The Priceless Art Auction event allows Yo-Pro’s to bid with their time, not their dime.
Pieces of art are auctioned off to young professionals. The winner of each piece of artwork is the ‘Yo-Pro’ who pledges the most volunteer hours. These hours are worked off at valued not-for-profit organizations. Each piece of artwork will hang in the office or building of the sponsors until the volunteer hours are completed by the winner of the piece.
Successful bidders who pledge the highest number of volunteer hours will be provided with a “winner’s kit” that will assist them to begin their pledge to giving back to the community. This kit will include: instructions on how to track completed hours, a volunteer tracking form, information on the vendor non-profit organizations, and contact information for staff who can answer any questions you may have throughout your commitment. Volunteer hours do not have to be completed at one of the vendor or partner organizations, but we ask that you complete at least 5 hours of volunteer time at each and we would prefer if it is a new volunteer experience for you.
Successful bidders will be presented their piece of artwork at future NEXTNiagara events by the art’s sponsor, once all pledged hours are completed.
For those bidders who are not the winners, we still want to offer the opportunity to give back to the community. Leave us your contact information and we will be in touch to provide you information on agencies needing help. Please also check Track It Forward for additional opportunities to get involved.