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The 2020 Toast Events

The Toast 2020

Updated May 5, 2020

Hello to all of our WAEF supporters!

We are excited to tell you that our auction is going mobile this year! The 2020 Blue & White Party will be using HANDBID, a mobile silent auction platform which allows you to bid from your smartphone or computer. The online auction will launch on 5/9/2020 at 6 pm and close on 5/15/2020 at 5 pm!

To view the auction on your computer, go to: https://events.handbid.com/auctions/2020-waef-blue-white-party-online-auction

If you’d prefer to use the app, below is the information on how to do so.

Save time by getting setup and start bidding BEFORE the auction launches on May 9th!

STEP 1: DOWNLOAD THE HANDBID APP
If you have an iPhone or Android, you can download the Handbid app from the Apple iTunes App Store or the Google Play store.

Please note we strongly recommend you “Accept notifications from this app” when you open it and join an auction. This will allow you to get push notifications for “Outbid” messages during the auction.

STEP 2: TAP GET STARTED & CREATE YOUR ACCOUNT
Next, you can create an account. From the App home screen, tap on “GET STARTED” button and complete the information (please use your cell phone as the phone number). Tap NEXT. Handbid will text you a 5 digit code. Enter this code to log in.

STEP 3: SELECT AUCTION FROM LIST & START BIDDING
Select “2020 WAEF Online Auction” from the list of auctions and swipe left to enter the auction. Once in the auction, swipe left/right to access categories and up/down to access items.

Whether you are bidding online or in the Handbid App, here are some easy tips to help:

  • MAX BID: This is the max you are willing to spend for an item and Handbid system will automatically bid for you until you reach your max. Set a max bid and enjoy your evening!
  • NOTIFICATIONS: If you have downloaded the Handbid App and accepted push notifications, you will be notified by push notifications when you are outbid on an item. If you don’t have the app you will receive text messages from Handbid.
  • DASHBOARD: Monitor what you are currently winning and losing on the Dashboard screen in your app or online.

No smartphone? No problem.

You will be able to access the auction through a web browser at URL: https://events.handbid.com/auctions/2020-waef-blue-white-party-online-auction.

If you are having issues with downloading the app or registering, please contact Handbid at service@handbid.com or email Molly at mmurrill@wyoarea.org.

Stay tuned for updates about exciting auction items and fundraising efforts, and follow our Facebook page for up-to-date information! Thanks in advance for your support of WAEF!


Click here to see the 2020 Sponsors

UPDATE as of 3/30/2020: In lieu of attending this year’s Blue & White party originally scheduled for 5.9.2020 at the Planetarium on the grounds of the Reading Public Museum, we invite you to STAY HOME! No need to buy a new Blue & White outfit, hire a babysitter, purchase tickets, or get your hair & nails done. Instead…please join us for an online auction event! The Blue & White party is a critical part of our fundraising efforts each year, so rather than cancel altogether, we are moving to a virtual event, and we hope we can count on your continued support. Without the funds raised during this online event, our ability to allocate meaningful grants to enhance educational opportunities for students in Wyomissing will be gravely impacted.

For those of you who have already provided sponsorship support, we intend to honor our commitment to promote your generosity and will be in touch with you directly via email or phone. We will also be in direct contact with those of you who have already purchased tickets to the event. Stay tuned for news in the coming months about an additional fall fundraising event!

Please stay tuned to our Facebook page for updates about our online auction launching on 5/9/2020! Our committee has worked hard to secure exciting auction items over the past few months, and we hope you’ll continue to support WAEF and our ability to enhance educational opportunities for students in the WASD. We will miss celebrating with you and honoring our deserving faculty and staff at these events, but we feel this is the best decision. Please stay emotionally and physically well, and we’ll look forward to seeing you soon.


This year marks Wyomissing Area Education Foundation’s (WAEF) 11th annual Toast series of events. The Toast events honor dedicated Wyomissing Area faculty and support staff in fun social settings, all while raising funds for a variety of curriculum enhancements at all three school buildings. For the first time, we are pleased to announce that this year’s Blue & White party will be held at the Neag Planetarium on the grounds of the Reading Public Museum.

All proceeds from these events will go to support future grant funding for the Wyomissing Hills Elementary Center, West Reading Elementary Center and the Wyomissing Area Junior Senior High School. In addition, the 2020 Blue & White party “Fund-a-Need” item will raise funds for a specific item or program for the Wyomissing Area School District.  Stay tuned for details!

If you would like to support the Toast events by becoming a sponsor, donating an item or service for the auction, or joining our planning committee, please contact Molly McCullough Murrill by email or by calling 610-374-0739 x 1171. Please click on the links below for our Solicitation Letter, Donation Form, and Sponsorship Form.

Click here to become a sponsor

Please click here to make a contribution towards the Toast events in lieu of attending the party on 5/9/2020 at the Planetarium!


Become a Toast Sponsor

Presenting Sponsor: $5000

  • Publicity on invitation, website and all forms of pre- and post- event publicity
  • Name & logo recognition on signage at all Toast events, website, newsletter and WAEF Annual Report
  • 12 complimentary tickets to all Toast events available upon request until 4/20/2020
Click Here for Sponsor Information

Platinum Sponsor: $2000

  • Pre-event publicity through WAEF publications, website and social media
  • Name & logo recognition on signage at all Toast events, newsletter and Annual Report
  • 8 Complimentary tickets to all Toast events
  • available upon request until 4/20/2020
Click Here for Sponsor Information

Gold Sponsor: $1000

  • Pre-event publicity through WAEF publications, website and social media
  • Name & logo recognition on signage at all Toast events, newsletter and Annual Report
  • 6 Complimentary tickets to all Toast events
  • available upon request until 4/20/2020
Click Here for Sponsor Information

Silver Sponsor: $500

  • Pre-event publicity through WAEF publications, website and social media
  • Name & logo recognition on signage at all Toast events, newsletter and Annual Report
  • 4 Complimentary tickets to all Toast events
  • available upon request until 4/20/2020
Click Here for Sponsor Information

Bronze Sponsor: $300

  • Name & logo recognition on website and signage at all Toast events
  • 2 Complimentary tickets to all Toast events
  • available upon request until 4/20/2020
Click Here for Sponsor Information

Become a Toast Donor

Would you like to donate to the Toast events?

All donations are tax deductible by law and your particular situation. Please consult your tax advisor with any questions. Thank you for your support of WAEF! Click Here for More Information Click Here to Make a Donation