Auction Update – May 18, 2020

Auction Follow Up Coming
We appreciate your patience as the auction team, along with our congregation, took time off from business-as-usual to grieve and hold the Wildszewski family in our hearts.

UUCWC 2020 Auction Was Amazing
Thanks to all who participated in our first-ever online auction at UUCWC and made it a great success! Nearly reaching our fundraising goal in this challenging year is an amazing accomplishment that could only happen with the support of all of you. The net auction proceeds of $37,000 will help our church move ahead on a strong financial footing.

Auction Item Pick-Up May 30
Planning is underway for drive-by auction item pick-up to occur at church on Saturday, May 30 from 10 am to 2 pm. Unless otherwise arranged, pick-up of items, gift cards and certificates will be at that time. Alternate delivery arrangements will be made for those who are not able to come to church for items. Please contact auction@uucwc.org to make special arrangements.

Did you donate an item to the auction? The auction committee will work with you to arrange drop-off of your items at church on Saturday, May 23 from 10 am to 2 pm or to make an alternate plan. Look for individual emails coming this week with more information.

The Auction Team will be following safety procedures – physical distancing, masks, hand sanitizing – and requests that people dropping off and picking up items do so too.

Did you donate a meal, an event or a service to the auction? Donor/Hosts will be notified individually by email with a list of winners/attendees. Look for individual emails coming in the next two weeks with lists of winners.

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It’s time for UUCWC’s Spring Auction!
This is a major church fundraiser and fun-raiser.

With gatherings being limited for an unknown period of time due to the health emergency, UUCWC’s Auction 2020 is going online.
Read more here!

Bidding on the UUCWC Online Auction begins Saturday, May 2, at 10:00am. There are hundreds of wonderful things to bid on. Are you ready?

The Auction 2020 Program Book is available as a pdf document for your review and planning.

Or, better still, go to the online auction site to preview (with lots of pictures) all the wonderful items open for bidding starting on May 2.  You’ll also find more information on how the online auction works and tips for planning your bidding.

REGISTER FOR THE ONLINE AUCTION

Step 1: Register! Create an account by going to the auction online website.

Provide your contact info, credit card and select a password. Your bidder number will be automatically assigned, and you don’t need to remember it. But, you do need to remember your user name and password.

Step: 2: You may preview the auction items right on the auction site! Search by number, by a category (in the side bar) or by the name of the item. Look around and become familiar with the site.

Step 3: On Saturday morning, May 2, have a good breakfast, pour a cup of coffee and start bidding!

Half of the Auction proceeds, over the budgeted amount, will be donated to Isles. Founded in 1981, Isles, Inc. is a community development and environmental organization based in Trenton, New Jersey. With a mission to foster self-reliant families and healthy, sustainable communities, they design and develop effective services that support this mission and share what they learn with others who can make a difference.

Contact the Auction Team at auction@uucwc.org with any questions.

A special thanks to members of the auction team, cash donors and all who have offered meals, food, events, activities and items in this very challenging year. You are amazing and much appreciated.