|Shanghai Centre Lockdown Auction|
As we all know, the lockdown produced many amazing positive stories. This is one for our kids.
During lockdown, the staff at Shanghai Centre ran an auction for residents over WeChat. It was decided that 20% of the proceeds would be donated to a charitable organization and Heart to Heart chosen as the ultimate beneficiary. We started at 4 one Sunday afternoon and as the evening wore on with 68 items up for auction, encouragement and humorous banter were playing big parts to get more bids and more money for items.
While a 20% donation was agreed at the start, this soon changed to 50% for value over the reserve, with a few sellers donating 100% of their proceeds to H2H. Items included Moutai, wine, teapots, whiskey, kids’ toys, bikes, artwork and more.
A Heart to Heart bear made especially for this event raised RMB 700. A big thank you to Sophia and Linda for getting the bear to me in time. Thanks also to an eagle-eyed Helen since the bear almost left us without the signature heart sewn onto the outfit, but this was rectified at the eleventh hour.
As proceeds were growing to 18k, 22k, 25k, it was mentioned that an operation for a child would cost RMB 30,000 and a push was made to get to RMB 30,000. More direct donations started pouring in and we ended up making an outstanding RMB 35,000.
It was a great and exciting event and special thanks should go to Byron Kan at Shanghai Centre for arranging and running the auction and all the residents for supplying items and encouraging buyers to open their wallets a little further for Heart to Heart.
by Katrina Herring
在封锁期间，上海中心的工作人员通过微信为居民举行了一次内部拍卖。 大家决定将拍卖中百分之二十的收益捐给一个慈善组织，其中，”上海心连心 “被选为最终受益者。我们从一个周日的下午4点开始，随着时间的推移，到了晚上一共有68件物品被拍卖。在不断的鼓励和幽默的调侃下，我们为每件拍卖物品争取更高的出价和金额。
特别为这次活动制作的爱心小熊也筹集了700元人民币。非常感谢 Sophia 和 Linda 能将小熊及时送到我手中。也要感谢眼尖的Helen，因为我们送走小熊的时候差点忘记把心连心著名的爱心标签缝在小熊的衣服上，但这在最后时刻得到了纠正。
这是一个伟大而激动人心的活动，我们想要特别感谢上海中心的Byron Kan的安排和拍卖会主持，感谢所有居民提供物品并鼓励买家为 “心连心 “的每一份捐赠。