2020 Online Auction

Call for Donations!

Donation deadline is September 15.

Friends,
Illinois Friends of Midwives is preparing to do our first big fundraiser, and we need your help! The purpose of our fundraiser is to raise money for Illinois Friends of Midwives to further our goal of licensing CPMs in Illinois. The Illinois Council of Certified Professional Midwives contracts with a lobbyist to guide efforts to license CPMs, and our community needs to pitch in to cover that ongoing expense.

Our online auction is scheduled for the week of October 4-10, 2020.

Participating as a donor in our online auction is an opportunity for greater visibility at the regional and state level, while also supporting this important cause. Items listed will have photos including your logo and your donated item, plus contact information for your business. You’ll have social media exposure through donor promotion/thank you across our social media platforms. Our Facebook page and private community group each has over 2,200 fans/members from across Illinois and beyond.

Donated items do not have to be birth/baby/mother/woman related, but they should be new.  Handmade goods, gifts certificates, services are great auction items.

Please email us at [email protected] to make your donation.

Tell us:

Description of your donated item(s)
Value of your item(s)
Photos of your item
Contact information, including name, phone, email, business name and website/page, if applicable.

 

Items can be mailed to:

Carrie Vickery
PO Box 901
Oswego IL 60543

You may be able to arrange with a volunteer in your region to drop of, or have an item picked up. Please reach out to whomever contacted you about making a donation to see what your options might be.

If your item is large enough that shipping is prohibitive, let us know so we can include that information in the listing for the winning buyer. After the close of auction, we will provide the name and contact information for the winning bidder for you to arrange pick up.

Items in electronic format (gift certificates, for example) can be emailed to the address above.

 

Donation item ideas:

  • Restaurant gift certificates
  • Baby items
  • Jewlery
  • Handmade personal care items, including soaps and balms
  • Clothing and accessories
  • Handmade quilts and blankets
  • Baby gear including wraps, slings and other carriers
  • Memberships or subscriptions
  • Mama cloth
  • Cloth diapers and accessories
  • Cleaning products
  • Custom artwork
  • Tattoo gift certificates
  • Cooking tools, cookbooks, spices
  • CSA shares or produce baskets
  • Essential Oils
  • Handmade toys
  • Photography packages
  • Health and wellness packages (yoga, pilates, bodywork, chiropractic)
  • Sports, Fine Arts and entertainment tickets and passes
  • Bed and Breakfast/getaway certificates
  • Childbirth Education packages

Unfortunately, feedback from auctions held in other regions suggest that doula services do not sell well, and discounts on services or items, which don’t include the full service or item, do not sell well.