We are excited to share with you a new opportunity we have planned for this year's AFHE Convention ... a silent auction.

Friday, July 11 and Saturday, July 12 at the Phoenix Convention Center, convention attendees will have the opportunity to bid on and purchase a fantastic assortment of items.

EXAMPLES OF ITEMS YOU WILL FIND AT THE SILENT AUCTION
  • Educational resources
  • Art/craft supplies
  • Date night packages
  • Hand-crafted items
  • Family fun packages
  • Learning activities
  • Pampering for mom
  • Passes to area attractions
  • And more!
     
    HOW WILL THE SILENT AUCTION WORK?
  • The Silent Auction booth will be located in the Exhibit Hall just inside the entrance to the left behind the Mentoring Moms booth.
  • Convention attendees will have the opportunity to peruse the items up for auction and bid on them from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM Friday and from 10:00 AM to 1:25 PM Saturday
  • To bid, attendees will sign in at the Silent Auction booth to get a bidding number. You will then write your bidding number along with your first intial and last name on the bid sheet of any items for which you wish to bid.
  • Bidding will close promptly at 1:25 PM Saturday. Once bidding has closed, the Silent Auction team will highlight all of the winning names on the bid sheets and group together any that were won by the same person.
  • From 2:35-5:45 PM Saturday, attendees can go to the SIlent Auction booth to pay for and pick up their items. For items that have not been paid for and picked up by 6:00 PM Saturday, the Silent Auction team will call the next bidder on the list.
  • Winning bidders must be present after 2:35 PM Saturday or may designate someone to pick up and pay for their item(s) for them.
  • The schedule and information will be published in the convention program and we will make announcements in the Exhibit Hall over the loudspeaker periodically as well, such as when bidding is about to close or when you can pick up your items.

  • GUARANTEED BIDS

    A select number of items will have a guarantee amount. So if you find an item that you really want to purchase and you don't want to risk losing out to another bidder, you will have the option to pay the guarantee amount and take the item right away on those select items.

    CONVENTION ADMISSION REQUIRED

    Convention admission is required to enter the Exhibit Hall and to participate in the Silent Auction.

    WHAT WILL AFHE DO WITH THE PROCEEDS?

    With a volunteer board of directors, a few key volunteer committees, and a lean budget, AFHE is able to accomplish a great deal each year in serving the Arizona homeschool community and promoting home education throughout the year. In addition, we are actively watching legislation that may affect the freedom to homeschool in our state, building relationships at the Capitol, and working to preserve the least restrictive regulations for homeschoolers in Arizona. Proceeds from the Silent Auction will go to help AFHE continue serving the Arizona homeschool community while keeping convention admission fees, exhibitor fees, and membership fees as low as possible.

    AFHE will donate a portion of the proceeds from the Silent Auction to the Home School Foundation Arizona Ambassador Fund, which helps Arizona homeschooling families who are hurting and in need.

     
  • CONTACT

    Jennifer Wyczalek
    Silent Auction Donation Coordinator
    donations@afhe.org