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The Emmanuel Dining Room Auction 2023
Sunday, April 30, 2 to 6 p.m.
Barclays Bank, Wilmington Riverfront
This spring celebrates Emmanuel Dining Room’s 40th year of
helping feed the poor – and you’re invited!
The auction is 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 30, at Barclays Bank in Wilmington,
with tickets now on sale.
This iconic event hosted by The Ministry of Caring Guild, nicknamed “the
granddaddy of Delaware benefit auctions,” helps ensure that our three dining
room sites can keep welcoming the hungry for nutritious daily meals,
no questions asked.
HELP OUT & HAVE FUN:
Become an event sponsor
Put your company message in front of every event attendee with a sponsorship
in the Auction Event Program book. There’s a space available for every size of business,
with sponsorshiip rates to fit every budget.
To learn more about sponsorship spaces and rates, download the sponsorship
form by clicking here.
Donate auction prizes!
The event’s success depends on auction item donations, especially big-ticket
things such as getaway travel, artwork and unique experience packages.
To discuss possible donations or to arrange drop-off times, call Office Manager
and Guild Liaison Louisa Teoli or Deputy Director of Development
Priscilla Rakestraw at (302) 652-5523.
Get tickets and attend
Tickets to the auction – $125 per person – include valet parking, beer/wine
open bar, buffet and bidding fun in live and silent auctions.
To buy tickets online, click here.
Get tickets by credit card by calling Administrative Assistant Sue Harris,
8 a.m.-noon weekdays, at (302) 652-5523 or send checks payable to
The Ministry of Caring with “auction tickets” in the memo line to:
The Ministry of Caring
115 East 14th Street,
Wilmington, DE 19802-3209.
Buy a lucky Emmanuel Dining Room Raffle ticket and you could win
the grand prize of $10,000, the $2,000 second prize or $1,000 third prize.
Tickets are $100 each with just 600 to be sold.
The drawing will be the fabulous grand finale of the Emmanuel Dining
Room Auction, but you do not need to be present to win. For tickets by
credit card, please call Administrative Assistant Sue
Harris at (302) 652-5523, weekdays 8 a.m. to noon or send checks
payable to The Ministry of Caring with “raffle tickets” in the memo
line to 115 East 14th Street, Wilmington, DE 19802-3209. At that
same address, tickets also are available for in-person purchase by
cash, check or credit card, weekdays 8 a.m. to noon.
Sell raffle tickets
Executive Assistant/Paralegal Annie Halverson – famous for her
huge auction prizes of chocolate treats, yummy baked goods and free
chocolate chip cookie samples – is chairing this year’s raffle sales and
would be grateful for help selling the tickets. If you can pitch in or
are part of a generous organization that would like to support the
poor by holding a raffle ticket sale among members, please contact
Annie at firstname.lastname@example.org or (302) 516-1062.
Volunteer to help
Many volunteers are needed to organize and hold the Emmanuel
Dining Room Auction, from planning details to soliciting auction
prize donations to checking in guests at the event. If you can lend
a hand, please contact Auction Chair and Guild Vice President
Michelle Modesto at (484) 354-3594 or Deputy Director of
Development Priscilla Rakestraw at (302) 652-5523.