JOIN OUR ONLINE SILENT AUCTION IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BEAR VALLEY RESCUE
Help a Buddy Fund (Registered Charity No. 776490732RR0001) aims to increase the number of animals that are protected from abuse or neglect through supportive partnerships. For this fundraiser, we have partnered with Bear Valley Rescue (Registered Charity No. 811164183RR0001). Bear Valley Rescue Society, founded in 2003 and located in Sundre, Alberta, takes in unwanted, abused, aged or distressed horses and, occasionally, other farm animals. They currently have over 180 horses in care and have helped over 1500 animals since they were founded. They educate the public on the plight of unwanted, abused and aged animals and network with other animal rescue organizations as well to provide homes for animals in distress. Though not used as much now for work, horses are still companion animals and partners for many people. Bear Valley Rescue is there to provide an alternative to slaughter when people are faced with life-changing situations and can no longer care for their animals.
HOW DOES THE AUCTION WORK?
On September 5th, our auction link will go live and run until September 11th. We will be featuring a variety of items that will be available for pick-up in locations of:
The location for pick up will be listed on the description of each item. Interested bidders will need to register and sign up through the auction site, and can place an anonymous bid using the online platform. If you are outbid by another party, you will be notified through the email you used to register. Then the bidding wars begin!
Once the auction closes, you will be contacted by email for items that you have won, with instructions for payment and how to retrieve your item from our volunteers. Pick-up city locations are set and noted at the time of bidding on the item. Items will not be shipped and winners will need to make arrangements for pick-up.
50% of proceeds from this fundraiser will support Help a Buddy Fund's grant program to benefit animals kept in sanctuary or long-term foster care. The remaining 50% of proceeds will be gifted to Bear Valley Rescue to directly benefit their sanctuary horses.
HAVE ITEMS TO DONATE?
We are accepting donated auction items of $30 in value or more until August 21, 2022. Your business will be supported in our social media and your donation will be credited in all marketing of the event. If you are able to help support Bear Valley Rescue and Help a Buddy Fund by donating an item to our joint silent auction fundraiser, please let us know at your earliest convenience by contacting us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org (for items located in Edmonton and area) or email@example.com (for items located in Calgary, Red Deer, and surrounding areas).