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The Chicago TARDIS Charity Auction is celebrating its seventh year!
For the last few years, we have worked with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, raising funds and awareness about hunger in the Chicagoland area. We’ve raised over $15,000 through our past efforts.
In addition, we also supported local cat shelter, The Catcade, in our 2018 auction.
Through this annual event, we auction merchandise, special “packages”, and some higher-end collectible memorabilia throughout the convention weekend in support of our charities.
The process is as follows:
On Friday night, please join us for our Live Auction, where you will have a chance to bid on high-end, unique memorabilia. Simply register for a bid number, and you’ll have a chance to acquire some great Who-themed memorabilia! You can pay for your items right after the Auction, or swing by on Saturday afternoon!
You’re also welcome to register and bid on Silent Auction items during the day on Friday and Saturday. Merchandise, memorabilia, and other items will be available for bid. Some smaller items will be labeled “Buy Now!” throughout the weekend.
Bidders will be e-mailed a unique bidder number for the Live and Silent Auctions (insuring anonymity), and can pay for your winning items via cash, check, or credit card. You can also be notified via SMS/Text message, and announcements will be made throughout the convention. People who register can bid on both silent and live auction items, doubling the opportunity to help raise funds for a great organization.
Read on to find out about each of our charities.
The Northern Illinois Foodbank
Northern Illinois Food Bank – a proud member of Feeding America – is the source of nutritious food, innovative feeding programs, and hope for more than half a million people each year. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a goal of solving hunger in our 13-county service area, we rely on our generous donors, volunteers, and community partners – the local food pantries and feeding programs, food manufacturers and retailers, companies, foundations and individuals who join with us in our vision for no one to be hungry in Northern Illinois.
We invite you to join us through volunteering at one of our four centers (West Suburban Center in Geneva; North Suburban Center in Park City; Northwest Center in Rockford; South Suburban Center in Joliet), becoming a financialor food donor, and helping us spread the word about hunger in our community on Facebook and Twitter.
The Catcade is a non-profit, arcade-themed cat rescue, and lounge. Their goal is to simulate a home environment where instead of being in cages, the cats get to interact with friendly humans in a free-roam living room atmosphere.
The staff of the Catcade rescues cats from life-threatening situations such as high-kill shelters and helps to find friendly, quality homes for them through their adoption program.