East Shore’s Online Auction 2020
“Building a New Way”
Friday November 6-Saturday November 14
Every year, East Shore has held an auction to help build community and raise some funds for the church. This year will be no different…except that it will be different! The entire auction will be held online. It will be free to participate and you can participate any time between Friday November 6, 9:00 a.m. and Saturday November 14, 8:00 p.m. We will host a zoom party for the last hour or so, as we encourage you to get your final bids in, so keep the evening of Saturday, November 14 free.
We’d love to bring the East Shore community together by having every member involved in some way, so now is the time to start thinking about what you could offer.
We don’t know what the situation will be by early next year, so you’re going to need to be more creative than usual. Think of events or activities you could host outdoors, small events in your home (max 5 people) or events you could host via Zoom. Perhaps you can host an online game night, a fashion show, a holiday party or speed social event using breakout rooms! We’re also encouraging more physical items, food, crafts, gift baskets, gift cards or certificates, that may help people out with doing their holiday shopping. Here’s a list of suggestions, but don’t be limited by the ideas we had.
As the situation improves next year, you may be able to move an event to your home or church instead of online, invite more people to participate for a donation, or expand your offering in other ways, but the activities we’re going to offer in this year’s auction should be possible under the current conditions.
We will start contacting everyone in mid August to see what ideas you have, so contact friends you’d like to team up with, and see what you can come up with. When you have an idea, you can complete this Contribution Form, or call Amanda Strombom to discuss your idea.
We’re excited to see what new ideas you can come up with, to make this auction a unique event where everyone can participate.