Charity auctions aren’t typically held by churches and other religious groups, but if your organization falls into that category, we’ve got an idea for you, too!
You can put a spin on the traditional charity auction by hosting a youth auction.
Youth auctions follow a similar format to standard live auctions. However, instead of auctioning off items, you’ll be auctioning off the skills and talents of the youth at your church!
For example, the young members of your congregation can offer services such as babysitting, petsitting, lawn care, heavy lifting—whatever they’re willing and able to provide.
Not only are youth auctions easier and more cost-effective to pull off (after all, you won’t have to find the volunteers or expend the time and resources procuring auction items), but they’re also more reflective of church values.
Instead of auctioning off mere material items, you’ll be emphasizing the importance of selflessness and hard work while bringing your community closer together in the process.
Luckily, this one is easy! You’ll just need a few willing volunteers to offer their services and an auctioneer to run the show.
Don’t forget to advertise the auction during church services leading up to the event. The more congregants that attend, the greater your fundraising potential!