WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
Ed, Satisfied Customer
Just a quick note to thank you to let you know the picture arrived bright and early this morning. One reason I particularly liked this picture – I spent eleven full summers at a boys camp in Algonquin Park and canoe-tripped through most if not all of the park. Over the years my children heard so many stories about those summers that in 2011 they took me back to the park on a short canoe trip. I have over 1952 photo scans of one of my Algonquin trips. Obviously, Pointing the Way is a fond reminder of those memories.
Stratford General Hospital
The Volunteers of Stratford General Hospital have been using the Bids for Benefit – Sealed Bid Auction Easel Program since 2014. We have found the staff at Bids For Benefit more than easy to work with in meeting some of our requirements to be clear and open to our supporters. The program is so simple to use for us as Bids for Benefit does all the actual work and we simply collect our share from the artwork sales.
We highly recommend this firm to assist in the raising of funds on an ongoing basis with this easel program. It has truly been a pleasure getting our checks to put towards all the much needed equipment purchases we support with this program in our Hospital.
Bravo to Bids for Benefit and its Staff
East Wellington Community Services
Anthony Wagler has been an auctioneer for 23 years, and over those years he regular conducted live and silent auctions for charities. He frequently thought, there has to be a better way to raise money for these charities. So three years ago he founded “Bids For Benefit” and launched the “Sealed Bid Easel Auction Program”.
The company selects artwork and sports memorabilia and places it in host locations across Ontario – at supermarkets, hockey arenas, restaurants, medical facilities and more, at no cost to the host. Customers give sealed bids for the memorabilia, and Bids For Benefit looks after getting in touch with the winning bidders, collecting the money and delivering the item. Proceeds go to the charity of the business owner’s choice – in Foodland’s case, to East Wellington Community Services.
This is what we call our WIN – WIN – WIN situation. The incredible cause wins with funds to further reach their mission. The corporate partner wins, as they are able to provide a platform for causes that are close to their hearts and helping those in need. Bids For Benefit wins, as we live our mission to give a sustainable advantage to charitable organizations and tackling the greatest challenges of our time to help those in need!, says Anthony Wagler.
Trillium Community of Hope
On behalf of myself and the Trillium Community of Hope organizing committee, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the wonderful job in organizing our the easel bid program and silent auction for our event, Rockin’ to the 50’s & 60’s, on October 12, 2012.
Your professional execution exceeded our expectations beyond words, and we received nothing but great compliments from our guests. The items in the auction were first class and well presented. Your efforts had a very big part in our $45,000.00 + donation to the Trillium Hospital Cath Labs.
I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending you and your organization for your impeccable service. We look forward to working with you again in the future.
City of Kawartha Lakes Volunteer Firefighters Association
… I have had the privilege of working with Anthony from Bids for Benefit for 5 years. He has attended an annual event that our City hosts for an organization within our community. I organize the “Chief’s Gala” – both police and fire. Knowing that Anthony will be attending is the highlight for me and for most of our guests.
YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN A LIVE AUCTION UNTIL ANTHONY DOES ONE! It is the most hysterical thing you have ever seen! He is both professional and humorous. His ability to get the guests involved in the live auction is amazing. He is truly talented!
His selection of merchandise and the quality of the merchandise is fantastic! My husband and I have pieces from the auctions in our home that we enjoy very much.
We have always received our payments from the auction within 2 weeks of the event, without an issue. He not only accepts the payments for his items that he brings but also for items that the event or individuals have at the function.
I wholeheartedly support Anthony and his company to participate in your event. …
Best of luck with your event and have a wonderful day!
Winchester District Memorial Hospital Foundation
We made a few purchases from the website and at the auction in Crysler, and we are very happy with them. :) We have a ton of auctions and easel programs in this area — easel bids, farm auctions, estate auctions, charity auctions — and I don’t remember having as much fun at those events as I did at the events that Bids for Benefit conducted.
You are very entertaining! And the crowd was certainly engaged. Thank you for the additional information about Bids for Benefit; I’m not sure that we’ll have anything coming up in the near future, however I want to keep your card on file as I know you would do a GREAT job!
I would also be happy to refer anyone your way.
I would like to personally thank you for all your efforts regarding our Nottawasaga Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Golf and Auction event. With your help and your skills as an auctioneer, you personally were able to help us generate $18,850.00 in our live auction on July 20, 2012.
Your skills as an Auctioneer are impressive. You keep the audience in tune. You worked with a room of over 700 people, not an easy thing to do. You communicated well and your voice was clear. This helped us reach and exceed our goals with this year’s fundraiser. Your efforts helped us clear $451,000.00 this year.
You have been with us now for over 5 years and your total auctioning skills have raised over $90,000.00 for our Foundation. I look forward to working with you again in the future. Mark your calendar as next years date is Friday July 19/2013.
I will highly recommend you to any charity or event that wishes to raise money via auctioning and also recommend the quality of products that you bring with you to events such as these.
Look forward to working with you in the near future.
Milton Chamber of Commerce
Bids for Benefit provided an easel program and silent auction items at our recent 11th Annual Sports Celebrity Dinner & Auction held at RattleSnake Point Golf Club on February 12, 2013. The items they provided helped raise a significant amount of money for our Scholarship Fund which provides scholarships for post-secondary youth in our community.
This was the first year we used Bids for Benefit and it will not be the last! They were courteous, professional and helpful Their product mix thrilled our attendees who said it was the best offering of merchandise they had seen at our event.
I can recommend them without hesitation and am certain that they will add value to your event.