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iPad2 Giveaway and Silent Auction!!

Ok friends and family…..this is it!!!  The Final Week for our biggest fund-raiser in our adoption!!

The Great iPad2 Giveaway!!

If you want in on the iPad2 Giveaway, you’ve got to enter this week!!  We will draw for the winner a week from today!!

Please see the right side of this blog for information and how to’s!!  🙂

Silent Auction: Rules and How to Bid!! Please Read

Bidding Instructions

Okay only a “few rules”:
  1. Read every item description carefully.  If I have to ship the item to you, then S & H will need to be paid.  Please do not bid unless you can truly pay for the item.  Payment for the item, should you win, will be required within 48 hrs from the time you receive notice that you’ve won.  If payment is not received within the timeframe and I have sent (3 reminder e-mails) it will go to the next highest bidder.
  2. Payment- Should you win an item, you can click the Donate button and pay there.
  3. Bid Mindfully! Remember this is a silent auction to bring our Mollie home!!  The amount raised will go towards our travel expenses to China.
  4. Most of the items do not have minimum bids and the only increment rule is that it can not be any less $1 under the current bid. For example if the current bid is $10 you can’t bid $10.25 it would have to be $11 or more.
  5. How to place a bid: You can bid on as many items as you want and there is no limit on the amount of bids. There are 2 ways but no matter which way you do it you need to e-mail me at heidi@mission4mollie.com with your name and e-mail address with your first bid so that I know who you are or you can post your full name with your e-mail address under the comment.  If you just write “Julie” and win I have no clue who you are so you need to have an e-mail address with the bid or you need to e-mail me with it.
  • Each item has its own post. Just hit the comment button and you will see another person’s bid unless you are the first person to bid on an item. You need to bid higher than the current bid or minimum bid if there is one noted.
  • Should you want to be an anonymous bidder e-mail me at heidi@mission4mollie.com with your name and the amount of your current bid. You will then see a comment come through under the post with anonymous and a current bid. No one will know who you are!
The auction will run until Saturday, June 2nd at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time. This is a real time auction and the comments and bids should post within seconds.  Once we are 30 minutes out of closing time I will post and let you know what time my clock says and then I will do another 2 minute warning before the auction ends.
Should you have any questions or want detailed items on an item, I can do my best to answer them or at least contact the vendor for you and get an answer. Please be patient. E-mail me at heidi@mission4mollie.com.
Have fun! Sit back, relax and shop! Help spread the word as much as you can! If you haven’t shared any of our fundraisers yet this is the one to share!

Item #21 – Just Love Coffee African Skies Blend

Just Love Coffee African Skies Blend (ground)

Fair Trade, organic, and shade-grown coffee

When Founder Rob Webb adopted two of his daughters from Ethiopia, inspiration struck.  He saw a way to help other families who were adopting, from anywhere in the world, and combine his passion for creating fine, artisan coffees.

Shipping:  Winner’s bid plus $2.50

Silent Auction has started!!!

Ok, give me a few minutes to start getting things loaded…..:)

Silent Auction: Rules and How to Bid!! Please Read

Bidding Instructions

Okay only a “few rules”:
  1. Read every item description carefully.  If I have to ship the item to you, then S & H will need to be paid.  Please do not bid unless you can truly pay for the item.  Payment for the item, should you win, will be required within 48 hrs from the time you receive notice that you’ve won.  If payment is not received within the timeframe and I have sent (3 reminder e-mails) it will go to the next highest bidder.
  2. Payment- Should you win an item, you can click the Donate button and pay there.
  3. Bid Mindfully! Remember this is a silent auction to bring our Mollie home!!  The amount raised will go towards our travel expenses to China.
  4. Most of the items do not have minimum bids and the only increment rule is that it can not be any less $1 under the current bid. For example if the current bid is $10 you can’t bid $10.25 it would have to be $11 or more.
  5. How to place a bid: You can bid on as many items as you want and there is no limit on the amount of bids. There are 2 ways but no matter which way you do it you need to e-mail me at heidi@mission4mollie.com with your name and e-mail address with your first bid so that I know who you are or you can post your full name with your e-mail address under the comment.  If you just write “Julie” and win I have no clue who you are so you need to have an e-mail address with the bid or you need to e-mail me with it.
  • Each item has its own post. Just hit the comment button and you will see another person’s bid unless you are the first person to bid on an item. You need to bid higher than the current bid or minimum bid if there is one noted.
  • Should you want to be an anonymous bidder e-mail me at heidi@mission4mollie.com with your name and the amount of your current bid. You will then see a comment come through under the post with anonymous and a current bid. No one will know who you are!
The auction will run until Saturday, June 2nd at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time. This is a real time auction and the comments and bids should post within seconds.  Once we are 30 minutes out of closing time I will post and let you know what time my clock says and then I will do another 2 minute warning before the auction ends.
Should you have any questions or want detailed items on an item, I can do my best to answer them or at least contact the vendor for you and get an answer. Please be patient. E-mail me at heidi@mission4mollie.com.
Have fun! Sit back, relax and shop! Help spread the word as much as you can! If you haven’t shared any of our fundraisers yet this is the one to share!

Item #20 – Funky Necklace from Kenya

Funky Mix
Random mix of glass, bamboo, shells, cow bone, cow horn, ceramic and Oprah magazine beads.   Made by Kenyan artist with HIV.  Part of the IU Kenya project
Shipping:  Winner’s bid plus $2.50

Item #19 – Multi-color Scarf from Ecuador

Fair Trade multicolor scarf from Ecuador.  Perfect for summer!

Shipping:  Winner’s bid plus $2.50

Item #18 – Rainforest Candle Set from Malaysia

Rainforest candle  set
Includes three eco palm wax candle votives.  These candles are made using palm oil from self-sustaining trees in Malaysia which prevents further deforestation of the rainforests.  -Note Palm oil candles are clean burning, leaving no soot!
Shipping:  Winner’s bid plus $2.50

Item #17 – Brass and Copper Bracelet from India

Bracelet made out of brass and copper from India

Shipping:  Winner’s bid plus $2.50

Item #16 – Navy Blue Alpaca Scarf

Stay warm this winter with this navy blue alpaca scarf. 

Alpaca is hypo-allergenic and is not scratchy or itchy like other wools.

Shipping:  Winner’s Bid plus $2.50

Item #15 – Hand Carved Gourd Bird Feeder, Handmade in Peru.

Hand carved gourd bird feeder. Handmade in Peru. 
The gourd used for this bird feeder was turned every few days during growth to ensure the perfect shape.  Hand carved,and then burned with eucalyptus oil for design and color variation.  -The design will not flake off since it is carved, not painted!
Shipping:  Winner’s Bid plus $5.50

Item #14 – Butterfly Wooden Puzzle from India

This is a Fair Trade product handcrafted by artisans in central India.  The wood used in this product is from a tree that has fallen down, (not cut down)  ensuring environment sustainability.  This product  provides income and sustainable employment to underprivileged artisans.  Thank you for your support!

Shipping:  Winner’s bid plus $5.50