CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Big Brothers Big Sisters is hosting an online auction from August 5 – 11 to raise funds for 140 children on the waiting list for a Big Brother or Sister in Butler County.
The group will collaborate with the Everything But the House auction house and hopes to raise $20,000 though an auction conducted entirely online. A preview of the items to be sold will be available to the public at the Big Brothers Big Sisters office on Saturday, August 10.
Tax-deductible items were donated to the group by patrons including:
- Signed sports memorabilia
- Gift certificates
- Tickets to sporting events
- Art pottery
- Mid-century modern items
- Vintage women's clothing, purses or costume jewelry
- Fine jewelry
- Women's luxury goods including designer purses
- Golf outings
- Sporting goods
- Vintage books author signed books, first edition books
- Class or antique furniture
Big Brothers Big Sisters served more than 745 children in Butler County in 2012. Six-hundred and fifteen children between the ages of 6-18 were placed on a waiting list called the Club of Unmatched Littles (COUL).
All children demonstrated risk factors that could affect their personal growth including living below the poverty-line, a history of child abuse, an incarcerated parent, or single-parent homes.
For more information about mentoring opportunities with the Big Brother Big Sister program, contact Marvin Torres at 513-867-1227. To learn about the Everything But The House, click here.