Once upon a time, a fabulously amazing individual (you may know him as John Barrowman), suggested we branch out in our fundraising activities to share our donated goodies with the rest of the world. Not one to argue with a great idea, especially when it comes with donated auction items, we’re launching our first annual on-line charity auction.
Our auction will run from April 1 to April 30 and proceeds will be split between Edmonton’s Youth Empowerment and Support Services (www.yess.org – a local homeless shelter for teens), Kids Need to Read (www.kidsneedtoread.org – a US-based children’s literacy charity), Equality Now (www.equalitynow.org – an international women’s advocacy organization), and the Comic Legends Legal Defense Fund (www.clldf.ca/).
Our goal is to raise $5,000 to be split between these wonderful organizations.
The items appearing in the auction will change as the month progresses. Each auction item should appear on the site for a minimum of 14 days. One or two special items will be available for bidding for the full 30-day period.
We welcome bids from all over the world and auction winners will be liable for all shipping charges for their items.
Items are being shipped from Canada. Available shipping options include Canada Post, FedEx, UPS.
When an auction has concluded, we will contact the winning bidder to arrange for shipping of the item. The winner will determine shipping preferences (company, speed of delivery, insurance value) based on available options. Winner will be expected to pay the shipping fees based on their selection prior to the items being shipped.
Buyers located in Edmonton, AB and surrounding areas may arrange for local pick-up of any items they win without charge.
We would like to extend a special thanks to our item donors. Their generosity and support has been amazing. Each donor will be identified on the auction site and individual auction listings.
Curious as to what we’ll have up for auction? We’ll post the auction link on the website, Twitter and Facebook accounts on April 1, 2014!