Art for Autism Auction prizes are being picked up by the lucky winners at Reach Child and Youth Development Society in Delta.
The successful event raised $7,375 during the two-week online fundraiser that ran from Feb. 12 to 27.
Seventy-six artworks were generously donated by local artists and artisans including painting, pottery, photographs and jewelry. It was an opportunity to showcase local artists and artisans’ artwork and biographies through the Autism virtual platform. The winning bidder of a copper and stone sculpture by Jim Unger was Shaun Zipersky.
“What an amazing community of artists and art lovers,” said Reach fundraising manager Tamara Veitch. “I want to express my heartfelt gratitude on behalf of Reach for all the support the Auction for Autism received. Each of you truly make a difference in the community.
“A special thank-you to Linda Edwards who was tireless in procuring art items. Our volunteers make events like this possible.”
Those interested in volunteering at Reach events in the future can contact Veitch at email@example.com. Upcoming events include McHappy Day at South Delta McDonald’s restaurants on May 10th and the 11th Annual Reach for the Stars Gala on June 3.