As noted in previous weeks, St. Luke's revenue numbers were significantly lower in January and February 2021. You have all demonstrated incredible generosity, and have made extra efforts to continue your donations through this pandemic. These pandemic days are continuing far longer than we had hoped and anticipated. Your continued generosity is very much appreciated, and your donations are gratefully received.
You can donate online through Canada Helps here
ONLINE SILENT AUCTION FUNDRAISER
The ongoing lockdown has necessitated a different type of fundraiser this year. An online auction company called MaxSold is offering charities a free auction service to help offset the limited opportunities charities have for raising funds during Covid.
We have decided to take advantage of this opportunity and are hoping that members of St. Luke’s will support this endeavour. We are hoping that this will be a major fundraiser for St. Luke’s in 2021.
The success of our auction will depend on YOU!
We are looking for items that will create interest and bids. For example:
Décor Items: Gift Baskets: Jewelery: Services:
In particular mid-century items: Millennials love them
Comic book collections,
LPs from the 60’s
small portable articles in good condition, i.e.: candlesticks, crystal, silver, glassware, good china, serving dishes, etc.
framed, limited edition prints or original pieces,
stained glass windows, small pieces of furniture, pottery, pewter, etc.
or gift certificates: From your favourite vendor or make your own.
Not costume unless good quality, unique, gold or silver necklaces, rings, bracelets
This will be difficult, but a special floral arrangement would be nicely appreciated.
We ask that you search the back of your closets and cupboards or your overloaded storage lockers for items too good to give away but that you just don’t use anymore that you can donate and not miss. We all have some!! And our kids don’t want them!!!
HOW WILL THIS WORK?
We will not collect items from your home until they are sold.
We will ask that you take a photo of your item and provide a brief description and email it to us. If you do not have a digital camera or iphone, we will make arrangements with you to visit your home and
take the photo (proper Covid protocol of course).
The items will then be input into the MaxSold catalogue/website with
a photo and description.
People bid on the items through MaxSold website. Maxsold will
collect the money and provide a cheque to St. Luke’s at the end of
Items will be dropped off at the church at the end of the sale and in
time for them to be picked up by the purchasers. If you cannot drop off your items, we will make arrangements with you to pick them up at your home.
If your item does not sell, we will not pick it up.
The church will provide tax receipts on any item sold over $100.
IN THE MEANTIME
We will provide weekly updates with photos of items offered for auction so you can see what is being donated.
The auction co-ordinators are Helen Cathcart, Sally Griffin and Susan Reid. If you have any questions, please contact any one of us and we will try to help.
Our contact information is:
Helen Cathcart: 613-228-1411, email: email@example.com Sally Griffin: 613-724-3846, email: firstname.lastname@example.org Susan Reid: 613-222-2099, email: email@example.com
Thank you in advance for your support
The Auction Team