About Our Auction
This is the 28th Anniversary of our Montreal Child Haven Support Group's Annual Fund-Raising Events! This year many of us will be meeting for the first time since the corona virus at our Child Haven Tea at the Montreal Unitarian Church on November 18th. There we will have an in-person Silent Auction. This on-line Auction will also be in support of our 1,300 formerly destitute children and women's programs. If you have attended our previous Child Haven Dinners, you know that the Silent Auction is a highlight! This year's on-line auction features the stunning, treasures that Bonnie and Robin purchase while visiting the Homes overseas. All bidding is online. When the auction is over, people in the Montreal Region can pick-up their items at the home of Sheila Laursen in Pointe Claire. Winners in other areas can contact the Child Haven Office at 1-613-527-2829 to discuss delivery options. Sheila will contact the winning bidders in the Montreal Region to arrange for items to be picked up or delivered. You can call her at 514-697-4195 for directions and to make arrangements. Items can be paid for by check upon pick-up or paid on this web-site when the auction is over. Please bring your cheques to Sheila's if you have not paid on-line.
Many of our vendors are themselves long-time supporters of Child Haven, familiar with the work that Child Haven accomplishes in their communities. They often offer special prices with which they can support Child Haven; as much as possible we also seek fair trade crafts.
Auction purchases directly fund Child Haven Children's Homes and projects. CHI functions with particularly low overhead, in large part to the dedicated efforts of volunteer fundraisers and a committed base of grassroots donors.
About Child Haven International
Inspired by the ideals and philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi, Child Haven International is a not for profit charity founded in 1985. We assist over 1300 children and women in South Asia by providing food, education, job training, health care, shelter and clothing, emotional support, and love.
CHI projects include 8 Homes for children in Nepal, India, and Bangladesh; 2 women's centers in India; and sponsorships for children and elders in Tibet. Information and pictures abound at www.childhaven.ca. If you'd like to make an easy online donation, go directly to www.childhaven.ca/donate.html.
The Montreal Support Group has been holding Annual Fund-Raising Dinners for Child Haven for 28 years! In previous years we have held Dinners that featured live Silent Auctions. For the last few years, due to the COVID crisis we offered a zoom based fund-raiser along with an on-line auction. This year we are returning to a live event with a live silent auction, but due to the enthusiasm for our on-line auctions, we are offering this on-line auction for everyone.