Annual SASY! Charity AuctionAs SASY! our main goal is to raise money to grant to the many hard-working grassroots organizations scattered all throughout Costa Rica (and Nicaragua). Our fundraising efforts give money to these organizations and clinics in order to help reduce the street animal population burden. Not only does this help reduce the number of unwanted street animals, it helps raise awareness and educate the citizens of the importance animal stewardship. With many areas of Costa Rica just now receiving vet or animal services, there is still a ton of work to do. This is where SASY! and its many fundraising initiatives steps in and provides grassroots organizations throughout Costa Rica a way to receive much needed funding.
This is why we began the Annual Charity Auction. A one-stop fundraising opportunity, the Auction generates (on average) over $30,000 a year (the past two years), with all proceeds funding the SASY! grant process. Grant Awards are handed out in the month of March (following the auction) in order for SASY! to receive as many applications for assistance as possible and make the best decisions for recipients.The Annual SASY! Charity Auction is comprised of two parts: Silent and Live Auction programs. The Silent Auction allows donors to bid on items during a two hour timeframe, after which the highest bid remaining wins the items. We have now added “Buy It Now” auction items as well, where fixed prices guarantee you win. The Live Auction is the premiere event, featuring luxury items, vacation packages, valuable art & jewelry and more! The SASY! Auction has quickly become one of the premiere fundraising events of the year. We hope to continually build upon previous successes and we welcome all comments or suggestions to help make our auction more successful. See you at this year’s SASY! Charity Auction!
Thanks again for a great day. Our table won several items as well including a trip to Guanacaste. The event was magnificent. Next time you have another event please keep me in mind. All the best!
Yesterday was wonderful and we really enjoyed ourselves. I hope it was successful for SASY!
I have been to and involved with many charity events with fabulous silent and live auctions. However, this was the most fun and best run event of its kind I have ever attended. You definitely have a gift for another profession. The “Buy It Now” option is amazing. I have never seen that done either. The food was perfect and just enough and the wine was a perfect selection. The checkout was so easy and organized which is where so many events screw up.
Congratulations on another successful SASY! auction event! I know the doggies and kitties and bunnies will all benefit from the proceeds. It is a superb annual event, professionally executed and it continues to enhance SASY! charitable brand.
Thanks for all your hard work Rita. It was a very well-coordinated and professional event. Lots of energy and excitement too. Will you let everyone know how much was raised? I’d love to follow-up to the Osa donators to let them know what their support meant. I hope you get a much deserved rest soon. Un abrazo, Terri
I thought you all did a great job, lots to bid on and good music to inspire us! I walked away with a few wedding gifts , a nice new orange umbrella and a few little things for myself, Thanks!
Congratulations SASY!! GREAT JOB!!! Looks like you had a very successful event! Sure enjoyed myself.
Great event on Sunday!
Great job! Congratulations on another great SASY! Auction. A good time was had by all.
No words are adequate to describe the hard work and love that these women do each and every year for SASY. All for the passion and desire for street animals everywhere to being given the greatest gift of all, LIFE and a permanent chance for happiness. You are all goddesses!! I am a better woman having known you. I got your back as always.
Nice party as always…..hope you guys made a boat-load of money!! It is a worthy cause!
Rita – thank you and everybody in your team for putting the 2012 SASY Auction together.
Congrats to SASY for a successful event and I am certain a lot of animals are very happy today, too! Good work!
Another phenomenal event. Orchestrated by Rita and Team Sasy. Amazing how it all comes together so well. Many thanks to all that given time, money, energy not just last night, but during the entire year.
Hi Rita, Just wanted to say THANK YOU for another wonderful stay at Casa Bella Rita and an awesome event!
Hi Sasy folks: Wonderful job to everyone!! Kudos!!! This was an ambitious undertaking and was a very fun and well coordinated event. There may have been things that didn’t go as planned, but we wouldn’t have known. Great auctioneer!
I think those are very good numbers! You all did a fantastic job and the results show it!
Wow!! Fantastic! Kudos to all of you, for all your efforts. The animal kingdom shall salute you! I think you did an AWESOME job, Rita!! Great work! We were happy to participate!
Christine at Desafío