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Bid for a Cause

To register to bid simply text BVB to 76278
The Auction opens May 5th, 2020

Choose your next vacation, piece of unique jewelry,¬† the”re-entry” package, sparkling wine selection, gardening or cooking package, adventure experience, gourmet dinner, or in-home pampering knowing that your purchase will help change the life of one of our participants.

Click through from any item below – and complete the registration. Once you are registered, you can:

  • Preview items that will be available for bidding once the full auction opens on 05/05/2020.
  • Watch an item(s) to see if someone is ready to outbid you.
  • Set a maximum bid and let GiveSmart bid for you no need to be glued to your phone.

Thank you to our Event Partner:

And to our emerald partners for your continued support.

Auction Opens May 5th - you can register ahead of time here

Preview just a small selection of our auction items below

Adopt a High Hopes' Horse

Adopt a High Hopes' Horse

“Adopt” one of the High Hopes’ precious herd of therapy horses.

The High Hopes’ herd is our most valuable asset, and their maintenance is more than $7000 a year!

Your support ensures care and well-being for a horse of your choice for a year.

text BVB to 76278 to register for bidding and get a reminder when the auction opens.

Register now - Bidding opens May 5th, 2020 "Giving Tuesday"
Fish with Dr. Bob & Capt. Jeff

Fish with Dr. Bob & Capt. Jeff

Spend a rewarding four hours fishing, cruising, and exploring on Long Island Sound with Dr. Robert Ballard and Jeff Ridgway on board Jeff’s 28′ Boston Whaler “Limin’.” Food and beverages included. This trip is limited to two guests.

text BVB to 76278 to register for bidding and get a reminder when the auction opens

This trip is a LIVE Auction Item – and will only be open for bidding during the BVB on May 16th, when Dr. Robert Ballard (Dr. Bob) will be joining us live to tell you about the trip.

Register now - Bidding on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will only be available during the event
300 Daffodil Bulbs Planted

300 Daffodil Bulbs Planted

Enjoy beautiful daffodil blooms next Spring!

Novak Brothers Landscaping will arrive at your home with smiles, trowels, and 300 daffodil bulbs.

They will do the planting this Fall while you enjoy the fruits of their labor next Spring.

text BVB to 76278 to register for bidding and get a reminder when the auction opens

Register now - Bidding opens May 5th, 2020 "Giving Tuesday"
Valle Escondida - 7 Nights / 8 Guests

Valle Escondida - 7 Nights / 8 Guests

Enjoy seven nights in the prestigious gated resort community of Valle Escondida near Boquete, just one hour by air from Panama City. This townhouse sleeps six to eight and is the perfect getaway for nature lovers. Resort amenities include a spa, pool, golf course, and restaurants.
Dates to be mutually agreed upon between winner and donor. Must be used by May 1, 2021. Note: If U.S. CDC travel restrictions prevent traveling to Panama in 2021 and the donor is unable to reschedule in 2022, High Hopes will refund the winning bidder 100% of the price of this auction item.

text BVB to 76278 to register for bidding and get a reminder when the auction opens

Register now - Bidding opens May 5th, 2020 "Giving Tuesday"
Flowers for a Year

Flowers for a Year

Enjoy a whole year’s flower subscription courtesy of our beloved MAR Botanicals, in Old Saybrook.

Your subscription includes a wrapped bouquet of seasonal fresh-cut flowers for delivery or pick-up once a month for 12 months starting June 2020.

text BVB to 76278 to register for bidding and get a reminder when the auction opens

Register now - Bidding opens May 5th, 2020 "Giving Tuesday"
KitchenAid & Dorie Greenspan Package

KitchenAid & Dorie Greenspan Package

This 6 Quart KitchenAid Stand Mixer in Empire Red will make your baking dreams come true! With all-steel gears & an all-metal construction capable of high performance, it is perfect for any of your cooking needs. Included in this package are two signed cookbooks by local favorite Dorie Greenspan:

  • Desserts by Pierre Herm√©
  • Baking Chez Moi

text BVB to 76278 to register for bidding and get a reminder when the auction opens

Register now - Bidding opens May 5th, 2020 "Giving Tuesday"
Bourbon Tasting

Bourbon Tasting

Throw your own bourbon tasting!

Invite your friends over, put some burgers on the grill, and sit back and relax as you taste and compare four great straight Kentucky whiskeys. Maybe you’ll find a new favorite! To add a touch of class, four cocktail glasses are included with this item.

Must be 21 or older to bid on this item.

text BVB to 76278 to register for bidding and get a reminder when the auction opens

Register now - Bidding opens May 5th, 2020 "Giving Tuesday"
Hilton Head Island Getaway

Hilton Head Island Getaway

Getaway to Hilton Head Island for a one week stay at this Shelter Cove Penthouse with two bedrooms and 2.5 baths. Shelter Cove has 12 miles of white sand beaches where you can relax with a good book surfside, perfect your tan, and indulge in a variety of water sports! Additionally, there are health clubs and the world-class Hilton Head Spa on site. The Penthouse sleeps four.
Dates to be mutually agreed upon between winner and donor. Must be used by May 1, 2021. Note: If U.S. CDC travel restrictions prevent traveling to this location or the donor is unable to reschedule in 2022, High Hopes will refund the winning bidder 100% of the price of this auction item.

text BVB to 76278 to register for bidding and get a reminder when the auction opens

Register now - Bidding opens May 5th, 2020 "Giving Tuesday"
Sparkling Wine Pull

Sparkling Wine Pull

Do you enjoy sparkling wine and Champagne? If so, this Sparkling Wine Pull is just perfect for you because everyone is a winner! For $40 you have a chance to win one of the four bottles of Champagne mixed amongst other delightful bottles sparkling wines from Italy, France, California, and New Mexico. Only 30 chances to win!

Must be 21 or older to bid on this item.

text BVB to 76278 to register for bidding and get a reminder when the auction opens

Register now - Bidding opens May 5th, 2020 "Giving Tuesday"

Thank you to our:

Event Partners

Thank you to our:

Emerald Partners

98.7 WNLC
Benchmark Wealth Managers
Dreamscapes Design Group

Lee and Bernadette Olivier

OverAbove
Powerposse Productions
Yale NewHaven Health Lawrence & Memorial Hospital

Sapphire Partners

AJ Shea Construction LLC
Chelsea Groton Bank
Grand Wine & Spirits
Hannah Childs Interior Design
Jamie Childs – William Pitt Southerby
Maple Lane Farms
Novak Brothers Landscaping
Valenti Auto Group

Ruby Partners

All Pro Automotive
Connecticut Orthopedics in Essex
Dime Bank
Essence Center for Beauty and Wellness
Essex Savings Bank
Excencial Wealth Advisors – Deborah Wells
LymeLine.com
Monte Financial Group
Reynolds Subaru
Shoreline Eye Group

Pearl Partners

C W Kerr
Caulfield & Ridgway
Connecticut Business Technology Group
Environmental Systems Corporation
Jean Callan King Interior Design
Madison Chrysler, Inc.
Middlesex Hospital Health Network

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