The Chardon Schools Foundation’s Annual Auction is currently take place online at www.csfauction.org and will be live on G-TV channels 1020 and 1025 on March 9, starting at 5:30 p.m.
This annual event is the foundation’s biggest fundraiser of the year.
This year the goal is to raise $20,000, according to the foundation’s president, Dave Jevnikar.
A little over $5,000 has been raised so far with the online auction. Jevnikar expects that amount to increase with the addition of more items and as the auction gets closer to closing.
While the auction currently has numerous food and dining packing, Cleveland Cavaliers tickets and an assortment of other items, the foundation can always use additional donations.
“We are looking for Indians and Browns tickets,” Jevnikar said. “That is one area we noticed we are not getting help from this year and would like to have.”
The biggest auction item is an entertainment package donated by Chardon Smile Center, which includes two tickets to Elton John’s Yellow Brick Road Farewell Tour, an overnight stay at the Metropolitan at the 9 Hotel in downtown Cleveland and a gift certificate for $100 to any Zack Bruell restaurant. The concert tickets are club level seats next to the stage.
New items are added daily to the auction site.
For area businesses who donate items to the auction, a hotline to the donating business website is online with the auction item so bidders can learn more about the business and give the business more exposure
Jevnikar has noticed an increase in the amount of Lake County businesses contributing to this year’s auction.
The deadline for donations is March 3. Pick up of donated items can be arranged by calling Jevnikar at 440-487-8653.
Monetary contributions to the foundation can be made online at www.chardonschoolsfoundation.org or by mail to P.O. Box 838, Chardon, OH., 44024.
The Foundation is a nonprofit so all donations are tax deductible.
The funds raised from this and other events go towards grant applications submitted from the district’s teachers to supplement or fund cutting edge and experimental school projects.
“We appreciate everybody’s help,” Jevnikar said. “This is the biggest event, and it helps us provide students with unique educational opportunities.”