Every year at BiddingForGood, we host a fundraiser on our platform to support a local non-profit organization. Employees submit local causes close to their hearts and the company votes to choose the beneficiary. This year’s beneficiary is the Somerville Homeless Coalition (SHC). Previous beneficiaries include, WBUR, a Boston public radio station, the Greater Boston Food Bank, the ESSCO-MGH Breast Cancer Research Fund, and the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.
The mission of the Somerville Homeless Coalition is to provide homeless and near homeless individuals and families with individualized supportive services with a goal of obtaining and maintaining affordable housing. Because every item in the auction has been donated, 100% of the proceeds support the Somerville Homeless Coalition’s programs and services. So check out our auction here!
Every day at BiddingForGood we work to help our customers realize their fundraising goals for the causes near and dear to their hearts. This is our opportunity as a company to give back to a great, local organization. It also is an opportunity for us to experience building an auction from our customer’ perspectives. Organized by Valeria, one of our Client Services Team Leads, (thanks Valeria!) people across the company put in the legwork to solicit item donations, build the homepage, create item descriptions, and answer bidder questions. We’re fortunate to have a big team to help out, with very specific skill sets, from our graphic designer to our AEs who spend every day helping our clients use our software to build auctions. Of course, we understand that our customers might not have the same amount of resources available to them. So every year the auction is a reminder for us about the hard work that goes into fundraising every day (and we’re not even throwing a live event!).
So check out our diverse auction catalog here. We have travel and hotel stays across the country, from the Boston-area to Monterey Bay. We have sports tickets including the Red Sox vs. Yankees showdown to local college teams – Boston College hockey and Harvard hockey and basketball as well as tickets to the International Tennis Hall of Fame Championship (among others).
There is also the opportunity to directly support the Somerville Homeless Coalition with Buy Now Fund-A-Need items. For $25, you have the opportunity to help Stock the Food Pantry with a variety of nutritious food supplies, which will help the Somerville Homeless Coalition serve more than 1,000 a year. For $100, you have the opportunity to support SHC’s Rapid Response Homeless Prevention Services. Rapid Response is the Somerville Homeless Coalition’s innovative prevention and re-housing program that prevents families and individuals from becoming homeless, or rapidly re-houses them with emergency assistance.
The auction ends on Monday, February 3rd at 5:00PM ET. So make sure to get your bids in before that. Every day we work to help you achieve your fundraising goals, and it would mean a lot to us if you help us meet ours!