Re|shelter Holiday Auction: A call for in-kind donations

by | Oct 24, 2011 | Chemical Sensitivity News, Electrical Sensitivity News, Featured, NEWS, POLICY/ACTIVISM | 0 comments

re|shelter eBay auctionRe|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;

• Collectibles;

• 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 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:

For more information on re|shelter’s important mission and their Holiday Auction 2011, please see the following links:

re|shelter homepage:
auction info:
facebook page:

Julie Genser and Julie Laffin, co-founders of re|shelter, thank you in advance for your generosity in supporting the re|shelter cause.


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