Although we will not be able to meet in person at the HAPS 2020 Annual Conference, the Fundraising Committee has created a fun way HAPSters can still participate!
The Fundraising Committee is hosting an online silent auction event and we need your help! If you’d like to donate an item, please complete this form. Items can be donated until May 29th at 5:00 PM EDT. Please note any shipping fees incurred will be the responsibility of the donor, so we are encouraging electronic items (such as e-gift certificates, digital media items, etc.) to be donated. Donated items do not have to be HAPS related.
All items will be uploaded to an online platform and an email will be sent out to the HAPS membership with the link to the auction. You will need to create an account if you’d like to bid on an item.
Online bidding will begin on June 1 at 8:00 AM EDT and close on June 8 at 5:00 PM EDT. Winners will be contacted once the auction ends.
We look forward to seeing what great items are donated!
You’re invited to participate in the first ever HAPS Silent Auction in Portland, Oregon!
For those of you who are attending the 2019 HAPS Annual Conference in Portland, Oregon this May, we hope that you consider bringing a little something to donate to the HAPS Silent Auction. The HAPS Fundraising Committee is trying something new out this year and we hope you’ll join in on the fun! The items can be something from your hometown or home institution. Anything small and interesting (sorry, but HAPS does not have the ability to receive or send shipped items, so the item must be small enough to travel with you to the meeting and home to the winner from the meeting). Examples include a copy of a book authored, handcrafted jewelry or other accessories, school sports items (like mugs, t-shirts, etc.), and gift certificates.
The Silent Auction will take place in the exhibit hall during the first day of the Update Seminars (Thursday, May 23 from 7:30 am to 6:15 pm). Attendees will have until 6:15 pm on Thursday to bid on their favorite items! At the end of the bidding period, the individual with the highest bid will receive the item (in exchange for the monetary bid).
Please bring your donated items to the registration desk at the Oregon Convention Center on Wednesday, May 22 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm. Convention Center on Wednesday, May 22 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm.
All attendees can participate in the auction, irrespective of whether they donated an item or not. However, the more items donated, the more interesting and fun the auction will be!
If altruism wasn’t enough, here’s the bonus! If you donate an item or bid on an item in an amount that is more than the retail value, you will receive a tax donation receipt!
If you have any questions, please contact the HAPS Main Office at 1-800-448-4277 or firstname.lastname@example.org.