Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Beads for Bucks Auction #1

[The following is a blog-o-sphere experiment]

I have been trying to come up with something great to auction off from my blog to raise some money for Orphan Relief and Rescue. It’s taken time, but I think you might like what I’ve come up with. We’ll see how complicated this is, and if there’s an overwhelming response, then that’s even better!

Every week for the next month, I am going to post a new Beads for Bucks auction. All of the auction pieces are handmade by Liberian women at a local shop called Amazing Grace, Inc. The women are trained for 6 months in the art of bead-making. The women turn recycled glass bottles into beautiful beads, and then create each piece of jewelry. Everything that they create is beautiful, which has made it difficult for me to pick out the pieces for the auctions. Each piece is unique and one-of-a-kind.

The best part is that 100% of the proceeds from the auctions will help fund upcoming Orphan Relief and Rescue projects. It’s a great way for YOU to make a difference in the lives of Liberia’s orphans, and you get a fabulous piece of unique Liberian jewelry!

So, I present: Beads for Bucks—Auction #1

How the auction works:
- Each auction will be posted at the beginning of the week (Monday night or Tuesday morning).
- You can bid by leaving a comment. Please leave your email address so that I can contact the highest bidder. In order to prevent spam, leave your email address in the form of: your email (at) server (dot) com.
- As we say in Liberia, “don’t be greedy”. Remember, the auction is for a GREAT cause so spread the word! 100% of the proceeds will be used to fund upcoming Orphan Relief and Rescue projects!
- This auction will close on Thursday night. (I will check the bids when I wake up on Friday morning)
- The highest bidder can pay with either PayPal or a personal check.
If you have any other questions, just post them as a comment and I will answer them.

Now, let's raise some money!!!
The starting bid is $10.


Anonymous said...

fun idea. i hope you raise some good money for such a worthy cause!

CP17 said...
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Ashley said...

So that there's not multiple price entries, I will only keep the first bid at a single price...if that makes sense? Hence, why the 1st comment was deleted (sorry Chris).

CP17 said...

Will we be able to see what the current high bid is? I'm not sure if there has been a first bid.

CP17 said...

Oh sorry, just saw the first line of the first comment. here you go, $20.

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Ashley said...

Congrats Chris! You're the new proud owner of a beautiful bracelet! I hope it's for your wife. =)

Thanks to everyone for their bids. Look for another Beads for Bucks auction next week! And until then, spread the word so that we can raise some money to help orphans in Liberia!