Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health’s (C&A) long-awaited and much-anticipated Let Your Light Shine Online Auction is Aug. 3 to 14 featuring an array of items to bid on to suite everyone’s taste.
C&A’s auction will feature items to pamper and treat yourself or help you get an early start on Christmas shopping, providing you can find hiding places.
The 15th annual Let Your Light Shine fundraiser is C&A’s biggest fundraiser of the year to support ongoing programming and services the agency provides to the 4,400 clients we serve each year. This annual event was started in 2006 by then board member Nancy Pryce and has grown each year. This year’s event is going online for the first time allowing you to view in real time bid amounts on each item and if a competitor ups the ante on your bid.
To participate in this year’s auction, visit www.childandadolescent.org and click on the auction button. From there, you will be prompted to create a profile including a username and password. Once you have completed that, the fun of the virtual auction starts. To kick off this year’s auction, C&A CEO Joe French, board member and Let Your Light Shine Chairperson Monica Gwin and event Emcee Mike Gallina will draw the winning ticket in our Grand Raffle Ticket drawing live on Facebook. The winning ticket receives $2,500.
What items are available to bid on? Are you looking for personal items, sports and entertainment, kid’s items or home goods? We have items in all categories to satisfy your shopping pallet. Below is a sampling of items to bid on:
- Spring, summer or fall, every lady needs a purse or wristlet to mark that special occasion with an eye-catching design when making an entrance. You can bid on a Sierra Satchel purse by Coach, a Kate Spade or Michael Kors purse. And to really catch everyone’s attention and be the talk of the evening, a special Kate Spade Rose Gold Bow Bangle Bracelet is available.
- Looking for an item to spruce up your home? This auction offers a beautiful, homemade flower arrangement in a rustic tin to liven up any room.
- Sports on your mind? Plenty of memorabilia to bid on including an autographed Cleveland Indians hat by starters from every decade dating back to the 1980s – Rick Manning, Carlos Barrega, Paul Shuey and more. Not a baseball fan, the auction has an autographed Columbus Blue Jackets picture and puck from Josh Anderson. Other sports items include a Callaway driver, golf bag and many gift certificates to area golf courses.
- Concerts and the arts right now are at a stand still but this will all be twice the fun in 2021. Our auction features two packages to Country Fest, June 17-20 at Clay’s Park resort. Additionally, we have tickets to bid on for the Players Guild, the Akron Zoo and more.
- Have a young child to shop for? You are covered. For little kids, we have a Pewi Ybike riding and walking toy. As the child grows, so does the imagination with the My Fairy Garden Unicorn Paradise and Shimmer ‘n Sparkle Unicorn Rock Art Kit.
- For the Adventurous, there is a three-month social membership to Glenmoor Country Club. Looking to take a road trip, for 300 miles, Cain BMW will give the winning bidder a car for the weekend.