Gift of Life auction is Saturday

GREENFIELD — The annual Gift of Life Auction is Saturday.

Funds raised at the event, put on by local Rotarians, are donated to Gift of Life International, an organization that provides treatment for life-threatening diseases to children in underserved countries across the world.

Since 1988, more than $450,000 has been raised here to help more than 250 children from Russia to Haiti.

Want to go to the auction? Here’s what you need to know:

What is Gift of Life?

It’s a sit-down dinner including both a silent and live auction at the Washington Park Community Life Center, 10612 E. Washington St., Indianapolis. The silent auction begins at 5:30 p.m.; dinner will be served at 6:45 p.m.; and the program and live auction begin at 8 p.m.

Do I need tickets?

Yes. Tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased by contacting Tony Campbell at 317-698-1614 or Willie McKinney at 462-3401.

What’s up for grabs?

There are a variety of different items being auctioned, including trips (Looking to get out of the cold? There’s a trip to Hawaii!), jewelry, sports memorabilia, concert tickets, race tickets and more.

If you can’t attend the event but want to make a donation to Gift of Life or provide an item to be sold at the auction, you can do so by contacting Stacey Wixson at 317-223-6216 or Stacey Butterfield at 317-498-6300.

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Samm Quinn is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3275 or