Showing posts with label silent auction. Show all posts
Showing posts with label silent auction. Show all posts

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Silent Auction Fundraiser for Ukraine & Sunflower of Peace

Elena Rebrina, a staff member at BFCCPS, has created two mixed media paintings and is hosting a silent auction.  As part of the Grade 7 & 8 Fundraiser to support relief in Ukraine, the silent auction will benefit the Sunflower of Peace with 100% of the proceeds.

You can visit the silent auction at https://www.32auctions.com/Sunflowers-Paintings 

"Having family in Ukraine, this fundraiser is very close to my heart. I want to help innocent people in any way I can, that's why I created these 2 paintings as my artistic contribution to the cause! I named them "Hope" and "Believe", because I really believe in my heart that PEACE is the answer and I hope to make a difference…", Elena says.

Sunflowers symbolize endurance, hope and unity. In the light of recent events sunflowers became a symbol of peace for Ukraine.

Sunflowers symbolize endurance, hope and unity
Sunflowers symbolize endurance, hope and unity

Friday, May 6, 2022

Spring Fling Online Auction starts May 8, closes May 18

The Franklin Federated Church is holding a "Spring Fling Online Auction."
  • Bidding begins Sunday, May 8 at 11 AM
  • Bidding ends  Wednesday May 18 at 8 PM

Bidders can begin viewing items at https://www.32auctions.com/ffc2022  or by going to franklinfederated.org and clicking on the 32auctions link

Download a copy of the flyer -> https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jwGCsgfLAUW-KVT-TYGhNivobx9Mu1tW/view?usp=sharing

Spring Fling Online Auction starts May 8, closes May 18
Spring Fling Online Auction starts May 8, closes May 18

Monday, June 21, 2021

Empty Bowls Silent Auction closes out at 10 PM Monday, June 21


"What's still happening? The Empty Bowls Silent Auction & an opportunity to donate to the Franklin Food Pantry. 
Let's do this Franklin!! "
@FHS_EmptyBowls @FranklinFoodPan @FranklinHS @GreaterBoston

Silent Auction =>  https://sites.google.com/view/emptybowls6/home

Shared from Twitter: -> https://t.co/iY7LxvFMuW


Empty Bowls Silent Auction closes out at 10 PM Monday, June 21
Empty Bowls Silent Auction closes out at 10 PM Monday, June 21




Saturday, June 19, 2021

Franklin Food Pantry News - June 2021


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Relieving hunger. Nourishing lives.

"I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June." Lucy Maud Montgomery

Tina's Take

What's going on at the Pantry??

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Happy June! The days are growing longer, the sun is finally coming out and we are seeing the light at the end of a very long tunnel. This year certainly brought out the best in our community and we are so grateful to all of you for your support. Through all of the storms, cloudy days and now sunshine, The Pantry has been there for our neighbors and will continue to serve our community.



During the past year we changed the way we served our neighbors without changing what we did: providing healthy food and support. Learn what happened at The Pantry during the Covid-19 Pandemic:


What changed?

When our doors had to physically close to our neighbors, we rapidly switched to a twice a week curbside pick-up. Our neighbors received a choice of three proteins, fresh produce, (often from Franklin's own community gardens,) dairy, a bag of shelf stable goods and a special bag of food designed just for kids.

  • Instead of monthly scheduled times, neighbors could come weekly.
  • We added new programs such as Home Delivery and kids bags for families. 
  • We developed new supply chain methods, providing over 30% more fruits and vegetables to our neighbors despite discontinuation of many partner programs. 
  • We reinvented roles for our volunteers such as filling bags, calling neighbors, delivering to homes and contactless distribution, keeping volunteers safe.
  • We shifted our larger fundraisers to virtual events, including a reimagined Party for The Pantry, an online Empty Bowls event and auction as well as a virtual Turkey Trot.

What stayed the same?

  • We continued to see the spirit of our community shine through in support of our neighbors - your generosity was unparalleled!
  • We still connected with our neighbors to not only provide food but to offer support or just share a friendly face (even if it was masked).
  • We delivered weekend backpacks to 57 Franklin school children weekly to give them meals and snacks over the weekend.
  • We purchased a new building at 138 East Central Street, but for now we are staying at our current location while we finalize plans and launch our Capital Campaign.
  • We held our annual Thanksgiving and December holiday distribution serving over 200 hundred families for each.
  • We undertook strategic visioning and shifted staff and Board members into positions that capitalized on their expertise while addressing the changing needs of our community. While there may be different titles with the names, the same dedicated people are running The Pantry and working hard for our neighbors.
  • The need for The Pantry did not change – it grew. Compared to 2019, we served 18% more households, with a 36% increase in number of children served.


While we don't always know what will happen, this year taught us one thing: the need for compassion will never change. Thank you for sharing your compassion at unprecedented levels this year. We are honored to work with you every day to assist our neighbors. 


Have a wonderful summer!


Tina Powderly

Executive Director, Franklin Food Pantry

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Empty Bowls!


Thank you to everyone who came out to our reimagined Empty Bowls event on June 10 at the Franklin High School. This event was the product of months of work by the FHS Empty Bowls club led by Brenna Johnson. Club members created one of kind ceramic bowls to symbolize that somewhere, someone's bowl is empty. Thank you to our sponsors: Grove Street Auto Repair, QRGA and Times Up, Inc. for their support of this event. Club members, alumni and community members also made beautiful unique items for the online auction. The auction is still open and is running until June 21. Take a look and bid today!


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Community Gardens

Thanks to Jen Kuse and her 17 volunteers, our neighbors receive bags of freshly picked organic vegetables straight from our community gardens! Already this year our neighbors have had fresh butter lettuce, swiss chard, romaine, spinach, chives and more. We can't wait to see what comes next! Thank you to everyone who makes this program a success including the Franklin Federated Church, New England Chapel, Kim Mu Chow for their bed donations and to NETA for having a volunteer day to clean up the butterfly garden. 

Bid on the auction! 
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Annual Appeal

Watch your mailboxes because this year's annual appeal is on its way to you. The annual appeal highlights the many ways the community helped us during the Pandemic, and more importantly introduces you to some of the neighbors you helped. Visit our website to read the full annual appeal or make a donation.

Donate to our Annual Appeal
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Holiday Distribution

We are very excited to add an extra holiday distribution this year to help our neighbors celebrate July 4th!  Neighbors will receive a bag full of items for a traditional cookout and fun goodies sure to add a smile. Special thanks to Shaw's, The Daddario/Jardine family and MRN for their donations to the bags. 


Project Envoy

After launching their successful restaurant program, Project Envoy returns this summer to the Franklin Farmers Market. Look for their table sharing facts about food insecurity, The Franklin Food Pantry and recipes for cooking with fresh vegetables. They will also collect donations that go directly to The Franklin Food Pantry. Project Envoy is made up of members from The Interfaith Council Food Security Team representing: St. Mary's Parish, St. John's Episcopal, Temple Etz Chaim, the First Universalist Society in Franklin, the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints, and the Franklin Federated Church.


Our facility is generously donated by Rockland Trust. We are located at 43 West Central Street, Franklin MA, on Route 140 in the Rockland Trust parking lot, across the street from the fire station.

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Thursday, June 17, 2021

Update: Empty Bowls virtual auction ends -> June 21, 2021 at 10 PM

If you haven't got a bid in for one or more of the fabulous ceramic works of art, please make the time to do so.

"Good news! We are extending the deadline for the Empty Bowls auction until Monday, June 21 !!!!!! Get your bids in and don't miss your chance to own a one of a kind ceramic piece AND help The Pantry! "


Listen to "Inside the Empty Bowls 2021 preparations"

All this to benefit the Franklin Food Pantry. You can donate directly to the Pantry on the Empty Bowls page or at the Pantry page  https://www.franklinfoodpantry.org/ 

Come bid on these one of a kind hand-made items. #emptybowls
Come bid on these one of a kind hand-made items. #emptybowls

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Empty Bowls silent/virtual auction ends June 21, 2021 at 10 PM

If you haven't got a bid in for one or more of the fabulous ceramic works of art, please make the time to do so before the auction closes out Thursday, Jun 17 at 10 PM.

"Good news! We are extending the deadline for the Empty Bowls auction until Monday, June 21!!!!!! Get your bids in and don't miss your chance to own a one of a kind ceramic piece AND help The Pantry! "


Listen to "Inside the Empty Bowls 2021 preparations"

All this to benefit the Franklin Food Pantry. You can donate directly to the Pantry on the Empty Bowls page or at the Pantry page  https://www.franklinfoodpantry.org/ 

Come bid on these one of a kind hand-made items. #emptybowls
Come bid on these one of a kind hand-made items. #emptybowls


Saturday, June 12, 2021

FM #561 - Inside Empty Bowls 2021 - 06/08/21

FM #561 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 561 in the series. 


This session of the radio show shares my conversation with members of the FHS Empty Bowls Club. Brenna Johnson, FHS ceramics teacher and club advisor. The students introduce themselves: Sydney Brady, Emma Owens, and Lauren Wilson


We had our conversation via virtual conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period. We talk about the nature of this event and making bowls for it. We find out that raku is a special clay firing process.


The silent auction website link is included in the show notes. Be sure to register before you start bidding. You can also visit the page to make a donation to the Franklin Food Pantry  Audio file -> https://player.captivate.fm/episode/cb0066da-0566-4864-af6f-d248fb5696f9



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Empty Bowls page -> https://sites.google.com/view/emptybowls6/home


Food Pantry page-> https://www.franklinfoodpantry.org/ 


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We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm). 


This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.

 

How can you help?

  • If you can use the information that you find here, please tell your friends and neighbors

  • If you don't like something here, please let me know


Through this feedback loop we can continue to make improvements. I thank you for listening.

 

For additional information, please visit Franklinmatters.org/  or www.franklin.news 


If you have questions or comments you can reach me directly at shersteve @ gmail dot com


The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana"  c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.


I hope you enjoy!

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Picked up my Empty Bowl and happened to meet Emily and Abby on the way out of FHS. They had collaborated to make it!
Picked up my Empty Bowl and happened to meet Emily and Abby on the way out of FHS. They had collaborated to make it! 

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

"Go For The Green!" Online Silent Auction - opens March 7



"Go For The Green!"  Online Silent Auction  - opens March 7
 
Big Fundraising News!!
The "Go for the Green" Online Auction
Is coming in March

Welcome to our exciting virtual fundraiser!
Bidding will last 10 days, from March 7th @ noon to 
St. Patrick's Day-March 17th @ 8 pm
 
In March, we will explain how to access the auction and spread the word.
 
Join the fun! Help us help Franklin Federated Church. 

      More information to follow before March 7. For updates check out franklinfederated.org

 

Saturday, April 18, 2020

FM #247 Doug McPherson HMEA Virtual IncredABLE 5K

FM #247 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 247 in the series.

This session of the radio show shares my conversation with Doug McPherson, Vice-President of Development and Public Relations for Horace Mann Education Association (HMEA). We had our conversation via conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.

In our first conversation, Doug and I talked about the preparation for the HMEA’s IncredABLE 5K scheduled for May 17, 2020. Alas, in this pandemic period, the road race, community walk, and family fun field day has been converted to a virtual event. Virtual? Yes, we talk about how you can run your 5K on a certified 5K course and send your results in to HEMA to count.

Our conversation includes the other elements of the virtual event still to occur on May 17, but all virtual, not on the fields at Dell/EMC.

The recording runs about 20 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Doug   https://www.hipcast.com/podcast/HVMrv2m7




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https://www.hmea.org/incredable-5k/

We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm).

This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.

How can you help?
  • If you can use the information that you find here, please tell your friends and neighbors
  • If you don't like something here, please let me know

Through this feedback loop we can continue to make improvements. I thank you for listening.

For additional information, please visit Franklinmatters.org/
If you have questions or comments you can reach me directly at shersteve @ gmail dot com

The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana" c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.

I hope you enjoy!

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You can also subscribe and listen to Franklin Matters audio on iTunes or your favorite podcast app; search in "podcasts" for "Franklin Matters"

FM #247 Doug McPherson HMEA Virtual IncredABLE 5K
FM #247 Doug McPherson HMEA Virtual IncredABLE 5K

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Encore Music Education Foundation Event - Dec 17

If you're looking to support local music education, check out the Encore Music Education Foundation's online auction at www.biddingforgood.com/EMEF.

The Encore Music Education Foundation, Inc.'s Music for the Win Benefit Program will be hosted on December 17th, 2017. The evening will feature appetizers, a sit down dinner, and dessert. It will also feature performances from Encore Music Academy's students, faculty, and recording ensemble, the EnHarmonix.

During the event there will be raffle tickets sold for multiple raffle items on site, as well as $20 tickets for the chance to win $2,500 in cash. We will also be hosting an online and in-person Silent Auction which includes over 40 exciting items! 100% of the proceeds from this event benefit students of music through providing funds for merit-based scholarships and needs-based subsidies.

Tickets can be bought online, where you can register for the auction as well. Come join us for an evening filled with music, community, and fun!

Encore Music Education Foundation Event - Dec 17
Encore Music Education Foundation Event - Dec 17


Saturday, November 25, 2017

Franklin Garden Club - Annual Holiday Auction - Dec 5

For the first time, the Franklin Garden Club will open its annual Holiday Auction to the public. The event will take place on Tuesday, December 5, beginning at 6:00 PM. at the Franklin Senior Center, 10 Daniel McCahill Street, Franklin. 

 A Silent Auction will run from 6:00 – 7:00 PM followed by a live auction beginning at 7:15 PM. Appetizers and desserts will be served throughout the evening.

The auction will feature a wide variety of holiday items made by Franklin Garden Club members, as well as other donated articles. Items will include beautiful live flower and evergreen arrangements, holiday decorations, baked goods, and other types of home and garden items.

“The auction is a wonderful way to jump start your holiday decorating and purchase gifts for friends and family,” noted Janice Cederquist and Mary Anne Dean, co-presidents of the Garden Club.

All proceeds from the auction help to support the Club’s community activities, which include the awarding of a scholarship to a graduating high school student, the distribution of pine tree seedlings to Franklin first graders to mark Arbor Day, and maintenance of the Franklin Town Common Garden in partnership with the Town.

The Franklin Garden Club, founded in 1987, is a member of the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts.

Franklin Garden Club - Annual Holiday Auction - Dec 5
Franklin Garden Club - Annual Holiday Auction - Dec 5

Friday, March 3, 2017

Best Buddies Online Silent Auction – Opens Friday, March 3rd

Team GT for KT is hosting our annual online silent auction to raise funds for Best Buddies. 

Online bidding opens on Friday, March 3, 2017 and will close on Friday, March 17, 2017. 

Please support our auction by bidding and sharing our auction information with your friends. Items include:

  • Julian Edelman Signed NFL Football
  • Red Sox Tickets
  • Bose SoundTouch10 Wireless Music System
  • Sage Salon Mini Luxury Package
  • A Week at Tomorrow’s Stars Basketball Camp (Dean College)
  • Golf for 4 at Maplegate Country Club
  • Restaurants and much more!


To bid go to https://www.32auctions.com/GT4KT2017

Best Buddies Online Silent Auction – Opens Friday, March 3rd
Best Buddies Online Silent Auction – Opens Friday, March 3rd

Best Buddies International is a non-profit organization that provides friendship and integrated employment opportunities to children and adults with developmental disabilities. Best Buddies has a number of active chapters serving students enrolled in the Franklin Public Schools.

Special thanks to all our 2017 donors!

Friday, February 24, 2017

Yankee Quilters Guild - Silent Auction and Supplies Sale - March 14

Yankee Quilters Guild will hold a silent auction and sale of supplies for quilting, general sewing and embroidery on Tuesday, March 14th at 7:00 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 237 Pleasant Street in Franklin.

Come browse a wide selection of sewing supplies geared for quilters, embroiderers and sewers of all interests. Beautiful threads, fabric, patterns, rulers, quilt kits, books will delight every piece maker, whether a beginner or advanced.

The silent auction will be closed at 8:00 p.m. and followed by a brief business meeting.

Yankee Quilters is a nonprofit organization with members from a wide area. New members and guests are welcome at all meetings. The first meeting, including the March 14th event, is always free for first-time visitors or guests.

For more information, email yankeequilters11@gmail.com or visit Yankee Quilters on Facebook.

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Facebook image for Yankee Quilters Guild


Yankee Quilters is a 501-c-3 charitable organization which supports the education of its members in the traditional craft of quilting and provides comfort quilts to patients at local cancer treatment centers and in hospice care. The guild is supported by generous donations from local quilt shops, local quilters and members.