September is National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. This year’s theme is Celebrating Connections!As part of this national public awareness campaign, RCADD and Friends of Recovery Rockland will hold a Virtual Auction: Artisans Connecting for Recovery! The event will take place on the Friends of Recovery Rockland’s Instagram page, @friendsofrecoveryrockland, on October 25th, 26th, and 27th.
The Virtual Auction: Artisans Connecting for Recovery! event will help support people affected with substance use disorders, educate the public that addiction is a treatable disease, and celebrate the lives of those who have gained and sustained recovery. Rockland Council on Alcoholism & Other Drug Dependence, Inc. (RCADD) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization providing substance use disorder prevention and recovery services to the Rockland Community for more than 40 years. Please support us by donating an item, bidding, or just by spreading the word!
The Recovery Community needs us now more than ever.
How the Virtual Auction will work: The Auction items will begin being posted on instagram, October 11 – October 24, for viewing purposes only. Commenting will be turned off until bids are opened on 10/25. Bidding will begin on 10/25/20 at 12pm and close on 10/27/20 at 7pm, so be sure to bid on your favorite piece between 10/25 and 10/27!
We will be auctioning off items made by local artists and artisans: jewelry, paintings, knitted/crocheted pieces, photography, pottery, and more. Your contribution to our auction will go a long way in making our event successful.
Please consider donating a piece that you have created. Any and all donations would be deeply appreciated, and are tax deductible. Our Virtual Auction is being run on Instagram @friendsofrecoveryrockland. Please DM (direct message) us on our page if you are interested in participating and supply the following information:
- IG username
- Are you charging for shipping or will you like the winning bidder to pay?
- Please provide a description of your artwork.
- Retail Value/Optional
- Please provide up to 4 product photos in a square format – no text or watermarks on photos please
**Given the instagram platform is worldwide, please donate an item that may easily be mailed. It will be the donors choice to cover the mail expenses or pass that on to the winning bidder (this will be specified in your item’s post for bid).