It’s October – Time to Think about the Holiday Auction!

by Carla Ruschival

It’s time for ACB’s fourth annual Holiday Auction, coming to you live from Louisville, Ky. on ACB Radio on Dec. 6 from 7 to 11 p.m. Eastern time (4 to 8 p.m. Pacific).
The 2014 Holiday Auction was a huge success. Packed with holiday treats and great gift ideas, the auction raised over $11,000 for ACB Radio, up from $5,000 in 2013.
The ACB Radio staff and Holiday Auction Committee are teaming up to bring you a wonderful shopping experience and the perfect opportunity to support ACB Radio! But we need your help now in order to make the 2015 auction a success.
Individuals, chapters and affiliates, and businesses are invited to contribute items to the Holiday Auction. Some examples of popular items include candy, cookies and other holiday treats; jewelry; sports memorabilia; handcrafted items; unusual music boxes; gift cards; and holiday decorations. Join our 2015 holiday parade of states by contributing a food or other item traditional to your area.
All items donated to the Holiday Auction will be displayed on our auction preview pages, available on by mid-November. All donors will be acknowledged both on the web site and on ACB Radio during the auction. Donors and winning bidders will also be spotlighted in “The ACB Braille Forum” in early 2016.
Notify us now that you plan to contribute item(s) to the auction. Share a description of each item with us so we can begin creating its preview page. Send all items, except homemade goodies, to our Minnesota office by Nov. 1; this is extremely important because we need to take photos and post them to our preview pages.
To donate items to the ACB Radio Holiday Auction, contact Carla Ruschival, chair, at (502) 897-1472 or, or Brian Charlson, vice chair, at (617) 926-9198 or Then tune in on Sunday, Dec. 6, between 7 and 11 p.m. Eastern at or by calling (605) 475-8130 from any telephone.
Thanks in advance for your generous support of ACB Radio.