Auction a success for fallen friend
Aug 27, 2013 / 2:30 pm
The money was raised by Amanda Zais, owner of Mavazi Apparel, who organized an online auction as a way to provide a positive outcome after the passing of her former employee.
Seventy businesses came on board to donate items, and all of the proceeds – including an additional $600 from sales at Mavazi Apparel – will go to Club 180, a drop-in program affiliated with the Okanagan Boys and Girls Club.
“It went really well, I was pretty impressed with how fast people offered to give donations from their businesses and how quickly it all happened, and how much money got raised,” says Zais.
Based on the success of this auction, Zais says it’s something she would like to do again and thanks the community for how quickly everyone jumped on board with her idea.
“It’s just such a cool concept and it’s win-win for everyone. People get to bid on sweet stuff, businesses get exposure and charities get money.”
Club 180 was not available for comment on the story.
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