Tuesday, December 18, 2012

About the Auction

How and why are we doing this?

We are devastated about the tragic events that happened last Friday. As parents, we are horrified. It cut me so deeply I needed to do something with that energy and make it positive. Maybe help in some small way.
We understand that money could never replace any lives. 
But from my perspective - as a parent, mother, I needed to do something to give back. 

I have children 5 and 8. They attend an elementary school in our neighborhood. We actually went through hve a lock down earlier this year due to an armed robber in our neighborhood. 
In the end, all the children were fine and there were no events. But, I know the feeling of receiving that robo call about a lock down at the school and the desperation I felt waiting to find out my kids were safe.  I cannot imagine how I would feel if thing shad gone differently.
We were obviously the lucky ones. 
This money will go to support the community, families, school, and children affected. They can use it as they need it for any type of relief in the community or schools.
What items are included?
The full list of current auction is listed below. You can click on any item to see all the details, and bidding is happening in the comments.  Most of the items are for US and Candad Only except for the service auction items such as critiques, marketing, designs, ect.

How do I bid?

  • To bid on an auction, check the current high bid in the comments.
  • Notice the suggested bid.
  • Place a bid by leaving your name, EMAIL, and bid amount in the comments
  • Keep watching to be sure you win.

 What happens if I win?
Winners will be notified when the auction ends and should be prepared to make an online donation directly to the Newtown Youth and Family Services/Sandy Hook Relief Fund in the amount of the high bid at that time.   

Please complete your payment within 24 hours of the auction closing. We would like to get the auction completed within 24hours. We need to close this out by christmas eve.

After you’ve made your donation, you’ll forward your receipt, and we will put you in touch with the person who donated the service you won so that the two of you can work out the details about how and when.  
 All services will be provided at the convenience of both the person making the donation and the auction winner, but this should happen within three months of the auction’s end unless something else is agreed upon by both parties.Exceptions are noted on some auction pages.

1 comment:

  1. A truly heartfelt, admirable and compassionate event, thank you for doing this!