2016 Fundraising Auction
UUCP Live Auction
Sunday, December 4, 2016
11 am – 1 pm
Childcare and refreshments provided.
Free to attend!
How to Donate
This year our live auction is focusing on community connections. We invite you to donate “experiences” that encourage us to get to know each other in fun and casual ways beyond worship, small ministry groups and committee meetings. Successful examples include:
- Hosted Dinners at Private Homes
- Guided Tours of Museums or Hikes
- Professional Services++
DONATION DEADLINE: Sunday, November 20, 2016
This year we are having only a live auction, on Sunday morning December 4th, in place of the second service, there will be no online auction. There will, however, be a UUCP Arts & Crafts Fair Sunday, November 13 before and after services. If you have handmade items (by you!) that you’d like to donate to the Fair please visit this link for more information: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScuw3h4YoGRqQviP4GI_NEkxDvQB0Ao_HXENwjtLPo1olym1g/viewform
++Please note that we do not accept private massage services, unless they are offered in a professional massage parlor by a licensed and insured massage therapist.
Thank you for helping us build connections and sharing your unique gifts and talents!
How to Volunteer
Are you creative? Have you been called “The Grammar Police?” Do you enjoy meeting new people? Encouraging other’s participation? Do you get a deep sense of satisfaction of knowing your behind the scenes efforts made something go flawlessly? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then read below for your perfect volunteer opportunity.
Auction Publicity Coordinator
You will craft fun and enticing publicity for Compass, Announcements, Facebook, Horizons and pulpit announcements to get people to donate and attend. Also responsible for setting up the Auction Table in the Johnson Room and keeping the materials stocked, and engaging. You get to decorate a box! Starts week of Monday October 3 and takes approximately 1 to 1.5 hrs a week. One volunteer needed. Training and examples are provided.
Auction Item Makeover
You will turn people’s donation descriptions into “la piece de resistance” and make sure that all the important details are covered. This also includes inputting the item description and details into the auction software. Starts week of Monday October 3 and takes approximately 1 – 3 hours per week. One volunteer needed. Training and examples are provided.
You will send thank you notes to those who donated items as well make thank you calls to last year’s donors. Starts week of Monday October 3 and takes approximately 2 hours first week in making calls, but then less than 1 hour a week to write thank you notes. One volunteer needed. Training, scripts, and examples are provided.
Auction Book Publisher
You will create the program for the event that lists the items up for auction and other important information. Work is started November 21 and completed by December 1. Will take approximately 6 hours to assemble and edit. One volunteer needed. Examples are provided.
You will make sure that there is a certificate for each buyer for each event that let’s the buyer know the name of event, donor contact info, date of event, location, time and description of the event they have purchased. Work is started November 21 and completed by December 1. Will take approximately 3-6 hrs to complete depending on how creative you get. Examples are provided.
Auction Table Spokesperson
Every Sunday starting October 23 through November 20 a volunteer is needed to stand/sit at the auction table to help answer questions and help brainstorm with people fun service ideas to donate. Two volunteers are needed per Sunday (one for each coffee hour). Ten volunteers needed.
To sign up or for more info contact:
Heidi Parmenter, Business Administrator
602-840-8400 ext. 202