Fighting COVID Together is an online charity auction event taking place on Saturday, May 23, 2020 involving six of British Columbia’s most well-respected philanthropic organizations.
- Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre Association
- Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation
- Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation
- Sources Foundation
- Variety – the Children’s Charity of BC
- VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation
After their gala events were cancelled this spring due to COVID-19, these charities are coming together in this exciting, fun, and unprecedented live online charity auction event hosted by AbleAuctions.ca.
Fighting COVID Together
When: Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 7:00pm (until 8:00pm)
Where: Online! Sign up as a bidder through AbleAuctions.ca by 4:00pm on Friday, May 22, 2020 in order to register for the live auction. You will also be able to preview the exciting items up for auction in advance.
About the Event
The concept for Fighting COVID Together came about when my colleague Howard Blank, known for mixing his love for philanthropy and his skill for hosting and auctioneering, wanted to do something to help all the charities he cares so much about. He turned to his friends at Able Auctions and event expert Tracey Wade along with Laura Ballance and me, and soon Fighting COVID Together took shape.
This will be an upbeat and fast-paced online auction helping charities who need the public’s support right now. The format is simple and is based on Able Auctions’ proven track record in industrial auctioneering. Hosted by Howard Blank, the virtual event will consist of a live audio auction for each of the six charities involved where guests will be able to bid in real time on items upon viewing photos and descriptions.
There is no registration fee for guests and no costs for the six charities involved, and 100 per cent of proceeds go to directly to them!
I hope to see you (virtually) at the live auction event on May 23rd in support of these great causes.