Turning Point's 33rd Annual Auction
Friday, April 11, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM (CDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
April 11, 2014
12860 Del Webb Blvd
$700 for a Table of 10
Parking: Please park in Jameson’s lot and enter through the main doors under the covered drop off area.
Auction Check Out: Turning Point accepts cash, check or charge. In order to receive a bid number, a credit card number will be required.
Turning Point’s Auction
This year, Turning Point will hold a mobile auction supported by a company called Auctions By Cellular. Since 2011, ABC has helped charities like Turning Point raise over $60 million through their auction software.
What does this mean for Turning Point’s Auction? It means:
¨ No more crowded auction tables
¨ Items will be on site and online
¨ Silent Auction open longer
¨ Automatic bidding by cellphone
¨ You’ll know in seconds if you are outbid; no more running back and forth to crowded bid sheets
¨ Quicker check out lines.
How do I get a bid number?
You will register at check in with an ABC Pro for your bid number using your credit card and a smart phone. You will then receive a text message linking you to the auction website.
How do I bid?
When you find an item you would like to bid on, you will click the picture and type the bid amount and click on bid. Then you wait to win or rebid!
What if I don’t have a smart phone?
There will be ABC Pros that will do the bidding for you. You tell them what you want and they will do your bidding.
What if I don’t want to purchase with my charge card?
You will receive a text at the end of the night asking if you would like to check out with the registered charge card. You can either choose to pay by the registered card or come directly to the check out table to pay by cash or check. Paper receipts will be available to anyone who purchases items.
When do I pick up the items I have purchased?
Once you have paid, runners will get the auction items for you. Look for signs above the check out lanes.
Can I bid on the items if I don’t attend the auction?
Yes, if you are unable to attend the auction, you can go to the auction website and get a bid number by registering your credit card. The site will be up and bidding will start a week before the auction.
Bid Information sheets will be available the night of the auction.
When & Where
Turning Point, Inc.
Turning Point has spent thirty-two years living its mission to confront violence against women and children in McHenry County. Turning Point is the only comprehensive domestic violence agency and secure shelter providing services for victims. As a 501(c)3 non-profit agency, Turning Point provides victims of domestic violence with emergency shelter, case-management, emergency food and clothing, individual and group counseling, mental health therapy, medical and legal assistance, as needed. Turning Point offers spanish bilingual / bicultural staff in all services. We serve all of McHenry County in our ongoing effort to establish safe environments for families and to help diminish the devastating effects of domestic violence. In 2013, we served over 1,643 women, children and men living with domestic violence and responded to 3,115 crisis calls. Domestic violence knows no boundaries so Turning Point’s programs and services reach all socio-economic, educational, and cultural populations.