Awesome Auction Exceeds Its Goal
Over $20,000 raised for Palliative Care
We are thrilled to announce that our inaugural online auction raised more than our goal. This is the result of the continued support of our community.
There are many people to thank, starting with our Presenting Sponsors - Timothy Orr and Christopher Dubois, from CIBC. Tim has been a constant supporter since 2011 and we were so pleased when Chris joined him as presenting sponsor for the auction.
Our Silver Sponsors, Pierrette Raymond, Co-owner of 1-800-GOT-JUNK? and Glyn Chancey, President of BENCHENT, a consulting firm in the agricultural sector, are both former Board Members and continue to support OutCare to this day.
PDQ Courier Service is right next door to the OutCare Foundation offices. When they heard we were holding a silent auction they agreed, without hesitation, to deliver the prizes.
A grant from the Postmedia Local Marketing Grant Program helped us broaden our reach by providing us with four print ads in the Ottawa Citizen. Graham Richardson lent his name to the auction as our Honourary Chair and helped with our social media.
Thanks also go out to our hospice network. Hospice Care Ottawa, Beth Donovan Hospice and Dundas County Hospice who partnered with us by providing auction items and promoting the event. The funds raised from their items went directly to these hospices.
As we all know COVID-19 has deeply affected our Community, but even in these challenging times many independent businesses and individuals generously provided us with a very interesting selection of auction prizes. The complete list is here.
Our biggest thank you goes to all of the individuals who participated in the auction by bidding on the items and pushing us over our goal raising $22,065! We couldn’t have done this without your support!!!