The Wabash County YMCA has announced the details of their Holiday Benefit Online Silent Auction, according to Tyler Karst, director of marketing and special projects.

New this year, the entire auction will be held online beginning at noon Monday, Nov. 23, and ending at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7. While participants will still be able to view several items in the YMCA’s lobby, all bidding will be conducted online. The transition to an online auction is in part due to COVID-19 restrictions, as well as allowing all to view and bid, regardless of their location.

“With over 60 auction items, there is something for everyone,” said Karst.

You may register any time before or during the event and can be found by visiting betterunite.com/wabash countyymcasilentauction.

“Recovering from the difficulties associated with the pandemic, the YMCA needs your help more than ever to continue our work in the community,” said Karst. “As the Wabash County Y addresses community issues such as food insecurity or obesity, your support will ensure our community has the resources for a healthy future. Proceeds will provide scholarships to low-income families so we can keep our promise that no one is turned away from the YMCA due to an inability to pay.”

In 2020, the Wabash County YMCA’s annual campaign goal was to raise $180,000.

“As the year ends, we are close to that goal thanks to the generous support of numerous donors. It allows us to provide financial assistance for child care, youth sports, aquatics programs, and membership assistance. During these trying times, the need is greater than ever and we would appreciate your support. We are thankful for the dozens of community donations given to us for this year’s auction,” said Karst.

For more information, visit wabashcountyymca.org or call 260-563-9622.