Thursday, October 29th , 2020 • 6pm – 8pm (via Zoom Event)
We invite you to join us for a very special event and fundraiser for the ever-deserving Jamestown Kiwanis Club which marks its 100th year of serving our community.
The Kiwanis Club of Jamestown was looking forward to 2020 as a special year of celebration of 100 years of helping children, locally and around the world. Special projects and an anniversary gala were all in the planning stages when Covid-19 hit and changed our world. As the club looks ahead to 2021 and is optimistic that it instead can celebrate a wonderful 101 years, it finds itself in need of new ways to raise funds to continue all of this important work here in the Jamestown area. All of the usual fundraisers were canceled due to Covid-19 restrictions. Brookdale Lakewood has offered this fun and amazing opportunity, and we are hopeful that with a successful auction we can continue to support our many causes. Just a few of them: Boys and Girls Club of Jamestown, Chautauqua Children’s Safety Education Village, JHS Key Club, Washington Middle School Builders Club, TRC Aktion Club, UPMC maternity unit baby shower, Salvation Army Breakfast with Santa, Brookdale Senior Fun Fair, many campers and sports teams, scholarships and vocational awards. More new projects are planned in conjunction with the belated anniversary celebration.
What is a Virtual Auction?
Brookdale Lakewood is in the process of collecting an array of Fine art pieces – many one-of-a-kind items are being donated for this special fundraiser. Items will be collected until Saturday, October 24th. These unique items are being assessed by local professionals in order to provide us with a starting bid.
Each item will be individually photographed, then staged along with a detailed description and who generously donated it.
The entire collection of prized items will be emailed to all of those pre-registered to this event. YES, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!
Registration will also provide our bidders a sneak peek and time to determine which piece they will take home. The collection list will be emailed 24 hours prior to the start of the live auction. Anyone who receives this list will have the first opportunity to place silent bid for the selected piece.
How do you get registered?
First you must register in order to attend this fun evening event. You can do so by calling Brookdale Lakewood at 716-665-2414 to give us your contact information or you can email Lynn Swanson at LSwansion1@Brookdale.com.
What happens during the LIVE auction?
On Thursday, October 29th starting at 6 pm the live auction begins! All silent bids will be in place which will provide us with the starting bid. Brookdale Lakewood will have a short window of opportunity to feature each piece live – via Zoom. Bids will be also taken during the LIVE auction using the Chat box within Zoom. The winning bid will be announced LIVE at the end of each featured item.
How can you contribute to this fun event?
Donate a piece of art!
Deadline for donations is Saturday, October 24th
Register to attend this Virtual Auction
Call Brookdale Lakewood 665-2414
i. Include name / email / phone number – this will be kept confidential
Place your bid!
Attend the live event on 10/29 starting at 6 pm
Must have ZOOM invite to attend
How do you place your bid?
Email your bid to LSwanson1@Brookdale.com
Attend the live auction and type in your bid via Chat box in Zoom
How do you pick up your winning item?
Pick up your winning item on Sunday, November 1st at Brookdale Lakewood, located at 220 Southwestern Drive, Lakewood, NY between the hours of 11 am – 4 pm. Checks, cashier checks or money orders made out to “Jamestown Kiwanis Club” are preferred methods of donation.
Call Lynn Swanson at Brookdale Lakewood – 716-665-2414 or email email@example.com
We look forward to hearing from you and raising some money for our local Kiwanis Club!
VERY IMPORTANT: This event is by RSVP ONLY so do not wait – REGISTER TODAY! ***