I am starting a new feature on this blog. I hope you enjoy it and participate.
Some friends of mine are involved in a new company called BiddingforGood. What EBay brings to the world of auctions in general, B4G brings to the world of charity auctions. It is a consolidator, facilitator, and operator of on-line auctions for charitable causes and organizations.
With the help of B4G and some of the BIDMC staff, I will be holding an on-line auction each month to benefit one of the BIDMC's affiliated community health centers or another worthwhile health care-related cause.
This week's auction will benefit BIDMC's owned Bowdoin Street Health Center, a wonderful place providing primary care, specialty care, and many support functions to a section of Dorchester in Boston. I am trying to raise money for an ultrasound machine, so pregnant women can have ultrasounds in their neighborhood setting rather than having to spend time and money to travel to BIDMC for this service.
Just click here to enter the auction site. There are some great items -- travel, food, concerts, sport events, art, and memorabilia. Also, some very special people are offering to provide inspirational and informative presentations at your civic organization or company. Finally, there are a couple of special items from our partners, the Boston Red Sox.
Bid early, bid often, and bid high! You have until 8pm on Monday, November 9, to submit bids.
Also, if you would like to offer items or services for this or future auctions, please click here or on the "Donate" button on the right side of this blog.
In the interest of total disclosure, I want you to know that bidding in this auction will place you on a mailing list for future auctions, both mine and others around the country. You can have yourself taken off that list at any time.
Please let me know what you think about this idea and the B4G site.
And, good luck!