ABOUT THE AUCTION


Every spring we hold our beloved fundraising event of the year, our CCS Annual Auction. This event helps fund teacher salaries and also provides 8 scholarships for students to attend CCS. The 23rd annual auction was scheduled to take place in “Holy City Style” at Hibernian Hall on April 18th. Unfortunately, COVID-19 restrictions have forced to get creative and adapt.  If we canceled the auction, we’d jeopardize over $200,000 in critical funding needed for spring teacher salaries and scholarships for some incredible CCS students.  That would be a tremendous blow to our school.
 
But at CCS – we dream big and are made up of an amazing supportive community!

23RD ANNUAL AUCTION GOES VIRTUAL

We are excited to announce our plans to adapt this fun event. We are keeping the April 18th date in place and are making the event VIRTUAL!  We challenge you to put on your best Holy City Style cocktail dresses and ties and join us on Saturday, April 18th from the comfort of your home for an evening of virtual fun! Get ready to sip on some bubbly and celebrate and support CCS while maintaining some “social distancing”. All bidding and donating will still be able to take place online. We’ll have a blast sharing our auction celebrations from home. Stay tuned for the links to join into our fun virtual auction event to watch from home!


We hope you’ll be part of our ambitious goal for CCS teachers and students. Here are 3 ways you can help….

  1. Donate to support our teachers! Were you originally going to purchase an auction ticket or sponsorship? We would love for you to use the money you would have spent on tickets and now donate it toward teacher spring salaries. Would you consider making a donation instead of purchasing tickets/tables/sponsorships?
  2. Join us virtually on the evening of April 18th! There is no cost. You can bid from home and tune in online to join the CCS fun! We will post a site link where you can log in at 6:30 pm.
  3. Donate an item! We still need about 60 donations of items to put together a stellar auction inventory. Email Bonnie with ideas or to organize drop-off/pick-ups. CCS families, if you haven't donated your class basket item yet, we'd still love those too


 


VIRTUAL AUCTION - FAQs 

  • What is a virtual auction?  We’re making history with CCS’s first virtual auction! It will be comprised of two components:
    • An online auction with over 100 fabulous items on which to bid right from your phone or computer!   New items are being added every day.  You can preview some of the items here…. https://event.gives/ccsauction/items
    • A live-stream on April 18th at 6:30PM.  Once set-up, we’ll share the link so you can tune-in from home! (think Facebook Live or YouTube Live)  Virtually “gather” with us for lots of laughs, highlights of some big-ticket auction items, and to hear from our scholarship students.  It’s going to be a blast!  
 
  • What is the goal? The annual auction is critical to help fund spring teacher salaries and the “paddle raise” at this event helps fund around 8 CCS student scholarships each year.  We are looking at approximately $200,000 to make both of these happen.  We are crunching numbers now for a more exact total, as thankfully our expenses will be much lower!  As soon as we have an exact goal factoring updated expenses - we’ll share!  
 
  • I have something to donate.  Great news!  We are so thankful for the support.  Just email Bonnie at bonnie@charlestoncollegiate.org with your donation ideas and to create a plan for mail-in, drop-off or pick-up of the item(s).
 
  • I already bought a ticket or Sponsorship - what now?  We are hopeful that you or your organization will consider transferring your ticket or sponsorship to be a tax-deductible donation to help support teacher salaries this spring.  Just email Bonnie at bonnie@charlestoncollegiate.org to discuss.  She’ll be happy to move the funding to a donation and her team will provide a tax receipt to you for your gift should you decide to transfer the funding.
 
  • Can I share the auction with other people? Please do! Especially with the event being virtual this year, we would love to expand our reach to support CCS.  Will you share the online auction link with grandparents, friends, and neighbors? 
 
  • If I win and purchase items on April 18th, how will I get my stuff?  Gift certificates will be mailed or emailed after the auction.  Larger items can be shipped, delivered, or picked up.  There may be shipping costs depending on item weight and location. The auction team will reach out to you, post-auction, to get your fun items in your hands ASAP!  Thank you in advance for your patience - it will be a bigger job than usual getting items to winners! :)

                

  

            
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Johns Island, SC 29455

Phone: 843-559-5506

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