On May 23, 2020 over 600 bidders logged on to support the very first Fighting COVID Together live auction. This exciting fundraising brought important and diverse organizations under one umbrella for one night, united in one cause – to raise awareness and funding during this unprecedented pandemic…. and we’re doing it again!

History of the Event

The concept for Fighting Covid Together came about when Howard Blank, known for mixing his love for philanthropy and his skill for hosting and auctioneering, wanted to do something to help all the charities he cares so much about. He turned to his friends at Able Auctions and event expert Tracey Wade and Fighting Covid Together took shape.

Fighting Covid Together is live, upbeat, fast paced, and helps charities who need the public’s support right now.  The format is simple and is based on Able Auctions’ proven track record in industrial auctioneering.  It consists of a live audio auction online for each of the six charities involved hosted by Howard Blank and event guests can bid in real time on items after viewing pictures and descriptions.

Read about the first event from May 2020 here, and stay tuned for information about the second auction – COMING SOON!

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There is no cost for Guests and no costs for the six charities involved thanks to the generosity of Able Auctions, Howard Blank, and Tracey Wade.  COVID-19 has presented many challenges to charities, but it is time for us to join together for a common cause – to help. 

We hope you will join us!

How to Participate/bid

  1. Visit AbleAuctions.ca to CREATE AN ACCOUNT by clicking on”Sign Up for Online Bidding” to start the process.
    1. You can also sign up through the Catalogue view (when the auction is live) and click on GET APPROVED TO BID.
  2.  Once your account is verified by email, you will be able to REGISTER AS A BIDDER for this auction. After you have filled in all of your information it may take up to 24 hours for Able Auctions to confirm your registration.

*NOTE: First-time Able Auctions bidders must sign up by 4:00pm on the day before the auction in order to complete your bidder registration.
3. Tune in LIVE via the AbleAuctions.ca website.  Bid on your favourite items in this exciting and dynamic live fundraiser. You will also be able to support with a direct financial donation, Fund-a-Need style.

Participating Charities

Media Contacts: Howard Blank (604) 928-6066  howard@howardblanklive.com
Laura Ballance (604) 771-5176 laura@lbmg.ca