January 9, 2022

Annual Online Auction

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e’re excited to announce our 5th annual online auction was a huge success! We surpassed our goal of $10,000 and reached a grand total $14,695 raised!! THANK YOU to everyone who participated, to our amazing team who organized everything, and to all of our generous auction item donors! We look forward to our 6th annual online auction. Tune back in November 2022 for details!


Since 2017 our online auction has raised nearly $54,600 to support access to basic needs, quality education and income-generating opportunities in East Africa. Initiatives funded from the auction proceeds have included summer school in Ethiopia, clean water for Enkutoto and Oloomunyi, dignity kits for our students,  and salaries for our East African team.


With 100 items to choose from, there are opportunities to give directly to a program or bid on getaways, experiences and handcrafted goods generously donated by artisans around the world. Check out all of our items from last year on our auction webpage!

Auction Start:

  • TBD - November 2022

Auction End:

  • TBD - November 2022


The online auction is one of my favorite THS events! It's such a fun, purpose-driven way to kick off my Holiday shopping! - Nicole, Chicago, IL
Featured THS Programs supported by auction proceeds
Summer School: Ethiopia

Summer school and after school tutoring are provided to each of our students to ensure they stay on top of their education and receive the extra help they need to excel.

Clean Water : Kajiado

The Kajiado Town Water Project will provide water to 20,000 residents of the informal settlement at a subsidized rate and will also be sold to town residents at market value, creating a sustainable source of revenue to repair and expand the project.

Dignity Kits : Kenya and Ethiopia Students

A dignity kit ensures that students' basic needs are met so they can focus on their studies without the worry of meeting their everyday needs.

Coordinator Salary: EA Staff

Our East African partners oversee programs and ensure their communities are supported and cared for year-round.


We are so fortunate to have such a widespread network of donors who have generously contributed goods or services to this year's auction. Thank you to each and every one of them, without whom, this event would not be possible!

Abby Alley | Bespoke Bridal Shop | Col-lec-tiv | BeMo Designs | Clara TenHarmsel | No Cold Feet Co. | Brooklyn Dolly | Cyndi Philkill | Deb DeVries | Margaret Bailey | Yasya Polyakova Photography | Babe and BaubleMomper Romper | Nathsketch | Susan Gotschewski | Bell & The Whistle | Mia Melange | Notably Paper Co. | The Geo Project | The Plant Supply | Ancient Foods | Sugar & Grace Bake Shop | Nicole DeVries | Susabella | Tailored Gifts Your Way | Black Lantern | Ashkal Jewelry | Birch Street Studio | Francesca Wier Realty | Kendra Scott | Liliana Bead | Lunai Jewelry | MinervaBelle | Do Your Gin | Felted Sky | Ink & Trinket Kids | The Woobles | Manscaped | B/SPOKE Studios | CLN & DRTY | Handcrafted WellnessThe Little Flower Soap Co. | Partners By Design | KSA Lighting | ECOParadise Goods | FireCloudShop | Thule | Above All Else at Aspen Ridge | Atrium Hospitality | Francesca & Peter Wier | Loews Boston Hotel | Duncan and Stone | Karen Kalashnik | Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

*Visit each donor's webpage by clicking on their name and learn more about them!