In this time of separation and social-distancing, Sotheby’s has joined forces with Google to support the International Rescue Committee with a unique fundraising effort to help those hardest hit by the spread of COVID-19. Our ‘MayDay: COVID-19 Charity Auction’ (1 – 8 May) of incredible, exclusive and most importantly – virtual – experiences will offer bidders the opportunity to converse with some of the most fascinating names in music, politics, culture, science and sport. From a recording session with Sting and acting classes with Sir Patrick Stewart, to style advice from Sir Paul Smith, coffee with Hillary Clinton, a house party at Downton Abbey and a hangout with an astronaut, these exceptional experiences will take place via video call, proving distance is no barrier to uniting for a good cause.
For assistance with bidding and registration, please contact:
+1 212 606 7000
Funds raised from the auction will support the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in their efforts to mitigate and respond to the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak within vulnerable communities in the United States and across Europe. From distributing meals in New York City to translating public health guidance into numerous languages for communities across Europe, the IRC response is built on years of experience in supporting people affected by conflict, crisis, and disaster in over 40 countries around the globe, and providing aid to the most vulnerable populations that are always impacted the hardest when a crisis happens.
The experiences can be enjoyed virtually via Google Meet video calls during this period of lockdown. Google Meet provides premium video conferencing built on Google’s robust and secure global infrastructure.