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JFC's Silent Auction Continues Through Mobile App

Tuesday, April 14, 2020  
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The AGS community has always been extremely generous in their support of Jewelers for Children (JFC). One of the most successful of their annual fundraising activities is during Conclave. Normally, their raffle and silent auction will raise over $50,000.

JFC Silent Auction Mobile App 

This year, they have been fortunate enough to have the support of Virtual Diamond Boutique (VDB) as they have developed an app to run their silent auctions. This means no more bids on paper and anyone can bid at any time from their phones.

All you have to do is visit the App Store or Google Play and search Jewelers for Children. Simply download the app, set up your account, and you’re ready to go!

Many AGS members have already donated items for the silent auction this year. All of those items have been uploaded to the app and JFC will run the auction from now until May 15. At any point during that time, you can check out the items, place your bids, and monitor them. You’ll even get notifications if you are outbid.

They will also be highlighting items throughout the auction and promoting it on their website, e-newsletters, and social media. Feel free to share it with all of your contacts as well. One of the many benefits of the new app is that anyone, anywhere can participate.

It’s a challenging time for all of us and JFC's hope is that while we won’t all be together in Denver, we can maybe have a little fun raising a little money for our charities who are facing the same challenges we all are.

Thanks so much for your ongoing support of Jewelers for Children and the children they can reach each year.


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