About Mommies Funding Research

The 2012 Auction has ended. Thank you for bidding! If you placed the winning bid you will receive payment instructions by Monday, July 9th. If you have any questions, please email us.

Mommies Funding Research is a group started by the July 2007 moms from babycenter.com created to raise money for causes that are near and dear to our hearts. Every year we intend to hold an auction to raise money for these causes. Last year we raised over $1000 (combined) for SMA and MPS! This year we hope to raise even more money to help find a cure for both SMA and MPS. Our auction is in honor of two very special babies who have touched our lives. To learn about these beautiful angels, please read Hannah's Story and Sawyer's Story.

Apr 28, 2009

Auction Instructions

If you are experiencing any trouble posting your bid, you can also email your bid information to mommiesfundingresearch@yahoo.com and we will post your bid for you. Just make sure you tell us what item you are bidding on. The bidding will take place in the comments for each individual item. When you bid, please adhere to the following rules.

1. You must bid with a name and the dollar amount of your bid. First name is fine if you don't want to post your whole name for everyone to see. Every item has a minimum bid of $10.

2. You must post with an email address. If you don't want to post your personal email address, please create a yahoo, hotmail, etc. account for the purposes of this auction. You MUST use this email address for all auction communications, because the winning bidder will only be contacted at the winning email address. This is to ensure that the item goes to the person who bid on it.

3. Please do not bid on an item unless you are willing to follow through with your bid.

4. No bids will be counted after midnight - 11:59pm to be exact (eastern standard time) on July 7th. When the auction is over, please check to see if you have won an item. All comments posted after this time will be deleted.

Example of a bid:

5. Any bid missing any of the above information will not count and will be deleted.

6. Your winning bid includes shipping within the United States ONLY. If you live in another country, you may still participate, but be prepared to pay the difference in shipping costs.

Still have a question? Please do not ask questions in the comments sections. Anything other than a bid will be deleted. Please
email us with any questions, comments, or concerns.

Detailed instructions on how to submit your donation and receive your item will be posted near the end of the auction, but here is a general overview of what will happen.

When the auction ends you will have 48 hours to follow through and make your donation in the amount of your winning bid. You will receive an email from mommiesfundingresearch@yahoo.com confirming that you have won, listing the winning bid, and including detailed instructions on how to pay for your item. You must follow the specific donation instructions for each charity so that we receive proof that you have paid. The person with the item will wait for confirmation of payment from us (NOT the winner) and at that point, the two of you can make shipping arrangements. More details will be included in your email, but here is a brief overview of what to expect:

SMA payments will be made online through the Families of SMA website. There is a page specifically set up for our auction. Click here to see the donation page. You may also make a monetary donation using this page if you wish to make a contribution without bidding in the auction. Thank you to everyone who donates!

MPS payments will be made by credit card through Clair. MPS Society sent her a credit card machine for the purposes of this auction. PayPal is also accepted, but please submit payment as personal so that Clair is not charged a PayPal fee. If you submit it as payment for goods, you will have to cover the PayPal fees before your item is sent.

Shipping is the responsibility of the person donating the item, EXCEPT in the situation where the winning bidder lives outside the United States. The winning bidder will have to make arrangements with the shipper to pay for the difference. Questions about shipping on a specific item? Ask us.

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