Members of the Zonta Club of Vantaa II, District 20, recognized that donations are not a very typical way of acquiring funds because of the structure of their society and so decided to try a new way of fundraising -- holding an auction.
Many people from the local community were able to donate their gently-used items and a well-known sports commentator volunteered to serve as the broker. Jewelry, dishes, paintings, designer glass, furniture, carpets, sports equipment and musical instruments were a few of the various items auctioned off. Any unsold items were sold online or taken to recycling centers.
Members said that ultimately the profit was good and above all, the event was lots of fun.