I know we generally talk about writing here on the blog but today I want give a bit of a boost to a charity auction that is underway in support of the autism community (thanks to author Julia Quinn for the head’s up). There are books involved, so it isn’t completely off topic.
What is it?
The Lift 4 Autism charity auction raises funds for non-profit organizations that serve the autism community. Authors, publishers, agents and others have donated items (books, gift baskets, promotional services, chats, and more) and there are also items like t-shirts and mugs that can be purchased directly. The books available to bid on include a Bridgerton Series Hardcover Set signed by Julia Quinn.
Here’s a little blurb straight from the site:
Now more than ever, we as a global community are uniting, even as we navigate through a global pandemic. The organizers of LIFT 4 Autism, authors Ginger Scott and Kennedy Ryan, along with KultureCity, this year’s charitable partner, wanted to respond to the real needs of autism families during what continues to be an incredibly challenging time. KultureCity will direct proceeds from the 2021 auction to autism families struggling during COVID-19.
The online auction features signed paperbacks, hardcovers, full series sets, out-of-print covers, foreign editions, personal one-on-one Skype calls with some of your favorites . . . and MORE, all donated by authors, publishers, bloggers, readers. Just people who wanted to be a part of something to help autism families.
Where can I see the items?
You can browse items up for bid NOW at charityauction.bid/LIFT4Autism2021. The actual bidding begins on Monday, April 26th and runs through Friday, April 30.
Where do the funds go?
Each year, the LIFT team selects a national non-profit organization serving the autism community as their charitable partner. This year that partner is KultureCity, whose programs serve the autism community with compassion and generosity. You can learn more about their mission and impact at kulturecity.org.
How else can I support this effort?
If you aren’t into bidding or just don’t see anything that tickles your fancy, you can still be involved by participating in the autism #stackforacause!. Spell out LIFT with book spines (using the first letter of each title), and for every #LIFTStack, Ginger Scott and Kennedy Ryan will donate $1 each to the LIFT Scholarship Fund. That’s $2 per stack.
Happy Bidding (or stacking)!
What a great idea! I think it’s wonderful that Julia Quinn is in the news-verse for this; she must have been mentioned for her Bridgerton series as well, but it seems like the sex scenes got a lot of the media thunder. I hope I’m not too late.