Auction Supports People With Disabilities
Prince George, B.C. – The Handy Circle Resource Society is wrapping up a two-day fundraiser today at the AIMHI gym on Kerry Street.
The society, which is a group for and of people with disabilities, is holding an auction which, when it was started in 2003 was lovingly referred to as the Looney Auction. Lorraine Young at AIMHI explained it to us.
“What you do,” she says “is you buy tickets for a dollar and we have over 200 items that were donated by businesses in the community. So you buy your tickets, walk around and look at all the items on the tables and then put a ticket in the small sandwich-type bag next to the item that you want to win.”
“So it’s an auction, kind of like a raffle, but everybody knows it as the Looney Auction so we just kept that.”
The auction resumes at 10 this morning and Lorraine says “the draw will start at 2 pm sharp and we will be staying there until all of the items are gone.”
The items include gift certificates to a number of local restaurants, a Core Spa package, movie passes, bowling certificates, lottery ticket prizes, lamps from McInnis Lighting, donations from Urban Treasure, a Costco gift certificate, money trees, several gift baskets of various types, items from Speedee Printers and many more.
All of the money raised through the auction goes to help with the programs offered to people with disabilities.
You can take part and support a good cause from 10 till 2 today at the AIMHI gym, 950 Kerry Street.