Who’s Ready for an Auction

Yes, I am still alive but I have not been posting a lot lately because my life in centered around putting together my annual charity auction that I do each year.  This event is the highlight in my year every year that we have lived here.

This is from last years auction.

This is from last years auction.  We raised 4,500 zloty last year.

This was my first auction here in Bydgoszcz.

This was my first auction here in Bydgoszcz.  We raised 3,000 zloty that year.

 This year I am helping the local orphanage organize this years auction.  We also were able to gain the support of the local city Vice President in organizing this event which means it can opened up to the general public and I able to try to get donations from local businesses.  It is amazing what doors can open you have the right support.

This is what my house has turned into, a mess of bags and baskets full of donations.

This is what my house has turned into, a mess of bags and baskets full of donations.

Here is one of the baskets that I donated for the auction.  Candy making and all the supplies.

Here is one of the baskets that I donated for the auction. Candy making and all the supplies.

This is one of Canadian baskets from one of the Canadian ladies.  Maple everything!

This is one of Canadian baskets from one of the Canadian ladies. Maple everything!

A Dutch basket from the Netherlands with Delft plate.

A Dutch basket from the Netherlands with Delft plate.

We also have got a Russian nesting doll.( I so winning this one!)  and a few other goodies from Germany and Estonia.

We also have got a Russian nesting doll.( I so winning this one!) and a few other goodies from Germany and Estonia.

This year I decided to ask a few local resturants for donations of gift certificates.  Well the support has AMAZING!  Many of the restaurants have left me speechless with their generosity!

This year I decided to ask a few local restaurants for donations of gift certificates. Well the support has AMAZING! Many of the restaurants & businesses have left me speechless with their generosity!  These are just a few that have donated to us.

A local photographer donated several AMAZING prints of locations throughout Bydgoszcz area.

A local photographer donated several AMAZING prints of locations throughout Bydgoszcz area.

So, who’s ready for an auction? What is my zloty goal for this years auction? 6,000 zloty!!!  Either dream big or go home is my philosophy in fundraising.  My background before moving here to Poland is fundraising and my Master’s college degree is Non-Profit leadership so these type of things are right up my alley to do.  Now if could find a paying job to do this while I am over here that would be AWESOME like I had in the US when I worked for the YMCA.

I have 2 more days of asking for donations, so hopefully I have so more success for wonderful donations.

love kelley
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2 Responses to Who’s Ready for an Auction

  1. Scott R. Lucado says:

    Hey, good luck! When we do fundraisers at our church, it’s amazing the support we get from local businesses.

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