Missing the EVE Auction

Under normal circumstances you would be reading a Letter to the Editor about the upcoming 38th Annual Auction to benefit EVE, Incorporated with an auction goal of raising more than $18,000. But these are not normal circumstances, are they?

EVE finds itself adjusting to the new conditions. We continue to serve survivors of domestic violence and their families, and we have been hard at work seeking grants to make our services – and the Shelter – available to those in need. EVE also relies on support from the community to maintain its operations through a variety of fundraisers. The Annual Auction is perhaps our largest and most well known fundraiser, however, gathering 250 people in the ballroom of the Hotel Lafayette would endanger our friends and supporters. We are also very aware that some of our loyal and generous donors – businesses and individuals – have had a difficult year.

So we find ourselves adapting.

If you have been a patron at our previous auctions. let us suggest another way to help us raise funds: If you could donate the amount that you usually spend at our Auction, that would be a great help. Some of you supported us by coming to the auction and paying the entrance fee. Some of you bid on items in our silent or live auction. Some of you donated items for the bidding. We have had “intermission” bids on providing supplies, transportation and counseling ranging in cost from $25 for cleaning supplies to $150 per counseling session. As we find ourselves creating our own “new normal” please join us to support these services and Shelter that continue to be in demand. You can send your contributions to EVE, Inc., PO Box 122, Marietta, Ohio 45750.

We are also continuing our annual raffle of the North Myrtle Beach condo. Only 100 tickets are available, at $20 each. The winner will be drawn on or before Sept. 20, 2020. The dates for the condo are Sunday, November 1 to Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020. You can check out more details on the EVE, Incorporated FaceBook page.

We thank you for all your support in past years and ask that you give now till it feels good.

Robin Bozian and Molly Varner

Auction Co-chairs


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