Blauvelt Sons of Italy to host first Online Charity Auction October 2, 2014

In conjunction with their annual Golf Outing, the Blauvelt Sons of Italy announce their first online Charity Auction, hosted by eBay Giving Works. The online auction will go live October 2 at 4 p.m. and end October 12 at 4 p.m., on the secure auction site www.ebay.com/SonsofItalyBlauvelt.

A wide range of items are being auctioned, including football tickets, golf equipment, artwork, dining and catering gift certificates, local business services and experience packages. High profile items feature a 42” Flat Screen television, a Hot Air Balloon Ride and Caribbean Vacation packages. Many of the items being auctioned were generously donated by area businesses. To place bids, visitwww.ebay.com/SonsofItalyBlauvelt.

One hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit the charity causes supported by the Sons of Italy. The organization has a long association with the Cooley’s Anemia Foundation as well as the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Most recently they have been strong supporters of the Rockland Home for Heroes Project and in addition to financial support, members donate their time, talent and labor to provide housing for displaced and disabled honorable veterans. Another primary fundraising goal is to provide scholarships to the youth of the community, helping them achieve their educational goals.

The Rockland Lodge # 2176 Order of The Sons of Italy was established in 1966 and has grown into one of the largest and most active organizations in Rockland County. In addition to their work to preserve and celebrate the beautiful Italian heritage, its culture and traditions, they are equally dedicated to serving the local community.

For questions about the auction, please contact Dr. Mike Cocilovo, auction chair at 845-634-8877.