Everyone knows the rally is about fun, education, making new friends, and really what could be better than that?
How about all of that and raising funds to support some great charities?
The Mid-Atlantic Rally has raised over $100,000 for charity since it's humble beginnings in 2017.
Due to the enormous success and generosity of attendees and vendors last year,
we will hold a Silent Auction again this year.
Our Charities rotate every few years. We have not selected charities for the 2023 event, so check back here later to get updates. If you want to know what we did in 2022, continue reading below.
For 2022, we focused on the
Indian River Indian River Volunteer Fire Company
32628 Oak Orchard Road, Millsboro, DE 19966
The Indian River Volunteer Fire Company provides volunteer fire and rescue services to the communities of Oak Orchard, Riverdale, Long Neck, Warwick, Indian Mission, Rosedale Beach, Gull Point, Frames Point, Whits Point, White House Beach and many other surrounding areas. We have been providing our community and residents with 100% volunteer fire and rescue services, diligence and dedication since March of 1953. Today, our communities host a population of approximately 7,000 year round residents however during the summer months our population expands to approximately +/- 25,000 people each weekend, most of whom come to enjoy the recreational boating and fishing, as well as hunting, during the in-season, and other activities within our immediate region. We currently operate two facilities, Oak Orchard and Long Neck. Our members are volunteers who contribute their most precious resource – their time to respond to emergencies in your neighborhood.
The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
What's silent auction?
A silent auction is a classic fundraising event in which attendees place bids on items we've collected. Using a bid sheet, bidders compete to win their favorite items and packages. When time's up, the highest bid wins the item, and all the proceeds go to the foundation.
Here’s where you come in....
if you would be interested in donating an item or a basket for the auction,
please contact Cindy Lang.
The schedule for drop-off and times for the silent auction is being finalized,
and will be published here on the web site.
Below is a list of some themed baskets - but feel free to come up with your own ideas!
Pampered Chef/Mary Kay/Tastefully Simple (if you’re a rep consider donating)
Beer/wine basket (from your favorite local brewery or winery)
Back up camera or other technology
Rainy Day basket
State themed basket
Quilts, table runner, wall hangings
RV safety (fire extinguisher, safety cones, etc.)