It’s Auction Time!
Donations requested by September 15.
Our most popular annual fundraiser is BACK!
The Kentucky Home Birth Coalition will hold our fourth annual online fundraising auction October 1 – 8, 2016. Proceeds from the online auction will provide a major funding source for our advocacy during the 2017 Kentucky legislative session. We made substantial progress in 2016 toward our goal to license Certified Professional Midwives. In 2015 our auction raised over $5,600.
We are proud to invite you to take a leading role by donating items to be auctioned. Auction donation items can take a variety of forms from goods to services. Examples include handmade goods; jewelry; gift certificates to a local business, restaurant, or for services; “birthy” items; baby gear; or whatever type of product you provide. Items do not have to pertain to women, babies, or birth, but it is fine if they do! See below for examples of past auction items.
To make a donation, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Description of item(s) being donated
- Value of item(s) (or your best estimate for handmade items)
- One or more photos of the item(s)
- Your contact info: name, phone number, and e-mail address. Please also include your business name and website, if applicable.
Donations can be mailed to:
Mary Kathryn DeLodder
3908 Fairfield Meadows Dr
Louisville, KY 40245
If you are in contact with one of our volunteers, you can also arrange to have the volunteer pick up your item. Gift certificates or other items in electronic format may be e-mailed to email@example.com. If your donation is such that the winning bidder will pick it up from you at the conclusion of the auction, we will notify you of the name and contact information of the winning bidder for your item(s). Donations are requested by September 15.
Do not miss this chance to play a major role in the efforts to change the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Please contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to your participation!
Some examples of past auction items have been:
- Handmade blankets
- Tattoo gift certificates
- Massage gift certificates
- CSA shares and produce baskets
- Handmade soaps and personal care items
- Essential oil sets
- Baby items of all types
- Mama cloth
- Cloth diapers and diapering accessories
- Chiropractic packages
- Photography packages
- Childbirth education packages
- Baby carriers, slings, and wraps
- Placental encapsulation packages
- Magazine subscriptions
- T-shirts, socks, and other apparel
- Unique artwork of all kinds
- Cookies, cupcakes, and cake gift certificates
- Cookbooks, spices, and cooking accessories
- Restaurant gift certificates
- Yoga packages
- Cleaning products
- Handmade items of every shape, sort, and size
- And so much more!