- Collector's Items - Kobe Bryant Tribute Magazines
- Treat Yourself to Dinner, Shopping and Music!
- Far Niente Case of Wine
- Skin Couture Spa Gift Certificate
- Terranea Resort Stay
- Swarovski Crystal Handbag Sparkle & Shine
- Clos du Val Virtual Tasting Package
- Art by Survivors of Human Trafficking/Angel Wings
- Mobile Manicure/Pedicure
- Aims Sports Medicine
From October 1st through October 15th, 2020, Forgotten Children, Inc. (FCI) will host our ?Shining the Light On Human Trafficking? Online Auction. Funds raised will go toward rescuing, restoring and educating victims of Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation and to support programs at our sites in Long Beach, Lynwood and San Bernardino.
During this time of uncertainty brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, FCI is working hard to fight on behalf of those most vulnerable. Not all industries are shutdown; in fact, sexual exploitation hasn?t stopped -- not even during this global health crisis. Our emergency calls have increased by 40% since last year.
Bidding is open! Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we have many exciting auction items that you can bid on. You will need to create an account to participate. For more details and tips, visit the Auction site.
You may make a donation at any time by mail, phone, or online. Click here for more details.
Are my contributions tax-deductible?
If you are an event sponsor, patron, or donating, your contribution is tax-deductible, as allowed by law.
Auction packages won above the fair market value are tax-deductible in the amount of the difference. For federal income tax purposes, you may be able to deduct the portion of your purchase price that exceeds the item?s fair market value (FMV), if you paid the excess with the intent to make a charitable contribution.
Please note that transaction fees and taxes associated with your contribution are not tax-deductible. For any additional questions, please consult your tax advisor.
Acknowledgment letter for my tax records?
Acknowledgment letters and tax receipts will be mailing the week following the auction. Please allow for up to 2?3 weeks for processing. If you would like to request the acknowledgment by email, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online Auction Guidelines
I need to know when the auction countdown will start.
The Auction will end on October 15, 2020 at 6:00 PM PDT. A warning of the approaching closure of the Auction will be provided 24-hours prior to closing. Bidding on an item will stop when the Auction is closed.
All sales are final. There will be no exchanges or refunds unless otherwise noted. All items are ?as is.? Forgotten Children, Inc. makes no warranties or representations of any kind or nature, either expressed or implied, with respect to the property. Forgotten Children, Inc. has attempted to describe and catalog items correctly, but does not warrant or represent and shall in no way be responsible for the correctness of descriptions, genuineness, authorship, provenance, or condition of the items. No statement made in the item description, or made orally at the auction or elsewhere, shall be deemed such a warranty, representation, or assumption of liability.
Suggested values have been supplied by the donors and are not guaranteed by Forgotten Children, Inc.
It is the successful bidder?s responsibility to make the necessary arrangements for trips or other items, unless otherwise specified in the item description or relevant certificate. Certificates issued are one-of-a-kind and, in most instances, cannot be replaced if lost or stolen. Expiration dates are firm and, in most cases, cannot be extended.
After the close of auction, the winner?s credit card will be charged and a receipt will be emailed to the email address on file.
Auction winners are responsible for picking up their item(s). Items will be held for a period of one month, after which they will be re-sold to the next highest bidder. Arrangements can be made to have the item(s) shipped to you; you will incur additional shipping and insurance fees for this service.
All alcohol must be picked up in person due to shipping restrictions.
The auction item value listed is an estimate of fair market value. Items have not been appraised unless so noted. The amount you pay above this fair market value estimate is normally tax deductible as a charitable contribution. Please consult your tax adviser to clarify the amount of deduction.
Appropriate sales tax will be applied to all items and will be included in your total Online Auction bill.
Participation in the ?Shining the Light On Human Trafficking? Online Auction constitutes a waiver of any and all claims, losses, injuries, damages, suits, judgments, causes of action, taxes, expenses, including attorneys? fees, and liabilities of any kind or nature whatsoever against Forgotten Children, Inc., the auctioneer(s), the auction company, and their respective trustees, officers, employees, volunteers, sponsors, agents, and representatives resulting from or connected with the use or receipt of any item or service auctioned at the Online Auction.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. Who can participate in the Online Auction?
Anyone 18 years and older may participate. You must be at least 21 years old to bid on any alcohol-related auction packages. We encourage you to share the link with your family and friends.
2. How do I participate in the Online Auction?
By registering with Bidding for Good and placing your Bid on an item of your choice.
3. What technology will I need to participate?
To view and bid on auction items, you will need access to a computer or mobile device with internet connection. You will be required to enter in your mobile phone number to participate, as you will receive text notifications regarding your bids. We recommend that you check the website or your text messages periodically to see the status of your bids. If you need any assistance to place bids prior to October 15th, please email us at email@example.com
4. Can I pay by cash/check by mail or in person?
We cannot accept payments by cash or check at this time to ensure that all transactions can be fulfilled in a timely manner. Upon registering at biddingforgood.com, you will be asked to provide credit card information. Bidders will need to authorize their winning bid charges to that credit card immediately after the auction closes.
5. How do I pick up my items?
To receive your items, you must pay online by credit card in order to coordinate delivery/pick-up of your item. Within the week following the closing of the auction, we will contact you regarding your preference for delivery or pick-up in person at the Forgotten Children, Inc. corporate office located in Long Beach, CA.
For delivery, we will add any shipping and handling costs to your balance for you to authorize payment. Once we have received payment confirmation for the shipping costs, we will package the item and choose the mail carrier at our discretion. If you would like to add insurance for the shipment, please let us know.
Pick-ups will be available during designated times. Instructions will be sent to winners after the auction closes.
6. I?ve mistakenly placed a bid. What do I do?
Please ask for assistance from our team by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org by October 15 at 5:00PM (PST).
Thank you for your support of the Forgotten Children, Inc. ?Shining the Light On Human Trafficking? Online Auction.
Please check back for updates. For all other questions, please contact email@example.com
Due to the unprecedented situation with the Covid-19 pandemic, there may be unexpected circumstances for some businesses that could affect the expiration dates and/or other items connected with their donations. We are aware of the possibility of unforeseen changes and we will work with the businesses to best address any situation that arises.
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