by Janetha on July 25, 2011

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Here it is! The official auction of The Great Fundraising Act is LIVE!

Follow me on Twitter @janeeetha for up-to-the minute info!


If you are just joining us, we are having a live online auction for my friend Susan, who has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and has hefty medical bills to the tune of $5000 monthly.  For more info about Susan and this fundraiser, you can click here.

If you don’t wish to bid on an item but still want to help us raise money, direct monetary donations can be made here.



Click on a category below to see the items up for bid. Alternately, click on the category using the sidebar to the right. You can also scroll down below the category list to see the approximate bids and a full, alphabetical list of auction items.

Official Auction Rules, Logistics & Whatnot.

  • Auction Date & Time: Bidding opens Monday, July 25, 2011 at 8 AM EST and individual item closing times will be staggered throughout the day. MAKE NOTE OF EACH ITEM’S CLOSING TIME! It will be noted within each individual listing. The staggered closing times has been implemented to prevent a site crash!
  • Payment Methods: Paypal is the only method of payment accepted. If you don’t have a Paypal account, you can pay through the Paypal donation page which allows you to use any major credit/debit card.
  • Starting Bids: Bidding on all items starts at $10 USD unless otherwise noted.
  • Bidding Increments: Bids go up in whole dollar increments. For example, you could bid $1 or $10 higher than the previous bidder, but not $1.50 higher.
  • Bidding Procedure: Bids are to be submitted via comment on item page.  Click the category above OR on the sidebar to the right, OR click on the item from the home page. It is your responsibility to refresh the page and see what the current high bid is!!  You must bid at least $1 above the current high bid. A valid name & email address are required when leaving a comment bid.
  • Winners: If you are the winning bidder, you will be notified within 24 hours of the auction ending. The notification will include payment instructions.
  • Making Payment: Winning bidders must make payment and send their mailing address to me within 72 hours of the auction ending. If payment is not made, winner forfeits item and the next highest bidder is awarded item. Once payment is made and shipping address is received, winning bidders will receive contact information of individual in charge of shipping their item.
  • Shipping Information: Items that require shipping will be shipped within one week of payment/submission of address (unless otherwise noted). SELLER will cover shipping costs!
  • Items That Don’t Require Shipping: If your item is an online service or online gift card, once payment for your item is received, you will get an email with all the information you need to retrieve your item.

That’s it! Have fun! Let’s raise some money for Susan!!!

xo. janetha g.

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Lauren July 25, 2011 at 2:55 pm

Hey Janetha! Not sure the best way to contact you right now because of the auction but I noticed that my donation is not on the list with the updated prices (on the front page of your blog). Is this a mistake or for a reason? Thanks :D Everything looks great and I am pleased to help!!!

Leah @ L4L July 25, 2011 at 3:56 pm

This is seriously so amazing. My heart is so warmed!

Jae July 25, 2011 at 5:31 pm

congratulations with the success of this fundraiser!
you seriously deserve a HUGE award or a round of applause at the very lease :)
It’s so very heartwarming to see someone being as selfless as your right now~~

Jody - Fit at 53 July 25, 2011 at 6:26 pm

This is amazing. Thank you!!!! I am having major money issues at home BUT I am spreading the word the best I can. You are great!

Amanda S. July 25, 2011 at 7:08 pm

hey! so i don’t have a paypal account…how does the paypal donation page work? i will be paying with mastercard. thanks :)

Annette@EnjoyYourHealthyLife July 25, 2011 at 9:02 pm

WOW! Thank you for doing this! AMazing work :)

Ellie@fitforthesoul July 25, 2011 at 9:05 pm

Wow, so crazy!! soo many options :P

Baking N Books July 25, 2011 at 9:31 pm

You. Are. Phenomenal. Such a good soul.

The bids on some of this stuff is incredible – there is a lot, a lot of goodness in this world…that or, yes, people will pay over $200 for a batch of darn good brownies :)

P.S – I WANT your beautiful BANGS!!!

Michele July 25, 2011 at 10:13 pm

Janetha – this is AMAZING; read about it through Caitlin…and she’s right, the blogging community is amazing and so giving!

I’m writing to ask if you now how I could include my items in a fundraising event such as this – I don’t make food (yeah, you can thank me now for that one – HA); but I make handmade greeting cards. You can see a variety of projects at

If you have any insight; I’d love to participate to help someone in need – thanks!

Janetha July 25, 2011 at 11:25 pm

Michele, please send me an email. I have an idea!

Ashley @ Will Run for Food July 25, 2011 at 10:29 pm

This is amazing!!

Lindsay @ Lindsay's List July 26, 2011 at 10:54 am

So inspiring!!

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