Welcome to the 2023 Home Sweet Home Valentine’s Day Dessert Auction!
Auction Dates: Donations will be accepted from Tuesday, January 17 through Wednesday, February 1. The online dessert auction will begin at noon on Thursday, February 9th. Bids will be accepted through 11:55 pm on Saturday, February 11th, 2023.
Dessert Drop Off: Donated items can be dropped off at Chipola Area Habitat for Humanity at 4736 Highway 90 in Marianna on Sunday, February 12th, from 2 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. or Monday, February 13th from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
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Donate a Dessert
How do I donate an item?
If you’d like to donate a dessert or sweet treat, simply fill out the online Donation Form. You can also click here to print a copy if you prefer. Completed forms can be faxed to 850-633-1063, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or delivered in person to either Chipola Area Habitat for Humanity location: 1368 North Railroad Avenue in Chipley or 4736 Hwy 90 in Marianna.
What items make great donations?
Everyone loves a great dessert, but tastes vary so there are lots of options when it comes to a great donation. Popular items include cakes, pies, cupcakes, brownies, dessert bars, muffins, and cookies. Gift certificates and treat baskets are also a favorite. Not sure if your item would work? Contact us and we’ll help you decide.
Register to Bid
How do I register to bid on items?
To Register via SMS
Text: homesweethome2023 followed by your full name
Example: homesweethome2023 John Smith
Follow the registration link you are sent from GalaBid to log in and place bids.
To Register via browser
Click on the ‘Register’ button
Enter your details and click ‘Register’
You will then receive a text to your mobile phone with a verification link. Either enter the verification code into your device or simply click the link in the SMS to log in. You are now ready to bid.
To Register via QR Code
Scan the QR Code with the Camera app on your cell phone.
Click on the link when it is displayed, then click the ‘Register’ button. Follow the instructions to complete registration.
Bid on Items
How do I place a bid?
Visit the official GalaBid auction page. Click on the item that you would like to bid on, then enter your bid where the box has ‘enter bid amount’. To submit the bid, click ‘bid now’. Bids must be equal to or above the ‘next minimum bid’ which is displayed under the item name. If your bid is successful you will see a ‘winning’ label next to the item name.
If you are not registered for the auction you will be prompted to enter your details and register before placing your bid.
How do I know if I’ve been outbid on an item?
If you are outbid, you will receive a text notification with a link back to the item. You can click this link to take you directly to the item where you have the option to place a higher bid. The item you have been outbid on will have an ‘outbid’ label next to the item name. You can also check by going to the ‘my account’ tab and clicking on ‘activity’.
How do I know if I’ve won an item?
If you win an item, you will be notified via text message when the auction closes. The message will contain a link that you can click to view your invoice and make payment for the item/s.
Can I donate without bidding on items?
Of course! To make a donation, click on the donation item within the item list and enter the amount that you would like to donate. After entering the amount, click on the donate button. You will then be prompted to enter your credit card details so that the donation can be processed. You will be sent a tax invoice via text message at the close of the auction/event. You can also download/email your tax invoice by going to My Account → Checkout.
I have a question that isn’t answered here, what should I do?
We’re happy to answer any questions you might have! You can reach us by emailing email@example.com or by calling 850-482-2187, extension 103.