Friday marks first Campbell Hall Council charity date auction
A first date has never seemed more necessary.
The first ever Campbell Hall Towers Date Auction on Friday will raise money for Special Olympics and the American Red Cross.
Jade Detroyer said Campbell Hall is required to hold a certain number of events that meet social, diversity, philanthropy and educational efforts.
“We do 'Trash for Cash' around the Towers Halls and sell pancakes every Thursday night,” the Riley sophomore said. "The Date Auction is another one of our philanthropy events (and) we thought this would make for something new that allows all the Towers Halls to be involved."
The auction begins at 7 p.m. in Kulhavi 141 and 142, followed by a reception for the bidders and their dates in 146.
To receive a five-star community award as a hall, Campbell must raise a minimum of $1,000 this year. As of Monday, the hall's efforts have reached nearly $900.
Jackson sophomore Richard Goldfarb said each auction bid will start at $2 or $3.
“Personally, it is an achievement to say that we got involved," Goldfarb said. “It is a great feeling to say that you worked together and had a good time and created a positive atmosphere.”
Fifteen students are scheduled to be auctioned off, however, applicants are still allowed as Campbell Hall Council welcomes all to sign up and attend.
“It is important to be involved,” Goldfarb said. "When it came down to the charities that we wanted, we were split between two, so we kept them both. Special Olympics is homegrown here in CMU and (the) American Red Cross is another nonprofit organization that also goes a long way, and they are both world-wide.”