Instagram Auction-How It Works

Our auction starts on Monday, November 7 at 10am but we will start posting items on Sunday so that you can make a list of the items you want to bid on during your weekly prep!
Have you ever participated in an Instagram Auction before? No? That’s okay. It is pretty easy, but we wanted to be sure to have a reference here if you get confused.

AUCTION PREP:
-All items will be posted at www.instagram.com/auctionleadkindly before Monday’s start, unless they are a last minute/mid-week donation.
-The bidding starts on Monday, November 7th at 10:00am PST.
-Browse the items at the @auctionleadkindly instagram feed to see what you can bid on!
Feel free to make a list so you remember! All items have been donated by amazing, generous vendors who support Project Lead Kindly!

RULES for BIDDING AT AUCTION:
-Pick items you want, and do the following:

1. BID AMOUNTS: please bid in whole dollar amounts (for example, you can bid $20, but not $20.25). Please pay special attention to bidding instructions as certain items have specific bidding increments.

2. SERIOUS BIDDERS ONLY please! Do not bid if you don't intend to pay. Remember this is for a great cause to forward programs that help women and children to achieve higher education and that will remind them of their potential to do good,even in the face I struggle. We want it to be as effective & successful as possible.

3. HOW TO PLACE A BID: in your comment, write your bid amount & please TAG the person you're outbidding! (ie: $20, @projectleadkindly) if you do not do this, your bid will not count. (We give 1 friendly reminder!) DO NOT put your email address in your comment as Instagram may delete it,.

4. you DO NOT need to have a paypal account. Payments can be made with debit/credit cards in the form of donations. Please still leave your email address in your bid so we can invoice you should you win.

5. AUCTION ENDS Sunday, November 13th at 9pm Pacific Standard Time! Once the auction ends, we will tag the winning bidder and send you an invoice. All payments must be made within 48 hours after being contacted or item will go to the previous highest bidder.

6. SHIPPING INFO: Domestic shipping is included with each item. Some items also include international shipping. Others require winner to pay extra fees directly to vendor for international shipping. Please take note before bidding! If any questions, leave a comment in the listing!

7. RETURNS/REFUNDS/EXCHANGES: there are NO refunds, returns, or exchanges. Your payment is considered a donation to @projectleadkindly. Items have been donated by generous vendors who agree to communicate with winners & take responsibility for their listings after auction ends. because of the nature of this auction, we cannot do exchanges or refunds. Please know your donation is going towards helping women and children in need.

8. GOLDEN RULE: above all, please BE KIND to each other and have fun!! 💙

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER AUCTION ENDS?:
Winners will be tagged right after the auction ends. We will then email invoices over the next 24-48 hours. Each winner will have 48 hours to pay the invoice (after receiving it) before it goes to the next highest bidder.

After the payment is received, the vendor who donated that item will be notified, fill out a google form (it's easy!), and the vendor will get in contact with you so they can arrange sending your item!

WHERE DO PROCEEDS GO?
-service women and children in need through Lead Kindly Service projects (www.projectleadkindly.com/p/serviceprojects.html)
-provide FREE Lead Kindly Workshops for girls (8-17 years old) that encourage them to make a positive difference, even in the face of struggle. (www.projectleadkindly.com/p/bookus.html)
-provide more Lead Kindly Scholarships that assist women & girls with achieving higher education. The more funds we raise, the more Scholarships we can award to deserving and inspiring women (www.projectleadkindly.com/p/scholarships.html)
-helping our 2016 Christmas Project in which we are assisting 175 women at Downtown Women's Center in Los Angeles.
-spread the Lead Kindly message through presentations, events, and other programs that encourage & remind the audience that no matter their trials or circumstances, they have the potential to make a positive difference in someone else's life.


 **please note that any emails from us in regards to this auction will ONLY come from projectleadkindly@gmail.com or hello@projectleadkindly.com. Payments will be made to projectleadkindly@gmail.com as well. Contact us with any concerns or questions!

Have any questions? Feel free to DM us or send us an email at hello@projectleadkindly.com and we will be happy to answer.