Auction For a Cause Set for Friday, November 4

November 1, 2016 at 9:10 am

The Uptown Sertoma Club of Spartanburg will hold their 23nd annual Auction for A Cause, sponsored by our signature sponsor, JM Smith Corporation, to benefit six local non-profit organizations. The participating agencies are the Bethlehem Center, The Haven, SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition, Spartanburg Humane Society, Upstate Family Resource Center and Camp Sertoma.

The event will be held at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium from 5:30 to 10:00 p.m., Friday, November 4, 2016.   A highlight of the evening is the live auction, offering world-class items. The over 400 items auctioned in the silent and live auctions will include vacations, electronics, gift certificates to numerous restaurants, jewelry, paintings, personal and home accessories, and many more must-see items! Auctioneer Jerry A. Bruce will call the live auction. (A 10% buyer’s premium will be added to all purchases.)

“The Uptown Sertoma Club is excited to announce the Auction’s 23rd year.  This event is wonderful for BOTH shoppers AND our charities. Shoppers find GREAT bargains and local charities raise much-needed funds. We are so thankful that even in these stressful times, the community support of this event has not waned. Our Sponsors and donors are generous, as always. Spartanburg is such a giving community! With their help, and the help of shoppers, we will again be able to continue granting wishes and giving back to the community. This event has an amazing track record, raising well over a half million dollars for exceptionally worthy charities, with no end in sight!  Last year’s Auction raised over $70,000.00 with all proceeds going back into our community.  All of these agencies go above and beyond to assist those who need their services and we are proud to work with them.  “SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis coalition is excited to be a part of this event,” says Lynn Hawkins.  “It is our major fundraiser for the year and it is so much fun!  This auction truly epitomizes the Magic of Giving.”

Guests will enjoy a fun filled evening that will include food samples from local eateries, catered food from choice vendors, free parking, door prizes, and live entertainment.   Auction for a Cause tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Advance tickets may be purchased from participating agencies or any Uptown Sertoma Club member. For more information about Auction for a Cause, please contact Licita Rogers 864-901-9646 or Patsy Hammett 864-706-6039.   For more Information, visit:

The Uptown Sertoma Club of Spartanburg meets from Noon to 1:00 pm on the third Friday of each month at the Piedmont Club. Members of the Uptown Sertoma Club volunteer time and money to local charities and facilitate “Auction for a Cause” which benefits six local non-profit organizations, as well as Camp Sertoma of SC, which provides summer camp experiences for speech and hearing impaired children and those who are economically disadvantaged.  For membership information, please contact the Vice President of Membership, Diane McAndrew at 864-345-0772.