Not sure how to bid on auction items? Don't worry, here are step-by-step instructions on how to sign into the online silent auction portal, bid on items in person, how to donate to the Y, receiving your auction item, and frequently asked questions to ensure you are confident and ready to bid on these fabulous items!
To place your bid, raise your booklet so the auctioneer can see your bidding number. The auctioneer will let bidders know what the current bid is and announce when an item has been sold.
As a virtual participant, you have the opportunity to jump in on our exciting Live Auction as well. Volunteers will be ready to bid in person on your behalf the night of the auction.
To take advantage of this opportunity, please send an email to Kaitlin Casey at email@example.com indicating what item you would like to bid on and what your maximum bid for that item would be.
Create or sign in to your Bidpal account by visiting www.thesay.org/bid and signing in
with email, Facebook, or Google. Please note a credit or debit card is required to complete all bids, purchases or donations.
You can find items by pressing any one of the buttons on the main menu or by using the search bar to find a specific item or category.
Items you have bid on can be found at:
Menu > Your Activity
You’ll receive a text message when you’ve been outbid. Alternatively, navigate to Your Activity to check the status of your bids.
Click on Menu > Your Account or the icon in the top right hand corner to manage your profile, view bidding activity, donation receipts, and to add or remove a credit/debit card.
Click on the donation page and select the scholarship of your choice. Then click on the dollar amount to complete your donation.
If you’re in person at our LOL Charity Auction & Comedy Night on September 18th, please stop by the check out table outside the tent to claim any prizes you won.
If you’re joining us virtually from home, your items will be delivered to your address. Those within a 20-mile radius of the Summit Area YMCA’s Association Office in Summit, NJ will have their items directly delivered to their homes. If you live outside of this area, your items will be shipped to you.
If you have questions during the event, please contact Jeramie Barletta, Development Associate, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please contact Kaitlin Casey, Vice President of Development, at (908) 738-2173 or email@example.com.
In 1886, we were founded as the Young Men's Christian Association, but today, we are The Y. An association that values, and is made stronger by, its diverse people. We stand for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility — For a better us. We are committed to creating equal opportunity for all regardless of gender, age, disability, income, ethnicity, sexual orientation or religious affiliation. We strive to create a welcoming and inclusive culture in which our four core values — responsibility, honesty, caring and respect — are integral to everyday operations.
Each year, as one of the area’s leading 501(c)3 charitable organizations, the Summit Area YMCA serves more than 15,000 individuals with our free and fee-based programs and services in an area spanning the New Jersey communities of Berkeley Heights, Gillette, Millburn, New Providence, Short Hills, Springfield, Stirling and Summit. Our history is rooted in working side-by-side with our neighbors to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Through the generosity of our members, donors, and partners, we are able to offer financial assistance for our programs and services to those in need.