Several weeks ago I'd written to inquire about the sorts of items they were interested in having donated, but the only response I received was last week, when I received a registration form. As I'd said in email that I couldn't attend, the school's response was counterproductive. Heck, I wouldn't even know about the auction catalog if I hadn't paid a visit to the academy's website this afternoon.
The dinner is too rich for my budget, and the items being auctioned are likewise all high-end. This may explain why they didn't follow up my offer of a hand-made afghan and/or a matched set of refrigerator magnets featuring the academy's logo. I'm annoyed though, as while I was waiting for them to respond I started on the afghan.
Now I could just donate the afghan to Project Linus, but I wonder if I should try putting it up for auction on eBay along with a notice that proceeds of the sale will be donated to the Ann Arbor Academy. The only thing is though, who would know about the auction if I did that? I mean, people shopping for afghans would, but they are more likely to be looking for a good deal than in bidding on an item that will help support the school. And I've already noticed that many auctions for afghans receive no bids. Is there a way to find an audience interested in bidding on items produced for charity?