OMAHA, Neb., Sept. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hayneedle.com, the online destination to find everything home, today announced that the Company will launch the Hayneedle.com Showcase & Auction on September 15 in association with its participation in the 2012 Street of Dreams to raise funds for the Susan G. Komen Foundation and the Komen Nebraska Race for the Cure. The Showcase & Auction, which will accept bids from September 15 through October 14 at www.hayneedle.com/streetofdreams, will be among many ways "Team Hayneedle" will generate donations for Komen Nebraska as Breast Cancer Awareness Month approaches in October.
Hayneedle has partnered with Malibu Homes, one of Omaha's premier custom builders, to showcase home furnishings and accessories for every space — inside and out — of the 7,159 square foot, five- bedroom, six-bath luxury model home that will be open for tours at Street of Dreams. Over 100 items featured in the dream home will be available via charity auction at www.hayneedle.com/streetofdreams from September 15 - October 14. The online auction is open to Greater Omaha area residents. Winning bidders will be solely responsible for picking up, loading and transporting winning items from the model home no later than 7:00pm CT on October 16. All proceeds will go to Komen Nebraska. The online auction is being powered by Omaha-based Proxibid (www.proxibid.com), the world's largest, most trusted online marketplace for buying and selling specialized assets, and a technology leader in online auctions.
"Hayneedle is proud to support Komen Nebraska as their cause has touched too many of us," said Doug Nielsen, President and CEO, Hayneedle. "As Hayneedle marks our 10th anniversary this year, we are excited and humbled to join with our Omaha neighbors to support those whose lives have been impacted by breast cancer and to help find a cure."
"Team Hayneedle," which will participate in the Komen Race for the Cure event in Omaha on October 7, expects to raise $30,000 through donations. In addition to the Hayneedle.com Showcase & Auction, the company is encouraging all employees to participate in fundraising through sales of photo shoot product samples and a company raffle, while also working with many of Hayneedle's business partners to help meet their fundraising goal. Seventy-five percent of all donations raised will remain in Nebraska to support those in need while fighting breast cancer. The remaining 25% of donated funds supports national research and the fight to find a cure.
"Hayneedle is a wonderful partner for Komen Nebraska! As the top team fundraiser last year, they are pushing the envelope with creative ways to raise even more money this year," said Karen Daneu, Executive Director, Komen Nebraska. "The Hayneedle.com Showcase & Auction is unique and certainly a fun way to raise funds for the breast health needs of the people of Nebraska. Partnerships with wonderful companies, like Hayneedle, and their passionate employees, really make a difference in the amount of impact Komen Nebraska can provide."
Taking place September 15 – September 30, the 28th annual Street of Dreams will showcase eight one-of-a-kind homes in the Estates at Coventry, 204th and Q Street in Omaha. The home will also be featured in the Metro Omaha Builders Association 2012 Fall Parade of Homes, open to all Builders and free to the public, Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7, and Friday, October 12 through October 14.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2012, Hayneedle.com is the online destination to find everything home…from patio furniture to platform beds, coffee tables to cuckoo clocks. As one of America's top online retailers, Hayneedle is proud to call Omaha home. With a wide variety of products for every room, style and budget, Hayneedle.com's user-friendly shopping experience ensures people find what they love and love what they find. With free shipping on nearly everything – even 3,500 lb. bathtubs – and hassle-free returns with no restocking fees, consumers can shop with confidence. Hayneedle.com is owned by Hayneedle, Inc., a retailer with over 250 specialized online stores like cribs.com and grillsdirect.com, flash sale website TheFoundary.com, and flagship site Hayneedle.com. Hayneedle has been recognized by Internet Retailer and Inc. Magazine as one of the top online retailers and fastest growing companies in America. Learn more at www.hayneedleinc.com and shop at www.hayneedle.com