Charity auction VIRUS FIGHTER
22.5. (10 am) – 7.6. (4 pm)
The spectacular success of the recent charity auction of Jan Kaláb's painting has inspired us to offer another extraordinary online auction through which we wish to contribute to the joint effort of helping where it is needed the most in the current situation, and to support people who have been most severely affected by the global pandemics. For this purpose, we selected the symbolic VIRUS FIGHTER sculpture by Rudolf Burda. The auction will take place May 22 through June 6, 2020.
Rudolf Burda: VIRUS FIGHTER
Dated 2020, hand-blown uranium glass, cut and polished, hand-silvered, unique - 1/1 2020, diameter 26 cm
Starting price: 1 CZK
Those interested in the auction can bid directly on the LiveBid auction platform (https://livebid.cz/auction)
or they can fill in the absentee bid form (download here) and send a signed copy to firstname.lastname@example.org. A representative of the KODL Gallery will auction up to the limit amount specified in the form.
The funds will be donated to:
1) Home of St. Charles Borromeo
It is a church facility in which four worlds come together to create a completely unique project. They are nuns of the Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy of St. Charles Borromeo, aged and sick people, convicted women and civilian employees. These four worlds meet in the premises of the Home to co-create an environment of mutual service and cooperation. The mission of the Home is to care for aged and sick people. It provides medical services on LDN beds, relief residential services and also operates a day hospital for the elderly.
2) Diaconate Leitmeritz
It provides services aimed at supporting the socially disadvantaged and people with disabilities, especially with mental disabilities. Diaconate focuses on the employment and social empowerment of adults with health or social disabilities. The aim is to enable people with disabilities or social disadvantages to work and socialize, which strengthens their self-sufficiency.
3) ARPIDA Center
Day hospital for people with physical and profound mental disabilities
It provides coordinated support in the spirit of a comprehensive rehabilitation system for people with physical and combined disabilities. The mission of the day hospital is to offer these people an acceptable and safe space for living a dignified and full life and developing their abilities and skills without interrupting contact with their families.
4) Purchase for a single family
The fundraiser to help single women is running on a charitable crowdfunding platform from znesnaze21. Mothers with children are among the poorest social groups in the Czech Republic, half have for their children up to 20,000 crowns, a third even under 10,000 crowns a month! An estimated 200,000 single-parent families live in the Czech Republic and their breadwinners lost their income due to quarantine. Mothers will receive 100% of the proceeds for their grocery shopping.
5) The last entity will be selected by the winning bidder.
In this way, we involve the creativity of the bidders themselves and give them a chance to influence where their money goes. Many of them support some projects and can thus combine pleasant with useful.