KOSHER.COM DONATES A YEAR’S WORTH OF FREE KOSHER GROCERIES TO NCSY’S 18TH ANNUAL CHINESE AUCTION
Grand Prize Winner to Receive Shopping Spree Worth $12,000 at the World’s Largest Online Kosher Supermarket
Cedarhurst, NY – - November 17, 2009 – Kosher.com, the world’s largest online kosher supermarket, will be providing the Grand Prize at NCSY’s 18th Annual Chinese Auction, it was announced today. The Grand Prize winner will be able to shop online at kosher.com and receive a year’s worth of free kosher groceries, delivered to their door, valued at $12,000. The drawing will take place on Saturday Night, December 5, 2009 at Kingsway Jewish Center in Brooklyn, with tickets on sale throughout the month of November.
In light of today’s challenging economic times, the items at this year’s auction are affordable necessities crucial to the Jewish family, as opposed to the luxury items that were auctioned off in years past. Given this theme, Kosher.com was a natural fit, as kosher food is the bedrock of the Jewish home and family.
“We are excited and thrilled to play such a significant part in NCSY’s 18th Annual Chinese Auction by providing this year’s Grand Prize,” said Jamie Geller, CMO of Kosher.com. “Our site is the ultimate destination for all your kosher food needs. We have a full service butcher department, fresh bakery, and prepared foods alongside everyday groceries and our prices are supermarket competitive. While most people still need to shop at many different stores in order to get all their kosher food items, at Kosher.com, we have over 15,000 items available for purchase with just a click of the mouse. And, with free delivery in the New York Metro Area, including parts of New Jersey, and FedEx delivery nationwide, there really is no easier, more cost effective way to buy kosher groceries!”
“Kosher.com’s mission is to deliver kosher food to everybody everywhere and NCSY’s mission is to bring the concept of kosher food to everybody,” said Rabbi Aryeh Lightstone, Regional Director of New York NCSY. “NCSY reaches out to people everywhere, bringing them closer to Judaism and making it easier for them to do everything from keeping kosher to observing the Sabbath. We teach the importance of keeping kosher always, in the home, outside the home, on the college and high school campus, and on vacation. But while it’s easy to preach in our backyard, it’s particularly challenging for teenagers and college students to keep kosher in those far-flung locations. The Kosher.com grand prize is a fantastic Grand Prize, and it helps us accomplish our goal of helping people observe a kosher, Jewish lifestyle.”
In addition to providing the Grand Prize, Kosher.com will be lending NCSY its14’ tall shopping cart, to promote the upcoming auction. The giant shopping cart on wheels features a V8 engine, steering wheel and pedals accessed from a child’s seat that can hold three adults. The overgrown shopping cart measures 7’ wide, 16’ long and 14’ tall, and will be helping NCSY Auction organizers sell tickets in Brooklyn on Sunday, November 22 from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. on the corner of Avenue J and Coney Island Avenue.
The new Kosher.com features over a dozen departments offering more than 15,000 kosher products for delivery, with more products being added daily. The site serves as the only ultimate destination for the best kosher has to offer, coupled with a wide variety of kosher recipes, kosher cooking tips, content and multimedia that are highly informative and helpful for the kosher consumer. Focused on the U.S. Market, Kosher.com offers nationwide delivery via FedEx as well as free delivery in Manhattan, Riverdale, Washington Heights, Brownstone Brooklyn, Bergen County and surrounding communities, with plans to expand its free delivery service to customers in Connecticut and beyond. More information is available at http://www.Kosher.com.
About NCSY 18th Annual Chinese Auction
The grand prize for this year’s auction is a year of free food delivered right to your door from Kosher.com, a $12,000 value. In addition to the Grand Prize, there is also a Platinum Prize and sixty other great prizes that make up the main auction. The drawing will be held on Saturday Night, December 5 at Kingsway Jewish Center in Brooklyn, and will feature a hot meat buffet, live music, and interactive prize tables. There will also be viewing nights, where people can see the prizes and bid, in West Hempstead, New Rochelle, Queens, and the Five Towns throughout the month of November. Tickets can be purchased and items can be bid on by mail, fax, phone and online, at a viewing night, or at the main event. For cost and ticket information and information about these events, or to place a bid, go to www.ncsyauction.com or call 516.569.6279.