The online end of the FCBA’s 2012 Charity Auction is open for business.  What are you waiting for?

FHH’s Davina Sashkin is a force to be reckoned with.  Trust us.  In addition to cracking the whip around our office, she’s also on the Charity Auction Committee of the Federal Communications Bar Association.  And she wants everybody to know that the online auction is now accepting bids.  That means that you should get your sweet selves out to the FCBA Auction site immediamente and get the bidding started – NOW!  It’ll be best for everybody if you just do as she says and don’t ask any questions.

Fortunately, complying with Ms. Sashkin’s directive will not be unpleasant by any means.  Au contraire, as it turns out there’s much to be gained from participating in the online bidding.  You could score tickets to the David Letterman Show.  Or how about the chance to sit in with the Sports Junkies as they do their thing on 106.7 The Fan?  You know you want to be there – and here’s your chance.  There are plenty of other bitchin’ items up for grabs.

The online bidding opened as of 8:00 a.m. November 1, and it’ll stay open until 8:00 p.m. (ET) on November 15.

Computer down?  Not to worry.  You can also attend the FCBA’s gala live auction event on November 8.  It’s free and open to the public, and set to crank up at 6:30 p.m. at the Capital Hilton on 16th Street in D.C.  Go early and stay late. (They’re estimating last call for around 10:00 p.m., if you care.)

While the full range of cool stuff to be auctioned live hasn’t yet been made public, we have it on very good authority that the list is excellent.  For example:

Dinner for four at Volt, the Frederick, Maryland go-to spot where 2009 Top Chef runner-up Bryan Voltaggio presides.  Don’t know where Frederick is?  No problem – limo service is included.  (Want to stay on the other side of the Potomac?  Dinner at the Inn at Little Washington is also available, along with several other top-notch restaurants.)

Or how about Final Four tix?  Or lunch with everybody’s favorite former Redskin, Doc Walker? 

There are also vacation/travel opportunities, tickets to theatre and sporting events, electronics, one-of-a-kind items (f’rinstance, exotic mandarin garnet earrings from the collection of FHH’s own Bob Butler)
. . . the hits just keep on coming.

Our personal favorite: tickets to see the Shoulda-Been-World Champion Washington Nationals take on the Technically-Actual-World-Champion San Francisco Giants, in San Francisco, with airfare and hotel included.

Proceeds of the auction will benefit THC – Housing Families, Transforming Lives and the FCBA Foundation, two very worthy causes. 

Over the last 22 years, THC has become one of Washington, D.C.’s largest housing agencies serving DC’s homeless and other at-risk children and their families through the provision of housing and support services. THC has established a great track record of giving DC families the tools and support they need to break the cycle of poverty and establish economic independence in safe and stable housing environments.

The FCBA Foundation, of course, is the FCBA’s decades-old charitable organization that supports a variety of community outreach and communications-related educational programs. It will use proceeds from the Charity Auction to support its annual college scholarship program.

So do yourselves, and us, a favor.  Follow Davina’s direction and get the bidding started, pronto.  You’ll be glad you did.