ZANESVILLE, Ohio – Eastside Community Ministry is preparing for their Chair-ity auction in February.
The organization partners with WHIZ for a live and silent auction at Colony Square Mall.
“We have individuals, churches, businesses — lots of different people who have sponsored us in the past. If you just want to come out and check it out on the 14th and 15th then you can come prepared to bid on our live auction or a silent auction. So the chairs, like I said, they’re all different. That’s the great thing about it. Last year, we had about 150 different chairs entered and they were all different. So, for example, someone might put like an office chair and then they’ll put like a gift card to Staples with it.”
Trout says biddings from the event help the organization for the entire year.
“This helps our everyday programs here at Eastside. Our food pantry, clothing bank and our year-round youth program. This fundraiser is our biggest fundraiser here at Eastside. We do not recieve any kind of government assistance. So we really rely on the fundraising and the support of our community. “
The auction is on February 14 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and February 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, go to their website.