The Champaign Family YMCA’s annual Invest in Youth Silent Auction began Nov. 23 and continues until 5 p.m. Dec. 3. The public can view and bid on items that include gift baskets, sports memorabilia and tickets, toys and games, handmade goods and more. It’s free to get a bid number. This year, the auction will coincide with the Y’s Christmas Community Family Night 5-8 p.m. Dec. 1. All are welcome to this free community event. Peruse auction items and take part in the Christmas festivities.
A custom OSU-themed quilt (valued at $400) will be raffled off at the conclusion the auction period. Tickets for the raffle cost $5 each or six for $20 and can be purchased at the Y Welcome Center on Community Drive.
The auction is an opportunity to get a jump-start on holiday shopping while supporting a cause. Every dollar raised by the auction goes directly toward providing YMCA memberships for deserving families and youths in the community. As a result of the auction and the generosity of the community, the Y provides financial assistance to over 300 Champaign County residents each year.
The Y expressed appreciation to the individuals, organizations and businesses that donated to this year’s auction.
Submitted by the Champaign Family YMCA.