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Auction Donation FAQs


You do not have to be a restaurant or a retailer to donate to the Holiday Bid & Buy online auction. Do you represent a bank?  an insurance company? a manufacturer? a law practice? No problem! Your donated item worth $25+ will have it’s own bidding page, will list YOU as the donor, will display YOUR logo, and will have a link to YOUR website during the entire auction.

Where else can you get this much exposure for as little as $25?

Holiday Bid & Buy Auction FAQs:

1) I can’t think of anything to donate. Can you give me some ideas?
Yes, see below.

2) Can I donate more than one item?
Yes, maximize your exposure and donate as many items as you’d like!

3) How will the auction be promoted?
In exchange for a donated item, the donor receives 4 weeks of online targeted marketing to members and supporters of the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce, residents of Lakewood and surrounding communities, and to the 400,000+ members of the BiddingForGood community of cause-minded consumers. The Chamber will promote the auction locally via print, web, and social media, and the BiddingForGood auction platform also includes a robust social media component that allows sharing of pages via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. 

4) I have an auction item but I’m not computer savvy. Can you add my item to the auction site for me?
Absolutely. Call the Chamber office at 216-226-2900 or email your item information.

5) How does my donated item get to the winning bidder?
Drop off your item to the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce (16017 Detroit Ave. Lakewood OH 44107) any time between now and December 2nd and we will take it from there!

6) What if my donated item receives zero bids?
Highly unlikely, but in that case the item will be returned to you.

7) How are the auction proceeds used?
The Holiday Bid & Buy auction is a fundraiser for the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce and supports our economic development programs. Thank you for your support!

What makes a great online auction item?

* Donate an Item

  • a gift card to a local store or restaurant
  • wines from a local wine shop
  • chocolates
  • event tickets (sports / theater / concert)
  • sporting goods or autographed memorabilia
  • themed baskets (Pet Basket, An Evening In, Family Fun…)
  • a family Zoo pass
  • jewelry
  • Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Great Lakes Science Center, etc. passes
  • museum, fitness center, or club membership
  • handmade items (soaps, candles, jewelry, bags/totes, etc.)
  • small electronics (iPad, iPod, e-reader, etc.)
  • home decor items

* Donate a Service

  • spring cleanup or planting service
  • landscaping
  • housecleaning
  • house or pet portrait by a local artist
  • painting/decorating
  • holiday lighting
  • home maintenance
  • snow removal
  • sweets/cupcakes/flowers/etc. delivered monthly
  • spa/salon/massage services
  • music lessons
  • pilates/yoga lessons
  • photography
  • limousine service
  • beer/bar package or beer-of-the-month
  • holiday baking or through-the-year baking service (a dozen cookies per month for 12 months!)

* Donate a Unique Experience

  • use of timeshare/weekend getaway packages
  • golf package/lessons
  • themed party for Adults or Children (murder mystery, birthday, etc.)
  • catered dinner party
  • ski/snowboarding package
  • lunch with – or spend a day with – a VIP in your organization
  • Sailboat cruise on Lake Erie