Use this checklist to make sure you’re ready to fill out the donation form. Have the following information ready:
- Dinner Social Events
- Events Not Primarily Dinners
- Gift Cards & Tickets
- Foods, and
- Non-Food Tangible items.
In appropriate situations, you’ll be asked whether:
- Dinner / other meal / snacks will be served;
- There will be vegetarian / vegan options; and
- Alcoholic beverages will be served.
Here are the themes you’ll have to choose from (you may select all that apply):
If you plan to hold your event at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center (UUCC’s building), you must reserve space before you complete the donation form. Space fills up very quickly, so act now. Contact Hannah Nelson, UUCC’s Office Assistant, at 410-381-0097. Room map: http://www.obicolumbia.org/Brochure.pdf?page=2
If the item is being held at a private residence, you may want to leave off the specifics, because the online Auction catalog is accessible to the public. Example: instead of listing “Jones family, 123 Main Street, Anytown,” you might list “Jones Family Residence, Anytown.”
Specify the date(s) & time(s) of your event/getaway; optional inclement weather date; optional end time.
Most donated Auction events are held on specified dates and times, and buyers strongly prefer it. You may, for very small events, getaways, etc., set up your item date/time to be negotiated by yourself and the buyer. Most tangible items (food and nonfood) are picked up at the auction, although delivery date may also be negotiated. There is also a field for noting additional brief scheduling details. More information: see Donation Guide
If your donated item doesn’t (fully) sell, we can keep it in the Auction and try to sell it in our year-round Post Auction sale. You’ll enter a recommended (fixed) price for post-auction sales (however, for items that partially sell on Auction night, the post-auction-sales price will automatically be set at the successful bidder price). You’ll also specify (if the donated item is an event) whether you want to (a) sell admissions at the door and/or (b) pull your item out of the sale a designated number of days in advance of the event date.
IMPORTANT! All unsold tangible items & foods MUST be taken home on Auction night; if sold post-auction, you and buyers will have to arrange delivery/pickup.