SAN JOSE, Calif. — Luxury pleasure products brand LELO today announced its sponsorship of the annual Jeffrey Fashion Cares charity event, taking place on April 6 in New York.
Established in 2002 by Jeffrey Kalinsky, a fashion and retail pioneer, the event has raised more than $5 million for charity organizations supporting LGBT civil rights, HIV prevention and research, and education for LGBT youth.
The event consists of a men’s fashion show featuring more than 40 of the industry’s top male models, a cocktail reception with a silent auction, as well as a live auction.
Patty Callahan LELO PR marketing and communications manager for the U.S., said, "It is a great honor to be a sponsor of such a prestigious and worthwhile fundraiser. Sexual health and positivity is incredibly important to LELO. The ethos of this event, fighting for equality for all, is at the heart of what matters most to LELO, and we are dedicated to the same causes as Jeffrey Fashion Cares. It is a perfectly natural fit for us, and an absolutely worthy cause."
At this year’s silent auction, which started on Monday, public bidding takes place online through auctioneers Gavel and Grand. The silent auction includes the world's most exclusive vibrator LELO INEZ in 24 karat gold ($15,000), as well as distinguished gentleman's plug LELO EARL in stainless steel ($2,590).
Tickets for Jeffrey Fashion Cares start at $300 and can be purchased online at JeffreyFashionCares.org. Attendees will receive a VIP Gift Bag featuring the LELO PINO Luxury Gift Set, which includes the LELO PINO couple’s ring, silver cufflinks, and a money clip.
Proceeds from the event will benefit nationally recognized charities ACRIA, the Hetrick-Martin Institute, and Lambda Legal, organizations committed to serving people living with HIV/AIDS, and to supporting the LGBT community.
Jeffrey Kalinsky of Jeffrey Fashion Cares said: “We're thrilled to welcome LELO to the Jeffrey Fashion Cares family. As a new sponsor, LELO joins many other premium brands that have banded together to provide funding for three amazing organizations that serve the LGBTQ community."