Our first-ever Silent Auction was a huge hit in 2014 and we are making plans to host our second annual Silent Auction at the 2015 Arizona Home Education Convention.
Friday, July 10 and Saturday, July 11, 2015 at the Phoenix Convention Center, convention attendees will have the opportunity to bid on and purchase a fantastic assortment of items.
EXAMPLES OF ITEMS YOU MAY FIND AT THE SILENT AUCTION
HOW WILL THE SILENT AUCTION WORK?
CONVENTION ADMISSION REQUIRED
Convention admission is required to enter the Exhibit Hall and to participate in the Silent Auction.
WHAT WILL AFHE DO WITH THE PROCEEDS?
With a volunteer board of directors, a few key volunteer committees, and a lean budget, AFHE is able to accomplish a great deal each year in serving the Arizona homeschool community and promoting home education throughout the year. In addition, we are actively watching legislation that may affect the freedom to homeschool in our state, building relationships at the Capitol, and working to preserve the least restrictive regulations for homeschoolers in Arizona. Proceeds from the Silent Auction will go to help AFHE continue serving the Arizona homeschool community while keeping convention admission fees, exhibitor fees, and membership fees as low as possible.
In addition, AFHE will donate a portion of the proceeds from the Silent Auction to the Home School Foundation Arizona Ambassador Fund, which helps Arizona homeschooling families who are hurting and in need.
CAN I DONATE AN ITEM FOR THE SILENT AUCTION?
Yes! We are accepting donations of quality, new items from support groups, individuals, businesses, organizations, family-friendly venues, and convention exhibitors. Do you have a specialized craft or skill such as quilting or woodworking? We are also accepting hand-crafted items for the silent auction. Would you like to put together a themed basket/box or
donate items for one of the themed baskets AFHE would like to assemble? See below for a list of themed baskets for which AFHE is collecting donations.
Baskets can be big or small, elaborate or simple, and should include quality items that would be of interest to homeschooling parents and families. They can be themed to represent your part of the state or an area of interest such as art, geology, elementary education, geography, history, or science. They could include art supplies, family fun activities, pampering for mom, cool stuff for guys, and so on. Or you can donate one or more items toward any of the following themed baskets AFHE hopes to put together.
Themed Basket/Box Ideas
Businesses that donate an item for the Silent Auction will be invited to send us 200-250 brochures, business cards, or postcards promoting your business that will be placed on the table next to the item you have donated. With over 5,000 people in attendance, your business will receive a great deal of exposure.
AFHE will also publish a list of those who donated to the Silent Auction on our website.
DEADLINE TO RECEIVE DONATED ITEMS: JUNE 6
AFHE must receive all donated items by June 6, 2015.
Our team will prep the Silent Auction items for display and will be responsible for setting up the Silent Auction booth on Thursday, July 9. NOTE: We reserve the right to bundle items together as needed.
Donation applications will be accepted starting September 1, 2015. Please complete this short online donation form to provide your contact and company information along with a brief description and estimated retail value of the item(s) being donated.
DONATION FORM (link available September 1)
AFHE is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational corporation. Donations are tax deductible. Donation acknowledgement letters will be sent to donors later in the year.
AFHE reserves the right to approve or decline any donation based on the appropriateness and whether it is a good fit for our event and audience.
Silent Auction Donation Coordinator