Last month, at the suggestion of some of the regular customers on the QuiBids Facebook page, we set up a pair of charity auctions whose proceeds would go to funds to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy and the violence at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. We’re proud to report that you raised more than $7,000 bidding on these auctions, which will be going to two very worthy causes, the Red Cross and the Sandy Hook School Support Fund, which is supported by the United Way of Western Connecticut.
We should mention that —in setting up these specialty auctions— we mistakenly scheduled an additional Hurricane Sandy relief auction that wasn’t advertised on the QuiBids blog or through any of our social media channels. But as it was listed as an auction for charity, its revenue has been included in that $7,000+ figure. Tip of the hat to our customers, who went all-out on this auction even if they didn’t necessarily know about it!
One last note to our customers: Please join us in donating to the Sandy Hook School Support Fund and/or the Red Cross’s Hurricane Sandy relief efforts! We’re sending out the checks this week (more specifically we’re sending a check to the Red Cross and donating digitally to the United Way of Western Connecticut and so we encourage you guys to join us! Even if it’s only a small amount of money, the act of giving is a show of solidarity and an active way to support those in need of help.
Further reading on QuiBids’ charitable efforts:
QuiBids’ canned food drive for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
#BringOnTheFun Make-A-Wish Oklahoma’s Walk for Wishes
#BringOnTheFun block party with the City Rescue Mission!
QuiBids Holiday Toy Drive