Klein Creative Sends Celebs Packing with Special Thanks from AIDS Walk LA
One day remains to bid on autographed celebrity gift bag from AIDS Walk LA, featuring Hal Sparks, Jai Rodriguez, Bruce Vilanch, and Niecy Nash.
Los Angeles (PRWEB) October 26, 2005 — Gift bag marketing firm Klein Creative Communications sent top names appearing at last weekâ€™s 21st Annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles packing with overstuffed gift bags, as a special thank you for helping to inspire $3.2 million in contributions at this yearâ€™s walk. To help the cause, one of these autographed celebrity gift bags is now being auctioned on www.charityfolks.com to support the AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) and its HIV/AIDS services to men, women and children living with HIV in Los Angeles. Containing products valued at $500 and also given to this yearâ€™s AIDS Walk Los Angeles celebrity participants such as Grammy Award-winning recording artist Melissa Manchester, Queer as Folkâ€™s Hal Sparks, Queer Eye for the Straight Guyâ€™s Jai Rodriguez, Broadway stars Sheryl Lee Ralph, Rita Moreno and The West Wingâ€™s Richard Schiff and John Spencer, among others, this special auction is available for bid through Charity Folks for just one more day, until Friday, October 28. The auction is part of the kick-off of the charitable auction companyâ€™s new Celebrity Bag Snag auction.
Created by the gift bag gurus at Klein Creative, the trendy gift collection includes fun and fabulous items to suit the colorful cast of characters who supported this yearâ€™s walk. Each of the celebrities, also including David Hasselhoff, Niecy Nash (Reno 911, Clean House), Wilson Cruz (Rent, My So Called Life), Brandon Molale (The Longest Yard), Kathy Najimy (Sister Act), Patricia Rae (Maria Full of Grace), Eva Tamargo (Passions), Bruce Vilanch (Hairspray), Roma Maffia (Nip/Tuck), Marlene Forte (Crossing Jordan), and Los Angelesâ€™s own Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa signed their own personal note in support of this annual AIDS benefit inside a beautiful letterbox journal from Chestnut Post (www.chestnutpost.com).
â€œWe take great pride in helping to connect the nationâ€™s new and emerging brands with outstanding high profile events,â€ said Klein Creativeâ€™s president Stephanie Jo Klein. â€œWhen we can further assist our charity partners as weâ€™re doing with the AIDS Walk Los Angeles celebrity gift bag auction, it makes our jobs even more fulfilling. We think the winner of this bag will have just as much fun as David Hasselhoff and the other celebrity recipients who lined up for their goodies.â€
The collectorâ€™s item bag, made priceless by the autographs, includes a â€œWhat Would Barbra Do?â€ t-shirt from ChosenCouture.com (www.chosencouture.com), kitschy menâ€™s underwear purses from Teezestuff (www.teezestuff.com), Festive rainbow dog collars from VIPoochy (www.poshpoochy.com), Chocolove chocoladors (www.chocolove.com), Handcrafted notecards from A Papier (www.apapier.com), raw food nutrition bars from Lara Bar (www.larabar.com), Pura Vida Coffee (www.puravidacoffee.com), Warm Spirit heavenly body butter and special attention cream (www.warmspirit.com), and Passion Parties safe play kit, including including: $100 Gift Certificate, Pure Satisfaction UniSex Enhancement Gel; Passion Parties White Chocolate Passion Powder; Loverâ€™s Coupons, RomantaTherapy Sensual Warming Lubricant, and Condoms (www.passionparties.com).
All proceeds from the auction will be donated to AIDS Walk and APLA. Photos of items and of celebrities autographing the items will be available on DMI Photo at www.dmiphoto.com or by request of Klein Creative Communications.
About Klein Creative Communications, LLC:
Klein Creative Communications, LLC is a New York-based gift bag marketing firm specializing in creating VIP gift bags for charity, celebrity and media events. Founded in March 2004, Klein Creative has arranged exceptional gift collections for the St. Jude Childrenâ€™s Research Hospital, Gay Menâ€™s Health Crisis, Hearst Magazines and the Trump Organization, among others, enabling event organizers to thank their generous donors, honored guests and performers in extraordinary style. To reach Klein Creative Communications, visit www.kleincreative.com or phone 646-472-5951.
About AIDS Project Los Angeles:
AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA), one of the largest non-profit AIDS service organizations in the United States, provides bilingual direct services, prevention education and leadership on HIV/AIDS-related policy and legislation. Founded by four friends in 1982, APLA is a community-based, volunteer-supported organization with local, national and global reach. For more information, visit www.apla.org.
About AIDS Walk:
AIDS Walk Los Angeles was founded in 1985 by Craig R. Miller and his organization of activists, MZA Events. Miller is the originator of the AIDS Walk fundraising model and has raised nearly $300 million for leading AIDS charities nationwide. Miller and MZA have produced this landmark event benefiting APLA for the past 21 years. For more information, visit www.aidswalk.net.