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How does the silent auction work?

We will be using GiveSmart mobile bidding ( for our silent auction. You will be able to use your smartphone, tablet, or computer to keep up with the status of your bids until the auction closes. You can be the winning bidder wherever you are! 

How do I bid?

Bidding for the silent auction will open on Friday, August 5th and remain open until 9:00PM on Saturday, August 13th. Browse the silent auction by going to "items" on the homepage, and start bidding on your favorite things! You must be registered in GiveSmart and give your credit card information to participate in bidding. 

How can I keep up with my favorites?

Click the "star" icon under your favorite items to make it easy to find what you like.

How can I keep active and know if I am outbid or have won an item?

You will be notified via text if you have been outbid. Keep an eye on your favorite items! If you are not receiving text messages, make sure you have the correct mobile number under your profile. The texts will continue to notify you when you have been outbid or reached your maximum bid. When the silent auction closes, you will also receive a text message if you won any items.

When will my card be charged for purchases?

All purchases for the auction will be charged to your card on file at the end of the evening on Saturday, August 13th.

How will I pay for and collect my winnings?

Auction winners are required to make payment the night of the event from their card on file, which will be automatically charged if you have won an auction item. Please note that you will have a choice to pay credit card fees, to help reduce the YWCA Charleston's costs. Once you receive a text stating that you've won an item, you may report to the silent auction area at the event to pick up your item. The YWCA Charleston will contact you to schedule pick-up if you are not present at the event.

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