How does the silent auction work?
We will be using mobile bidding starting Saturday, June 20th through Saturday, June 27th. You will be able to use your smartphone, tablet or computer to keep up with the status of your bids and continue bidding until the auction closes at 11:59 pm on June 27th. You can be the winning bidder wherever you are in the world!
How do I participate in the online auction?
Click on the Register button above and enter your name, cell phone number and other required information. You will receive a welcome text message linking your phone to the auction site.
Browse the silent auction and start bidding on your favorite items! Bidding opens June 20th. Place your bid on selected items, and set a maximum bid if desired and Givesmart (this bidding platform) will continue to keep you in the running until you reach your maximum.
You will be notified via text if you have been outbid. Keep an eye on your favorite items! If you are NOT receiving the text messages make sure you have the correct mobile number under your profile. The texts will continue to notify you when you have been out bid or reached your maximum bid. When the silent auction closes, you will also receive a text message if you won any items!
Collect Your Winnings
Auction winners are required to make payment via the credit card entered at registration the night of the event. (this is a secure site) Please note that you will have the choice to either pay credit card fees yourself or allocate them to FAVA. By choosing to pay the credit card fees, you help FAVA even more.
Starting on Monday, June 29th, we will work on getting your items to you! If you live in Oberlin, Amherst, Wellington, Vermilion, New Russia Township, Elyria, Grafton, Valley City, Medina, Brunswick, or Strongsville, FAVA staff will drop your items off to your front door. Winners outside of these areas will be contacted to arrange for contactless pickup at FAVA beginning on Thursday, July 2nd. Shipping will be available, but at an additional cost that must be paid before we ship.