One of the great things about IRI is that we can raise some funds for local charities. One of the ways we do this is by hosting a silent auction. The Auction is always a HUGE success.
$3750 for Riley Hospital, Bridges Outreach in Kokomo, and The Cupboard Food Pantry in Lawrence Township.
$3700 for Riley Hospital, The Community Foundation of Howard County, and The Cupboard of Lawrence Township.
121 Backpacks were collected.
Several teams and individuals donated special items for the auction. The four highest sought after items (based on bidding) were the 2014 IRI quilt (made by Katie), Simbotics Spare Roller Claw (donated by 1114) and the guaranteed entries to the 2015 IRI (one at the event, one through an on-line auction).
This year, the total raised was over $6500, and the “IRI” rounded this up to a total of $7000. This will be shared with Riley Children’s Hospital through the Purdue Dance Marathon and CASA of Howard County.
In addition, teams donated over 150 backpacks for local elementary school children.
Thank you everyone for the support of the great causes.