We are excited to share with you a new opportunity we have planned for this year's AFHE Convention ... a silent auction.
Friday, July 11 and Saturday, July 12 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 WILL FIND AT THE SILENT AUCTION
HOW WILL THE SILENT AUCTION WORK?
Each item will have a guarantee amount. So if you find an item that you really want to purchase and you don't want to risk losing out to another bidder, you will have the option to pay the guarantee amount and take the item right away.
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 more. Do you have a specialized craft or skill such as quilting or woodworking? We are also accepting hand-crafted items for the silent auction. In addition, if you'd like to put together a basket, that would be great, too! 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.
Silent auction donation 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
AFHE must receive all donated items by June 6, 2014.
Our team will prep the Silent Auction items for display and will be responsible for setting up the Silent Auction booth on Thursday, July 10. NOTE: We reserve the right to bundle items together as needed.
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.
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