April 23-25, 2021
13th Annual Auction - ONLINE!
We are in total awe of the outpouring of love and support that you have shown us during our 13th Annual (Online) Auction. When we started the planning process for our 2021 Auction, we wanted to shoot for the moon and go for a goal of $45,000. Not only would that be our biggest auction yet, but we also knew that that amount would help cover the growing number of Rachel's Hugs requests that we see each year so that we never have to turn down an application. Based on the number of requests that we have already seen this year, we are on pace for 40 Hugs in 2021 - a record number for our program! What happened next is beyond our wildest dreams. We are beyond thrilled to say that, with a record number of bidders, we have exceeded that goal and the donations are still coming in so we have decided to now increase our goal to $55,000! To say that we are humbled and overwhelmed is an understatement. We are so extremely grateful to each and every one of you for coming out and showing your love and support far beyond what we could imagine. We sighed a huge sigh of relief and cried tears of joy at the incredible generosity of all of you and can't wait to share all of the smiles that you are helping create!
In case you missed it, our virtual Fund-A-Need is still running from now until May 11th (Rachel's birthday!) on the Auction Catalog. All of the money raised during this Fund-A-Need will continue to go toward our new goal of $55,000 and will go toward bringing smiles and help us brings smiles and hope to children and young adults with a cancer diagnosis. Not sure what that means? We encourage you to check out the video above to learn more about our Hugs program and you're guaranteed a smile!
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We couldn't do this without YOU!
Didn't Get Everything You Wanted?
We still have bottles of ladybug hand warmers, cookies, truffles, great foundation merchandise, and more available for sale in our Auction Catalog!
All photos courtesy of Andy Buzzard and Darren Zemanek.
Video courtesy of Amy Lynn, RLHF Productions.