Beginning Thursday (March 9), you can bid on a hand-crafted bunkie and support community-based programs and services in Haliburton County and across the greater Kawarthas region.
The bunkie was built by participants in the Basics of Carpentry employment training program offered by SIRCH Community Services (Supportive Initiative for Residents in the County of Haliburton), a not-for-profit organization that addresses gaps and needs in the community by creating programs that aim to create resilience, reduce poverty, and encourage connection.
Primarily serving Haliburton Highlands, SIRCH also sponsors programs or social enterprises in north Hastings County, the City of Kawartha Lakes, and Northumberland County.
Since 1989, SIRCH has developed dozens of community-based programs and services, including the Basics of Carpentry program that gives trainees the carpentry skills they need to gain employment in the construction industry.
The 104-square-foot bunkie measures eight feet by 13 feet with seven-foot-high ceilings. It features a large steel entry door and two high-quality Jeld Wen windows. Clad in painted board and batten style with a shingled roof, the structure is unfinished inside but is fully enclosed with a floor that is insulated and sealed.
Bidding on the bunkie, valued at $8,000, starts at $2,500 beginning at noon on Thursday, March 9th on nonprofitbidding.org, a secure online auction platform created to support the fundraising efforts of non-profit organizations and charities.
To bid, create an account at Nonprofit Bidding and register your credit card. Credit card details are never stored on Nonprofit Bidding’s servers but are securely transmitted to and stored in an encrypted format with Stripe.
The auction will continue until 12:30 p.m. on Friday, March 25th. Proceeds from the auction will go back into supporting SIRCH programs.
For more information about SIRCH, visit sirch.on.ca.