Breaking news! On 3/1/17 the Facing Africa Auction announced they will be heading up to San Francisco after their charity event in Newport Beach to host their first auction in Northern California. It’s long been their dream to host an event in the northern part of California and there’s no better city we could have it in than the beautiful and bustling city of San Francisco.
One of the reasons they chose this location is because of the diverse market that SF offers. From extremely wealthy tech investors to the middle class family sharing an apartment, this auction is sure to have a little something that everyone will enjoy. Much like our other auctions, we plan on having a wide assortment of items to bid on. If you’re planning on coming out of state to attend our auction (our reach is nation wide and this event will draw crowds from all over the world), we will be publishing some great material that will help you learn more about the city and will also help you navigate it a little better… so stay tuned for our official San Francisco city guide!
Mark Bonner will be the head auctioneer and has over 20 years of large auction experience. Mark is one of the most sought after auction experts and we are please to have him running the stage at our event. He is a fast talker and has a very funny personality so we know all of our attendees will have a memorable experience. …
While most of our money is raised for charities throughout the country during our auctions, we also like to host special fundraisers that also help raise additional funds for charitable causes. We will be having an auction in Newport Beach California to help raise additional capital to help organizations currently servicing the development of African countries.
Our auction in Newport will have a wide host of options to choose from. We will be featuring collective art work, jewelry, electronics, and much more. We welcome residents all over Southern California to attend this event because the proceeds will make such a positive impact on so many lives.
The merchandise we will be selling are mostly used but will all been pre-inspected for quality control prior to the launch of this event. If you like going to flea markets, shop at malls, or bid at auctions, this will be a perfect day for you.
If you’re from out-of-state and have been wanting to visit Newport Beach, this is your perfect opportunity! To get a sneak peak at what your time in Southern California would look like, check out this beautiful Youtube video!
We are excited to announce that we will be starting a brand new auction event in the lovely city of Mesa, AZ. The reason we decided to add this event to our annual calendar is because our event in Phoenix is such a big hit that we wanted to have another one that was similar in size in a location that was in close proximity. We’ve collected data from all of our past events and know that we get a lot of visitors from Mesa. We also ask a bunch of attendee’s through different polls how far they would be willing to travel to attend a similar auction. The results were clear that we can host an event anywhere in the Greater Phoenix Metro area be able to fill out the seats.
At first, we had trouble deciding on what venue we were going to choose. Mesa is filled with great event options so we started exploring around the city in search of the perfect place. After a few stops, it was clear to us that the Mesa Convention Center was going to be the perfect location to have the biggest auction this large urban city has ever seen. Neighboring the cities of Chandler and Gilbert, Mesa has a population of close to 500,000 and has seen a huge influx of new residents in the past few years. Since the average cost of living is far below it’s surrounding areas, many people have chosen to move here in hopes of saving money and creating a better life for their families. Since there are lots of families in the area and we plan on having a lot of kids and teenagers in attendance, we’re going to be adding a fun new addition to our Mesa event. B.T. Bouncies, which offers the best bounce house rentals Phoenix and it’s surrounding cities has to offer, will be hosting this event and providing bounce houses, carnival games, dunk tanks, and more for all of the attendees. And the best part is… it’s FREE! The owner, Brian Bering, said that this would be a great way for his company to give back to the community and he hopes all the families that come enjoy the inflatable bounce houses and slides.
We are extremely excited to have our Facing Africa Auction for the first time in Mesa. Even though we have the venue picked out, we still don’t have a solidified date yet. If you want to be notified when we select the date and when discounted “early bird” tickets go on sale, please send us an e-mail and let us know. Just as a reminder all the profits from our auctions go to helping different causes in the struggling country of Africa. We do have to keep 28% of the profits in order to pay our staff for putting on these events so that means that over 70% of the money we raise goes to these fine charitable organizations. In Phoenix we usually raise about $300,000 per event which is enough to make some major progress and get lots of vaccines and clean water to those who need it. Please help us with our mission by attending this event and getting some really cool auction items at a price you would have never thought was possible.