What is the 8th Birthday Benefit & Auction? Each year L'Arche Atlanta holds a birthday party to celebrate another year since founding the L'Arche house in Oakhurst in 2012. We celebrate all the people that make our beautiful community possible and we celebrate all things L'Arche -- inclusive community, the giftedness of our community members, and our vision for a world where everyone belongs. This year we have a lot to celebrate as renovations are underway to open a second L'Arche house early next year!
How much does it cost to attend? It's free! We want as many people as possible to join us online! However, your purchases and donations to support our community of people with and without intellectual disabilities are greatly appreciated.
You have such a diverse collection of auction items! How were you able to get them during such trying times? We are so grateful to the businesses that were able to donate items to our auction and did so! We are especially grateful this year to our donors who purchased gift cards to local businesses, giving a two-fold gift: supporting a local business and supporting L'Arche Atlanta. Please recognize their generosity by bidding generously on these donated items!
When is the auction? The silent auction will go live on Tuesday, September 8 at 9:00am and will last until the live auction begins on Sunday, September 13 at 5:30pm. You can bid on items at any time during this time period on the GiveSmart L'Arche auction page.
I do not live locally; can I still participate? Yes! This is the joy of a virtual auction & storytelling event -- you can join us from anywhere you have an internet connection! Each auction item will have a delivery mechanism listed. If you are not local, you will want to look for items that can be delivered electronically or by postal mail. Items that are marked 'PICK UP ONLY' must be picked up in person.
I have been wanting to introduce some friends to L'Arche -- would this be an appropriate place to start? YES! This will be a great place to introduce friends, family, and colleagues to L'Arche Atlanta. Please invite widely! You can ask friends and family to register for the event on the GiveSmart L'Arche auction page.