Held every year in conjunction with ISRI’s annual convention and exposition, the Recycling Education and Research Foundation raises funds to sponsor projects which promote public awareness, education, research, and the advancement of recycling.
As the primary way of raising money, the proceeds from the auction supports the foundation’s efforts to strengthen the recycling industry through industry research as well as fund scholarships, grants, and other initiatives
Over the years, the Silent Auction has raised over $273,000 from donations such as scrap metal art, hotel packages, jewelry, sporting goods, and equipment and tools for scrap facilities.
The 2021 Recycling Education and Foundation Silent Auction raised over $22,000!
Thank you to all those who participated.
2021 Recycling Education and Research Foundation Silent AuctionThis year promises to be the same great silent auction as years past, but now will be available on your desktop computer or phone! All bidding and checkout will be conveniently handled on your mobile device or computer. Browse items, place bids, and even set max bids now and through the end of the auction. The Auction is open to all ISRI2021 attendees and the public. Bidding begins Thursday, April 15, 2021 ends on Friday, April 30 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Text “RERF2021” to 243725 or click here to register and begin bidding.
Interested in Donating?
RERF is currently seeking donations and items for the 2021 RERF Silent Auction. Popular donations in the past have included handcrafted scrap metal art; hotel/vacation packages; high-quality electronics; advertising opportunities; recycling industry equipment/services; jewelry; autograph memorabilia; and more.
To donate, complete the silent auction donor form (we ask that use one sheet per donation) and send the form. This year we ask that donors keep their items until the end of the auction.
The donor form must be received by March 31, 2021.
Contact Natasha Grant at (202) 662-8524 for more information or to make a donation to this year’s silent auction.
If you would like to contribute but do not wish to donate a specific item for auction, the Foundation will also accept monetary donations that will be directed to the final fundraising total. Please consider making a contribution to help support the growth and development of your industry.
Contributions to RERF are tax deductible under Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code, as are winning bids, provided the amount paid is above the fair market value of the item.
Recognition for Your Contribution
This year’s silent auction donors will be recognized in a number of ways, including:
- Within the Virtual ISRI2021 ISRI Hub
- Donor acknowledgment on the Silent Auction mobile bidding platform
- Donor acknowledgment on ISRI2021.org with a link to the donor’s website
- Donor acknowledgment on ISRI.org with a link to donor’s website
Thank you for your help in supporting RERF’s mission through your generous donation.