Please see the following message from Emily Menashes, Woodlin PTA President, about this year’s Silent Auction.
Dear Woodlin Community,
After considerable thought and discussion, the Woodlin PTA has decided to cancel the Auction on Saturday, March 14 due to coronavirus concerns. Instead, we will be holding an online auction at a later date once we are able to convert all of the items to an online platform. Please be on the lookout for more information – the auction contributes almost half of the PTA’s budget, so a successful online auction will be critical for maintaining the many important initiatives of the Woodlin PTA.
While many people were still excited to participate in the auction, others had expressed concern. Ultimately, we did not want members of our community to have to make the decision between supporting the Woodlin PTA or taking care of their health, particularly those who are caregivers for the elderly or people with underlying conditions. By putting the auction online instead, those individuals will still be able to participate.
We thank all of those who have contributed items such as classroom baskets and who have helped us prepare for the auction in myriad other ways. We appreciate your understanding as we make the difficult decision to cancel the in-person event. Be assured that your items will be included in the virtual auction and perhaps even more of the Woodlin community will be able to view and bid on them.
If you wish to have your ticket refunded, please email your request to email@example.com. No need to reach out if you would like your tickets to be considered a donation to the PTA. Retained ticket sales will help offset any deposits and nonrefundable expenses that are unavoidable at this point.
We thank you again for your understanding and we will be in touch with information about the first ever Woodlin Virtual Auction!