The annual WSBA holiday charity auction took place last week, featuring homemade treats and unique gifts for holiday celebrations. Each year, WSBA employees use their talents to bake, craft, create, and procure items for live and silent auctions. All donations benefit a charity chosen by the staff; this year’s charity is Seattle Humane.
This year’s live auction highlights included a beautiful hand-sewn quilt, homemade smoked salmon, and custom woodworking lessons. Several staffers donated made-to-order desserts, and WSBA Past-president Anthony Gipe again offered a home-baked pie to the highest bidder. Freshly baked goods, gift certificates, and vintage housewares were up for silent auction, and a bake sale featured cookies, brownies, and other treats.
Bidding on our employee talent show went down to the wire, and the winning performance was a dramatic reading of How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
We raised a total of $6,100 this year. Thanks to the WSBA staff for all their hard work and generous donations!
This year’s charitable recipient
Seattle Humane is an independent, nonprofit, open-door shelter with no time limits. They save more than 7,000 animals each year in Seattle and King County. In addition to dog, cat, and critter adoptions, Seattle Humane offers education on the humane treatment of animals, on-campus dog training, a summer day camp for kids, a Pet Food Bank, and spay/neuter services to low-income pet owners. Learn more about their resources and services. Thinking about adopting a furry friend? Every Caturday — er, Saturday — in December, cats aged one year and older are free!
Enjoy some candid photos from this year’s holiday auction.