AUCTIONS

2023 THANKS4GIVING ONLINE SILENT AUCTION

Starting Nov 12, 2023 at 11am, the silent auction bidding will begin. Review the information below to learn how to create an account, log in, bid and more. Bidding will close on Sat, Nov. 18 at 9pm.

The Auction Website

The Auction website at www.togetherauction.com/kentuu is your go to place for most everything auction-related.  Through the website, you can:

Note: The one big thing the auction website can’t do is take payments. CLICK HERE to learn how.

BEFORE THE AUCTION

Login to the Website

  • Click on www.togetherauction.com/kentuu and click on Login in the upper right hand corner. 
  • Enter your phone number and 4 digit pin and click Login.
    •  If you are a first time user, please put in your phone number, click Login. 
    • The following screen will have a “I’m New-Create an account” link at the bottom — follow the prompts to complete your account. 
    • In order to bid on items, you will need to obtain a bidder number by emailing [email protected]

Update Your Account Information

  • Login to the website at www.togetherauction.com/kentuu and click on My Statement. 
  • Find the Edit Profile button which will allow you to update anything necessary.
  • Please make sure your contact information is right so you get important reminders about bidding and winnings.

Donations for the silent auction will be accepted from Oct 8th – Nov 5th.  Be Creative! This auction will feature handcrafted items, food, seats at events to be held between Nov ‘23 and May ‘24, baskets, gifts, art, services, gift cards, tickets, and business donations. Here are some examples from prior auctions – nights at a vacation home, yard work help, a mushroom hunt, flower arrangement deliveries, so many delicious pies and baked goods, an Iron Chef Dinner party, and many more.  Catalogs of prior years are always available on the auction website as well.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email [email protected]

To submit your donation:

  • Log into the auction website at www.togetherauction.com/kentuu
  • Click on the Donate button at the top of the page in the middle. You will be taken to your statement where a donate button will appear to take you to the donation form. 
  • If you are offering an event/item/service that you have donated before in a prior auction, click on the Other years option to find the year and item, then select Offer Again to add it to this year’s catalog, along with any updates or changes you want to make. 
  • Listings can be edited at any time, but please make sure you have everything complete by the end of the donation window when we begin to finalize the catalog.

Drop off for Donations that are Physical Items

Auction Team members will be available to receive physical donations while at the auction table in Hobbs Hall from 11am – noon on Sun, Oct 29 and Sun, Nov 5th. We will also receive them on Sat, Nov 11 from 1pm – 3pm in Fessenden Hall. Please put the auction catalog number on your donation.

Volunteer to Help 

Many volunteers are needed to make this event successful. Signup up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0549A8A62CA1FC1-thanks4giving or by visiting the auction table after Sunday Service on Oct 29 and Nov 5 in Hobbs Hall.

Preview Items that will be Up for Auction  

  • Go to www.togetherauction.com/kentuu and click on catalog grid to see the items available for auction/purchase. 
  • Please note that until the catalog is finalized a few days before each auction starts, items in the catalog may be edited, removed, or added. 

DURING THE AUCTION

Bid on Silent Auction Items

  • Starting November 12, 2023 at 11am, the silent auction will begin. 
  • Login to the auction website at www.togetherauction.com/kentuu and click on catalog grid. 
  • A Place Bid button will appear at the bottom of each listing. 
  • Follow the prompts to submit your bid. 
  • If you are outbid, an email alert will be sent to you.  You can then return to the website and place another bid. 
  • Bidding will close on Sat, November 18 at 9pm.  

Purchase Fixed-price Items/Events

  • Some items and events at each auction will be available at a set price (usually under $20).
  • Rather than placing a bid, you are purchasing them outright and they will automatically appear on your statement.
  • Examples of past items/events include hand-knit hats, small art prints, Board Game night, Bike and Train excursion, and craft workshops.
  • Follow the same process as bidding on silent auction items, but quantities are limited so get them while they last.

Physical items will be available for viewing on Nov 12 from 11am – Noon in Hobbs Hall.  

AFTER THE AUCTION

View Your Statement 

  • Statements show items donated and items purchased for each auction event. 
  • At the conclusion of the silent auction at 9pm on Sat, Nov 18, the winning bidders of each donation will be calculated and the items will then appear on their statements.
  • To view your statement, return to www.togetherauction.com/kentuu, login to your account, and click on My Statement. 

See Who Purchased Your Event/Item/Service

  • At the conclusion of each auction, login to the website at www.togetherauction.com/kentuu and view your statement. 
  • Donations which have been purchased will now show who bought each item, how much it sold for, and the contact info for winner(s). 
  • You can also send an email to the purchaser(s) of your items from there. 

Making Payments

At the conclusion of the auction on Nov 18 at 9pm, your final statement will be available at www.togetherauction.com/kentuu.  Payments can be made in the following ways:

  • Pay in person on Nov 19 from 11am-noon in Hobbs Hall.
  • Text “Give” to 330-835-5028
  • The church website at https://kentuu.org/giving/donate/
  • Mail a check to the church with “Auction” in the memo line

Receiving Physical Items

On Sun, Nov 19 from 11am -noon, physical items will be available for pickup in Hobbs Hall. After visiting the payment table, come to the pick-up table where your items will be ready.

    Any questions or need any help?  Please contact Trudy Diehl, auction chair at 330-389-0132 or at [email protected].  

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