ELKINS - Items are already being donated to the Randolph County United Way Kickoff Auction, slated for 9:30 a.m. Aug. 23 at the Randolph County Community Arts Center.
"We hope folks will plan to attend," Randolph County United Way Executive Director JoBeth Agnor said Friday. "The auction features thousands of dollars of donated merchandise, and all funds generated will go to help supporting 27 local partnering agencies."
Agnor said the available items will include West Virginia University gifts, gift baskets, baskets of home-canned goods, gift cards, a sewing machine, pictures, tickets to sports events, an antique treadle-style Singer sewing machine, tools and several hand-made quilts and wall hangings. She said the auction usually generates about $20,000.
JoBeth Agnor, executive director of the Randolph County United Way, shows a treadle-style Singer sewing machine from the early 1900s, donated as one of the many items that will be available during the United Way Kick-Off Auction. The fundraiser is slated for 9:30 a.m. Aug. 23 at the Randolph County Community Arts Center in Elkins. (The Inter-Mountain photo by Beth Christian Broschart)
"Food will be available during the event, and we hope folks will come with their family and friends to enjoy the event," Agnor said. "We hope people will consider purchasing or donating items for the auction."
Items may be purchased using cash, check, Visa or Mastercard. For more information about United Way of Randolph County, call 304-636-0516 or visit www.unitedwayrandolph.org.
Proceeds from the auction benefit 27 local organizations, including the American Red Cross, Boy Scouts of America, Catholic Charities West Virginia, Energy Express (WVU Extension Office), Foster Grandparent Program, Girl Scouts Black Diamond Council, Helping Hand Clearinghouse, Elkins/Randolph County Library, Helvetia Library, Pioneer Library, Tygart Valley Library, Valley Head Library, Literacy Volunteers of West Virginia, Meals on Wheels, North Central Community Action (Homeless Shelter), Randolph County Cancer Support Group, Randolph County Children's Advocacy Center, Randolph County Domestic Training & Referral, Randolph County Emergency Squad, Randolph County Family Resource Network, Randolph County Humane Society, Randolph County Senior Center, Randolph County Sheltered Workshop (Seneca Designs), Senior Companion Program, Women's Aid In Crisis, Elkins-Randolph County YMCA and Youth Health Services.
The United Way of Randolph County is still accepting donations for the Kick-Off Auction. Items can be taken to the office in Elkins, located at 309 Henry Ave. in Elkins. Additional information is available by calling 304-636-0516 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.