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 donate to a second organization as well.
In 2015 we raised $2,450 for the Fleming Fund, the William Books Educational Trust, established in memory of his papa, Daniel Rafael Books, a longtime member of the Farpoint family, and the North Shore Animal League, an organization dear to the late DeForest Kelley (animalleague.org). In 2014 we raised $3,100 for the Fleming Fund and BARCS, the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (baltimoreanimalshelter.org).
Farpoint’s tradition of caring continues in 2017!
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org