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Our participants needs us now more than ever. Your support allows us to provide one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living opportunities for individuals with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities. No act of generosity is too small to make a difference.

Thank you for your support!

The 2020 Best Buddies Gala Presented by DNI Corp will now be held on May 21st at 6pm CST as a VIRTUAL event!

While we can't convene in person, nothing can stop us from celebrating and showcasing the vibrant friendships between people with and without intellectual disabilities. Our participants need us now more than ever, and we need your support. Once you register on GiveSmart, you will begin receiving updates via e-mail and text message about auction items and the virtual program. We will e-mail and text you the direct link to join the virtual event via Facebook Live (no Facebook account required) on the day of the event. 


Bidding is LIVE and will close on Thursday, May 21st at 7pm CST / 8pm EST.


How does the silent auction work?

We will be using mobile bidding the night of the virtual event for our auction. 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. You can be the winning bidder wherever you are in the world!

How do I participate in the online bidding auction?
Get started online through this auction page. Just hit the 'Register Now' button towards the top of this page and enter your name, phone number, e-mail. Credit Card information is required to bid.

How do I start and continue my bidding?
Browse the Silent Auction and start bidding on your favorite items! Place your bid on selected items, set a maximum bid if desired, and Givesmart will continue to keep you in the running until you reach your maximum bid.

How can I keep active and know if I am outbid or have won an item?
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.

How will I collect my winnings?
Auction winners are required to make payment the night of the event. Please note that you will have the choice to either pay credit card fees yourself or allocated them to Best Buddies. All auction items are currently being stored at the Best Buddies office and we will have the following scheduled pick-up days:

Wednesday, May 27: 11AM-2PM

Thursday, May 28: 11AM-2PM

Saturday, May 30: 10AM-12PM

Tuesday, June 1: 11AM-2PM

The Best Buddies office is located at 1585 Mallory Lane, Suite 208 | Brentwood, TN 37027. Shipping is available for your items. Winning bidders are responsible for any shipping and insurance charges.

**If items are not picked up by 6/30/20 they will be forfeited and will be used again to benefit Best Buddies.**

Please contact Kendyl Ricketts at or 865-441-4418 if you have any questions or need assistance with the online auction.

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Best Buddies Tennessee | (615) 891-2046

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