Online Auction – April 8 to April 12

Come join us on our virtual journey once again as we have some fun and help raise funds for our beloved Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Congregation. This year we celebrate our 50th auction!

We will be holding an online auction, using Text2Bid from April 8-12, 2021. Please find our donation link below to donate an event or an item to be auctioned off. Be creative in your ideas for how to raise money during this challenging time of the pandemic, when we must hold off a bit longer on having dinner parties or get-togethers. Perhaps you can schedule one for late fall, or have the date TBD, after contacting all your winners and deciding on a mutually agreeable date when things open up again.

The donation form can be reached at this link: euuc.org/auction-donation-form
We will ask that you please submit a photo for your item or event, so that it can be viewed on our virtual auction site. The photo can be submitted to Barbara Purn, Auction Chair at: auction.rsvp@euuc.org

Preview the Auction Catalog of Items

You will be able to see a preview of all the splendid items and events offered in this year’s auction. Beginning at 2pm on Sunday April 4 you can log on here or text EUUC to 71760 on your cell phone. You don’t have to register or give information for this and you’ll be able to get an idea of what you want to bid on when the actual auction opens at 5pm on Thursday, April 8. There will be separate instructions to log on at that time, which will be given later. Be sure to use the Categories button to preview all offerings. There are so many! We can even take last minute additions to the auction up until Bidding begins on April 8.

Honoree Tie 2021 Recipient

Congratulations to Mary Freundlich, this year’s winner of the Honoree Tie! Every organization needs volunteers who will work tirelessly, behind the scenes, to make things happen. Mary Freundlich has been doing just that for decades now. Mary has been recruiting volunteers for the Art Show, organizing the ushers for our Sunday services, coordinating donations for the food bank and working on our holiday gift program for children. A long-time member of the Community Engagement Committee (formerly Social Concerns), Mary has worked at the Neighbors In Need breakfast and volunteered at Cedar Valley Elementary School. Mary was also a founding member of Advocates for Women.. Mary will receive our colorful (ugh!) tie, which has been passed to a different honoree each year for many years, in recognition of their volunteer service at EUUC. Like all recipients, Mary will be obligated to wear it to church at least one Sunday morning before next year’s auction.

Join our Coloring Exhibition!

We need your help in creating beautiful and fun advertisements for our 50th Annual Auction! Talented artist and EUUC member, Susie Wind–who painted our gorgeous mandala behind the dais–has made some coloring pages for us. Download and color one or more, with any media you like (crayons, markers, watercolor). And if you have a Chromebook and want to use a Paint program to illustrate, go for it! You can submit as many as you want and we will choose a few to publicize our auction plus have a Coloring Exhibition of the entire collection during our auction, April 8-12. Any age can submit one or more. Be sure to sign your name before you scan and send it (or mail it to the church). Send to auction.rsvp@euuc.org soon, so we can use them! Download your favorites here or click the pictures below to access full-size versions.

What to Donate – Everyone has a gift to share

Each of us has talents, knowledge, tools, and possessions that can generate auction items. People who enjoy cooking bake desserts or offer dinner parties. Those endowed with repair skills and strength offer a few hours of weed pulling, hauling, or handyman services.

People donate sunset cruises on the Puget Sound and weekends in beach cabins. Gifted crafters knit scarves and bead necklaces. Members share their expertise by donating a few hours of technical assistance, bird watching tours, and lessons. People join together to host events, such as movie nights and parties.

Each auction item is made valuable by the talent, treasure, and time contributed by our friends in the EUUC community.

For donation ideas, check the catalog from last year’s 2020 auction or this list of items donated in past years.

Gift certificates to stores, online or in person are great, as are gift cards for restaurants that are doing take out or delivery options. Offer on Zoom or other online platforms a concert, a demo cooking class, a lecture, a dance night, craft projects or prepare baked items that can be personally made and dropped off, dinners that can be delivered and eaten together on Zoom, etc.

Can I get a refund for a dinner or event?

Refunds should be requested in writing or email addressed to the auction chair and will be issued for the following reasons:

  • The event sponsor does not hold the event.
  • The event sponsor changes the date of the event and the attendee cannot attend on that new date. This does not include when alternate dates are announced in advance and appear in the auction catalog or bid sheets.

If you sign up for an event and later find you cannot attend, please inform the host of the event, and then take either of these steps:

  • Give or sell your place to another person. Finding a person willing to accept or purchase the item or event is your responsibility.
  • Donate the event item to the church and notify the Substitute Coordinator who will invite someone from the Event Substitute List.