11135-65 Avenue Edmonton, Alberta T6H 1W3 · Traditional Lands of Treaty 6 First Nations

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Westwood’s 2021 FUNdraiser Auction

Westwood had as rough a 2020 financially, as have many of us in our different ways – and that doesn’t look to be changing any time soon. We’ve lost our rental revenue since closing our building and some other sources of funding are going to be delayed and likely reduced.
 
We are small, but mighty.
-We support an average of four social justice initiatives each year.
-We pay our musicians and guest speakers, our director of children’s programs and office administrator, and we have our own beloved, and salaried, minister.
All as it should be. Our need to raise funds is urgent.
 
Westwoodians and friends, we need your help – and it’s gonna be FUN helping!
Westwood’s ONLINE Auction FUNdraiser, February 18 through 28th, winding up with a friendly, fun, and fast-paced Happy Hour and final bidding frenzy. Join in on Zoom.
 
Please ransack your home and brain for items and COVID-compliant foodstuffs, services or experiences you could contribute to the Westwood Auction FUNdraiser. 
 
Please also consider who among your friends, neighbours, family, and local businesses you visit might be happy to contribute, if you ask. We’ve made it easy and written a letter for you to use! 
Anyone can bid on auction items, so let folks you speak with know that, too!
 
The online auction opens for bids at 12:01 AM on Feb 18, 2021 and ends at 6:00 PM on Sunday Feb 28th  2021 during the Happy Hour.
 
Check the Catalog frequently as items are added.

You are Invited, Your Friends Too! Westwood FUNdraiser Happy Hour

Sunday Feb. 28th 2021 from 4:00 – 6:30 

Bring Your Own Beverages & Snacks to a comfortable chair near you, and join in the fun via ZOOM at https://zoom.us/j/95363169696  

The Happy Hour features a special music concert by popular Edmonton recording artist Martin Kerr, and more detail about the items on offer from some of those who have contributed,  and have time to make your final bids.

How to Participate:

To view items and register to bid: 

  • Go the Auction FUNdraiser site  
  • View items in the Catalog– no registration required to view, updated as items are donated.
  • Register to bid, set a password, and you can begin bidding starting Feb. 18 until closing.
  • If registered, starting on on Feb 18, you will be able to bid, see the items that you have bid on and be notified of the current highest bid.
  • Payment options: register a credit card for payment or pay at checkout via e-transfer. You only pay for items you win.

To Contribute Items:

Please determine the items or services you are willing to offer and describe the goods or services using the headings in the gold box,  below, add picture(s) and email a separate response for each item to auction@westwoodunitarian.ca 

Post-Auction Pick Up

People donating items are asked to keep them at home and we will facilitate pickups at the end of the auction. We have some volunteer drivers who can transport items if necessary.

If we are allowed to gather we may do an exchange at a front yard social but that will depend on health guidelines. We are not planning to open the building for exchanges. 

Recommendations for Edible Auction Donations. 

Where possible: 

  • Use individually packaged portions
  • Use a mask and frequent hand-washing during preparation
  • Wipe down auction items before they go out to the recipient (where possible)
  • Consider quarantining the items for 48 hours before use.

To solicit contributions from business or external friends of Westwood

Feel free to use this letter from our President. 

How to contribute an item to our FUNdraiser.

Copy & Paste the information below.

E-Mail  to auction@westwoodunitarian.ca

INCLUDE:

  • Name of item or service:
  • Brief description: (size, colour, age, new/gently used etc.)
  • Maximum number of buyers to whom this item can be sold
  • Reserve Bid Price, if any: ($)
  • Donor’s name: Let us know if you prefer anonymous posting
  • Donor’s Email address, phone number and address – NOTE This data helps facilitate delivery of sold items and will not be released on the web site. You only need submit this data with your first donation.
  • If you would like a tax receipt for donating this item, its Fair Market Value must be included in the catalog and this value must be documented. Please contact the treasurer treasurer@westwoodunitarian.ca Tax receipts cannot be issued for services (ie. hosting a dinner, giving a music lesson), unless the donor has an established business offering this service at market value. 
  • Attach picture(s) of item.  Please let us know if you have a video of the item that you are willing to have shown during the happy hour.

Questions? auction@westwoodunitarian.ca

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