BiblioWorks’ Annual Fundraiser Event

Classroom kids in Bolivia

Kids smiling in one of the classrooms in Bolivia that receives support from our teacher training programs.

BiblioWorks is pleased to announce the details of its 2012 Annual Benefit and Holiday Auction, benefiting its programs in Bolivia! We hope any who are in the Asheville area will be able to join us for an evening of celebration that will include live music, drinks and more! Our very own Matt Lynn will be in town from Bolivia for the event to talk about our ongoing work. We also hope that you’ll consider donating an item for our silent auction.  If you have any questions about the event or would like to arrange to donate an item, please call us at 828-239-0271.

The details of the event are copied below:

BiblioWorks’ Annual Benefit and Holiday Auction

Sponsored by and Minick Law
Friday, December 7, 2012
Loretta’s Café, Third Floor 114 N. Lexington Avenue Asheville NC 28801

$15 (includes live music and two drink tickets!)

BiblioWorks believes that healthy communities require healthy minds. That’s why we have been building libraries, supplying books, and training librarians in the poorest communities of Bolivia since 2005.

To raise awareness and funding for our worthy cause, BiblioWorks is hosting a holiday event on Friday, December 7th. Join us for an evening of live music, local beer, and a silent auction featuring items from local artists and businesses just in time for holiday gift giving. Popular Asheville musicians “One Leg Up” will be playing their vibrant mixture of gypsy jazz, Latin, and swing, and beer has been generously provided by Highland Brewing Company.

Would you please consider donating an auction item with a face value of at least $40? (We will display information about your goods or services on the auction table.) BiblioWorks needs to raise $1500 by December 15, 2012, in order to keep our programs operating smoothly in Bolivia. Thank you for your support!

Thanks for all of your ongoing support – we hope to see you there!

Addendum:  Here are some of the great items and services that will be up for silent auction (thanks to our wonderful donors!):

Auction Items!

  • Gift certificate for 5 yoga classes from West Asheville Yoga
  • Beer can airplane made out of Yuengling Beer cans
  • Bolivian weaving/placemats
  • Bertucci watch from REI, value $100
  • Handmade quilt by Julie Sherar, value $40
  • Free quote/design/consultation with an architect
  • Silver pendant with malachite, made by Asheville jeweler Scott Owen, $145 value
  • Investment guide books (used, group of 8), $40 value
  • 2 hand woven Bolivian weavings ($50 value each)
  • Gift certificate from the Center for Holistic Medicine for 1 session with each practitioner:  1-hr acupuncture, 2 1-hr massages, 1-hr osteopathy, 1-hr health coaching.  ($325 total value)
  • Asheville Goods (a selection of local products from Land of Sky Regional Council), $39 value
  • Quarter page color ad in Critter Magazine, $90 value
  • $50 Gift Card to Valet Gourmet
  • 2 tickets to see Balsam Range in January at the Altamont
  • Burnsville Dogs – Boarding Certificate (two days, not in kennel)
  • Silk paintings by local artist Meg Manderson (6 matted, signed by
  • artist)
  • Pisgah Press, four books by local authors (new), $60 value
  • The Sense of Wonder, by Rachel Carson, with 2-One Day Passes to the WNC Nature Center, $44 value
  • Elegant socks, 4 pair, from Ad Lib, $52 value
  • Shoji Spa, One Hour Private Spa Pass for two, $42 value
  • Last Will and Testament and Related Documents, Attorney Leslie Stevens, $250 value
  • Home Staging Consultation, (for someone preparing a home for sale), Asheville Home Staging Consultants, $225 value
  • French Broad Chocolate Lounge $20 gift card
  • Two-photo spread of scenes from downtown Asheville mounted on a 12×12 canvas
  • a collection of about 10 CD’s from local and regional musical acts ($100 value)
  • $50 gift certificate
  • Asheville Music School gift certificate for free lessons
  • $50 gift certificate from Asheville Pizza and Brewing Co.
  • Running Biomechanical Evaluation and Coaching session from Western Carolina University professor of Physical Therapy and avid marathon runner Todd Watson, DPT


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