BROOKLYN, N.Y., Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ —
— Ashford.com has connected with the Ricky Martin Foundation to support the Foundation’s efforts in fighting child exploitation.
— The company has created a “Watch Over Our Children” campaign as a way to raise money for RMF
— During the campaign, five percent of watch sales will be contributed to the Foundation
— It will cost consumers nothing to participate, however it will be their choice as to whether to use the campaign code to contribute
— The campaign will run through the end of 2011
— RMF is focused on defending children’s rights through their principal project, People for Children, to provide education and solutions for international efforts seeking the elimination of child trafficking.
— RMF protects this most vulnerable segment of the population through awareness campaigns, ongoing investigation, community programs, global alliances with other NGO’s and development of our Child Development and Prevention Center in Puerto Rico.
— Ricky Martin, creator of the Foundation and Grammy winner who’s sold 60 million albums as a solo artist, and a Goodwill Ambassador to UNICEF, will personally reach out through social media to his extensive fan base and Foundation followers to encourage their participation in the campaign.
— The campaign is launching today on Ashford.com and is viewable at: http://www.ashford.com/rmf
— “Like many retailers, the holidays are huge for us. But they’re also a time for giving, especially when there are many charitable groups and their beneficiaries in need. We’re honored that we can work with the Ricky Martin Foundation to provide support,” said Simon Zelman, CFO at Ashford.com
— Having gotten to know the people at the Ricky Martin Foundation and the cause for which they fight—eradicating child exploitation—we knew we’d found a place where we can make a difference,” said Joel Katz, Ashford.com’s COO.
— “We’re pleased to be working with Ashford.com. Partnering with a retailer to support RMF is new for us, and in Ashford.com we’ve found a company with a new way of thinking about helping children in order to strengthen our mission,” said Bibiana Ferraiuoli, Executive Director.
— About Ashford.com
— About the Ricky Martin Foundation
Ashford.com, a luxury retailer of watches and jewelry that sell up to 80% off retail prices, is an Internet Retailer “Top 500” member. Since 1997, its passion for watches and customer satisfaction has made it one of the largest, most trusted online shopping destinations, with more than 1,000,000 satisfied customers. Ashford offers a broad selection of luxury products, including watches from Movado, Cartier, Gucci, Seiko, Ebel, Breitling, and Tag Heuer, as well as accessories, elegant bracelets, necklaces, rings, and cufflinks. For more information, visit: http://www.ashford.com
About the Ricky Martin Foundation
RMF is focused on defending children’s rights through their principal project, People for Children, which provides education and solutions for international efforts seeking to eradicate child trafficking. Human trafficking is the second most lucrative crime in the world.
RMF protects this most vulnerable segment of the population through awareness campaigns, ongoing investigations, community programs, global alliances with other NGOs, and through the development of our Child Development and Prevention Center in Puerto Rico. For more information, please visit: http://rickymartinfoundation.org/