The items you see at a GPS Charity Auction are donated by members of the community and we’d like to thank everyone for their generous support. We use these funds to support the programs and mission of GPS. We also look for donations of time from volunteers who can help keep inventory, prepare for conventions, and set-up/staff/tear-down at the events themselves. Generally, we hold 4-5 charity auctions at partner events a year.
- We accept donations of auction items year round – at GPS events, at convention planning meetings we have representatives at, by appointment, or by arrangement to deliver to the convention you are attending.
- As we no longer have a center to work out of we have more time and space constraints for taking in donations. Please use the online Donation Form so we have the information needed to plan the volunteer work to catalog/categorize your donation(s) and help our volunteers doing the data entry by streamlining the research for your item(s).
- If you have a large number of items to donate please email firstname.lastname@example.org to get a large donation spreadsheet template sent to you.
- We will try to match items donated to conventions based on a convention’s genre or theme for that year, so we will take all the geeky things – all genres, all media formats, all types of collectibles, etc. Please keep in mind – if you are delivering to a convention, while we will try to fit your item in that year we are constrained by space and time so cannot guarantee that your donation will be in that particular auction – completing the Online Donation Form at least 2 weeks before the event will increase the likelihood of getting out at that convention.
Email email@example.com for questions, to volunteer, or to arrange a donation delivery.
Would you like to partner with us and host our charity auction? Please contact us a minimum of 6 months prio to your event at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Before a convention we pack up items selected for the auction, create bid sheets, print signs. At the con we set up the tables the day before (no membership is needed to volunteer before the conventions starts). During the con we need people to monitor the tables, register bidders, and answer questions about the auction. Sunday we need runners to help gather items up for winners as they come to pay and people to help pack up everything else. Please email email@example.com if you are interested in helping.