Beginning October 1, 2013, Bling My Bra will once again be conducting a charity fundraiser via eBay and eBay’s Giving Works program. Bling My Bra is a member-driven campaign by eBay sellers that is now in its fourth year of raising money via eBay to benefit organizations that provide breast cancer research, education and treatment.
Items to be sold include more than 50 original handcrafted art bras. These are themed pieces created by other eBay members and donated for auction. Since the inaugural campaign in 2009, more than $10,000 has been raised for breast cancer charities by Bling My Bra, run by a small group of friends who are all eBay sellers and serve as Bling My Bra’s Board of Directors..
One hundred percent of Bling My Bra’s proceeds will be donated to an eBay Giving Works charity, which will be named on September 27th by returning chairwoman and founder of Bling My Bra, Beth Cherkowsky, known on eBay as woadieland.
She founded Bling My Bra in 2009 because she believed in the power of a small group of women working together to make the world a better place. Since then, despite living many miles apart in different states, the board members of Bling My Bra have collaborated on this fun and unique annual fundraiser with the help of various individuals, ecommerce celebrities, and companies, including eBay Inc.
Auctions and donations will be under the seller id blingmybra through eBay store Bling My Bra. Auction items can be found on eBay by searching for keywords “bling my bra” or at BlingMyBraStore.com. For details, go to BlingMyBra.com.
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Advisory Board Named For Bling My Bra 2011: 3rd Annual Breast Cancer EBay Charity Auction Gearing Up
195 CHARACTERS: Bling My Bra has announced the members named to the Advisory Board for Bling My Bra 2011, the third annual breast cancer charity auction featuring handcrafted art bras on eBay throughout October.
All proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure through eBay Giving Works.
Bling My Bra has announced the members named to the new Advisory Board for Bling My Bra 2011, the third annual breast cancer charity auction featuring handcrafted art bras on eBay throughout October in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Bling My Bra has announced the members named to the new Advisory Board for Bling My Bra 2011, the third annual breast cancer charity auction featuring handcrafted art bras on eBay throughout October in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. All proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure through eBay Giving Works. For more information, go to blingmybra.com. Find Bling My Bra on Facebook at facebook.com/blingmybra. Follow @BlingMyBra on Twitter, hash tag #blingmybra.
Bling My Bra has announced the names of those accepting seats on the newly created Advisory Board for Bling My Bra 2011 in preparation for this year’s fundraising campaign. 2011 marks Bling My Bra’s third annual eBay charity auction, featuring one-of-a-kind handcrafted art bras auctioned on eBay throughout October in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. All proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the global leader in breast cancer awareness and reasearch, through eBay Giving Works.
An all-volunteer endeavor, Bling My Bra was founded in 2009 by eBay seller Beth Cherkowsky (depressionglasswarehouse), who believed in the power of a small group of women working together to make a difference. Nearly $3,000 was raised that first year by a dedicated cadre of eBay sellers who donated blinged bras they created themselves.
In 2010, Bling My Bra grew to include bras blinged by corporations and celebrities as well as by individuals working on their own or as part of a Bling My Bra party. Custom bra artists were enlisted to create bras on behalf of those who simply wished to contribute a theme or idea, while eBay, Inc. came on board with a Bling My Bra employee contest that awarded an iPad to the eBay employee who blinged the highest-selling bra. Auction proceeds more than doubled, with over $6,000 donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
This year’s Advisory Board includes Bling My Bra founder, Beth Cherkowsky; Danna Crawford, founder/CEO of PowerSellingMom, Inc. a Top-rated Seller on eBay and recipient of the Golden Ribbon Award from eBay Giving Works; Eric Gazin, founder/CEO of Auction Cause, the premiere cause marketing auction management company; Lee Mirabal, CEO of Voicemarketing, Inc., co-host of eBay Radio, and a breast cancer survivor; platinum eBay PowerSeller, ecommerce expert, and blogger John “ColderIce” Lawson.; Joyce Banbury, longtime eBay seller, eBay Education Specialist and Certified Business Consultant, and organizer of the Kansas Jubilee: eBay to Ecommerce; and ecommerce authority and Yahoo! Stores expert Shawna Fennell.
Bling My Bra parties are in the works nationwide, with eBay, Inc. again sponsoring an in-house employee competition. Bra artists stand ready to unleash their talents and skills for the benefit of breast cancer awareness and research. With a requested bra submission deadline of September 15 for eBay auctions beginning October 1 and continuing daily throughout Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Bling My Bra’s Board of Directors is now actively recruiting additional contributors and participants.
For more information about Bling My Bra 2011, go to BlingMyBra.com. Find Bling My Bra on Facebook at facebook.com/blingmybra. Follow @BlingMyBra on Twitter, hash tag #blingmybra.
Taking place on eBay throughout the month of October in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Bling My Bra is an annual breast cancer charity auction featuring one-of-a-kind handcrafted themed art bras created by individuals, companies, and celebrities. EBay Seller ID is BlingMyBra, keyword search “bling my bra”. All proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the global leader in breast cancer awareness and research, through eBay Giving Works.
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Bling My Bra is an annual eBay Giving Works charity auction that takes place throughout the month of October in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Auctions of handcrafted themed art bras benefit Susan G Komen For the Cure.
My name is Shawna Seigel and I am the CEO of 1 Choice 4 Your Store. I am super excited to be a guest blogger here today and tell you about something REALLY exciting.
Remember my friend Collete Marshall? Most of you have met her at one conference or another. She has spoken at Ebay Live, StomperNet, ECMTA, and a many other conferences.
In May of 2009, we helped her and her family develop a wonderful ecommerce site called CozyKidBedtime.com
The website is super cute and has over 200 products that they have been optimized for the search engines.
Why is this all important?
In honor of Breast Cancer Month, the Cowie Family and Cowieco Enterprises has donated the website to raise money for breast cancer research!
Check this out – all the products are dropshipped! This means you do not have to buy any inventory or figure out where you are going to put all those products. You get the orders, you send the order to the company, they ship it for you….super easy right?
You will receive 2 domains, custom design, custom programming features, analytics account, Google voice phone number, 24 original Cozy Kid Bedtime Stories, and an opportunity to own your own business!
The best part – ABSOLUTELY 100% of the final price will go to support Susan G. Koman for the Cure!! You heard me right – 100%.
Check this out for yourself and don’t wait too long for this amazing opportunity to start your own business today!
Excitement is Building for Bling My Bra 2010
Volunteers are hard at work creating handcrafted one-of-a-kind themed art bras for Bling My Bra 2010, a series of eBay Giving Works auctions whose proceeds will benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The auctions will be held throughout October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Bling My Bra has commitments from so many talented and creative people this year, including ecommerce and other celebrities, complete with autographs and extra goodies. The list of those blinging a bra for charity features:
Richard Brewer-Hay, eBay Ink Blog
Marshia Collier, Bestselling author of the eBay for Dummies series
Lynn Dralle, The Queen of Auctions and eBay Certified Provider
Jim “Griff” Griffith and Lee Mirabal, hosts of Ebay Radio
Edward Hamilton, the Ministry of Rum
John Jantsch, Duct Tape Marketing
Debbie Levitt, founder/CEO of As Was, an eBay Certified Store Designer
Mike Michalowicz, the Toilet Paper Entrepeneur
EBay is supporting Bling My Bra too, with several teams of employees involved in creating bras. Bling My Bra Board of Directors member Melinda Jackson spoke to John Donahoe, President and CEO of eBay Inc., while in San Jose at eBay: On Location and got a commitment for a signed bra to auction. Donahoe will also award an iPad to the eBay staff member whose bra brings in the most money for Susan G. Komen via Bling My Bra.
Last year’s inaugural Bling My Bra campaign through eBay Giving Works auctions raised $3000 for breast cancer awareness and research through Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Susan G. Komen is the global leader in the breast cancer movement, and 84 cents of every dollar earned goes directly to awareness, education, and research.
For more details and to find out how to get involved in Bling My Bra 2010, visit blingmybra.com or contact MediaRelations@blingmybra.com.
Bling My Bra 2010 Seeks Handcrafted Themed Art Bras for eBay Charity Auctions
Bling My Bra 2010 is the second annual series of eBay Giving Works charity auctions held in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October). The eBay auctions feature handcrafted one-of-a-kind themed art bras; all proceeds will benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure, global leader of the breast cancer awareness movement.
And Bling My Bra needs bras! It’s time to get those creative juices flowing. October will be here before we know it, so here’s how it works:
1) Think of your idea — crazy, artsy, wild or mild —we want your blinged bra! Maybe you’ve got a favorite hobby, a special interest, or just a creative bent.
2) Put your idea into motion and make that bra! You can craft it using a ready-made bra, or make it from scratch if you prefer. Bling My Bra can’t happen without all of the wonderful people who volunteer to submit their bras!
3) Bras must be received by October 1st. That’s plenty of time if you start now! All bra artists/designers will be featured in our eBay store pages, so this is a great opportunity for some free publicity for your website or eBay store. You will be glad you were a part of supporting this important cause.
Last year, Bling My Bra 2009 raised more than $3,000 for breast cancer awareness and research. This year, we hope to double that: $6,000. But we can only do it with your wonderful bras and bids!
Detailed directions/instructions are available via email to Kat Simpson, email@example.com
Phone number for questions is 719-422-EBAY.
For updated information, go to blingmybra. com
2nd Annual Bling My Bra Campaign on eBay to Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Bling My Bra 2010 is an eBay charity auction in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October). Unique and original handmade themed art bras will be auctioned off throughout October, with proceeds to benefit Susan G. Komen For the Cure.
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The month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Bling My Bra is thrilled to be able to raise money for the second year in a row for this great cause! Once again, we will be auctioning off one-of-a-kind themed art bras through Giving Works auctions on eBay. Proceeds will benefit Susan G. Komen For the Cure. Look for eBay seller ID BlingMyBra or do a keyword search for “bling my bra”.
Founder Beth Cherkowsky of DepressionGlassWarehouse has handed over the reins to Kat Simpson of KatsKloset, who is heading up a committee of volunteers. This year’s committee includes Kat Simpson (KatsKloset); Beth Cherkowsky (DepressionGlassWar ehouse); Danni Ackerman (Udderlygoodstuff); Cindy Shebley (CloverCitySells); Melinda Jackson (GalleriaGifts) ; eBetsy (TexAnna’s All*Store, The Acquisatory); Marlene Gavens (The Savvy Seller); Beverly England (samican2); Christy Librizzi (kaycee_studios); Karen Locker (mommysbazaar); and Lee Mirabal (sellvoice, co-host of eBay Radio).
Now the fun part: How can you get involved? There are several ways!
1. Make a themed art bra or bras to auction off
2. No time to sew or create but have a great idea? We have someone who will take ideas and run with them!
3. Help spread the word through Facebook, Twitter, and other social media networks
4. BID BID BID!
The featured bras are exquisite one-of-a-kind creations, incorporating fantasy, humor, and — above all — originality. Some will be created by celebrities, including Marsha Collier, bestselling author of the eBay For Dummies series and ecommerce expert. Some will represent hobbies or interests. EBay Radio will also be submitting a bra. There will be additional opportunities to donate to the important cause of breast cancer awareness through listings for related items in the Bling My Bra store.
The eBay auctions will be featured throughout the month of October through eBay seller ID BlingMyBra and keyword search “bling my bra”. Proceeds will benefit Susan G. Komen For the Cure.
Updated information is available at http://www.blingmybra.com. For more details, contact MediaRelations@blingmybra.com.