2017: Year in Review
2017 saw Charity Benefits Unlimited reach new heights as a company with over 900+ Auctions in Action silent auctions and 300+ charity events across 6 states! Those events, combined with a record year for direct showroom sales, translated to over $800,000 raised for deserving charity and non-profit organizations. This is a substantial increase from 2016, and we are so thankful to all of our customers and partners who made this number possible.
One of the highlights of 2017 was our partnership with the Los Angeles Rams. Through a variety of fundraising programs including an onsite silent auction at each Rams home game (our team made 14 road trips to LA!), ongoing online auctions and special events, such as the Rams Kickoff for Charity Luncheon and the Taste of the Rams event, we have raised over $40,000 for the Los Angeles Rams Foundation! We would like to thank the Rams for their partnership and congratulate them on their first playoff appearance since 2004!
One of our most exciting partnerships in 2017 happened right here in our home state of Arizona and our home city of Scottsdale. That partnership is with OdySea Aquarium, located at 9500 E. Via de Ventura. Since launching our first Auctions in Action silent auction at OdySea this past spring, we have now raised over $70,000 for the OdySea Aquarium Foundation. The OdySea Aquarium Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charity whose core focus is supporting education programs that assist low-income and Title 1 School in meeting and enhancing their curriculum. We could not be more proud of the success of this partnership and we look forward to working together in 2018!
We can’t talk about our success in 2017 without mentioning some of our incredible Auctions in Action (AiA) partners and the incredible difference they are making in our community:
Dave and Buster’s: $31,000 raised for Make-A-Wish Arizona
Mountainside Fitness: $25,000 total raised, benefiting Make-A-Wish Arizona and Special Olympics Arizona
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema: $19,000 raised for Arians Family Foundation
Maggiano’s Little Italy: $18,000 raised for Make-A-Wish Arizona
Twin Peaks: $14,000 raised for American Cancer Society
Sending out a huge thank you to these partners and to all of our AiA partners who help us make a difference every single day!
In addition to the success of our AiA program in 2017, we had the honor of attending some incredibly successful events throughout the year. The Pump Foundation held its annual Gala at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles and raised over $27,000 in one night. Locally, Celebrity Fight Night raised $26,000 for Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, Jump Ball 2017 raised $19,000 for Phoenix Suns Charities, and Eric Dickerson’s Golf Invitation raised over $19,000 for Young Warriors Foundation!
We want to thank all of our partners for an amazing 2017. Together, we did great work for these organizations, and we look forward to working together in 2018 and beyond!
Lastly, we want to thank you, our customers. Without you, none of this would be possible! Our company slogan is ‘Give with Passion’, and we work hard to deliver a quality product that allows these organizations to exceed their fundraising goals, but in reality it is you that gives with passion by participating in our silent auctions and visiting our showroom to shop for a cause.
Here’s to a great 2017, and we can’t wait to see what’s ahead in 2018!
Interested in partnering with us to raise money for your non-profit or charity? Contact our fundraising team at 480-483-0525 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.