You may or may not know that the biennial auction supports most of the Church’s mission budget, enabling us to help these wonderful organizations that make a difference to so many people: Caldwell Food Pantry, The Foodbank of New Jersey, Oasis, Our Lady of the Valley Soup Kitchen, St. John’s Soup Kitchen (Sandwich Night), Urban Promise and African Dream Academy. We don’t want to let our mission partners down so we need our October 9 auction to be a huge success. Our title “Here Comes the Sun” and beautiful photo by our own Rob Thiemann signifies the hope we feel for the future that our congregation will rally to help those who are so much in need. We are hoping you will submit a donation to the auction.
All kinds of items are welcome: jewelry, handbags, new clothes, electronics, and household items, etc.. Please note that items should be new except for jewelry, antiques, art work, china, crystal, collectibles, etc. that people would want to buy. You might have season sports or concert tickets and be willing to give up one event. The businesses you frequent might be willing to donate something. A favorite restaurant might be willing to donate a dinner for four or you might offer to cook dinner in the bidder’s home or yours. You might have a vacation home you are willing to donate for a week or weekend or frequent flyer miles you won’t use. You might have connections for a children’s birthday party. Donations can range from
preparing a will or a decorating consultation to making a birthday cake or wrapping Christmas gifts, gardening or mowing lawns.
There are two ways to donate an item. You can do it directly online to the auction website by clicking here. Or you can fill out and mail in the donation form or drop it off at Church. There will be a box in the back of the Church.
If you don’t have anything to donate and prefer to send a monetary donation, you can do so by clicking here.
We will also have our ever-popular tricky tray baskets. If you would like to help with this endeavor, donate a basket or items to make up a basket, please contact Liz Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to volunteer to help or have questions, please
We are so grateful for your support,
The Auction Co-Chairs, John Dusinberre, Ellen Johnson, Susan Jones and Lydia Spinelli