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.