Bridge of Hope Dinner/ Auction

  • What:      Eighth Annual Bridge of Hope Dinner Auction
  • When:     5:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Thursday April 19th, 2018
  • Where:    Linn County Expo Center Main Exhibition Hall
  • Who:        Albany Helping Hands
  • Why:        Annual Recognition Dinner and Fundraiser Auction
  • Details:   Pre-dinner Social, Dinner, Program, Silent, Paddle and Live Auctions

How can I or my business, organization or Church get involved in the 8th Annual event in April 2018?

Corporation & Small  Businesses

  • Event Corporate (or Business) sponsorship package
  • Dinner Table(s) Sponsorship. Seating for 8
  • Auction- Donation of items and/or services (that will be auctioned off)

Church & Non-Profit Org.

  • Dinner Table(s) Sponsorship. Seating for 8
  • Auction- Donation of new items and/or services (that will be auctioned off)
  • Non Profit Sponsorship Package

Individual Donors 

  • Pre Event
    • Dinner Table Sponsorship. Seating for 8
    • Auction- Donation of items and/or services (that will be auctioned off)
  • At Event
    • Donation during live Paddle Auction
    • Purchase of Live or Silent Auction item(s )

Pre-Event Sponsorship and Auction Donations

Three Types of Sponsorship and Donations

  • Corporate Sponsorship: 

    • For Corporations, Small Businesses (Larger Non Profit Organizations & Churches are eligible)

    • 5 Sponsor Levels:    $5000 Platinum, $2500 Gold,  $1000 Silver,  $500 Bronze,  $250 Copper

      • Five levels $250 to $5000. Each increase in level receives additional benefits. The “2018  Event Sponsorship” form provides details such as cost and level. Benefits such as recognition in our News Letter, Web Site, Radio Ads, Radio Interviews and more are listed in on the grid with higher levels receiving additional marketing benefits.

      •  Use the stop half of page one of the sales form (below) which is utilized as a “Purchase Order”. Add the name and contract information of the client on the bottom of the second page of the form.  Submit filled in form to Jim Willhight for Processing and forwarding to accounting.

  • Auction Donation:  Donation of a product or service. Minimum value of $100.00. Item(s) will be auctioned off in silent or live auction.  AHH will determine if items will be placed in the live or silent auction. Multiple item donations are encouraged. If item is a service (i.e.: oil change, stump removal, condo time share, hotel accommodations) we will need gift certificate from client with detailed description of item or service. The top half of the “Donor Opportunities” sheet is the “Donations of Silent or Live Action” portion of the Auction form.  This form is utilized as a “Purchase Order” with the donation value and item for auction noted.  At the bottom of this form is a spot to add the name and contract information of the client. Submit form to Jim Willhight for Processing.

    • Benefits: Donors of Auction Item(s) are given recognition in the printed Dinner Auction program guide and the M/C will give acknowledgement during the event. Donors also will get credit in news releases for local radio and newspapers.  Large donations may also receive web advertising placement and ads in our newsletter (see details above)
Donate to the Bridge of Hope Fund for Operational Expenses
  • Dinner Table Sponsorship:  $300.00 for table of eight. Support us by sponsoring a Dinner Auction Table. You can  Invite employees, business clients and associates, friends, neighbors, and family members to the Dinner and Auction as your guests. Or we can fill part of all of your sponsored table.

o   Booking Sponsors:  Fill out applicable section (Table Sponsorship) and the sponsor information section at bottom of form and return to Jim Willhight. Form can be scanned (or picture taken) and emailed (shared) to jim@AlbanyHH.org.

  • Signup Form (a 2018 form coming soon) the two page PDF File below.  Click to load PDF file into your web browser for printing
Click on image above to load the two page form (a pdf file) into your web browser for viewing and printing.

Click on image above to load the two page form (a pdf file) into your web browser for viewing and printing.

Previous Press Releases and Web Blogs

  • Dinner Auction 2016 (Summary:  program summary, "Spirit of Pastor Bailey" Volunteer of the year award" [Pastor Good], "Pastor Bill Lane" Guest of the Year award [Marcus Frizzell], 2016 event pictures, thank you, future housing expansion, 2017 event, 2016 pre event press release). Printed in Democrat Herald and Gazette Times.
  • Dinner Auction 2015 (Event summary and thank you). Printed in Democrat Herald and Gazette Times.

Where do the funds go?

The proceeds from this event will help fund critical community missions including providing emergency housing and hot meals three times a day, totally over 80,000 meals a year.

Albany Helping Hands  provides training and employment for shelter guests operating a Thrift Store, Farm, Keep Warm Woodlot, Pasture Raised Chicken Farm,  Vehicle Resale and Estate Cleanup units.

Donations are greatly appreciated at any time and can be made at the shelter at 619 Ninth Avenue SE, Albany.

If you prefer please contact Wayne Oakes at 541-926-4036 or mail your contributions to PO Box 2252, Albany, OR 97321.


AHH Internal Use

  • Dinner Auction Development Staff: Web page with information and forms used for lining up Corporate Sponsors, Auction Donors and Table Sponsors.  This page for Albany Helping Hands staff, board members, volunteers and development consultants).
  • Press Release (January 2017) for the 2017 Dinner Auction