Outreach Auction on November 12 supports area charities

2016 Outreach Auction takes place on November 12 at 6:30 p.m.
The 16th Annual UU Outreach Auction of Bergen County, sponsored by Central Unitarian Church, Unitarian Society of Ridgewood and Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Palisades, is dedicated to supporting Bergen County non-profit organizations that fulfill basic life needs. Since 2000, this brainchild of Central Unitarian Church has raised over $450,000, with 100% of the proceeds from the auction going to local Bergen County charities. The auction raises money with bids from $10 to $1,000, demonstrating that when we work together, we are greater than the sum of our parts. The 2015 auction raised more than $53,000. Each year’s auction is a wonderful evening of entertainment, food, prizes, raffles and both silent and live auctions. You can support the Auction by:
  • Attending and bringing a friend or neighbor
  • Making absentee bids
  • Asking your local restaurants and retailers to donate services or products
  • Donating a theme based basket for our tricky tray
  • Volunteering to help with selling tickets, setting up, checking out and cleaning up

Selected causes and charities for 2016

(1) Providing Safe Housing 
Center for Hope and Safety provides access to safe housing and services for women and children forced to flee their homes due to domestic violence.

(2) Reducing Hunger
Center for Food Action
 provides food and homelessness prevention assistance at five locations.

(3) Escaping Poverty
Family Promise of Bergen County
 provides shelter for families, walk-in dinners for 120 people daily, transitional housing and other services.

(4) Advocacy for Children
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) 
support and promote court-appointed volunteer advocacy for abused and neglected children.
(5) Assisting Children in Need
Holley Childcare & Development Center 
is a 55-bed residential treatment facility, serving children 5 to 12 years old who are emotionally handicapped as a result of abuse, neglect, poverty, abandonment or other circumstances.

(6) Providing Services for Children
Children’s Aid and Family Services provides human services and child welfare programs, including adoption and foster care for children who have been abused and traumatized.

For more information about the 2016 Outreach Auction, please visit our website at uuoutreachauction.org