All Belong Launches 2021 Virtual Auction
All Belong Center for Inclusive Education is set to host their first virtual auction, a first in the organization’s history.
All Belong’s annual auction—held in the past as a live gathering—will take place fully online from Thursday, January 28 to Saturday, January 30, 2021.
This open, virtual event will allow bidders to participate in the auction from anywhere—with proceeds equipping congregations and schools to glorify God through purposeful, innovative inclusion of persons with varied abilities.
Watch All Belong’s video about the upcoming All Belong Auction:
Advancement Director Brian Dykstra says he is energized by the opportunities a remote event will bring. “We see the virtual format as a way for more of our All Belong community to get involved while being mindful of the health and well-being of our generous partners,” says Dykstra.
In order to accommodate the distribution of auction items, All Belong has established three ways for participants to receive their items; items can be picked up from All Belong the first week in February, delivered in the Greater Grand Rapids area for free, or shipped (additional shipping costs will be added).
Dykstra says that businesses and individuals are already stepping forward to offer unique items, sought-after gift certificates, and exciting experiences to bidders.
“It is not too late to make a gift—make a financial donation to sponsor the auction, or donate an item for bidding,” says Advancement Coordinator Ashley Diekema, who is leading the collection of items through January 15. “This event couldn’t happen without the support of our local businesses and sponsors.”
Executive Director Elizabeth Dombrowski notes that the annual auction relies each year on both faithful supporters and new bidders. “This is a great way to get to know the wide community that supports our work and make connections with others who care about inclusion of persons of all abilities,” Dombrowski says. “And, this event provides such meaningful support for churches and schools to access resources that build belonging.”
More details can be found by visiting https://allbelong.org/events/2021-virtual-auction/. Want to be ready? Click here to set a reminder on your digital calendar.
All Belong 2021 Virtual Auction
Register now, learn more, or make a contribution: https://allbelong.org/events/2021-virtual-auction/