Rotarians collect items at auction for Gift of Life – The Daily Reporter

GREENFIELD – Donations are being accepted now for the Rotary Club of Greenfield’s 23rd Annual Gift of Life Auction.

The event, scheduled for February 26, raises money for children with congenital heart disease. Gift of Life International has helped more than 40,000 children in 80 countries receive treatment for heart disease over the past 46 years, according to the organization’s website.

Rotarians collect donations to help fund medical missions in underdeveloped countries for children with life-threatening heart conditions. There are times, however, when medical facilities in an underdeveloped area cannot accommodate these heart surgeries. In these situations, the club will help fund a child’s trip to Riley Children’s Hospital and Ronald McDonald House.

Over the years, the Greenfield Club has helped raise over $1 million for the Gift of Life program. Auction items, food, refreshments and facility preparation, ticket sales and active bidding are essential to the success of the organization.

Necessary live auction items include kayaks, bicycles and exercise equipment; technological gadgets; concert or production tickets; Pacers tickets; landscape or interior decoration articles; autographed items from sports and entertainment celebrities; original artwork or wood crafts; themed dinners or outings, trips, vacation rentals; and home security systems.

Necessary silent auction items include “man cave” items; “she shack” items; video security systems; spa treatments; escape experiences; group wine, whiskey or beer tastings; beverages for adults; jewelry and musical instruments.

To donate, contact Marie Castetter at [email protected] or call (317) 341-1781.

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