Thank you for visiting this website, which is where Kittelson Charitable Foundation holds its annual online auction.
And thanks for joining us in this annual online auction event. We hope you’ll have as much fun participating as we have had in getting to know the great people and organizations who are donating items and services in support of student education. Every bid you make helps the students too, because every dollar of every winning bid will go directly to financially supporting the education of KCF students. And the dollars you contribute by bidding on the donated items and services go a lot farther than you might imagine:
$1 will feed one of our students and his/her family for a day.
$5 will pay health insurance costs for one our students for a year.
$25 will pay for school supplies for a semester.
$200 will pay the room, board, and tuition costs for one student for an entire semester.
$750 will pay all the education, housing, food, and clothing costs for a student for a year.
So have fun, bid on items and services that you will enjoy using or giving to others, and remember that every dollar you spend will have a profound effect by permanently and positively changing someone’s life.
When is the auction?
The auction will begin on Black Friday (November 23, 2018) and continue through Sunday, December 2, 2018.
How does it work?
Auctions on individual items will close at different times so there will always be something going on. When you make a bid, you can also leave a comment, perhaps to taunt the competition, ridicule their laughingly low previous bids, or just offer a philosophical point of view (for example, Go ‘Cats!). To keep things even more interesting, the closing time of any auction will be extended as long as the most recent bid is within 5 minutes of either the auction closing time or the previous bid (whichever is later).
We will contact the winner after the auction has closed. Shipping costs will be added to the bidding price for items that need to be mailed, but if you have some time flexibility we’ll look for ways to get items to you at little or no shipping cost. We’ll work the details of this out with the winning bidder.
Can I donate an item to the auction even after it’s started? Sure! Contact us at KCF@kittelson.com (503-535-7404) and we’ll go from there.
You can also contribute directly to the Foundation, outside of the auction, by going to our Foundation's website. 100% of all proceeds and contributions go directly to the financial sponsorship of Rwandan children who would not be able to attend school without our support.
Thanks for participating in the KCF Online Auction! We hope you have fun!
Recent Bidding Activity
The 2018 Online Auction has Ended!
12/05/18 8:56 AM PST
The 10th Annual Online Auction has completed with great success – thank you very much to all who participated! The auction raised nearly $20,000, all of which will go directly to pay school-related costs incurred by our KCF-sponsored students. This is enough to cover the costs of an entire term for the students we sponsor, so it’s a great outcome and thank you again!
Visit our website at http://www.KittelsonCharitableFoundation.org to learn more about the Foundation and its mission, meet the students, make a donation, or email us. The 11th Annual KCF Auction will begin on Black Friday of 2019 (November 22). Mark your calendars now, and in the meantime Merry Christmas and best wishes for a very Prosperous New Year!
Auctions scheduled to close on Sunday (Dec 2) have been extended by one day
12/02/18 4:55 PM PST
The auction website went down sometime between Saturday night (December 1) and the morning of December 2. Unfortunately, the website didn't come back online until later in the day. Because we don’t know exactly when the website went down, we’ve re-opened every auction that was supposed to close on Sunday, December 2 and extended each such auction by 24 hours. This means that each auction that was supposed to close on Sunday, December 2nd will now close on Monday, December 3rd. Therefore, please disregard any email message(s) you might have gotten saying you were the winner of a particular auction that closed earlier today.
We sincerely apologize for this problem and believe this is the fairest way to proceed since many people wait until near the end of an auction to do their bidding. Please don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
Still some great deals in the remaining days of the auction!
11/29/18 2:51 PM PST
The 10th Annual KCF Online Auction has only a few days left – it will be completed by Monday, December 3rd. But a lot of great products and services are still available between now and then! Here are a few that I would like to highlight for you:
Thanks again for participating, good luck in your bidding, and best wishes for the remainder of the holiday season!
Some great deals on the KCF Auction Site!
11/26/18 9:54 AM PST
The activity level is high on the KCF Auction site, but in the spirit of Cyber Monday this is to let you know that there are still some GREAT DEALS available! For example, the following auction items are still awaiting their first bid so the bargain couldn't be any better:
Thanks again for participating and good luck in your auctions!
KCF Online Auction is Up and Running!
11/23/18 6:47 AM PST
The 10th Annual KCF online auction has now begun. Go to http://KCFAuction.com where you can see that there are some great auction items and nearly 60 separate auctions! Together, these auctions are for a wide variety of items and services donated by great people from all around the country and covering just about every interest area. More auction items will also be added in the coming days so be sure to check back regularly.
Join the fun if you haven't already!
The 10th Annual Online Auction Is About To Begin!
11/06/18 10:59 AM PST
The auctions haven't quite started yet! Be sure to check back here on Black Friday (November 23rd), when very cool auction items will begin appearing! And keep checking back, because new auction items will be added every day for the duration of this online auction, which will run through Sunday, December 2nd.
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