Tillamook All for Formers Auction on eBay for Charity Platform

Tillamook Uses eBay for Charity Platform To Raise Help Farmers Thrive

The Tillamook County Creamery Association (Tillamook) launched a one-of-a-kind virtual eBay charity auction to benefit the American Farmland Trust – a national non-profit dedicated to preserving farmland and helping farmers thrive.

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The All For Farmers Auction bidding opened Wednesday, October 12 at 7 p.m. EDT/4 p.m. PDT on eBay and will close on Wednesday, October 19 at 7 p.m. EDT/4 p.m. PDT.

Tillamook Charity Auction Items

The following items are up for auction now with all proceeds going to the American Farmland Trust.

  • 1962 Volkswagen Type 2 Double Cab Tillamook-Branded Bus — Turn heads when rolling through town in this one-of-a-kind restored, vintage VW pick-up – a retired member of the iconic TCCA “Yum Bus” fleet. Ideal for the auto enthusiast or those looking for a cute classic to cruise to the farmers market, this truck is sure to bring a smile to the streets. Opening bid: $20,000.
  • Night at the Tillamook Creamery — Pack up the sleeping bags and pick 24 besties for an exclusive, first-time-ever overnight at the Creamery in the heart of Tillamook County near the beautiful Oregon Coast. Tillamook will provide dinner, dessert, snacks, breakfast, and specially curated activities and swag for the whole crew.
  • Two-Night Summer Weekend Stay at Turner Farm on North Haven Island, Maine — A picturesque summer weekend stay at Turner Farm on North Haven Island in Penobscot Bay, Maine. This two-night stay includes accommodations for four in the Turner Farm Guest House at the top of a beautiful hill overlooking the diversified farm fields with ocean views of the Fox Island Thorofare.
  • SMEG Fridge Stocked With Tillamook Cheddar — A true super fan needs a special fridge just for cheese. This Orange mini SMEG fridge is fully stocked and packed with 15 pounds of assorted Tillamook cheeses, just in time for the holidays ahead. Opening bid: $250.
  • 2012 Maker’s Reserve Mother Loaf — Aged for a decade, this 40-pound block is Tillamook’s longest-aged cheddar, and the sharpest, boldest, biggest block ever released. This one-of-a-kind Mother Loaf is the perfect secret weapon for everything from holiday hosting to decadent snacking.
  • A Year’s Worth of Groceries from Giant Food — For food lovers in the mid-Atlantic: the chance to win a year’s worth of groceries from Giant Food. The auction item contains 52 gift cards with a $100 value each, redeemable at any Giant Food store within Delaware, DC, Maryland, and Virginia.

In its third year, funds generated by Tillamook’s All For Farmers initiative have helped permanently protect more than 10,000 acres of farmland nationwide — 330 farmers in more than 44 states and Puerto Rico — including many that are under-served in agriculture, such as farmers of color, female, and LGBTQ+ farmers.

eBay Charity Benefits

eBay is becoming increasingly popular with charities, charity organizers and sponsors to raise funds for their organizations as more than $1.1 billion have been raised since 2003, including a record haul of $123 million in 2020.

With over $138 million buyers globally, the online marketplace can bring a broad audience to organizations from global NGOs to regional non-profits, making it a perfect platform for raising funds.

Even for-profit sellers can donate portions of their proceeds to over 85,000 registered charities on eBay.

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