We’re hosting an online auction! As the holidays are quickly approaching, we wanted to create a fundraiser that highlights Island businesses and encourages our community to shop local for gifts this year.
Auction for Alz will feature goods and services from local businesses with all proceeds going towards helping those who are affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias, and will run from December 7-13.
Why are we asking you to support our fundraiser?
- 1 in 3 Islanders knows someone who is affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
- Alzheimer’s and other dementias are not just part of growing older, and are irreversible. There is currently no cure. They destroy brain cells causing thinking ability and memory to deteriorate over time. They affect cognitive and functional abilities, emotions and mood, physical abilities and behaviour.
- Funds raised will come directly back to the Alzheimer Society of PEI, supporting those living in our community affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias by providing counselling, educational resources and tools, research to find a cure, and much more.
By featuring local items and services, we anticipate participants to visit social pages and websites of businesses they see in the auction, and support them by purchasing more items. We will be highlighting businesses who choose to participate in the auction on our social media platforms.
All items are due by November 26th. We can arrange a pickup, or they can be sent by mail or email if possible.
If you have a business in mind who you think would like to participate, please feel free to forward them this information. If you would like to purchase an item from a local business and donate it for the auction, we would be grateful!
Stay tuned for further information, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter! If you have any questions, please contact Kristen at [email protected]. The link to the event will be provided on this page and our social pages closer to the date.
Thank you for your support and we are so excited to ‘see’ you at Auction for Alz!