Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent Thanks4Giving Auction
Saturday, December 1, 2018 - The Lovers, the Dreamers, and UU
"Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection - Kermit the Frog"

Welcome!

The Thanks4Giving Auction is our church's biggest fundraising event and a great way to bring people together. Do you have a special talent, skill, or a unique service to offer? Can you host a dinner? Click Donate below. Then, on auction night, join us for a night of fun, friends, and food, where you can bid on and win the wonderful items, artwork, services, events, and one-of-a-kind offerings others have also generously donated. If you have questions about the auction, see our FAQs, or you can reach us at auction@kentuu.org.

With the auction only 44 days away, now is the time to think about what you can donate.

If you aren't sure what to offer, browse the catalog to see what others have offered. There you will also find a link to the 2017 catalog. Need more inspiration? View prior years' programs - 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

Catalog

Browse items & events (You can see past catalogs here too)
Donate

Donate items & events
Calendar

See when events are scheduled
Statement

View your events' guest lists & see your purchases

Volunteer Opportunities

Click here to email us about volunteering to help with the auction or contact our volunteer coordinator, Trish McLoughlin directly (TrishMcLoughlin@aol.com). You can also visit Trish at the auction table in Fessenden Hall during coffee hour in October and November.

The auction team is looking for new members. Working on the auction team is a great way to make new friends and get to know others in the congregation! We especially need people with communications, computer, and event planning skills! If you are interested in being a part of this group of fun and dedicated volunteers please contact us right away!
Advertise in the auction program! Individuals and businesses can purchase ads, which offsets the cost of program printing. Someone's birthday or anniversary coming up? Want to say thank you in a big way? Buy an ad today! Click for prices and details.

Auction: Saturday, December 1, 2018

Doors open at 6:00 pm for the silent auction. Silent Auction tables close at 6:45, 7:00, and 7:15 pm. Dinner begins at 7:00 pm, and the live auction begins at 7:30 pm. Checkout will be available starting at 8:00 pm; however, be aware that if you check out before the end of the live auction, your invoice may be missing some of your purchases. Reminders for payments due will be issued by email after the event.

The theme is The Lovers, the Dreamers, and UU. You are invited to dress in your most Muppet-y Rainbow Connection finery.

Tickets are $20 for an individual. Couples sharing a bidder number should purchase a couples ticket for $40. Free child care is available for tickets purchased at least one week in advance.

    Tips for Entering Items Online

  1. Please put in an estimated value and minimum bid price – you know your item better than we do and we hate to guess! Do not enter a minimum bid for a tangible item unless you want it back if it does not sell.
  2. Capitalize all important words in the title (but not “and,” “the” or “by” for example).
  3. Spell out numbers in titles (i.e Three Gold Rings, not 3 Gold Rings).
  4. Pick the most appropriate category for your event or item.
  5. Make sure to check the box (Winner takes it home?) if your item is a “thing.”
  6. All descriptions should end with a period or exclamation points, even if the description is not a sentence.
  7. If you are hosting an event with more than 4 guests, you should pick a date and time.
  8. Putting in a picture of your item is very, very helpful.
  9. Put your items in early – the deadline is November 18 by midnight for the catalog.

Please note that the auction committee reserves the right to determine which items will be offered in the Live Auction. Because there is a limited amount of space for the Silent Auction, some donated items may be gently declined and/or reserved for Holiday Share.

Gift Certificates Are Available

Buy a gift certificate for a friend to spend at the auction like cash. Contact the auction committee or visit the auction table in Fessenden Hall between services in October and November to purchase gift certificates.

We are fortunate to have Bob Hale - Benefit Auctioneer who has offered us his services again this year.