Huge Success: 9th Annual ABC Charity Auction
April 21, 2010
The Ambassador Bible Center Class of 2010 held its ABC Charity Auction on Sunday evening, April 18. This year’s beneficiaries are the children of East Africa. Students from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda will benefit from the funds collected for the East Africa Children’s Education Project as financial aid to enable them to complete their schooling.
The process began in the first semester when Caleb Creech was selected as ABC Student Body Service Committee Chairman. He quickly put together an organizational team from the class. They then canvassed local businesses to inform them of the project and to enlist their support. Donations of gift cards and merchandise came from the businesses and from brethren as far away as Missouri! These items were used for the “silent” auction in which individuals wrote the amount they were willing to pay for an item. Others then had the opportunity to raise the amount. The last one to write the highest number of dollars on the sheet received the item. International finger foods and beverages were served to the approximately 145 attending.
Baked goods were offered by students and members from the greater Cincinnati area. Mr. Creech also handled the auctioneer’s job and bidding for the cakes, pies, cookies, cheesecakes, rolls, jams and deviled (angelic) eggs. In between items for auction, the students provided wonderful entertainment for all—including skits and musical numbers to the delight of the audience.
Daryn Campbell, one of the ABC students said, “Everyone pulled together to benefit others in this very nice event.”
In all, over $7,000 was raised and will be sent to Mr. John Elliott who oversees that area of the world. This amount will allow 35 students to attend school for one year ($200 per child).
Thank you to all who attended and gave so generously! The students gathered on stage for a final bow knowing that their diligent efforts made this a successful event and that the results will be a blessing to the young people of East Africa.
Gary E. Antion, ABC Student Affairs