Meetings Fourth Tuesday of Every Month at West Des Moines Christian Church
at 1 pm and 6:30 pm

2016 Annual Charity Auction

August 23, 2016 Annual Charity Auction at 5:00 PM – in place of our regular guild meetings

2016 Charities include Alzheimer’s Association, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, and DMAQG’s Community Giving/Education Outreach efforts

There are two parts to the Charity Auction:

  • Starting at 5:00 – Mall-in-the-Hall – in the Fellowship area (Mall-in-the-Hall finishes up after the Live Auction with discounts on everything)
  • Starting at 6:00 – Live Auction in the Sanctuary

You can participate in a couple of ways:

  • Bring things to donate (bring to the church between 1:30 and 4:30 p.m.)
  • Be a volunteer (see president or vice president for details)
  • Come as a shopper (check or cash only)
  • Write your check directly to one of the outside charities
  • All cash received in Mall-in-the-Hall will go to our Community Giving/Education Outreach (buying batting for the charity quilts and State Fair quilts)

Types of donation:

  • Tools, notions, patterns, books, kits, fabric, sewing supplies
  • Pick a theme for “basket” (gardening, entertaining, pets, themed fabric, cooking/food,
    for example)
  • Donate a quilt for the live auction
  • Items worth less than $50 will go into Mall-In-The-Hall
  • Items worth more than $50 will go into the Live Auction
  • Items for Live Auction need 2 cards describing the contents, donor and estimated
  • Committee members may move things around if needed

Snack area for waiting after you’ve dropped something off and before the events begin

  • Open from 3:00 until 5:00 PM
  • Back area of the Fellowship room
  • Donations accepted for treats/beverages

In 2013, we raised about $13,500; In 2014, we raised about $14,700; and in 2015, we raised
over $18,000. Bar is set high for 2016 – let’s see what we can do!!!