Re|shelter, the non-profit 501(c)(3) charity recently formed to address the housing crisis for those displaced by disabling environmental intolerances, is planning their first fundraising event: a Holiday Auction on eBay, to be held between Thanksgiving and Christmas 2011. The auction will benefit their planned Housing Renovation Grants program. Re|shelter is putting a call out for in-kind donations to be auctioned off on eBay, such as:
• Bottles/cases of expensive wine;
• Tickets to sporting events/Broadway shows/Vegas shows;
• Tickets to 92nd St Y lectures, etc.;
• Autographed sports paraphernalia (e.g., jerseys, baseball bats, golf balls);
• Designer handbags, shoes, clothes, etc.;
• Spa packages;
• a Bed & Breakfast weekend getaway;
• Signed art/photography prints and books by famous artists/photographers ;
• Artwork (paintings, drawings, lithography, ceramics, craftwork, etc.) by successful artists ;
• Furniture ;
• Saunas ;
• Air purifiers;
• Water purification systems ;
• Refurbished (non-toxic) travel trailers appropriate for those with environmental illness;
• Beautiful craftwork – quilts, weavings, ceramics, etc. ;
• Fine jewelry ;
• Precious gems ;
• Kitchenware (Vitamix, Blendtec, Cuisineart, Le Creuset, etc.)
and other small and big ticket items. Items do not need to cater to an EI audience; since the auction will be held on eBay, the general public will be the target market. If you have a personal relationship with someone who might be willing to donate such items to the auction, please consider speaking to them on re|shelter’s behalf and securing an in-kind donation.
If you or someone you know is able to contribute product(s) to the auction, please fill out this form and email to email@example.com no later than November 11, 2011. If you are unable to donate products but would like to support the re|shelter cause with a tax-deductible monetary contribution, donations can be made at: reshelter.org/donate.
For more information on re|shelter’s important mission and their Holiday Auction 2011, please see the following links:
Julie Genser and Julie Laffin, co-founders of re|shelter, thank you in advance for your generosity in supporting the re|shelter cause.