Christel House vacation auction starts today

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vacation is a great time to relax and enjoy spending time with loved ones. But your R and R could become much more than just rest and relaxation—it could transform a child's life!

Christel House is hosting an online auction from Nov. 3–12, during which you can battle it out with other vacation lovers to win a stay in dreamy destinations, including Puerto Rico, Southern California and even the Trapp Family Lodge in Vermont.

One hundred percent of auction proceeds will be used for programs and services that directly benefit the children of Christel House, a nonprofit organization that transforms the lives of impoverished children around the world by breaking the cycle of poverty. It provides them with quality K–12 education, healthcare, nutritious meals, guidance counseling, career planning, family assistance and work-study support.

This year's auction features cruises and resort vacations in:

Peoria, AZ
Big Bear Lake, CA
Aspen, CO
Orlando, FL
St. Augustine, FL
Las Vegas, NV
Gordonsville, VA
Carlsbad, CA
Cruise for two to a destination of your choosing
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Puerto Rico
Stowe, VT
Charleston, SC
Gatlinburg, TN

WHO: Christel House
WHAT: Online vacation auction to benefit the children of Christel House
WHEN: Nov. 3–12, 2014
WHY: All proceeds from the auction will directly benefit Christel House children and provide them with an education, healthcare, uniforms, books and more.

Place your bids November 3–12, 2014, at

About Christel House International

The mission of Christel House is to transform the lives of impoverished children around the world—breaking the cycle of poverty and building self-sufficient, contributing members of society. A focus on academic excellence through a robust K–12 curriculum is combined with a strong character development program and holistic human development to give students the skills and competencies necessary to compete successfully in complex 21st Century society. Much more than a school, Christel House was established in 1998 by Founder and CEO Christel DeHaan and currently serves over 4,100 impoverished children through seven learning centers—located in India, Mexico, South Africa and the U.S.A., as well as a career development program in Venezuela. Christel House maintains a 96% high school graduation rate, and the majority of its graduates go on to pursue higher education. They become productive citizens, and many secure employment with top multinational corporations. Christel House graduates are confident, hardworking, responsible and ethical, with a passion for giving back to their communities and caring for their families. For more information, please visit

CONTACT: Media Contact: Alyssa Chase Phone: (317) 464-8268 Email: achase@christelhouse.orgSource:Christel House International