Instagram Auction for Social Justice

By Christy Knell
February 04, 2021

It’s Black History Month. And if there’s one takeaway from a review of Black history in America, it’s that one month—the SHORTEST month— is not nearly enough time to focus on how American history has yielded such social injustice and economic disparity based on race. So while we have a few projects specifically focused on supporting the Black community this month, this work will continue after February—and we’re always open to your ideas.

First up this month is a fundraiser that mixes all of our favorite things: shopping local, creativity, and fighting for racial and economic justice. We are hosting an online auction to raise money for the Urban League of Westchester, which could use our help to expand their Center for Social Responsibility and Justice.

Our support will also help provide technology for remote education and work, support the educational goals of the ULWC Black Scholars, and further their mission of fighting for racial and economic justice.

Via Viaggio Fields

We’ve collected an inspirational selection of items to bid on, from local favorites including The Beauty Parlor, Pirtti Handwoven, and artists Darcy Briks (above) Monica Shulman, and Sharon Draghi, as well as other small business friends of HudCo. Auction items will be posted on our Instagram feed beginning Sunday, 2/7, and again Sunday, 2/21. 

How do you bid? 

Write your maximum offer in a new comment (do not reply to another bid or comment, it may get missed!). You MUST submit your bid via a comment on the item post only. We will not accept requests via DM or email. 

How do you win?

Minimum bid increment will be listed in each post. First batch of bidding closes Sunday, February 14, 2021, at 9:00 PM EST. Second batch of bidding closes Friday, February 26, 2021, at 9:00 PM.

The winning bid total is inclusive of shipping to the US only (local pickups at HudCo are encouraged!). At the close of the auction, we will DM all highest bidders with instructions on next steps. The winner will have 48 hours to show proof of donation. Failure of full donation results in the watch going to the next highest bidder. Winner will coordinate delivery directly with auction item owner.

Follow along on our Instagram feed starting Sunday for all the bidding fun—all in support of racial justice and Black empowerment right here in Westchester.