By BETTY SWANSON
WARSAW — Indiana Business Opportunity Partners held a charity craft event and quarter auction for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana in Warsaw Nov. 14, at the Baker Youth Club. The iBOP group was able to make a $3,272 donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters and wish to thank those that supported the event.
For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers and children, ages six through 18, in communities across the country. BBBS helps to develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.
There were over 100 items to bid on from direct sales consultants and handmade items from crafters for the event.
iBOP’s next quarter auction event will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27 at the VFW Post 1126 in Warsaw, with the doors opening at noon. Follow the iBOP Facebook fan page for more information.
A quarter auction is a fun way to support a charity and maybe pick up some gifts for yourself or someone else for mere quarters. You will want to purchase your tickets in advance for $5 each as seating is limited. Tickets will be $7 at the door if any are remaining.
You then will exchange your ticket for a paddle and a numbered ball. When you decide you would like to try to win the item up for bid you will put the appropriate number of quarters in a bucket in the middle of the table and hold your numbered paddle up high. For example a $45 item is only a two quarter bid. If your numbered ball is drawn and you have bid, you win that item for just two quarters.
To learn about helping Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana, visit www.bbbsnei.org.