Dear friends of the Children’s Heart Network,
We would like to invite you to take part in the second phase of our online auction. There will be close to 90 prizes to fight for!
The auction starts on Friday, September 18, at 9:00 am. We will have two lots, ending at different times: the first lot will end at 8:30 pm, and the second lot will end at 9:00 pm, on Sunday, September 20.
Most of the items will require pickup in either Vancouver or Richmond, unless otherwise specified. You will be given an option to choose the pickup location when you pay. Certificates will be mailed out at no extra charge.
Visa and Mastercard will be accepted.
Here is the link: chnevents.org
Once you log into the auction page, please read the instructions for “How to Bid,” the “Bidding Rules,” and the “Disclaimer,” all found at the top right under “How Bidding Works.”
We encourage you to forward the auction link to anyone you think might be interested in taking part in the auction and supporting the Children’s Heart Network.
Staggered End Times and Anti-Sniping
We have upgraded our system, and also staggered the end times, in order to prevent any problems when you are all bidding towards the end. Please note we have also added anti-sniping per your request after the auction in April. This means bidding is extended by three minutes if a bid is received within three minutes of the item’s end time, and will continue to be extended until the bidding ends.
SMS Text Notifications
We have also added the option to sign up for SMS text notifications so that you can receive instant notices on your mobile device when you’re outbid, etc., as this can be faster than receiving email notifications. We recommend that neither be relied upon and suggest that you check back near the auction’s closing time to avoid being outbid.
You must opt in to receive SMS notifications. To do this, visit “My Addresses” under “My Account.” Open “Billing Address” to add your billing address and phone number. Detailed instructions, including a how-to video, can be found under “Bidding Rules” > “SMS Text Notifications.”
Increments are set as follows during bidding:
- For items valued between $0.00 and $100.00, the minimum bid increment is $10
- For items valued between $101.00 and $500.00, the minimum bid increment is $20
- For items valued between $501.00 and above, the minimum bid increment is $30
Our auction does not include proxy bidding.
- There is a “Category List” on the right side for your convenience.
- The front photo may not represent the entire auction item, as some prizes contain a combination of donations. Open up the item to see more photos and to read the short description. A longer description is found farther down on the page and includes more details such as blackouts and expiry dates. Some businesses are currently closed due to COVID-19, so please check online.
Send a Kid to Camp
At the top of the home page, please see our “Send a Kid to Camp!” donation button (similar to what we have at the gala). This can be used even if you don’t win any prizes or would just like to make a donation directly to our camps. We will send you a tax receipt for the full amount.
We are currently doing online “camp evenings” with our families and Hearts of Gold teenagers that include many fun activities. We send care packages out to the youth in advance, as many in this group of our members are kept very isolated from their friends during this difficult time of COVID-19.
Thank you so much for your support! Happy bidding, and good luck!