FRANKLIN, Tenn. -
Philanthropic activities continued by ServNet auctions recently with a pair of inaugural events orchestrated by two member facilities — KCI Kansas City and Dealers Auto Auction of the Rockies.
Back on May 8, KCI Kansas City held the first KCI Cares charity auction of the year with the proceeds benefiting Sheffield Place. Since Sheffield Place empowers homeless mothers and their children, KCI scheduled the charity auction the week before Mother’s Day and encouraged customers, staff and business partners to get involved.
“The support we received this year was absolutely amazing,” KCI Kansas City co-owner Doug Doll said. “With the overwhelming generosity and support, we were able to raise $16,209 for Sheffield Place which is the most money we have ever raised during a charity auction.”
Customers, staff and business partners participated in a silent auction with items ranging from Coach purses, Tiffany & Co., jewelry, body lotions, candles, meals at local restaurants and more.
Auction staff indicated the most sought-after silent auction item was lunch provided by “3 Girls and A Grill,” which included lunch for 15 people cooked and served by auction managers Kay Nordhausen, Morgan Mackey and Melissa Miller. After a bidding war between two customers, the item eventually sold for $1,300.
Other fundraising efforts included a bake sale and donations from dealerships including Miller Investment Group, Zeck Ford, McCarthy Auto Group, Landers McLarty Group, Randy Reed Automotive Group, Anderson Ford, Fenton Auto Group, DM Northwest, Tyson Auto Source, Excel Motors, SS Auto, and Wholesale One.
KCI Kansas City also donated a portion of the sale’s proceeds to Sheffield Place.
In addition, KCI set up bins for staff and customers to donate much needed supplies for Sheffield Place. Twin sheet sets, non-perishable food items, diapers, and personal hygiene supplies were among the items donated.
More than 300 pounds of supplies were donated and hand delivered to Sheffield Place, according to auction management.
“I want to thank everyone for their overwhelming generosity and participation,” Doll said. “We’re on track to surpass our fundraising goal this year, and I know it wouldn’t be possible without the support from our staff and customers.”
DAA of the Rockies Holds Charity Golf Tournament
Dealers Auto Auction of the Rockies held its inaugural charity golf tournament at the Inverness Hotel & Conference Golf Course in Englewood, Colo., on May 19. A portion of the proceeds were donated to SafeHouse Denver.
Management highlighted that among the sponsors for the event were Best Car Buys LTD, Groove Automotive, Larry H. Miller Automotive, AutoNation, and The Auto Connection.
At the awards luncheon following the tournament, prizes were awarded to the top three teams as well as to the team with the highest score. The Inverness Golf Club created a special prize for the foursome that arrived with only one ball for the whole day.
The DAA Rockies inaugural golf tournament had 130 attendees which included customers, vendors, and employees.
“We lucked out with perfect weather on the day of the tournament, a miracle when you consider that it had snowed the week before,” said Alex Zyla, marketing manager at DAA Rockies. “Our sponsors and participants really enjoyed themselves, and we were able to support a great Denver charity.”
Zylva also pointed out that DAA Rockies is gearing up for its upcoming fourth annual live charity auction, which will benefit The Family Tree.
For more than three decades, Family Tree has provided innovative, life-changing services designed to end child abuse and neglect, domestic violence and homelessness. As the only organization in the Denver metro area working to address the interconnectedness among these issues, Family Tree is changing how individuals, families and communities see, respond to and overcome them.
This year’s charity auction will take place on Thursday after DAA Rockies’ regular sale.
“Each year it is difficult to choose one charity out of the hundreds of local charities for our event,” Zyla said. “This year we chose an organization that focuses on helping families within our community.”
DAA Rockies charity auction will include special appearances from Miles, the Denver Broncos mascot, two Denver Broncos’ cheerleaders, and Miss Colorado. Roses Creamery will also be supplying ice cream cups for everyone at the event.
For more information about this event and other upcoming promotions at DAA Rockies, visit the auction’s website at www.daarockies.com.