7/20 Memorial Garden

7-20 Memorial Foundation eBay Online Auction

Be a part of building the Memorial Garden! 

We need you to collect or donate Collegiate or Professional Sports Memorabilia, Lodging, Dining, Travel, Entertainment Opportunities or Comic Book related Memorabilia to the auction.

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What is the 7-20 Memorial Foundation and why do they need money?

The 7/20 Memorial Foundation, in partnership with the city of Aurora, will honor those whose lives were lost or changed forever because of the tragic events of July 20, 2012, with a memorial garden where the community and those impacted by loss can remember loved ones and reflect, seek comfort, strength, peace and hope.

The city is building the garden, while the memorial foundation and committee are focused on adding special features such as artwork, benches, etc. that will enhance the space and create places for individuals to take in the beautiful and serene area. The garden will be included as part of the planned, phased expansion of the current Aurora Municipal Center Xeriscape Garden expansion/continual improvements, located at East Alameda Parkway and Chambers Road in Aurora Colorado.

The 7/20 Memorial Foundation, composed of family of victims, survivors, and others directly impacted by the tragedy, is seeking donations for the enhancements to the planned garden. The funds raised will be used solely for these purposes.

What type of fundraiser is this? The fundraiser will be an online charity auction hosted on eBay.

How much money does the foundation need to finish the memorial?  The foundation needs $200,000 to complete the memorial and they have collected $96,000 dollars so far. Go to the crowdfunding page at FundRazr.com/campaigns/720garden to see an up to date total on funds collected.

What types of items will be auctioned to raise money? The online auction will include the sale of Collegiate and Professional Sports Memorabilia, Leisure- vacation, travel, spa and dinning opportunities, Comic Book Memorabilia, and Other items of value. Additionally we will encourage people to make cash donations directly to the foundation through this site.

Where will the auction items come from? The Leadership Aurora Class of 2015-2016, current and previous class members will be challenged with donating or collecting items from their colleagues, friends and family. If you know of a business who might be willing to donate, please contact us for a donation request letter.

What is the main communication method that will be used to generate donations and drive auction sales?Social Media will be the main vehicle for the solicitation of donation items and to drive auction sales. A series of social media, and other promotional messages, will be delivered at structured intervals in the month of February and March. If you are reading this we ask that you post, tweet, email and spread the word!

Where will the auction items be collected and stored until sold? Auction items will be stored at Wagner Equipment Co. in a locked and video surveillance monitored location. Items can either be mailed to Wagner Equipment Co. in Aurora 18000 Smith Road Aurora, CO 80011 or dropped off at the front desk (Attention Chad Nielsen) anytime Monday through Friday 7am to 5pm starting February 3rd. Items will be accepted up until April 14th. Please fill out this  Auction Item Donation Form to enclose with your item. Once items are mailed or dropped off they become to property of the 7-20 Memorial Foundation and cannot be returned.

Will the items be insured when mailed to the winner and will the purchaser pay for shipping? Shipping and insurance, based on the sold price, will the responsibility of the purchaser.

How will we represent the authenticity of the items auctioned? Leadership Aurora/Aurora Chamber nor the 7-20 memorial Foundation cannot guarantee the authenticity of all items, but the origination of each memorabilia item will be included in the item description.

When will the auction be held? The auction will begin Wednesday April 6th at 4pm and end on Saturday April 16th at 6pm. Items will be posted in a staged time line so that items will close in a staggered fashion from 4pm to 6pm on Saturday the 16th.

How will the auction items be sent to the winning bidders and who will do the packing of the items? Auction items will be mailed UPS from Wagner Equipment Co. or available for pick up the week following the auction at 18000 Smith Road Aurora, Co 80011. Sunday April 17th a group of LA Class Members will work at the Wagner facility to package and label all items scheduled for shipping.

How do I contact the Memorial Foundation if needed? If you need to contact the foundation you can use the “Contact” tab on this website.

What is Leadership Aurora and why are they involved in helping raise money for the 7-20 Memorial?

It’s a 10-month community engagement program designed to develop an awareness of the Aurora community, create a network of informed leaders, and encourage greater involvement in the community.  Community engagement and support is an important part of the Leadership Aurora Program.  The 2015-2016 class was motivated to get engaged with the 7-20 Memorial after meeting with the victims’ families.  It just felt like the right thing to do.

Are you looking for charitable donation documents?

Click Here for the Auction Item Donation Form 

Click here for a W-9