Instagram Silent Auction for Pride Month

By Christy Knell
June 04, 2023

Update: You all raised $4,060! The auction winners chose between donating to the LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and the winners are connecting with the generous businesses and individuals to collect their items. We hope you discovered new local brands and will continue to support both these businesses and the oh-so-worthy non-profits—thanks to all who participated!


To celebrate this most wonderful month of Pride and to bring attention to two non-profits that are supporting our LGBTQ+ community here in Westchester and beyond, we’re launching another Instagram silent auction over the next week featuring highly generous local businesses and makers.

Winners can choose to donate to the Loft LGBTQ+ Community Center of White Plains, providing essential advocacy, programming, and education for our community and allies, or the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, which raises awareness about LGBTQ+ suicide risk and researches findings and strategies for LGBTQ+ suicide prevention in local communities.

Auction items will be posted on our Instagram feed beginning Monday, 6/5, with multiple items posted each day until Saturday, 6/10. 

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. Bidding closes Saturday, June 10, 2023, at 8:00 PM EST. 

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 item going to the next highest bidder. Winner will coordinate delivery directly with auction item owner.

Make sure to follow our Instagram feed and shop to support these fantastic organizations who are doing such important work for our LGBTQ+ friends and neighbors, and follow these thoughtful donors to support small business!