The silent auction for the Student Ministries Rent-A-Team Fundraiser kicked off on Wednesday, April 11. The project is part of the Student Ministries efforts to raise money for its mission trip to Jamaica at the end of May. Bidding will run from April 11 until April 22.
There are 10 projects up for bids, ranging from yardwork, housework, baby sitting, dog walking, heavy lifting, car washes and grocery shopping. Projects will be completed during the summer. Specific dates will be coordinated with the winning party.
According to Student Ministries Coordinator Kyle Helder, at least three people, including one adult will be present for all projects. He said the larger the project, the more people will be present.
Helder also said the winning bids are transferrable.
"We want all people to be included in our fundraising event, therefore we are allowing people to gift a project to someone else," Helder said. "For example, if you know of a couple who you think needs a date night, then you should feel free to bid on the baby sitting package and then give it to the couple."
Bids will be accepted on Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings at the Rent-A-Team Table. In addition, people will be able to follow the bidding process on the King of Glory web site and submit email bids on the items. There are minimum bids for each item. Subsequent bids must increase by at least $1 and must be a full dollar amount. Therefore, a bid increase of $1.50 will not be accepted.
Yardwork: Three (3) times a group will perform various yardwork tasks such as mowing, raking, trimming, etc. Minimum Bid: $100.
Housework: Three (3) times a group will perform various housework tasks such as vaccuuming, cleaning, dusting, window washing, etc. Minimum Bid: $100.
Heavy Lifting: If you have something that is too heavy to move or dispose, a group will come and take care of it for you. Minimum Bid: $50.
Baby Sitting: Four (4) times a group will come and watch the kids, giving parents some valuable time away from the children. Minimum Bid: $100.
Family Meal: Four (4) times a group will come over to prepare and serve a family meal. They'll even clean up afterwards. The winning party will provide the menu and the food items. Minimum Bid: $100.
Car Wash/Cleaning: Two (2) times a group will wash and clean the family vehicles inside and out. Minimum Bid: $50.
Garage Cleaning: If your garage needs a good cleaning or rearranging, a group will come and help you with that project. Minimum Bid: $100.
Grocery Shopping: Three (3) times a group will do your grocery shopping for you. The winning party must provide the grocery list and the method of payment. Hy-Vee gift cards purchased from King of Glory would be a great way to do this. Minimum Bid: $75.
Dog Walking: Three (3) times a group will come and walk all of the family canines. Minimum Bid: $75.
Pick-A-Project: If you have a project that doesn't meet any of the descriptions above, create your own project. You are asked to keep the skill level and talent needed to complete the project within reason. Minimum Bid: $100.