The National Auctioneers Association (NAA) is a proud partner of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The NAA adopted St. Jude as its national philanthropy in 1995 and since that time has raised approximately $4 million for the lifesaving work of the hospital.
Beginning in July 2012, members of NAA will work to raise $500,000 over the next five years to directly fund the Postdoctoral Fellowship program, to help train and prepare tomorrow’s scientific leaders.
NAA has a great fundraising tool, the St. Jude Auction for Hope. The St. Jude Auction for Hope is a simple way for National Auctioneers Association members to do what they do best – raise money – and help the doctors and researchers at St. Jude do what they do best – find cures and save children.
NAA members can participate in this program in a variety of ways:
- Asking your auction attendees to add on a donation and purchase a St. Jude pin-up at the register when checking out from your auctions throughout year
- Selling one item to benefit St. Jude, such as a St. Jude tie or tote bag, to start off each of your auctions throughout the year
- Hosting one auction in your community from which all proceeds benefit St. Jude
- Auctioning off the front-row seats at each of your auctions for St. Jude
These are just a few ideas to begin fundraising. Start planning for your St. Jude Auction for Hope event today.
By supporting St. Jude you will be able to:
- Combine your passion of auctions with helping to save the lives of children battling cancer and other catastrophic diseases
- Provide a meaningful event for your entire community to enjoy the exciting atmosphere of an auction
- Generate press coverage for your company or organization
- Create partnerships between you, your company and area businesses through event participation
St. Jude will provide you with fundraising materials designed to make your event a success. The St. Jude Auction for Hope kit includes instructions on different ways to fundraise, promotional materials, posters, pin-ups, a resource CD, a St. Jude patient story DVD that highlights the NAA and St. Jude partnership.
To order your kit today, submit your name, shipping and contact information.