It has not been easy, but together we have kept our doors open to in-person instruction throughout the pandemic. We are so happy that Lima Christian continues to provide a place for students that is academically, mentally, socially, and spiritually better than many of their counterparts in public schools today. We give God the glory for all that has been accomplished during this period in our school’s history and we are excited about the plans the Lord has for LCS!
We would like to invite you to join us for our live and silent benefit auction at Lima Christian School on Saturday, November 6, at 5:30 p.m. Childcare for children under 12 will be offered when the silent auction closes at 6:45 p.m. so everyone can attend the live auction at 7:15 p.m
For those who may be new to our school, the auction is our school’s largest fundraiser of the year. It’s also a terrific time of community as we come together to meet the school’s financial needs. This year’s event will support two of our priorities—keeping tuition affordable and increasing teacher salaries. You may recall that for the 2021-22 Academic Year, the Board instituted a tuition freeze to help our families during a challenging economic time. However, you may not be aware that we were also able to offer a much-needed salary increase to our faculty and staff. Do you know what? God honored our efforts to remember our families and our faculty by bringing 50 new students to Lima Christian this year!
Your support of our annual auction helps keep our tuition increases minimal. To be blunt, the better auction we have now, the less of a tuition increase we face next year. The participation of school families is key to the success of this fundraising event. There are four key ways your can help assure a successful event.
Donate An Item
The Board is requesting that each of our families donate one new item for the silent or live auction. Alternatively, families could make a monetary donation that will be used to purchase auction items. Please return this acquisition form with your item to the school office by Friday, October 29.
Examples of popular items needed for the auctions include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Current tech items (Bluetooth or smart speakers, video games, earbuds, etc.)
- Small kitchen appliances (expresso machine, panini maker, air fryer, etc.)
- Time at personal vacation homes
- Sports or movie tickets
- Handmade items
- Gift cards or certificates (local attractions, dining, and entertainment, etc.)
- Baked goods
Spread The Word
Invite friends and family to the auction—and spread the word on social media and in your other circles of influence. A Facebook event has been created for the auction on the school’s Facebook page.
Serve As A Volunteer
Third, we will be looking for volunteers. If you are interested in helping collect items, set up, tear down, or in some other auction-related capacity, please simply email our School Board chair indicating your interest. A volunteer coordinator will follow up and get you plugged in.
Become A Sponsor
Finally, you can be an auction sponsor or distribute this letter to someone who might be interested in helping sponsor the event. Supporting the auction provides a powerful way for you to express your support for the students and faculty of Lima Christian School and the importance of Christian education. A sponsorship form is available here.
Thank you for your consideration. Please feel free to mail or drop off donations directly to the school, or we can also arrange for a donated item to be picked up at your convenience. If you have any questions about the annual benefit auction, please do not hesitate to contact our School Board at Board@LimaChristian.org.
Thank you for praying and working toward a prosperous event! We look forward to seeing you there.