Bowdoin Builds! to hold silent auction to fund house construction
A silent auction featuring over 50 different items will
be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Thursday, February 7, to benefit Bowdoin
Builds!, the Bowdoin College Chapter of Habitat for Humanity's upcoming
home building project.
Items will be on view, and bids will be accepted, in Morrell
Lounge, David Saul Smith Union, on the Bowdoin campus. Auction bids will
also be accepted online at the Bowdoin SUN Web site: http://sun.bowdoin.edu/sun.
Bids will be tracked and updated online throughout the day.
Original artwork, furniture and other items from Idotnet,
ballet, opera and concert tickets from PCA Great Performances and the
Portland Symphony Orchestra, jewelry, pottery, books and certificates
for fine dining, movies, bowling, groceries, and many other services and
items will be up for bid.
A complete list of auction items can be viewed online at
All proceeds from the auction will benefit the upcoming
construction of a modest, affordable house in Bowdoinham in partnership
with a low-income family. The project is being overseen by Bear Hands,
one of Bowdoin College's student-led volunteer and community service groups.
Bear Hands is focused on raising $40,000 for the Bowdoin
Build through a variety of fundraisers, including the silent auction.
Bowdoin Builds! tee-shirts, featuring logos designed by
Alex Franke '03 and Assistant Professor of Art Jim Mullen, will also be
on sale at the auction.
Coordinators of the Bowdoin Build plan to start construction
next fall. The house will be built entirely by Bowdoin students, faculty,
alumni, and staff.