Great Things Come in Small Packages: the 2020 PCB Virtual Auction

By Mary Ann Grignon, Auction Coordinator

Come one come all to the PCB first ever virtual auction at the close of the 2020 PCB Conference and Convention on Sunday, October 25, 2020. The fun begins at 1:30 p.m. with an audio showcase of items up for bid. The auction itself will begin promptly at 3:00 p.m. and will continue until all items are gone.

When you register for the 2020 PCB Conference and Convention, you are automatically registered for the auction. If for some reason, and I cannot imagine what that would be, you choose not to register for this year’s conference, but wish to attend the auction, you will have to register by noon on Sunday, the day of the auction. Individuals who do not register will not be allowed to bid on items. You can register by calling the PCB office at 717-920-9999 and either speaking directly with our Administrative Secretary, Christina or by leaving a clear voice mail with all necessary information. Alternately, you can register as a bidder by emailing pcboffice@pcb1.org. You will need to provide your name, address, phone number, and email address if available.

Have you or your chapter donated a prize yet? If you subscribe to the PCB-L, you should have received two installments listing ideas for prizes which could be ordered online and which can be shipped directly to the PCB office. As you know, because of COVID-19, we are unable to meet in person. No problem; we have that covered. This year, all donated items are to be shipped to the PCB office. The exception to this rule is any item baked at a donor’s home. In this case, we will send the baker the necessary funds to ship the baked goods directly to the winning bidder post-auction. Because all items are being shipped to the winning bidders, either from the PCB Office or from a talented baker, we are asking that donations follow this year’s auction theme, “Great Things Come in Small Packages,” so as to minimize shipping costs for all. As always, we appreciate electronics, gift cards, jewelry, bath and body items, guide dog supplies, baked goods and whatever your imagination can conjure up, just remember to keep the items small.

Items must be received in the PCB office by October 3, 2020 so that the auction team and other volunteers can prepare and deliver your auction item lists in your preferred formats. If you are a baker, and we sure do appreciate those baked goods, your items must be pledged by October 3 as well.

When pledging or donating an item, please email Tony Swartz at tbswartz@ptd.net. Please include the item description; the retail value if applicable; the donor’s name, mailing address, phone number and email address; and how and when it will be arriving in the PCB office.

Since this is PCB’s first ever virtual auction, you are probably wondering how things will work. Below is a brief list of a few things you should know about the process.
1. The auction, like the rest of the conference and convention will be held on the Zoom Platform.
2. There will be a pre-auction audio showcase of all items at 1:30 p.m.
3. As in past years, we ask that you remain as quiet as possible during the bidding process.
4. At the start of the bid for each item, a prerecorded description will be played, during which time participants interested in bidding on the item are to raise their hands. One of our technical team will unmute those bidders. Please remain quiet while the item description is read.
5. Once the auctioneer opens the bid, you should call out your name and your bid amount. Please be courteous to other bidders and allow the auctioneer to auctioneer.
6. If you no longer wish to bid on the item, we ask that you mute yourself so as to avoid any unnecessary background noise.
7. By winning the highest bid on an item, you are making a commitment to pay for the item. Payment will be collected by the PCB office post-auction on Monday. Payments accepted are credit or debit card, check, and money order. Please note, if you are paying by check or money order, the items purchased will not ship until the check or money order has been received and has cleared.
8. Items will be shipped by the PCB office as soon as is possible once payment is confirmed.

While this auction is somewhat different than past PCB auctions, it will be better than ever. This year, you don’t have to spend money on travel and such so you can bid, bid, bid! Just get comfortable in your own home, pour yourself a libation, and let’s have some fun fundraising for our great organization.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Mary Ann Grignon at 570-807-1276 or email maryanna0407@gmail.com

2020 PCB Virtual Auction Item List

  1. Cooking Light Cutting Board

This gray and white functional cutting board will be your new go-to
favorite when you need to prep foods for your next meal. The cutting
board has a non-slip bottom so it will safely stay put while you work,
dice and slice with consistency using the built in measuring strip,
keep food on the board with the boards textured non-slip area and
because of the built-in juice well, juice will stay on the board and
not puddle onto your counter top. Size 11 by 14.5 inches.

Value: $20

Contributed by the Hank Bloomberg Chapter

  1. Atomic Talking Time And Date Alarm Watch

This attractive atomic talking watch is ideal, convenient, and
incredibly accurate. It clearly speaks the time, day, date, and month
in a pleasant male voice. To set the time simply set your time zone.
For those with partial vision, large black numbers against a white
background and bold black hour and minute hands provide excellent
contrast. The watches attractive face measuring 1.5 inches in diameter
is suitable for both men and women. Other features include a beep tone
alarm and a silver tone expansion band. The watch Operates on a CR2032
battery which is included and can easily be replaced. Always know the
time and never be late again with the Atomic Talking Time And Date
Alarm Watch.

Value: $50.

Contributed by Washington County Chapter.

  1. Royal Tel-Weight Talking Bath Scale

    This talking scale which speaks in both a pleasant female English and
    Spanish voice has a capacity of up to 440 pounds. Employing Step and
    weigh technology, no need to search for buttons, a sturdy steel based
    construction for durability, and an extra wide 14.5inch slip-proof
    platform forstability, makes this the bathroom scale you’ve been
    looking for. For those with partial vision you’ll find The extra-large
    1.5 inch LCD display quite accommodating, and The Automatic power off
    ensures the lengthy power life of the 4 AA batteries included.

    Value: $70

    Contributed by Ed and Janet Facemyer.

  2. $25 Visa Gift Card

    Something for you? Something for a family member or friend? Just shop

    for whatever floats

    your boat.

    Value: $25

    Contributed by PRC

  3. Amazon Fire Stick 4

    Unlock endless entertainment choices with this easy to install device.
    Choose from over 500,000 movies and TV episodes. Enjoy favorites from
    Netflix, YouTube, Prime Video, Disney +, Apple TV, STARZ, SHOWTIME,
    CBS, and others. Have a prime member subscription? Get even more
    including: Amazon Originals, popular movies and TV, live events,
    sports, and more, at no additional cost. Stream your favorite music
    from Amazon Prime, Apple, Pandora and more. Best of all, you get all
    the power of Alexa, so use your voice to control your Fire Stick.

    Value: $48.

    Contributed by Keystone Chapter.

  4. Hand Crocheted Throw Blanket

    This blanket was lovingly crocheted and is crafted of a soft chunky
    yarn to provide warmth on those cold fall and winter nights. It is a
    variegated pattern ranging in colors from light beige to dark gray and
    some specks of blue, sure to complement any decore.

    size 54 by 64 inches.

    Value: $100.

    Contributed by Mary Ann Grignon.

  5. Talking Infrared Personal No-Contact Thermometer.

    Taking your temperature or that of a family member was never easier
    with this non-contact, easy to operate, infrared talking thermometer.
    To have the temperature announced by a crisp female voice, simply
    press the long button on the front of the thermometer. A three beep
    tone is sounded just prior to the temprature announcement, and a
    single tone indicates shut off. Hold the unit 2 to 4 inches off of the
    forehead and wait a few seconds for the results. Features include
    temperature announcement in either English or Spanish, fahrenheit or
    Celsius, voice toggle on or off, 32 memory recall, and Automatic power
    off. Powered by two AA batteries, not included.

    Value: $49.

    Contributed by Suzanne Erb.

  6. Three dozen peanut butter cookies

    O my, have you ever tried Cathy’s peanut butter cookies? No, well
    here’s your chance to experience a little gastronomic heaven.

    Value: priceless

    Contributed by Cathy Long.

  7. Talking UV Sterilizer Box from Mystic Access

    2020 is a new era when health and safety are foremost on our minds.
    The Ultraviolet Sterilizer box with voice prompts will keep your cell
    phone, toothbrush, jewelry cash and other potentially germful items
    sterile. There are two ways to sterilize: One offers a larger
    compartment, five minutes to disinfect your phone, cash, jewelry,
    toothbrush, etc, and an aroma therapy function. The other disinfects
    in fifteen minutes, and offers wireless charging for supported phones.

    Value: $65.

    Contributed by Washington County Chapter

  8. $50 Gift Certificate from GuideLights and Gadgets

    GuideLights and Gadgets specializes in 3 lines of products, all
    intended to assist in access to adaptive electronics, enhance
    experiences for guide dog teams, and practical accessories for
    organization and travel. In addition, GuideLights and Gadgets offers
    random products that are included, just for fun! Working with
    customers 1-on-1 GuideLights and Gadgets will assure the proper
    selection of products to meet every customer’s needs.

    Value: $50

    Contributed by GuideLights and Gadgets..

  9. Echo Buds, Wireless Earbuds with Immersive Sound, Active noise

    Reduction, and Alexa. With charging case

    Everything you love about Alexa, combined with the quality of Bose is
    now in true wireless earbuds. Enjoy premium sound, limit background
    noise with Bose Active Noise Reduction, and get up to 5 hours of music
    playback on a single charge. Advanced microphones give you hands-free
    access to Alexa, no tapping required. Voice control just like your
    Alexa! So order up music, identify an artist, or listen to a podcast
    or Audible audiobook. Echo Buds use the Alexa app to stream Amazon
    Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, and Sirius XM. Just ask to skip
    songs, switch artists, or turn it up. Best of all, through your Alexa
    App, with your phone in your pocket, you can ask Alexa to set a
    reminder, check your calendar, make a call, or get directions. Or
    press and hold your earbud to access Siri or Google Assistant from a
    supported device.

    Value: $130.

    Contributed by Sue and Bob Lichtenfels.

  10. Darice Electric Warmer and set of wax melts

    Make your home cozy and fragrant with this ceramic wax warmer. Thanks
    to the removable dish, it’s even easier to change out wax melts when
    you’re ready for a new scent. The warmer measures 4 by 4.75 inches. A
    25-watt Halogen bulb is included, as are print and braille
    descriptions. Wax cubes are labeled in braille.

    Value: $31

    Contributed by Louise Chuha.

  11. Tactile fall leaf Salt and Pepper Shakers

    From Loving Touch Connections, grace your table this fall with a set
    of hand painted salt and pepper shakers in a fall leaf design that is
    textured and tactile. On each is either the letter S or P in Braille.
    Sure to be a beautiful addition to your dinner table and the topic of
    conversation as well.

    Value: $16

    Contributed by Kathy Keck of Loving Touch Connections

  12. 2 dozen Cranberry oatmeal cookies

    Very sweet and tasty made fresh on the day before shipping to the
    winning bidder.

    value: priceless

    Contributed by Judy Zaken.

  13. Karecel Hand Warmer and Charging Device

    One small device, two big functions. This hand device is a hand warmer
    that had three heat settings ranging from 95 degrees to, believe it or
    not, 120 degrees. It heats up in 30 seconds on low and only five
    minutes when used on high. The unit has an automatic shut off feature,
    fits in your pocket and comes with a pouch for comfort. In addition,
    this handy unit doubles as a 5200mAh power charger for your portable
    devices.

    Value: $25

    Contributed bythe the Hank Bloomberg Chapter

  14. Amazon Echo 3rd Generation

    this voice activated intelligent assistant will simplify and add to
    your life. Ask alexa a question, keep your daily calendar, build your
    shopping list, order products from amazon, play radio stations or
    listen to music, get your daily news briefing, control your home
    lighting and temperature, play games. Your alexa also has built in
    privacy controls. That’s just the beginning of the echo’s abilities
    which are added to regularly; all controlled by your voice. The echo’s
    powerful high quality speaker will fill your home.

    Value: $100

    Contributed by the Lehigh Valley Chapter.

  15. Food Prep Package

    With these items: a Cooking Concepts Veggie Brush, Scrub Buddies
    Silicone Round Rubber Scrubby, two Microfiber Scrubbers, three
    Farberware cutting boards (11 inches, 7 inches and 8 inches) and two
    Brookstone Prep utility knives, you’ll be well on your way to having
    dinner on the table in a jiffy.

    Value: $17

    Contributed by Sherri Crum.

  16. $25 Visa Gift Card

    use it anywhere, buy anything, the holidays are coming!

    Value: $25

    Contributed by PRC

  17. Wooden Backgammon Set from Braille Book Store with Brailled
    instructions

    Backgammon is a terrific game of strategy for all ages. This adapted
    set is a self- contained well crafted, wooden playing board with
    tactile pieces with dots, raised lines denoting places within the
    playing board, and color contrasts for those with low vision. The
    playing board is approximately 12-inches square and folds for easy
    storage.

    Value: $35

    Contributed by Sandy Marsiglia

  18. Three dozen oatmeal cookies

    They couldn’t be any fresher because they’re baked once you win the
    bid. Would you like raisins and or walnuts? Your choice. Order up as
    you like and they’re yours to enjoy.

    Value priceless

    Contributed by Cathy Long.

  19. Blouse and Scarf Set

    First, you in this attractive large sized black pull-over shallow
    scooped neck, Arianna by Howard’s, blouse will surely be turning heads
    at any gathering. This cotton, silky feeling three quartered sleeve
    blouse which zippers in the back down from the neck is trimmed both at
    the bottom hem and sleeve ends with White stitching with a second row
    of white stitching above. The back of the blouse is two inches longer
    than the front, creating a short vent slit on each side. The blouse is
    further accented with two large white buttons situated on the right
    shoulder.

    Care instructions: Machine wash on cool and gentle cycle. Dry flat. Do
    not wring out, bleach or iron.

    Secondly, the silky scarf, VIVANTE by VSA, Designed in Barcelona is
    six feet in length and 20 inches wide will be the Perfect accent to a
    dressy ensemble, very suited to the blouse, is red, yellow, pink, and
    black, the pattern floral with red leaves.

    Value: $60.

    Contributed by Jeanette and Dick Schmoyer.

  20. $50 Gift Certificate from B&R Computers

    We have cultivated a great relationship with B&R Computers, a small
    computer store in Kutztown PA, who’s proprietor has been willing to
    work with us to learn our needs and preferences as computer users with
    vision loss. Ryan will build desktop pc’s based on our specs and
    needs. He also carries new and refurbished business class laptops.
    He’ll ship anywhere in the United States, so take advantage of this
    gift certificate.

    Value $50

    Contributed by our friends at B&R Computers.

  21. Amazon Echo Studio smart speaker

    The Alexa Studio speaker brings amazing sound 5 speakers producing
    powerful bass, dynamic midrange, and crisp highs. Dolby Atmos
    technology adds space, clarity, and depth. As in all of your favorit
    Alexa devices, you can Ask Alexa to play music, read the news, and
    answer questions. With your own voice, control your music, streaming
    songs from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, Tidal, and
    more. With Amazon Music HD, listen to 50 million songs in the highest
    quality audio formats available, HD, UltraHD and 3D. This smart
    speaker adapts to any room, automatically sensing the acoustics of
    your space, fine-tuning playback for optimal sound. The Alexa Studio
    can connect with other devices in your house as an intercom, keeping
    in touch with family members. For privacy, just press the mic mute
    butten and Alexa will be unable to hear you, or interact with you.

    Value: $200

    Contributed by Will and Mary Ann Grignon

  22. The Ultimate Dog Care Package

    This care package for your dog includes Healthy Breeds Daily Care
    Oatmeal Shampoo and Wipes to Freshen up your pup’s coat at home with a
    bottle of 8 ounce gentle Deodorizing Shampoo and 70 Aloe & Oatmeal
    Grooming Wipes. In addition, the package includes the FOLD-A-BOWL
    PORTABLE PET WATER BOTTLE AND BOWL. This portable water container has
    a 26 ounce capacity with a cover that folds up to create a bowl. The
    unit has a wrist strap for carrying and easy Push-button closure. Show
    your love and respect for your four footed ultimate friend and
    companion.

    Value: $50

    Contributed BY: GEORGE HOLLIDAY.

  23. Cozy Comforts Package

    Includes a soft purple throw–50 by 60 inches; 2 pair of Laura Ashley
    pink and gray socks; a bergamot candle (3.5 ounce) and a lovely bar of
    lavender soap (10.5 ounce).

    Value: $21

    Contributed by Sherri Crum.

  24. The Holiday Season Package of Cheer

    Soon the holiday season will be upon us, a time of cheer and
    celebration. Though we can’t provide a basket of Lehigh Valley wines
    this year due to Pennsylvania’s alcohol shipping restrictions, We the
    Swartz’s have a work around. Our holiday season package of cheer
    includes a one hundred-dollar Pennsylvania state store gift card. But
    you’ll need a few snacks to go along with your cheery beverages, won’t
    you? So our package also includes a twenty-five-dollar CVS gift card.
    Why CVS? Because there’s virtually a CVS store in everyone’s
    neighborhood, so let’s make the holiday season a little cheerier and
    your shopping a little mor convenient. Wishing you the best of the
    holidays from Tony and Carol Swartz.

    Value: $125.

  25. Braille Sudocu Set and 2 volumes of puzzles

    Sudocu is a game of numerical strategy. This board is engeniously
    designed for ease of tactile play. The set Includes a quality made
    wooden playing board with braille number tiles. The board is a 9X9
    grid divided into 9 individual squares measuring 3X3. Each braille
    number peg is marked with a raised line at the top and an indent at
    the bottom. The entire set is compact in size and can easily tuck into
    a backpack. Included, two braille volumes of Sudocu puzzles.

    Value: $55

    Contributed by Thomas Burgunder

  26. Two Glass Over-lays for the iPhone 8 or SE-20

    For your own peace of mind, provide your phone’s screen with the
    ultimate protection.. Never worry again about scratches or, worst of
    all, a cracked screen.

    Value: $25.

    Contributed by Cathy Long.

  27. Two dozen homemade cookies from Elaine’s Kitchen

    Who doesnt like cookies? Enjoy one dozen Chocolate Chip cookies and
    one dozen Snicker Doodles, made with love by one of our own!

    Value: Priceless

    Contributed by Elaine Young

  28. One Hundred Dollar Amazon Gift Card

    Gee, now what could you possibly get with this gift card? If it’s
    Amazon, then I think the only limit is your own imagination.

    Value: $100

    Contributed by the York chapter.

  29. Sangean PR-D17 AM/FM-RDS Portable Radio Specially Designed for The

    Visually Impaired

    This black radio is equipped with Helpful Guided Voice Prompts, 10
    Station Presets (5 AM, 5 FM), Stereo/Mono Switch, Alarm Timer,
    excellent reception and stereo audio performance, with auto scan
    stations. The radio has a large easy to read LCD display with
    backlight. Set an alarm with a buzzer or the radio, with HWS (humane
    wake system) and an adjustable sleep timer. You’ll love the sound with
    five full range speakers. Stereo headphone output and ac adapter
    included.

    Value: $82

    Contributed by Jule Ann Lieberman

  30. The Ultimate Tailgate Pack

    This duo of items is perfect for tailgating or just a day at the park
    or beach. First, the insulated stainless steel blue bottle holder
    keeps beer colder longer and protects from breaking. Just crack open
    your favorite 12-ounce bottle of beer, unscrew the bottom of the
    bottle keeper, and slide your open beer in. The bottle keeper cap
    seals the inner bottle and keeps it fresh and cold. After all, life is
    just too short to drink warm beer. Cheers!

    The second item, the AmazonBasics Portable Bluetooth Speaker provides
    8 hours of battery life to Stream music, podcasts, and more from your
    smartphone or other compatible device. With a wireless range up to 33
    feet, the rectangular-shaped cordless speaker makes an ideal choice
    for streaming audio whether working in the yard, camping, hosting
    outdoor parties and indoor soirees, or simply relaxing at home. In
    addition to its Bluetooth connectivity, there is also a 3.5MM
    auxiliary in jack for connecting non-Bluetooth audio devices. Color:
    Black, Dimensions: 6.3 by 1.5 by 2.6 inches.

    Value: $65

    Contributed by Rose Martin.

  31. Three dozen homemade chocolate chip cookies

    Chocolatey and delicious, Fresh as they can be, because they’re baked
    after your winning bid. With or without walnuts, you give the orders
    and enjoy.

    Value: priceless

    Contributed by Cathy Long.

  32. Qi Wireless & Solar Power 10,000mAh wireless power bank with solar
    capability

    This isnt just any ordinary power bank. Its also a charger, compatible
    with both iPhones and Samsung Galaxy phones and all QI enabled mobile
    devices. The battery can be used wirelessly by just placing your
    device on the designated spot, by plugging in a device with a USB
    cable or in just the right circumstances, through solar power. In
    addition, the battery is rugged, non-slip and comes with a built in
    high powered flash light and complementary compass kit.

    Value: $29

    Contributed by the Hank Bloomberg Chapter

  33. Talking Infrared Personal Non-Contact Thermometer

    Taking your temperature or that of a family member was never easier
    with this non-contact, easy to operate, infrared talking thermometer.
    To have the temperature announced by a crisp female voice, simply
    press the long button on the front of the thermometer. A three beep
    tone is sounded just prior to the temprature announcement, and a
    single tone indicates shut off. Hold the unit 2 to 4 inches off of the
    forehead and wait a few seconds for the results. Features include
    temperature announcement in either English or Spanish, fahrenheit or
    Celsius, voice toggle on or off, 32 memory recall, and Automatic power
    off. Powered by two AA batteries, not included.

    Value: $49.

    Contributed by Washington County Chapter.

  34. Four Dozen Pizzelles Cookies

    These native Italian cookie treats Made from an old family recipe will
    melt in your mouth And overwhelm your taste buds. Made fresh on the
    day before shipping to the winning bidder.

    value: priceless

    Contributed by Judy Zaken

  35. The Orbit Writer

    Includes USB Cable, small carrying pouch, large carrying pouch, and
    training materials. This braille keyboard device is the perfect
    companion to any smart phone or computer It workse with any smart
    phone or computer right out of the box and connects seamlessly. The
    Orbit is light weight and compact enough to carry around in your
    purse. The urgonomic keyboard is quiet, has navigation keys and uses
    intuitive key strokes, no gestures necessary. Read emails, send text
    messages, browse the internet, control your computers and smart
    phones. This device can connect wirelessly to five devices and to one
    device via USB port. One battery charge lasts up to three days and the
    battery is charged in just 2 hours. Supports multiple languages. The
    device weighs 3.2 ounces and measures 6.2 by 3.2 by .3 inches.

    Value: $150

    Contributed by GTCB

  36. Kitchen Towels (2 pack)

    This package includes: two white and gray striped kitchen towels, one
    potholder and one oven mitt (from Master Cuisine) and two matching
    hand knit dish cloths.

    Value: $18

    Contributed by Sherri Crum.

  37. Creative Labs Sound Blaster Play! 3 External USB Sound Adapter

    Please don’t tell me that you have your screen reader playing through
    your main computer speakers! Don’t mix your audio! Instead, here’s an
    inexpensive way to route your screen reader through this Plug and Play
    USB sound card. No drivers required. Supports up to 24-Bit 96Khz
    Playback audio and recording. The Sound Blaster PLAY! 3 drives a wide
    range of headphones and microphones, from mobile phone earbuds and
    gaming headsets all the way to more expensive studio-grade headphones.
    Also the downloadable Control Panel software also includes optimized
    profiles for selected earphone brands.

    Value: $22

    Contributed by B&R Computers.

  38. Two lock-&-Lock glass loaf pans with plastic lids, color purple

    From freezer, to refrigerator, to oven, to table, these glass loaf
    pans are perfect for storing, baking, and serving. Make your life a
    bit easier with lock-&-lock loaf pans. Dimensions: 10 and a quarter by
    6 and a quarter by 4 inches in depth.

    Value: $15.

    Contributed by Cathy Long.

  39. BOSE SOUND LINK COLOR SERIES II BLUETOOTH PORTABLE SPEAKER

    From the pool to the park to the patio, enjoy booming Bose sound
    wherever life leads you. This Bose Bluetooth speaker packs bold sound
    into a small, rugged package with a soft-touch silicone exterior that
    makes it easy to pick up and go. Pairing is simple with voice prompts
    to walk you through the connection process, while the free Bose
    Connect app helps you easily manage Bluetooth connections, unlock
    features, and access future updates. Additional features include
    Rechargeable lithium-ion battery, replaceable by Bose only; built-in
    microphone for speakerphone function; universal micro-B USB port and
    auxiliary input.

    Value: $130

    Contributed by George Holliday

  40. “Stop: it’s the law” tee shirt

    This dark blue tee shirt has a stop sign that says “STOP” and below it
    are the words “It’s the law”. There two figures – one is a person
    walking with a white cane, the other, a guide dog and handler. The
    shirt is also quite tactile. While this shirt is marked XL, it runs
    quite small. Pagdus members, we’re looking at you!

    Value: $16

    Contributed by Elaine Young

  41. $150 Credited to Your Aira Account

    Hey, all you Smart Phone users, do you want Add on minutes for your
    Aira Account? Do you have a guest account and now want to have more
    access than One free call in twenty- four hours or any promotional
    offer in effect from Aira? Chris and Doug Hunsinger are offering a
    $150 AIRA Gift Card at this auction. You can use it to pay toward a
    new or active monthly subscription, or you can change your
    subscription level or you can use it to buy additional minutes if you
    already have a subscription. It’s your Choice. The Gift Card will be a
    dollar balance added to your AIRA account after the Auction. We will
    need to have the phone number associated with the AIRA account so that
    we can credit the balance to your account. Happy exploring!

    Value: $150

    Contributed by Chris and Doug Hunsinger.

  42. Fire HD 8 Tablet & Show Mode Docking Charger

    The Fire HD 8 Tablet is great for entertainment and down time. Stream
    movies, watch videos, download apps and E-Books, watch TV shows, play
    games, listen to music and all with faster response resulting from a
    vibrant 8 inch HD display, 2X the storage, 2 GB of RAM, and 30% faster
    performance thanks to the new 2.0 GHz quad-core processor Best of all,
    Alexa connects you to the information, entertainment, and people who
    matter most with just your voice. Included in this package is the
    docking station Charger.

    Value: $130.

    Contributed by Bob and Sue Lichtenfels.

  43. $50 gift Certificate from www.nuts.com

    nuts.com, your source for the largest variety of premium Bulk Nuts and
    seeds, Dried Fruits, Healthy Snacks, and Gifts; and when we say
    variety, we’re talking organic Nuts,, Beans, grains, lentils, Dried
    Peaches and Apricots, White Chocolate Toffee Cashews, Honey Sesame
    Sticks, Organic Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds, Apple Pie Almonds,
    French Roast Coffee, breakfast and snack bars. From the healthiest to
    the most sinful of treats, the choices seem limitless. When you visit
    the website with your gift card in hand, well, let the drooling begin!

    Value: $50

    Contributed by Lisa Salinger.

  44. Amazon Echo Show 8 — HD smart display with Alexa

    The echo Show takes the home assistant to the next level. You can
    connect with people via hands free video calls, intercom with other
    echo devices in your home, watch television shows and movies through
    Prime Video, HULU, MBC and more. Listen to music streamed from Apple
    Music, Spotify, etc. Perhaps most amazing is the Show and Tell feature
    whereby a person with vision loss can hold an item up to the show
    camera and ask Alexa to identify it and she will do so. She can
    identify common boxed and canned items. Concerned about your privacy?
    The audio mute button and a shutter for the onboard camera provides
    all the security you’ll need. The Echo Show is also equipped with
    voice View, a screen reading feature much like apple’s voice over.
    Finally, this newest iteration of the Echo also has screen
    magnification and screen color changing capability. The device
    measures 7.9 by 5.4 by 3.9 inches and weighs 36 ounces.

    Value: $130.

    Contributed by GTCB.

  45. One full sized loaf of banana bread

    Here’s your last chance to bid for a most scrumptious treat from
    Cathy’s oven. Her baked goods are renown, so bid or miss out.

    Value: priceless

    Contributed by Cathy Long.

  46. Seneo Dual charging Stand

    This is the perfect gift for Apple fans. The Seneo 2 in 1 wireless
    charger combines the wireless charger with a Holder, and storage
    compartments to rid your space of messy cables. Compatible with iPhone
    11/ 11 Pro/ 11 Pro Max/XS/XS Max/XR/X/8/8P or new AirPods and Apple
    watches (Apple Watch charging cable is not included); Airpower
    wireless charging case is required but not included Qc 3. 0 wall
    adapter included: The fitted QC 3. 0 wall adapter accelerates the
    charging speed, faster than the conventional adapter. The donor has
    included in separate packaging a charging cable for the Apple iWatch
    and a wall USB/AC adapter 15 W.

    Value: $48

    Contributed by Jule Ann Liebermann

  47. $25 Visa Gift Card

    It’s money in your pocket after all, so use it anywhere, buy anything.

    Value: $25

    Contributed by PRC

  48. NoCry Cut Resistant Gloves, size large (E-Book included)

    Have confidence chopping and slicing with gloves made of materials
    four times stronger than leather. NoCry cut resistant gloves let you
    handle your grater, knives, and mandolin slicer while worrying less
    about injuring your hands. These gloves fit like a second skin and are
    made of food safe ultra high molecular weight polyethylene, fiber
    glass and spandex. The gloves are light weight and stretchy and have a
    non-slip grip for safety and ease of function. It should be noted that
    while the NoCry gloves are cut resistant, they are not cut proof so
    remain careful while preparing food.

    Value: $12

    Contributed by the Hank Bloomberg Chapter

  49. Three Pack Kitchen Towels

    In colors of turquoise and gray, this package includes: Three Real
    Simple Microfiber Multi-purpose kitchen towels, Two pot holders and
    one oven mitt from Home Collection, and two hand knit dish cloths.

    Value: $18

    Contributed by Sherri Crum.

  50. Talking Infrared Personal Non-Contact Thermometer

    Taking your temperature or that of a family member was never easier
    with this non-contact, easy to operate, infrared talking thermometer.
    To have the temperature announced by a crisp female voice, simply
    press the long button on the front of the thermometer. A three beep
    tone is sounded just prior to the temprature announcement, and a
    single tone indicates shut off. Hold the unit 2 to 4 inches off of the
    forehead and wait a few seconds for the results. Features include
    temperature announcement in either English or Spanish, fahrenheit or
    Celsius, voice toggle on or off, 32 memory recall, and Automatic power
    off. Powered by two AA batteries, not included.

    Value: $49.

    Contributed by Tom Burgunder.

  51. $50 Gift Certificate from GuideLights and Gadgets

    GuideLights and Gadgets specializes in 3 lines of products, all
    intended to assist in access to adaptive electronics, enhance
    experiences for guide dog teams, and practical accessories for
    organization and travel. In addition, GuideLights and Gadgets offers
    random products that are included, just for fun! Working with
    customers 1-on-1 GuideLights and Gadgets will assure the proper
    selection of products to meet every customer’s needs.

    Value: $50 each.

    Contributed by GuideLights and Gadgets.

  52. Tactile holly design Salt and Pepper Shakers

    From Loving Touch Connections, you’ll love this set of hand painted
    salt and pepper shakers with a textured and tactile holly design and a
    Braille letter S or P for identification. Its just the thing for your
    winter holiday Table.

    Value: $16

    Contributed by Loving touch Connections, Kathy Keck

  53. Wooden Backgammon Set from Braille Book Store

    Backgammon is a terrific game of strategy for all ages. This adapted
    set is a self- contained well crafted, wooden playing board with
    tactile pieces with dots, raised lines denoting places within the
    playing board, and color contrasts for those with low vision. The
    playing board is approximately 12 inches square and folds for easy
    storage.

    Value: $30.

    Contributed by Will Grignon

  54. Kizen Instapen Pro Instant Read Meat Thermometer (talking with
    back light and calibration.)

    Take your cooking to the next level, achieving consistently good
    results everytime you cook nearly anything. This innovative
    thermometer Features an Ultra Fast Premium Probe – Capable of taking
    temperatures in as little as 2 seconds with an accuracy of plus or
    minus 1, degree. Cook your meats, baked bread, deep fried foods,
    candy, soups, and beverages perfectly everytime! The instant read
    temperature probe by itself would make a great buy, but the Kizen
    thermometer goes even further with several unique and innovative
    features that set it apart. The instant read is a talking thermometer,
    it is water proof, has a built in back light, comes already expertly
    calibrated and it retracks for safe and convenient storage.

    Value: $16

    Contributed bythe the Hank Bloomberg Chapter

  55. Cooking for 60 Years with Newsreel

    This cookbook compiled by Newsreel is jam packed with over 134
    recipes, all submitted by members of Newsreel. Many of the recipes are
    accompanied by stories describing why and how the recipe is important
    to the contributor. The book is available in Braille, large print or
    standard print.

    Value: $20

    Contributed by the Newsreel magazine

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