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Fighting COVID Together: A Charity Live Auction Event

6 great charities, 1 pandemic to fight.

Support the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre (DEWC) through an unprecedented live auction, Fighting COVID Together. This charity live auction event will be taking place on the Able Auctions website at 7:00PM on May 23rd. Proceeds from any of DEWC’s items will directly support women of the Downtown Eastside and DEWC’s essential services

The event brings six charities together under one umbrella for one night, united in one cause – to spread the word about what charities supporting frontline workers and volunteers are up against during the COVID-19 crisis.



Event details:

When: Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 7:00pm

What: A live online auction in support of six BC charities. Each charity is donating gala auction-style-prizing and there will also be an instant “Fund-a-Need” option for a monetary donation. With our Fund-A-Need packages, you can support DEWC by providing meals for women, toiletry packages, and evening snack packages.

Where: Online – on the Able Auctions website! Register as a bidder through AbleAuctions.ca AND sign up to bid for the Fighting COVID Together auction no later than Friday, May 22, 2020 at 4:00pm in order to qualify for the live auction. An item preview will be available before the event.

Participating Charities: Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre, Dr Peter AIDS Foundation, Sources Foundation, Variety – the Children’s Charity of BC, VGH UBC Hospital Foundation, and Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation.

Learn more about the event at: https://bcgalaauction.com/


Registration steps:

Detailed steps to registering for this event:


Register for an online Able Auctions account.


Check email to verify your account and log in.


Sign up for bidding for the Fighting COVID Together event.


Complete credit card information and agree to terms and conditions.


Wait for verification (you will receive an email).


You’re ready to bid!

All steps must be completed in order to bid on items and participate in the event. All bidders must have a credit card. Please note that payment verification can take up to 24 hours.

Auction item donations:

CLICK HERE for a preview of our auction items!

We are grateful for the support of the businesses and community members who contributed to our auction item line-up. The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre’s auction items gifts were made possible by the following donors:

Item previews will be available shortly. Please keep your eyes on our social media for event news and updates!


Thank you to our sponsors and organizers

A special thank you to the team at Able Auctions, Howard Blank, Tracey Wade, and Miss 604 for their contributions to this event.