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STRIVE’s 2020 Virtual Auction is NOW OPEN! Here are Opening Remarks from our Presenting Sponsor, Bangor Savings Bank. Your support is more important than ever this year, and all proceeds benefit STRIVE Programs and tweens, teens, and young adults with developmental disabilities.  We understand that there is LOTS of information here.  Any questions- don’t hesitate to contact us at

Here is some information on the event!

STRIVE’s 16th Annual Auction will be held from Wednesday, October 21st, beginning at 6pm and will remain open for one week, closing at 11:59pm on Wednesday, October 28th.  The event will be held online only.  

Click here for the STRIVE Auction program








Here are some frequently asked questions:

Registration:  This year, registration is not necessary.  Anyone may visit  and bid on items.  You WILL need to sign in to make a bid.

Need help?  Here are 2 short videos below you can watch on how to register and bid!

From your computer:



From a mobile device



Any questions- please email us at any time at

Payment Options:  Guests can pay for items and/or make a donation using all major credit cards.


How will I know if I won something?  We think you’ll like the Bidding for Good website.  It allows you to make bids in advance- up to a certain level that you determine, OR you can continue to visit the page regularly and make a bid.  You’ll be notified by email if you are outbid, and also if you win the item at the conclusion of the auction.  Please watch your junk/spam folders for updates from STRIVE and Bidding for Good about the auction!

When can I pick up my item(s): This year, we will be holding multiple drive through pick up events at STRIVE.  STRIVE is located at 28 Foden Road, in South Portland.  These pick up events will be held on:

-Friday, October 30, from 8:30am-3:30pm

-Saturday, October 31, from 8am-11am

-Monday, November 2nd, 6-8pm


If you have purchased items that can be mailed, such as a gift certificate, we will mail those to your address.


Please note- if you purchase wine from our ‘virtual wine wall’, you will need to pick that up in person at STRIVE, and winning bidders must show proof of age with valid Maine State Identification.  This can not be shipped out of State.


Where can I see an auction item listing:  Easy!  You can visit and click on “View All Items” (blue button right under our logo).  Please note that the item list is constantly being updated as items continue to come in steadily, and we anticipate items coming in all the way until Wednesday the 28th when the auction ends . For example, just today we’ve received donations from four local businesses. If you have questions about an item, feel free to email us at the contact information below!


We would like to make a donation of an item or experience.  Is it too late?  Not at all!  Please contact us at to discuss.  Or- you can donate directly through the auction website here:     (Please note that STRIVE does reserve the right to decline items that may not be appropriate.)


I would like to make donation instead of purchasing an item. Is that possible?  Yes, and thank you!  There are multiple ways that you can do this.  One way is to visit our online ‘fund-a-need’ section of the auction website.  Here you will see items listed at multiple price points- all that directly benefit STRIVE.  Anything that you click on here is considered “buy it now” and will directly go to your account.  These items/your contribution go directly to STRIVE.  This section was our attempt at recreating our paddle raise portion of the event.  As our auction says- “It’s not what you take home- but what you leave behind!”   You can also donate directly via our website at  Thank you for your support!

Additional Questions- Contact our events team at or by phone at 207-774-6278 ext 311. We’d also like to thank the Auction Committee, who has worked on this event almost all year!  Without your support this would not be possible.

Special thanks to our amazing sponsors!  We’d like to thank all of our generous sponsors for making this event possible. STRIVE believes in being mutually beneficial partners and we encourage you to support the businesses and organizations that support our programs


Presenting Sponsor:
Corporate Sponsor:
Supporting Sponsors:
Contributing Sponsors:
In-Kind Sponsors: