The annual Make a Difference Sale in Abbotsford is moving online for 2021. (File photo)

The annual Make a Difference Sale in Abbotsford is moving online for 2021. (File photo)

Make a Difference Sale in Abbotsford goes virtual for 2021

Annual auction raises money for world hunger through Canadian Foodgrains Bank

The annual Make a Difference Sale in Abbotsford, which raises money for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, is taking a different approach this year.

The event, normally held at Abby Stockyard on McClary Avenue, is moving online for 2021 while still raising money in support of world hunger.

Last year’s event was held in person just before COVID-19 provincial health orders went into effect, and raised its highest total ever – $303,000.

The online auction at givergy.ca/MakeaDifferenceSale opens at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, March 8 and closes at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 11.

RELATED: 2020 Make a Difference Sale

All items won are to be picked up on Friday, March 12 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Abby Stockyard, 34559 McClary Avenue. Coffee and snacks will be provided by RBC and Trouw Nutrition.

Among the items up for auction will be cattle, gift baskets, new tools, wheels of artisan cheeses, livestock feed/accessories and much more.

Anyone wanting to donate livestock or other sellable merchandise must do so by Friday, March 5.

Donations of cash and proceeds might be eligible for a charitable donation receipt from Canadian Foodgrains Bank.

To donate an item or to advertise on the auction website, email brandsma.rob@gmail.com or bogob@shaw.ca or call Rob at 604-834-4435 or Bob at 604-855-8016.

Cash donations can also be made on the auction website.

Canadian Foodgrains Bank works with organizations in developing countries to meet emergency food need and achieve long-term solutions to hunger.

RELATED: 2019 Make a Difference Sale

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