GBK Productions, known for their charity-oriented celebrity gift suites, will hold its annual Oscar Gift Suite this year at The Historic Roosevelt Hotel, directly across the street from the Kodak Theater. Once again this philanthropic company will give VIP’s access to a plethora of fabulous gifts while promoting the awareness of several influential charities, including Global Green. The suite, which will feature several “green” products, will also benefit non-profits So The World May Hear and The John Wayne Cancer Institute.
GBK will be donating 20% of its profits from their Gift Suite to the charities, as well as a gift bag worth $40,000. The unique opportunity to talk to various celebrities in attendance is an added bonus. Gavin Keilly, founder, said, "We anticipate donating over $15,000 to non-profits involved, plus additional celebrity donations."
The GBK Gift Suite (perhaps more appropriately described as a “giving suite”!) will be held for Oscar nominees and presenters on February 22nd and 23rd. This year’s Suite boasts an “eco-friendly” theme, with several products to promote environmentally conscious living. They include Helen E. Riegle Design Organic Purses, Shaklee “Get Clean” Green Cleaning products, Pure-Rest Organic Bedding, Del Forte Organic Denim, Earthly Body’s products, New Belgium Brewing Co. products, a year’s supply of Dogswell Organic Dog Treats, a year’s supply of Natural Experience Coconut Water, and a variety of products from Dietary Supplement Education Alliance.
Robert Craymer of Robert Craymer Design will be on hand to personally design for the celebrities’ homes, providing custom home design eco-friendly furniture. The Suite’s celebrity guests will also have a chance to indulge in deluxe holistic pampering services for the face, body, hands and feet from LA-based Green Bliss Eco Spa.
In addition to all things green, the GBK Productions suite will offer an exclusive service to all nominees: Academy Award acceptance speech consultations with public relations expert, Howard Bragman. Bragman, founder of public relations firm BNC, and, most recently, founder/president of Fifteen Minutes PR, has written numerous Academy Award speeches and has been published on the topic in both the Los Angeles Times and Entertainment Weekly.
Because the Academy Awards’ red carpet attracts the largest singular collection of entertainment media in the world, looking fabulous is a must. To prepare for the evening, guests will be able to schedule appointments for complementary pre-Oscars hair care services including on-site cuts and blow-outs by Aveda Hair Care; make-up applications by Jane Iredale and Bodyography Cosmetics; and beauty services by Art of Beauty and The Shave of Beverly Hills.
For those guests looking to get away during post-award season, El Dorado Spa Resorts and Azul Resorts are offering individually customized five-night stays at one of their locations, a vacation package retailing around $8,000.
Lastly, guests will take home a number of the newest tech gadgets, health procedures, elite fashion accessories, and spa products on the market. These include eye surgery from Dr. Glen Kawesch; a $2,500 certificate to Dr. Dan Taheri Laser Center; Gevril Watches; Lifepop Built- In Stereo Pet Carrier; EZ Gear IPOD Easywake Alarm Clock; Pure Color Jeans; Medi Rub Foot and Body Massager; Gadget Universe Steinhouse Watches; iPlatform FLS Exercise Training Machines; Indulge Leather Goods; La Tee Da Scented Candles; a year’s supply of Vojo Energy Mints; and Life Coaching Sessions by Laura Fenamore. 3Lab will provide guests with skin care products and Barbar is donating $500 in hair products, including hair dryers and curling irons. Other gifts include custom made men’s sport shirts from Glenn Laiken for Alandales; 60’s inspired day dresses from Heidi Merrick; YogaToes to relax, revive and condition your feet; and Scene It DVD Games.
Vidalia Grills will provide lunch cooked on their grills, which celebrities will have the opportunity to take home, while VIP Bartenders will pour Pinky Vodka and Who’s Your Daddy Energy Drink. Finally, Bodega Chocolate will serve up treats to satisfy a sweat tooth or two.
GBK Productions (formerly GBK Events), founded in 2000 by Gavin B. Keilly, is an event productions company specializing in fund raising for major charitable organizations and celebrity events. GBK Productions has helped non-profit clients raise millions of dollars and produces the most-sought after gift suites, including EXTRA’s Oscar & Emmy Suites, Lounges for the Golden Globes, as well as various other award shows.
Headquartered in Hollywood, California, GBK productions serves multinational charities and corporations throughout the world. For additional information about GBK Productions, please visit www.GBKProductions.com.
About Global Green USA: Global Green USA is a national environmental organization addressing three of the greatest challenges facing humanity: stemming global climate change by creating green buildings and cities; eliminating weapons of mass destruction that threaten lives and the environment; and providing clean, safe drinking water for the 2.4 billion people who lack access to clean water.
President Gorbachev founded the organization in order to create a new approach to solving the world’s most pressing environmental challenges by reconnecting humanity to the environment. Global Green’s unique approach merges innovative research, cutting-edge community based projects and targeted advocacy that educates hundreds of millions of people annually, leverages billions of dollars for environmental initiatives and implements ground-breaking environmental policy. www.globalgreen.org
About So The World May Hear:
In 1973 The Starkey Hearing Foundation started with a simple premise: “Alone we can’t do much. But, together we can change the world.” With “So the World May Hear” as his goal, Starkey Hearing Foundation founder William F. Austin built an organization upon this vision.
Today the Foundation is sustained by the efforts of thousands of volunteers and donors around the world. Your support allows us to deliver more than 20,000 hearing aids annually through more than 100 hearing missions a year in countries stretching from the U.S. to Vietnam. Besides giving the gift of hearing, the Foundation promotes hearing health awareness while supporting research and education. www.sotheworldmayhear.org
About John Wayne Cancer Institute:
Since 1985, the John Wayne Cancer Foundation has been committed to groundbreaking cancer research and education at the John Wayne Cancer Institute (JWCI). The Institute has received worldwide acclaim for advances in melanoma (skin cancer), breast and colon cancer as well as immune therapy of cancer. Other areas of research include prostate and liver cancer. With its unique ability to rapidly turn scientific breakthroughs into innovative approaches to treatment and early detection, JWCI provides immediate hope to cancer patients from around the globe. Patients from over 40 foreign countries and 48 states in the US have come to JWCI for assistance in the management of difficult cancer problems. www.jwci.org
The 2007 Annual Academy Awards will be held at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood on Sunday, February 25. Click here for more on the Oscars and a list of the nominees.