32nd Annual Charity Auction

LIVE FINALE: March 4, 2018

Online bidding for select items, all valued less than $100, is now underway on our Bidding for Good site.  Online items will close on March 4, at 4:00 pm during our LIVE televised finale at Stonehill College's Pettit Atrium from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  The event, featuring a 1972 VW Beetle Convertible and higher valued items, will be simulcast online and on ECAT's Comcast 9 & Verizon 22.

Bid on a 1972 Volkswagen VW Beetle Convertible - Appraised Value $11,500

We have a Classic Car! A 1972 Volkswagen VW Beetle Convertible with less than 91,000 miles.

Easton Lions Auction Car 2018-1972 Volkswagen VW Beetle Convertible - Refurbished

1972 VW Beetle Car up for bid - Easton Lions Charity Auction 2018

We'd like to thank Scott Gunther of Somerville for his very generous donation! 

The entire body has been repainted, seats reupholstered, convertible top replaced. Has been living in arid Colorado; much kinder to cars than the Northeast weather.   The tires have less than 10,000 miles of wear.  The engine was just inspected and new carburetor, fuel filter, and fuel gauge were installed. Bottles of fuel additive, a car cover, the Club lock and front seat covers will come with this car. This 1972 VW Beetle Convertible has passed the Massachusetts inspection test.

Some quirky things to note: Driver's door lock is "sticky" and, sometimes, will not unlock. The driver's seat is stuck in the furthest position. The window handle on the rear driver's side is missing.

Bourne Auto covered the cost of the appraisal done by Auto Appraisal Group (AAG).  The full report is available in the pdf window below.   

More information or to schedule a viewing of the car contact Lion Member John Mallers at 508-238-6322 or send an email to j.mallers@comcast.net with subject "1972 VW Bug Info".

Item Preview List

View all items on Bidding for Good, select items open for bidding now.  Pre-bods for the classic 1972 Volkswagen VW Beetle Convertible donated by Scott Gunther of Somerville can be emailed to auction@eastonlions.org.

The entire body has been repainted, seats reupholstered, convertible top replaced. The car is from arid Colorado, which is much kinder to cars than New England weather.  View the official appraisl done through Bourne's Auto Center.  Car available for viewing, contact Lion John Mallers, 508-238-6322 or send an email to j.mallers@comcast.net with subject "1972 VW Bug Info".

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Bidding Rules

The online portion runs from February 18th-March 4th at 4:00 pm.  Bid on items valued less than $100 on Bidding for Good.  These items will not be in the televised live auction.

Most items with a retail value $100 or higher will be auctioned off  at our LIVE FINALE, March 4th, at the Pettit Atrium in the Shields Science Center on the campus of Stonehill College.  It will be simulcast online through Easton’s Community Access Television, and on Easton local channels 9 (Comcast) and 22 (Verizon). View all bidding rules and FAQs here.

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Auction Sponsors

Above are a few of our platinum level business sponsors for this year's Charity Auction.  Links to all our sponsors will be posted in January.  Please support them by following the links to each sponsor's home page.

If you'd like to be a sponsor for the Lions Charity Auction, please contact Dale Kerester at auction@eastonlions.org or call us at 508-230-7071 and leave a message for more details.  We'll get back to you as soon as possible.

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Auction FAQ

Yes, this is a new feature this year.  We will be selling certain of the items (generally, the lower retail value items) during the online auction only.  Online bidding will run from February 18 to March 4 (bidding will close at 4pm on Sunday, March 4).  The rest of the items will be sold during the live televised auction on Sunday, March 4, from 2-7pm, as usual.

Online Auction: Select items are only available on our online Auction.  These items must be bid through the Bidding for Good site only.  Our bid takers on the LIVE phones cannot place bids on these for you.

Live Auction: Our televised live auction is at Stonehill College's Shields Science Center, Pettit Atrium.  This is one of our primary fundraisers of the year and ask that you please help us help others by donating a product or service. We need all item donations by February 12th to get them ready an listed online for our new online Auction.

The Easton Lions support many local charities, community groups, and scholarships.  As Lions we have five core service areas with the goal of tripling our humanitarian impact by serving 200 million people per year by 2021.  Our core service areas include Diabetes, the Environment, Hunger Relief, Pediatric Cancer, and Vision.  On the last point, we seek to fulfill the challenge issued many years ago by Helen Keller: “To be the knights against darkness”. One of our primary missions is to help stop preventable blindness and to improve the standard of living of sight impaired people around the world.