2020 VIRTUAL GALA FUNDRAISER

Connecting (Virtually) For A Worthy Cause

We are grateful for your support!

Our annual gala is our biggest and only fundraiser of the year. We count on it for a large portion of our overall operating budget. When we announced that we would be going virtual, we had no idea how it would go.

But you showed up! Our Virtual Gala was a remarkable experience and a much greater success than we could have imagined.

On behalf of Waukee Area Christian Services and our clients, we thank you.

Support Gala 2020:

Text-2-Give: 

Text “WACS2020” to 44-321 

Check Donations:

Attn: GALA 2020
Waukee Area Christian Services
1155 SE Boone Drive
Waukee, IA 50263 

Your Support is Needed Now More Than Ever!

Because of your support, we continue to provide “drive through” food pantry services for vulnerable families here in Waukee and Dallas County. 

Under normal conditions, we serve over 250 families each month. With the Covid-19 pandemic, the requests for assistance are rising rapidly, as hundreds of families are in desperate need of food to make up for the loss of school lunches, jobs, and wages.

Your support makes it possible for us to continue to provide food and other vital services. We are also reaching out to our most vulnerable clients – especially seniors and refugees – to ensure they are safe and to provide as much assistance as possible.

    2020 Gala Sponsors:

    Gala Online Auction (Concluded):

    As part of our 2020 Virtual Fundraising Gala, we’re offering a select group of “Dream Now. Go Later.” getaway auction items for your private bidding.

    You’ll have five days to win your desired escape and our clients will receive the hand-up they desperately need right now.

    Bidding starts at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 13th and will close at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 17th. Good luck!

    Click the button below to start dreaming about your next adventure (and to bid):

    How to Bid in Our Online Auction

    The process is quick, with very little information required:  

    (1) Name, (2) Email address and (3) Password creation

    To Begin Bidding 

    You will need to create an account to begin bidding.  

    Click on the item in which you are interested and place your bid.

    Email Notifications

    You will automatically receive these notifications via email during the length of the online auction:

    • Bid confirmations
    • Outbid Notifications
    • Watchlist Notifications
    • Auction Ending Notifications
    • Winning Bidder Notifications

    Payment for the Item You Won

    You will make your payment for your online auction item directly to Waukee Area Christian Services (not through 32Auctions). We will notify you of the amount due and you can pay us by check or credit card. After payment is received, arrangements will be made for you to pick up your item(s). 

      Auction Items:

      Explore Downtown Des Moines
      Historic Air BnB plus event tickets

      Explore Keystone
      7 nights at Keystone Resort in the beautiful Rockies

      Explore Orlando
       7 nights at a Disney Orlando Resort

      Explore St. Croix
      7 nights in beautiful St. Croix

      Become a Gala Sponsor

      Our mission is to provide compassionate, practical care to greater Des Moines’ west side, offering food and medical assistance to those struggling to make ends meet. Your Gala sponsorship ensures these initiatives make a lasting impact in Dallas County. We invite you to become a Gala sponsor this year or even next year.

      Donate to the Silent Auction 

      We are on the lookout for in-kind donations for our annual silent auction. Click the button below if you’d like to donate to our cause next year.

      • Gift Baskets
      • Experiences (Movies, Bowling, etc.)
      • Bed & Breakfast or Hotel Accommodations
      • Event Tickets
      • Gift Cards
      • Merchandise
      • Vacation Packages
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