My office recently held a silent auction benefiting the Susan G Komen foundation. Funds raised this year will help pay for employee registration for the Race for the Cure run, a fundraiser being held at San Diego's Balboa Park in November. If you are in the area and interested in the event, check it out here.
I love that my office does stuff like this, and always jump at the chance to somehow get involved. This year I auctioned off two items. My friend Megan and I created crafty greeting cards which sold for $20 dollars. We had so much fun making them. Like...a LOT of fun. I want to make more and more. We used printed craft paper from Michaels, blank cards, a craft stick, some Instagram prints of mine, and our imaginations. Check out some of my favorites from our "collection." (We kept pretending we had a greeting card biz...often calling our cards our "latest collection." Yeah, we're dorks.)
In addition to crafty cards, I auctioned off four hours of free babysitting. True story: I run a babysitters club. I have about 7 clients now that ask me to nanny on a weekly basis. I'm babysitting tonight, in fact. I love working with kids, and am loving the thrill of being an entrepeneur. I ultimately want to do something that combines children and craftiness full time. So, I'm on my way. :) A woman that I already babysit for ended up winning the bid for my free babysitting. Here is a lil' card I made for the lucky winner.