The Christ the King Virtual Auction is coming up this Friday, May 21st, from 6:30pm to 7:30pm!  This is our 5th auction, and it’s a really important event for our parish.  It’s by far the largest single fundraiser that we have in the parish and school, and its success has been critical in keeping our school in good financial shape without constant fundraising or huge tuition increases.  (We’ve been able to keep tuition increases under 3% the last few years, and the auction has been an important reason why.)

 

Of course, in a COVID environment things are much different, so this year’s auction will be virtual instead of an in-person event.  While we’ll definitely miss being together (which has always been a blast in the past), this will still be a great community-building event, and we need all of your support to make it successful!

 

Here’s how you can support the auction:

 

  1. Bid on auction items! Bidding is live right now, and it’s easy to participate. Here’s what you need to do:
  • Go to bit.ly/CTKauction2021
  • Click SIGN UP to register.
  • Once you are signed up and logged in, you can click on the tab that says, SILENT AUCTION. You are free to browse and bid!
  • There are also spots on the auction website to make outright donations toward the purchase of specific items, so there are ways for you to give even if you choose not to bid on anything.
  • Bidding closes at 7:30 pm on May 21.

 

  1. Attend the Virtual Auction on Friday May 21st at 6:30pm.
  • Go to bit.ly/CTKauction2021
  • Click on SIGN UP to register (or simply click LOG IN if you have already registered).
  • The Virtual Auction will begin at 6:30 pm. You will be able to view the show in the large rectangle at the top of the screen. You will still be able to bid on all items while watching the Virtual Event.

 

  1. Make a contribution to the SGO (Scholarship Granting Organization), which provides tuition assistance for school families in need.
  • If you haven’t received a pledge card for the SGO, please contact Abby Doyle (adoyle@christthekingonline.org).
  • There is also an extremely generous tax credit associated with the SGO. Abby will gladly provide you with more details on how to get this credit.
  • You don’t need to wait until the night of the auction to make your pledge – we encourage you to make it right away!

 

  1. Tell your friends and family about the auction and share the links for bidding and attending the auction with them. We’re counting on you to spread the word!

 

Many thanks go out to our Auction Chairs, Jenna Criniti and Julia Kanczuzewski.  Running the auction is a big task in a normal year, but re-inventing it as a virtual event has been an even bigger undertaking.  The work that these two women have done is nothing short of amazing, and the whole parish and school owe them a debt of gratitude.

 

I hope you get the chance to check out the items on our auction website, whether or not you’re able to attend the virtual event live.  We have some terrific items out there!  Thanks in advance to all of you for helping make this event a success.