We are inviting you to participate in Break the Silence, our first virtual silent auction in October. We are looking for goods (ideally mailable) or local services or experiences that people will bid on especially before the holiday season. Donations do not need to be holiday- or gift-themed but can be. Examples are: handicrafts, woodworks, gift cards or tickets, a local delivery of homegrown or homemade food, lessons, photography sessions, etc. We appreciate your consideration for donating to this sale!
The cause: Auction funds will go towards finishing the three-story institute building and an expansion of the main clinic which is bursting at the seams!
Item listings due: Saturday, October 7, 2023
Auction date: Friday morning, October 27 to Monday, November 6, 2023 What to do: 1. Decide what the items/services you can donate. Invite others to donate if you can! 2. Between now and October 7th, list your items including pictures if possible at https://livingvine.betterworld.org/donate-an-item. If you need help listing items, or want someone else to list them for you, ask the person who reached out to you, or contact our Administrative Manager, Jennifer Trocke at email@example.com or 616-613-6441. For the shipping portion of the entry, indicate that a shipping donation suggestion will be sent to the winner of the item. We are able to edit your entry once posted if you are having any difficulties. 3. Before October 7th, please deliver your mailable items to a Living Vine Board Member who will ship your item(s) once sold. -Elizabeth Bazan in Springfield, IL -Lacie Brickert in Chicago, IL -Rita Hipp in Flower Mound, TX (DFW area) -Jennifer Trocke in Holland, MI (West Michigan) 4. Please spread newsof our auction on social media and elsewhere. Even post what you are entering! Our Facebook page will have plenty of sharable posts leading up to the auction. 5. You can view and bid on items between October 27 and November 6. We greatly appreciate your help with this auction! We are excited for the work that will be finished through the funds we will raise together!