We need your help for the JDRF Hope Gala auction!

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The JDRF auction is a significant part of the 20th Anniversary JDRF Hope Gala on October 6, 2018 at The Depot.  You can play a role in the success of the auction through your generous donation of goods and/or time. Here’s how:

Donate an Auction Item

Traditionally some of the best selling items at our gala have been upscale restaurant gift cards, unique experiences, electronics, travel packages, golf outings, food or wine, and fun and creative Inspired Items.  You can also check out some of the deals on Living Social, Groupon and others, to provide an auction item (please insure that coupons you buy have value well beyond the October event).

Inspired Items – Our Kids to Yours

The “Our Kids to Yours” Inspired Items from infant to young adult have great appeal at the auction. Not only are the items fun and diverse but the donor’s photo and letter about their connection to T1D personalizes our fundraising efforts, making them extremely popular with the bidders. Have your child pick an item or create a basket of things they love.  When you’ve got it filled, complete the donor highlight form with a photo and a short story about your child (if they are old enough, let them write the story themselves). Click here to read all details and fill out your form to donate today!

Make a Connection

You don’t have to provide a donation on your own.  Your connection to businesses, artists, local celebrities, or professional services can be valuable to our success.  In return for their donation, they receive prominent recognition in our printed auction catalog, gala auction website page, electronic bidding on guest phones and on the item display card on the auction table.   If you have a potential donor in mind, please let us know and we can work with you in contacting them about gala opportunities.

Donate Your Time

Enjoy making new connections?  Following up on a lead? Or have a creative flair for display?   We have both short and long term opportunities between now and September 17th for you to assist us in procuring, assembling and displaying the auction items.

If you would like to be recognized in our auction catalog, we will need a completed procurement form by August 24, 2018. We would appreciate all donations to the JDRF office no later than September 7.

Contact Patty Johnson at pjohnson@jdrf.org or Rebecca Stewart at rstewart@jdrf.org or 952-851-0770 and let us know how you would like to be involved. 

Here’s to you and your generosity that will make tomorrow brighter for many!  Cheers!