s International Real Estate and its affiliation with Christie’s, the oldest auction house in the world.
Attendees at the online auction will have the opportunity to bid on a wide variety of donated items and offerings including designer handbags, shoes and fashion, jewellery, fine art, luxury experiences and more. In addition, with generous support from IDG Interiors, there will be numerous new décor and bespoke furniture items up for bid.
Opening bid amounts begin at less than CI$100 for many items. Auction items can be previewed in advance and registration is now open at https://ppci.cbo.io/. The online platform allows users to see a live update of current bids and allows for automated bidding.
In addition to bidding on items, Provenance Properties invites donations of luxury, gently used household items, fine art and apparel. “This is a great opportunity to spring clean closets and donate items to help others in need,” said Provenance Properties’ Broker Jackie Doak. “We are proud to continue our relationship with the team at ARK, supporting their work in the Cayman Islands community for the second year. We raised $50,000 at our first auction in 2020 and hope to exceed that amount this year.”
“ARK is delighted by the continued support of Provenance Properties with the return of their online auction, back for the second year!” said Tara Neilsen, founder of Cayman’s ARK. “ARK relies 100% on private-sector donations; an event such as this online auction enables us to continue our vital emergency relief work and maintain ARK’s other invaluable programmes.”
ARK’s programmes help those who have been affected by illness, economic hardship and personal misfortune in the Cayman Islands. All donations and proceeds from the auction will benefit ARK’s Casa programme, Reconnect Cayman and MER (Mentor-Educate-Reinforce).
“This time last year, ARK was on the front lines running the Kindness Kitchen, providing 8,000 hot meals and soups for more than 2,000 people a week. The Provenance Properties auction helped us to achieve that,” Neilsen added. “ARK is sincerely grateful to Provenance Properties and to all those donating items to auction – it is going to be extraordinary! We are so excited about this event and so thankful that our community is standing in solidarity as we continue to support those hardest hit by this historic pandemic.”
To register for the auction, visit https://ppci.cbo.io/. Register any time leading up to the event; bidding opens at 9 a.m. on Thursday, 29 April and will close at 9 p.m. that day.