Auction Plans

We are thrilled to present you with an incredibly diverse catalogue of auction items! From children’s toys to tools, jewelry to golf, we are certain that there is something here for the whole family. Please invite your friends and family to participate in our auction and help us meet our fundraising goal of $250,000!

Since this is a web based auction,  you can participate even if you are unable to attend on Thursday, Oct 4.

Please note, shipping of items is not available but pick-up can be arranged from our Hope Factory™ in Cincinnati. Call if you have questions.

Wondering how exactly a web based auction works? It’s so simple – you start by clicking the button below that will redirect you to our auction website. Here you will find over 40 packages to bid on! If something catches your eye, you can submit bids using a computer or a mobile device. Note: The silent auction does not go live (will not accept bids) until Monday, September 27th.

Via Mobile Device (Text)

1. Users simply text the event phone number with the item’s three letter code and their desired bid amount. Example: ABC$300

2. For their first bid, users will receive a text message response asking them to confirm their bid by responding with their first and last name

3. Users will receive instant outbid notifications, and will be notified if they have won an item at the end of the auction

Online

1. On the event’s online silent auction page, users can click the Bid button for their desired item

2. For their first bid, users will be asked to create a username by entering their name, phone number, and email address

3. After creating their username, users can submit their desired bid amount

4. Users will then receive text confirmation of their bid

5. Users will receive instant outbid notifications, and will be notified if they have won an item at the end of the auction

Event winners will receive a text message or email with a custom payment link.  This link will bring you to a secure URL where you can submit payment using their credit card.  For cash or check payments, donors can pay event with staff members directly on October 4th.

At the end of the evening on October 4th, winners can stop by the Silent Auction tables to pick up their items. We will work as efficiently as possible to get you home with your new treasures quickly!

IMPORTANT!

Silent Auction Available for Browsing: Open now! Click here…

Bidding Begins: Monday, September 24th

Bidding Closes: Thursday, October 4th at 7:30 pm

Questions? Please don’t hesitate to reach out – we know this is an unfamiliar process for many! You can email ALBeatty@Thechildrenarewaiting.org with questions or concerns or call (513) 771-2244.