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Posted by on Sep 22, 2010 in Foundation NewsLine |

Online Auction Site LIVE! Your help is requested!

The NNPDF’s Niemann-Pick Disease Awareness Online Auction site is now live and operational!

Please visit the NNPDF October Awareness Month Online Auction site now and see what we are cooking up for October 1st, when opening bids will be accepted.

New auction items are being added daily, and you can begin window shopping today! Some exciting items already posted include an autographed Brett Favre Minnesota Vikings jersey, a handmade quilt, authentic Chinese wall scrolls and masks, a DVD of the Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints, and gift cards from R.E.I. and Target.

The list is growing daily as families around the U.S. and Canada are busy making, collecting and donating items for this important event which will raise funds in support of family services programs and essential research into Niemann-Pick Disease.

Please Help!
Your participation is needed to help make this auction the huge success we know it can be!

Please think about what you and your family might donate to the auction. Popular auction items include handmade crafts and gifts, gift cards to nationwide retailers or service providers (restaurants, department stores, home improvement stores, hotels, bookstores, carpet cleaning, etc.), sports memorabilia, collectors’ items, vacation packages, tickets to sporting or theater events, jewelry, artwork, tools, etc.

Items may be donated by an individual/family, or donations may be solicited from your area businesses.

(Please, no glass or fragile items that may be damaged in shipping, no alcohol or firearms, and nothing that cannot be shipped or for which shipping costs would be prohibitive.) (Shipping costs will be the responsibility of the buyer, unless the donor elects to donate shipping costs.)

Auction to Feature State-Themed Baskets
One special feature of the NNPDF auction will be state-themed “baskets,” or “collections,” with items unique to a state or region. Examples might be non-perishable food items representative of a state or region, regional-flavor clothing or jewelry, professional or college sports memorabilia or tickets, souvenir/collectors’ items, etc.

How to Donate
Please let us know ASAP what you plan to donate for the auction, so we can post it to the site. Please complete the form available on the NNPDF Web site and send the form, together with a photo (jpg format if possible), to NNPDF Board Member/Development Committee Co-Chair Ryan Kelly.

Please do NOT send auction items to the NNPDF; items will be shipped directly from the donor to the winning bidder at the close of the auction (October 31st), with the buyer responsible for the cost of shipping. (Donors may choose to cover the cost of shipping, particularly for small or lightweight items which cost little to ship.)

Spread the Word!
Please email the link to the NNPDF October Awareness Online Auction Site to all your friends, family and acquaintances so they can get in on the fun and excitement, as well! This is a fabulous opportunity to raise significant funds for the Quest for a Cure, but we need your help in getting the word out.

Contact Us
Please feel free to contact the NNPDF Central Office with any questions you may have about the Online Auction. We look forward to working together with you on this exciting opportunity! Together, we can make a difference!