This is a sample of items available at the 2020 CVCDA Children’s Telethon online silent auction. Photo supplied

This is a sample of items available at the 2020 CVCDA Children’s Telethon online silent auction. Photo supplied

View Comox Valley Child Development Association telethon from home

Telethon time is upon us again.

On Sunday, Nov. 1, the Comox Valley Child Development Association (CVCDA) will host its 45th CVCDA Children’s Telethon from noon to 8 p.m. For the first time ever, the fundraiser is going virtual. Now, supporters can be part of the wonderful fundraising spirit of the Comox Valley from the comforts of home or whereever they are. The event will still be a free, live event for the whole family to view in real-time on either Shaw Spotlight TV or online streaming.

As always, participants can contribute to the CVCDA’s fundraising goals through a number of options. This year, everything will be available online through its website, including an online donation form, silent auction bidding and 50/50 ticket sales.

One of the highlights each year is the CVCDA Silent Auction. Right now, there are over 60 items available to bid on with new items being added each week leading up to the telethon. There is a variety of great goods and services that have been donated by local businesses.

Always popular are the numerous gift certificates for local dining, spa and salon treatments, and great shopping throughout the Valley. Included in this year’s silent auction is the ‘Buy Now’ option to purchase your very own CVCDA branded face mask. These masks are in black and available for $15 each.

Additionally, there is 7-Nights on Cortes Island, beach front, a hockey jersey, specialty gifts and teas, fitness passes and a variety of original art from local artists. There is no question you can find something for everyone on your Christmas shopping list, while supporting local children.

In the name of keeping the fundraising virtual, the CVCDA will host its first-ever, online 50/50 raffle. Tickets are available for sale online at $10 for five numbers.

This year, the silent auction and 50/50 ticket sales will remain strictly online leading up to and throughout the telethon. Auction bidding will end at 7 p.m. on Nov. 1. Then, the 50/50 draw will take place live at 7:45 p.m. All fundraising totals will be included in the total funds raised for the 2020 telethon.

For those who would like to contribute by making a monetary donation, there are a number of ways to do so. Donors can phone in live to the telethon to make a pledge at 250-334-9200, or call any time before or after the event at 250-338-4288. Online donations are also accepted anytime through the donation form at cvcda.ca.

The Comox Valley Child Development Association is a non-profit organization supporting children, youth and adults with diverse abilities and their families for 46 years. In 2019, over 1,000 Comox Valley children and their families used services at the CVCDA. All of its 16 programs are designed to not only enrich the lives of the people who access these services but also to contribute to a stronger Comox Valley that welcomes and includes everyone who lives here.

Visit cvcda.ca for details and a schedule of events, special guests and live performances including musical artists, dance performances, fiddlers and more.

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