Contributions for the Auction have been flooding in. We have dinners and outdoor events to be held next summer, food to be delivered to your door, fun online events, home services and much more. But we could still use some more contributions. We’d love to get contributions from every member of East Shore, to help make this year’s auction a big success. Restaurant gift cards from favorite local restaurants, gift baskets, activity baskets, and arts and crafts made by children and youth, are some of the items we’re looking for to make this auction a success. More events are also very welcome. The deadline to get your contributions submitted is Sunday October 4th, so please think about how you can contribute to this wonderful auction. Here’s the Contribution Form.
Looking ahead to the auction itself, the catalog will be available for viewing by mid October, and you’ll be able to mark those items you want to bid on with a star so that you can keep track! Bidding will start on Friday November 6th. The system will send you an email if you get outbid, so you’ll know to get back online throughout the week to up your bid. You can also set up proxy bids, with maximum amounts, so that the system can up your bid for you, if you wish.
The culmination of this exciting auction will be on the evening of Saturday November 14th, when we’ll host a fun Zoom event to get those final bids in, and to participate in a virtual live auction for some special items. You’ll not want to miss this, so please keep Saturday November 14th free. Anyone can participate, so invite your friends and relatives to join in the fun!
We’re very impressed with the Auctria software. There’s an easy-to-use phone app you can download to use for bidding, or you can use the website. If all this technology scares you, don’t worry! We’ll be holding training sessions in late October and early November, so that you can learn how to use the auction software to place your bids. And we’ll have volunteers available to hold your hand every step of the way, and even place your bids for those who need extra support.
So get your contributions in, and get ready for a whole new way of raising money and building community at East Shore – it’s going to be fun!