The Newman University Staff Assembly will stage its annual Silent Auction from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 8 in the Mabee Dining Center. This year’s auction will benefit the Wichita Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) and the Staff Assembly.
The auction will feature a variety of items, including “theme” baskets, hand-crafted goods, baked delicacies, and more. As in previous years President Noreen M. Carrocci will donate a $100 bill that will be hidden in one of the baskets. Participants may bid on items as many times as they wish between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Those who have the winning bids will be contacted following the auction to inform them of the item(s) they have won and to arrange for payment and pick-up.
WIN will also have a booth and will sell soup and bread mixes as well as jewelry. This year’s event will also have new features, including a “Garden Center” with live plants, free passes to Botanica, a gift certificate for a Christmas tree, and other garden-related items. In addition to baked goods in the auction, this year’s event will feature a “Cash and Carry” area where packaged bakery items such as cookies, slices of pie and other goods can be purchased for $1 each.
WIN is an organization sponsored by the Adorers of the Blood of Christ to provide help and hope for survivors of domestic violence. WIN offers a supportive environment and provides social, educational and general life skills that allow victims of domestic abuse to regain job security in today’s work force. WIN employs women who are homeless, living in poverty or in transition from abusive situations. The organization is supported through the sale of products made by the women of WIN. Click here for more information on WIN.
The Hearts and Hands Fund was established to provide a monetary gift to Newman University staff members who may be in crisis or experiencing some particular difficulty in their lives. Gifts from the fund are kept strictly confidential.
For more information on the Silent Auction contact Sonja Vogt at 942-4291, ext. 2339 or [email protected].