Welcome.... and thank you for visiting the 11th Annual Online Auction to benefit The Heat And Warmth Fund (THAW).
HAVING HEAT...it's something most of us take for granted! With the extreme weather we have been having this winter, imagine not having heat in your home. How would you survive? Recipients of THAW assistance include the elderly, unemployed, underemployed and disabled individuals who found themselves in an energy crisis.
Last year, THAW provided assistance to over 14,000 households helping 23,000 children (7,000 newborn to preschool age). 43% of THAW's assistance dollars are distributed outside of Wayne, Macomb or Oakland County.
Since THAW’s inception in 1985, we have provided more than $125 million in assistance to more than 175,000 Michigan residents in need. Individuals or families who are in danger of losing essential heat or lights may apply for assistance at one of THAW's screening sites throughout the state.
Please enjoy perusing for items on our auction site knowing that every dollar you spend will help a family in need!
NEW ITEMS WILL BE ADDED DAILY SO PLEASE CHECK BACK OFTEN!!! THE AUCTION RUNS FROM 6 AM TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH - 6 PM MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH, 2014.
Winners will be notified by email at the close of the auction. Please note: All physical items such as baskets, artwork, sports memorabilia, jewelry, etc (NOT gift cards or certificates or tickets,etc.) will need to be picked up from a specific location. The location is:
THE CENTURY OFFICE PLAZA SOUTH
24300 SOUTHFIELD RD.
SOUTHFIELD, MI 48075
(BETWEEN 9 & 10 MILE ON SOUTHFIELD RD)
The pick up days for the Physical items will be FEBRUARY 12TH AND 13TH FROM 9AM – 5 PM. If you are unable to pick up your items in this timeframe, all items will be brought back to the THAW offices in Downtown Detroit and arrangements for pick up will need to be made.
WE ARE NOT RELEASING ANY ITEMS UNTIL FEBRUARY 12TH. (PHYSICAL ITEMS OR CERTIFICATES)
For those of you that have won a certificate, tickets, gift cards or anthing else of that nature that can be mailed, we will make arrangements with you to mail your item(s) after the necessary paperwork is signed.
WE WILL NOT BE SHIPPING ANY ITEMS THIS YEAR….. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!
If you have any questions on any of the auction items, please contact Lila Bradley at (248) 327-2764 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHEN NEIGHBORS HELP NEIGHBORS, WE ALL WIN!!
We would like to thank all the businesses who have generously donated to the auction. While their focus of parterning with THAW is to increase advocacy and funds, it also sends a powerful message regarding their commitment to the health and safety of our entire community.
Every dollar raised by this Auction will help THAW provide emergency utility assistance to families facing a serious financial crisis. Your donations will help keep Michigan families warm this winter.