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New charity auction offers chance to tour Apple HQ with Education VP John Couch

Apple on Thursday launched another auction through Charitybuzz, offering the winner a chance to tour the company's Cupertino, Calif. headquarters with VP of Education John Couch.




The successful bidder will have to pay for their own accommodations and travel to Cupertino, but will be able to take along another adult and up to three children. The date of the tour is to be mutually agreed upon. Bidding is scheduled to end on June 18, at 3 p.m. Eastern time.

Proceeds from the auction will go to the Giant Steps Therapeutic Equestrian Center north of San Francisco, which offers horse riding to children and adults with disabilities.

So far the auction has secured just one bid for $5,000, well below an estimated value of $50,000.

While Apple's campus is not completely off-limits to the public, much of it is inaccessible, and there are no official site tours. The auction's listing doesn't specify how much of the campus will be explored.

Apple has used Charitybuzz several times in the past, most notably to offer lunches with CEO Tim Cook. Proceeds from those meals went to the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights.