Posted by Chandler 4 Corners on October 19, 2016
Henry Chandler writes:
We have a friend who moved from Vermont to Pennsylvania. She is a big Chandler 4 Corners fan and spreads the C4C gospel wherever she goes. So when she asked a favor of us, we were all ears. She wondered if we would contribute some of our home accents to her new passion, the Main Line Animal Rescue in Pennsylvania, which was planning a rescue dog fundraiser. We love dogs. We love doing the right thing. And we certainly appreciate our friend, so we went ahead and sent down four pieces.
We chose dog-themed products: the “Dogs Welcome” hearth rug, “Gift under the Tree” hooked pillow, “Hanging Stocking Black Lab” pillow, and the “Dogs Welcome” 2 x 4’ hooked rug, and we shipped them off.
We are still a bit rural up here in Vermont, so the new world of charity auctions, where all of the lots for the silent auction are all available ahead of time online, was something we weren’t aware of. But once we found out, we had a great time checking on the progress of our donations (and even making a few bids ourselves. Hey, it’s a good cause!).
The night of the auction, 400 people piled into a big white tent adjacent to a beautiful red barn in Chester Springs, PA and enjoyed an evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner and live bidding. Our friend reported that the event was a complete success.
Afterwards, we were thrilled to learn that our two hooked wool pillows, with a value of $85 each, sold for a combined value of $390 (and both went to the same bidder)! I think we may have a new fan, and one with a big heart, too. Our 2 rugs also sold for more than their retail value, so we were pleased to be able to help such a good cause. Overall, our friend estimates that a quarter million dollars was raised that night. That will help a lot of dogs and we are grateful we were able to be a part of that!
All prices are in USD.