SAN FRANCISCO, June 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ever dreamed of visiting the set of House of Cards? How about going as a VIP to a star-studded movie premiere and after-party with the cast? The ACLU Of Southern California is making this possible on IfOnly, with more than 25 unique celebrity experiences that will be auctioned to benefit ACLU's vital work. The campaign starts with an Independence Day Shop launching today through Friday, July 21st to round out the celebration of our Independence and honor the importance of protecting civil liberties across America.
This is a critical year for our country, and the ACLU of Southern California has been focusing on raising funds for important issues to us all such as racial and religious discrimination; immigrant rights; law enforcement practices and, of course, free speech. The ACLU SoCal has been in the courts, airports and detention centers. The lofty fundraising goal of $500,000 is the largest yet for the ACLU's annual auction.
Fans are invited to bid-on and buy one-of-a-kind experiences starting at $150 per person. Auctions on IfOnly will be live at www.IfOnly.com/ACLUSOCAL through July 21st.
"ACLU's work to promote civil rights and civil liberties is more important now than ever," said Sheryl Crow. "I'm proud to be part of this campaign – a great way to marry my work with one of today's most important organizations."
"The services of the ACLU are more in demand than ever in its nearly 100-year history," said Hector Villagra, executive director of the ACLU SoCal. "Luminaries from the worlds of film, television, music, theater and other arts have been astonishingly generous in offering so many great items, services and experiences to put up for bid. We are always grateful for donations from the public. Through this auction, we can offer them something profound, entertaining or just plain fun in return."
"I'm thrilled to offer this experience to benefit the important work that the ACLU of Southern California is doing to protect civil rights for all," said Robin Wright.
For the duration of the Independence Day Auctions, fans can bid-on and buy over 25 experiences such as:
- Meet & greet with Robin Wright on the set of House of Cards
- VIP tickets to 'The Late Show with James Corden' and 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert'
- Film premieres and after-parties plus actor meet & greets for top films such as Felt and Wonderstruck
- Exclusive MTV Movie awards show access
- Backstage at the Broadway hit Waitress
- Private meditation session with Russell Simmons at Tantris
- Coffee with Blake Cooper Griffin or Kyle Patrick
Please visit ifonly.com/ACLUSOCAL to view all campaign offerings, including concert tickets, celebrity encounters, memorabilia and more. Bidding via IfOnly ends in three phases at 11:59 p.m. Pacific on July 17, 19 and 21 based on the experience.
IfOnly is a premium experiential marketplace that offers exclusive experiences and gifts in food and wine, sports, music, entertainment, fashion, travel, and more. IfOnly partners with A-list and local luminaries to curate incredible experiences at every price point, where every purchase benefits a charitable cause. IfOnly works with over 300 A-list luminaries, helps to support over 250 charities, and has sold thousands of experiences since the launch in late 2012. Founded by serial entrepreneur Trevor Traina, IfOnly investors include American Express Ventures, Conde Nast, Allen & Company, Khosla Ventures, New Enterprise Associates (NEA), and others. Learn more about IfOnly at www.ifonly.com.
About the ACLU of Southern California
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) defends the fundamental rights outlined in the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights. These include the right to freedom of speech and assembly, the right to religious freedom, due process of law, equality before the law and the right to privacy. The ACLU also relies on state constitutional provisions and federal and state laws that further these and similar rights.
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