Farpoint has a long-standing tradition of raising funds through a series of auctions to benefit local charities.
Your generosity helps us support our permanent charity, the Julien Fleming Memorial Fund (jfmf.org), devoted to helping families with critically ill children by providing one-time grants. In addition, each year we select a second organization benefitting the local community.
Farpoint’s tradition of caring continues in 2017!
Our 2017 charity selection is Art Way Alliance ,(www.artwayalliance.org) a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to providing students with the opportunities and experiences necessary to acquaint them with the practice, techniques, and procedures associated with media arts and related careers. Art Way Alliance strives to provide these opportunities to those who would otherwise not have direct access to instructors, materials, and other like-minded individuals. You may have seen Art Way Alliance at other local conventions including Awesome Con, Baltimore Comic Con and Annapolis Comic Con hosting workshops and activities for our young fan community. Our friends at Art Way Alliance will be attending Farpoint Convention all weekend with interactive drawing sessions and classes for fans.
Since 2014, we have raised almost $10,000 for JFMF and charities such as the William Books Education Trust, North Shore Animal League, the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) and The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore and Central Maryland (GLCCB). Let’s make sure 2017 puts us over $10,000!!!
Like competition? Don’t miss our two Live Auctions, the first Friday night during the Opening Ceremonies, and the other Saturday night at Masquerade half-time. It’s pulse-pounding excitement as bidders battle it out for unique collectables.
If you prefer a more peaceful atmosphere, visit the Silent Auction taking place in the Art Show room on Friday and Saturday. There you can place bids on a variety of fannish items and the highest written bids as of Saturday night can claim their items during the Art Auction checkout on Sunday morning. Hate competition and want to take it home now? If there’s a Buy Now price listed and no bids, you can purchase the item immediately and the money will go straight into our charity donation coffer.
And don’t forget our great Trunk Sale of loose toys and games, with prices starting at 25 cents! Kids of all ages are encouraged to search for the perfect dinosaur, race care, or mini-figure.
We’re looking for a few good donations!
Do you have some cool fannish items that you’re just not that into anymore? Do you need to free up a little space around the house? Do you want to help out a good cause?
Well, help us help you help us! If you are interested in donating items for the Farpoint 2017 Charity Auction, please contact our auction coordinators, Brian Sarcinelli and Sarah Yaworsky, at email@example.com