As a result of the COVID-19 era restrictions, non-profits are in for a very tough year of fundraising. As most events and galas are cancelled for the season the organizations are being force to come up with creative and innovated ways to raise funds to continue their good works.
Six of British Columbia’s most well-respected philanthropic organizations have come together to raise funds as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fighting COVID Together is an online charity auction event taking place tomorrow, Saturday, May 23 at 7pm supporting the following organizations;
The event brings the six charities together for one night united for one cause… to spread the word about what charities supporting frontline workers, volunteers and children with special needs are up against during the COVID-19 crisis.
The concept for Fighting COVID Together came about when Howard Blank, known for mixing his love for philanthropy and his skill for hosting and auctioneering, wanted to do something to help all the charities he cares so much about. He turned to his friends at Able Auctions and event expert Tracey Wade along with Laura Ballance, and Miss604 – Rebecca Bollwitt and soon Fighting COVID Together took shape.
Fighting COVID Together will be an upbeat and fast-paced online auction helping charities who need the public’s support right now. The format is simple and is based on Able Auctions’ proven track record in industrial auctioneering. Hosted by Howard Blank, the virtual event will consist of a live audio auction for each of the six charities involved where guests will be able to bid in real time on items upon viewing photos and descriptions.
There is no registration fee for guests and no costs for the six charities involved thanks to the generosity of Jeremy Dodd at Able Auctions, Rebecca Bollwitt, Howard Blank and Tracey Wade. COVID-19 has presented many challenges to charities but it is time for us to join together in support of local charities. 100 per cent of proceeds will go directly to the participating organizations.
To participate, register as a bidder through AbleAuctions.ca by 4pm today, May 22 to qualify for the live auction and able to preview the exciting items up for auction in advance.
The live online auction will take place Saturday, May 23 at 7pm. Each of the six participating charities has donated Gala auction-style prizing followed by a “Fund-a-Need” Buy-Now option for a tax receiptable cash donation.
For more information visit bcgalaauction.com.