Early bird Christmas shoppers have come to expect great deals while helping a good cause during the 16th annual silent auction to benefit needy patients at Mercy Hospital Jefferson.
Auction proceeds benefit the Chaplains’ Fund, which is managed by the hospital’s Pastoral Advisory Committee and provides assistance to patients who cannot afford medical needs such as prescription drugs or medical equipment.
The auction is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 10, and Friday, Nov. 11, in the hospital Conference Center. The event is open to the public and admission is free. Among the donated items available at the auction in the past are event tickets, sports memorabilia, quilts, crafts, theme gift baskets, gift certificates, etc.
“We have hundreds of items to bid on each year,” said the Rev. Rich Hadley, pastoral services manager. “There is always a great variety and that makes it a great place to do some holiday shopping. To make it a successful fund-raiser again, we need the assistance and generosity of people in the community. They can help by donating items and attending the auction.”
This year the silent auction features extended hours this year and for the first time ever, the opportunity for those who cannot attend to make bids online at www.mercy.net/ChaplainsAuction. The auction is open from 7 a.m to 8 p.m. on Nov. 10 and from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 11. To donate items, or for more information, call Rich Hadley at 636-933-1325.
To register for the auction text "16Mercy" to 52182.