• Tyler Karst


Wabash, Indiana – The Wabash County YMCA hosted its first online Silent Auction, a fundraising event to help fund the Y’s scholarship fund used to provide membership and program assistance.

Last year participants enjoyed viewing and bidding on numerous auction items in person at the YMCA. While participants this year were still able to view several items in the YMCA’s lobby, all bidding was conducted online. The transition to an online auction was in part due to COVID-19 restrictions, as well as allowed all to view and bid, regardless of their location.

On November 23, the Silent Auction opened to the public. Generous donations from community businesses and partners contributed to the Y’s fundraising efforts. The auction ended on December 7. Over the course of the two weeks, the Wabash County YMCA raised $7,000, surpassing last year’s fundraising efforts for the Silent Auction.

Highlighted auction items included a 2019 Indianapolis Colts autographed football, a chance to name your own ice cream creation by White Rock Recreation, sports gear from area high schools, tasty treats from numerous restaurants, gift cards to amazing local community businesses, and more.

As a leading, community cause-driven organization, the Wabash County YMCA is focused on nurturing the potential of youth, promoting healthy living, and inspiring social responsibility. Recovering from the difficulties associated with the pandemic, the Silent Auction event raises funds that contribute to the Y’s ability to support the community by providing financial assistance and subsidized health and wellness programs for children and teens and is proud to be a part of a generous, philanthropic community that cares for its neighbors.

The Wabash County YMCA is grateful for the generous support of all Auction donors and participants.

To learn more about the Wabash County YMCA, visit www.wabashcountyymca.org

Learn more about the Wabash County YMCA job offerings at www.wabashcountyymca.org/jobopenings

To make a tax-deductible donation to support the Y’s cause of strengthening the community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, please visit www.wabashcountyymca.org/donate

About the Wabash County YMCA

The Wabash County YMCA is one of the area’s leading 501(C)(3) organizations. Through the generosity of our members, donors, and partners, we are able to offer financial assistance for our programs and services to those with demonstrated need.

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