Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Online auction raises over $48K for Cayman’s Acts of Random Kindness

Representatives from Provenance Properties, Cayman’s ARK and R3 met at The Residences at Seafire to celebrate the funds raised and donated to Cayman’s ARK.
From left, back row: Ewelina Cimring, Fleur Coleman, Shanice Ebanks, Sue Nickason and Jackie Doak of Provenance Properties Cayman Island. From left, front row: Tara Nielsen, director of Cayman’s ARK Foundation and Bryan Hunter, chairman of the R3 Cayman Foundation.

Representatives from Provenance Properties, Cayman’s ARK and R3 met at The Residences at Seafire to celebrate the funds raised and donated to Cayman’s ARK. From left, back row: Ewelina Cimring, Fleur Coleman, Shanice Ebanks, Sue Nickason and Jackie Doak of Provenance Properties Cayman Island. From left, front row: Tara Nielsen, director of Cayman’s ARK Foundation and Bryan Hunter, chairman of the R3 Cayman Foundation.

An online auction, recently hosted by Provenance Properties, successfully raised more than $48,000 on behalf of nonprofit organisation, Cayman’s Acts of Random Kindness.

The event, which took place on July 23 2020, was innovatively hosted through an entirely digital platform.

Whilst it may not have included the rare art, antiques and jewels that are featured at Christies, Provenance Properties drew inspiration from the world's oldest auction house, as the exclusive local affiliates of Christie's International Real Estate. The auction featured works by Cayman artists, staycations, gift certificates for local services and experiences and luxury home goods.

The auction raised over US$24,000, an amount matched by R3 Cayman Foundation for a total amount raised of more than $48,000 in support of ARK’s vital efforts to provide food relief to families in need. R3 was established in May 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and is committed to the sustainable future of the Cayman Islands through assisting with readiness, relief and recovery in times of crisis.

“We were so impressed with the range of goods that were donated,” says Sheline Chandi, senior marketing coordinator at Dart, who helped organise the auction on behalf of Provenance Properties. “Over 100 items were donated and about 150 people took part in the bidding process, which resulted in a meaningful and fun event for everyone. It also provided a great outlet for home owners who had spent time decluttering their space whilst sheltering in place.”

Chandi notes the auction is set to become an annual event and one of several ways that the brokerage will continue to support relief and recovery efforts in the Cayman Islands.

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