Online Auctions for JFS Give Everyone a Chance to Make a Difference

This year, for the first time ever, Jewish Family Service Houston is offering all members of the community a chance to participate in its spectacular silent auction by hosting an online auction from Sunday October 24 through Sunday November 7. a small number of auction items will continue at JFS LiVE! Sparkling Stars Party in person on November 18th, the vast majority of the online auction will be available for “Buy Now!” »Buys right away.

The auction has been going on for two years, and auction chairman Jan Miller is encouraging everyone to tune in when the auction opens on October 24.

“We have over 150 items available and while many items are ‘one of a kind’ we have them at great ‘Buy Now’ prices,” Miller said. “We want as many items as possible to be closed during the online portion of the auction.

Miller acknowledged that Sandi Wolf, Aileen Weyer and Jamie Wolf were great partners, as well as a great auction committee, in soliciting unique experiences for the auction. She also paid tribute to Lori Roggen and Ellen Schaffer, who helped kick off the auction efforts in 2020, before COVID postponed that year’s auction.

Online shopping will bring in significant revenue to support the life-changing services of JFS Houston, which serves people of all faiths and backgrounds.

The online auction includes vacation spas in Austin, hotels in other states (including Dakota Shy Winery in California) and an exclusive private home in Round Top, Texas. Food and wine experiences include Houston’s best-known restaurants and private chefs providing culinary entertainment. Sports packages include seats behind the plate or at the 50 yard line, and jewelry and gift certificates will be perfect for the next vacation.

There are many opportunities to use the Buy Now feature of the auction for all kinds of items and services. For those who wish, there are opportunities to donate to support events throughout the year at Celebration Company, JFS’s employment program for adults with disabilities.

Once a year, JFS Houston hosts its JFS Live! unrestricted fundraising event and auction to support counseling, employment and senior services. This year’s life changing auction is a way for more people to participate.

To bid on items at auction, or to register to attend the gala itself, go to auction.

JFS Houston is a partner agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston and beneficiary of United Way of Greater Houston.

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