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Groupon Announces Grand Prize Winners of Make It Right Gala Sweepstakes
|By Business Wire
|May 16, 2014 09:25 AM EDT
Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) (http://www.groupon.com)
has randomly picked the U.S. winner of the Groupon sweepstakes with Make
It Right, the organization founded by Brad Pitt to build
environmentally-friendly homes for people in need. The winner from the
U.S., Krisha Mason, and a guest will join the previously announced
winners, Sarah Gilbertson, and her guest from the United Kingdom and
Nadine Riecke and her guest from Germany, at the Make It Right Gala in
New Orleans on May 17. The prize includes hotel accommodations, tickets
to the Make It Right Gala, tickets to the after party, a tour of a Make
It Right home with an award-winning architect, private ground
transportation and a chance to meet Brad Pitt.
The Groupon campaign and sweepstakes launched April 16 and raised nearly
$350,000 for Make It Right, including a $100,000 donation from Groupon.
The sweepstakes winners were randomly chosen among the entries, which
totalled more than 100,000 worldwide.
“We’re extremely pleased that our customers showed overwhelming support
for Make It Right and the important work they’re doing across the
country,” said Kyle Klatt, head of Groupon Grassroots. “It is our hope
that we can continue to harness the power of our customers to make a
lasting difference in local communities around the world.”
“My excitement is off the charts! I am super excited,” said sweepstakes
winner Krisha Mason. “I give to charities every opportunity I get if it
touches my heart. I think what Make It Right is doing is amazing and I
was more than happy to help, never thinking in a million years I would
The Make It Right Gala will be hosted at The Sugar Mill in New Orleans
and feature performances by platinum-selling recording artists Bruno
Mars and Kings of Leon. The Gala also features a cocktail hour,
three-course dinner prepared by the city’s finest chefs, including Susan
Spicer and Donald Link, local jazz musicians, gift bags and more. More
information about the Epic Deal, Groupon Grassroots campaign and
sweepstakes (including how to enter without making a donation) can be
found on the Groupon
Grassroots campaign page.
In addition to providing critical financial support, the 2014 Make It
Right Gala will highlight the communities Make It Right is helping
across the country, including Hurricane Katrina victims in New Orleans,
disabled veterans in Newark, N.J., underserved families in Kansas City,
Mo., and Native Americans on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Montana.
About Make It Right
by Brad Pitt in 2007, Make It Right builds homes, buildings and
communities for people in need. All Make It Right projects are LEED
Platinum certified and Cradle
to Cradle inspired – meeting the highest standards of green
building. Make It Right believes that high-performance, well-designed
homes should be affordable and available for everyone. Through
innovative partnerships and community-led design sessions, the
organization is working
in neighborhoods across the country and educating
others to change the way buildings are designed and built.
About Groupon Grassroots
Groupon Grassroots, launched in July 2010 in Chicago as G-Team, features
local campaigns nationwide, enabling Groupon followers to do good, have
fun and make a real impact in their communities. Groupon Grassroots uses
collective action to gather support for worthwhile causes and produce
tangible results for local organizations. To learn more about Groupon
Grassroots, visit http://grassroots.groupon.com.
Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) is a global leader of local commerce and the
place you start when you want to buy just about anything, anytime,
anywhere. By leveraging the company’s global relationships and scale,
Groupon offers consumers a vast marketplace of unbeatable deals all over
the world. Shoppers discover the best a city has to offer on the web or
on mobile with Groupon Local, enjoy vacations with Groupon Getaways, and
find a curated selection of electronics, fashion, home furnishings and
more with Groupon Goods.
Groupon is redefining how traditional small businesses attract, retain
and interact with customers by providing merchants with a suite of
products and services, including customizable deal campaigns, credit
card payment processing capabilities, and point-of-sale solutions that
help businesses grow and operate more effectively. To search for great
deals or subscribe to Groupon emails, visit www.Groupon.com.
To download Groupon's five-star mobile apps, visit
www.groupon.com/mobile. To learn more about the company’s merchant
solutions and how to work with Groupon, visit www.GrouponWorks.com.
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