34th Annual

Online Auction

May 1 – May 15, 2022

Winning Bidders

All Items may be picked up at the Easton Lions Thrift Store, 192 Washington Street, Route 138, North Easton, MA, Saturdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Ask for Markie V.

Gift Cards Mailing Option: (Physical items cannot be mailed.) To have your gift cards mailed to you, please send an email to Auction@EastonLions.org with your full name, as used on Bidding for Good, your mailing address, and the item names and item numbers.

We need your help!

THE WHY:  For 35 years, the Easton business community has helped the Easton Lions help our local charities and community service organizations by supporting our annual Auction with donations of items and gift certificates.  Given the challenges our local businesses have faced with the COVID challenges of the past two years, we are NOT asking the businesses for their help this year.

THE ASK:  Instead, we are asking the Easton community (that means you!) to support our local businesses by purchasing gift cards and products from your favorite shop, restaurant, café, gym, landscaper, or other retail shop or service business and then, if you are so inclined, donate that product or gift card to the Annual Auction so that we can raise funds for local community service causes.  The Auction will run from May 1-14.  Use the “Open Donation Form” button below to start the process.

WHAT WE’LL DO:  Every item posted on Bidding for Good will thank you, the donor, promote the business, and may include your personal note of appreciation or thanks about the business. Each item will link back to the business homepage, if they have one, and include their other contact information so others can support them too.

Making a donation

Once you have an item to donate, please download the PDF donation form to enter all the details or fill out the online form at Bidding for Good (BFG). The online form will require you to register or sign-in at BFG.  Once the donation form is completed, mail the item with the form info or drop it off at the Thrift store on a Saturday in April.

Mail it to us: 

Mark Vinocoor
Easton Lions Club Auction
P.O. Box 1032
Easton, MA 02334

Drop it off at the Thrift Store:

Saturdays only
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Give to Mark Vinocoor
192 Washington St (Rt 138)
North Easton, MA 02356

Please make sure you note that the item is for the Auction and NOT the Thrift Store

How do I bid?

WHERE:
All auction activities happen on our Bidding for Good (BFG) auction site.

WHEN:
May 1 – 14:  Bidding starts 2 weeks before the Celebration of Easton dinner gala.

HOW:
Set-up an account at BFG by phone, tablet, or computer:

  • Browse, watch, & bid
  • Use max bids to get outbid texts and emails
  • Winners are notified and all closing & secure pay options are completed through BFG

Need more info?

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Email: auction@eastonlions.org

Event chairperson: Dale Kerester

Item donations: Mark Vinocoor

Sponsorships: Bob Grella

Website: Michelle McGee (info@eastonlions.org)

Sponsors

Premier Event Sponsor

The Easton Lions thank our many loyal supporters.  It is through their generosity for events like the Celebration and Online Auction that enable us to support so many community organizations and the Massachusetts Lions Eye Research Fund (MLERF). 

Some recent groups supported:

  • We Do Care
  • House of Possibilities (HOPe)
  • HUGS
  • Raising Multicultural Kids
  • Easton Food Pantry
  • ECAT
  • Local youth & school clubs

The MLERF is an annual cause that aligns with 1 of 5 Lions Clubs International global causes, to improve the lives of the visually impaired and prevent avoidable blindness.

We invite local businesses and individuals to sponsor this year’s Celebration event at any level.

Cape Cod Lumber

Donation Ideas

Experiences and outings have brings a uniqueness and excitement for families and friends. No two trips are alike.  Experiences give the bidder a chance to try something new. Experiences can include a wide range of items, but some of our favorite include:

  • Children’s room mural painted by local artist
  • Comedy nights
  • Corn mazes
  • Day spa and massages
  • Harbor & Sunset dinner cruises
  • Historic sites (e.g., Old Sturbridge Village, Plimoth Plantation)
  • Hot air balloon rides
  • Local brewery tours
  • Museum tickets
  • One week of chauffeur services
  • Outdoor activities (e.g., hiking, kayaking, bungee jumping)
  • Theme & water parks

People love to go out to dinner, try new restaurants, and try new kinds of food. Here are a few ideas for you:

  • Breakfast at the firehouse
  • Catering service certificates
  • Cooking classes
  • Dinner and wine pairings
  • Gift baskets
  • Night with a chef
  • Private lunch and book reading with favorite author
  • Restaurant gift cards

 

Home, garden, & landscape items are great to have around.  Here are some of our favorites:

  • Christmas lighting for your home
  • 5 hours of landscape design
  • Furniture refinishing class
  • Jordan’s furniture gift card
  • Hobby shop class
  • Landscape company gift card
  • Mulch delivery form local landscaper
  • Spring/fall cleanup – 1 days work

Whether you like country music, pop, or rock n’ roll, enjoy the theater, dance, or opera, music and entertainment-related items are loads of fun. Here are a few examples to get started:

  • Autographed albums
  • Backstage passes or meet the star
  • Concert tickets
  • Signed instruments
  • Music lessons

Sports-related items are always a huge hit!  They appeal to men and women equally.  We have teams in every major sport in the country, so lots of options from the Roxs ti the Soxs. We alos have tons of local athletic clubs, gyms, and arenas.

  • Box seats for a game
  • Chance to meet local celebrity athletes
  • Game tickets
  • Golf outings
  • Gym memberships and classes
  • Personal yoga sessions at your home
  • Rare baseball cards
  • Signed memorabilia
  • Ski passes
  • Sportscaster for a Day
  • Yoga classes

Travel and getaway items are always popular huge hit.  Travel items are experiential in nature, and provide participants with an opportunity to create new memories. Here are a few examples to get started:

  • All-Inclusive trips
  • Airline tickets or miles
  • Hotel stays
  • One-week timeshare
  • Ski week-end
  • Weekend getaways