Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Silent Auction Blog Hop Information...

One of the ways to help is to participate in the blog hop of silent auctions.  Each of us will be raising money to help with the disaster relief efforts.

Here are the details of what to do to participate:

If you would like to participate, please email me ( with your email address, blog address, and the name that you would like to use.  I will compile a list and send it out November 27th for you to use in your blog post.  I will also send you a banner image.

Your blog post should include:
A picture of the piece that you are auctioning off, if there is a minimum reserve, if there are increments of bids, how shipping will be conducted (some participants are donating shipping fees, while others are charging shipping), whether or not your auction is open to international participants, how long the auction will run (November 29th to December 5th), when the auction winner will be announced, how money will be received (we find Paypal invoices extremely useful), the list of participants with links, and where the money is going.  We have selected CARE as our main charity.  For more information of what they are doing, CLICK HERE.

Each artist participating in the blog hop will be responsible for collecting funds, shipping out their items, and for donating the money to the cause.  This is nice, because as an individual contributor, you can receive a tax deductible receipt!  Alternatively, you can ask that your winning participant donate the money and they can receive the write-off.

If you get a chance, please announce your participation on your blog, Facebook page or other social media outlets to help bring awareness to what we're doing and how we're trying to help!

And remember... this is supposed to be a fun, easy way for artists who might not otherwise be able to contribute to the disaster relief efforts to help out.  Please don't stress out and please try to enjoy this act of giving.  If you have any questions, please let me know!

Here's a current list of participants:
Andrew Thornton
Cynthia Thornton
Sheila Thornton
Erin Prais-Hintz
Michelle Ann McCarthy
Diane Hawkey
Lynne Suprock
Eva Gibson
Diana Ptaszynski
Lori Dixon Greenberg
Sarajo Wentling
Mary K McGraw

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