- Oct 25, 2006
No, I would not donate my Birkin---I'd give the money instead.
Oh my word Dior, 40 Birkins?? Do post pics of all 40!! If you can squeeze them into the camera lens that is.....No, I would not though I have 40 birkins. All of my birkins are precious to me and collecting each of them holds a lot of memories for me. I travelled around the world looking for birkins and it takes a lot of time for me collecting & asking the staff whether they had any birkins at the storeroom.
As I understand it, it's an open audience but the committe group organises the whole event and sources for items for auction a few times a year, so during one of their meetings, the idea was raised. As at this point in time, I don't know if the idea has been vetoed (I would hope so for my aunt's sake) and I really don't want to ask too much - for fear of being dragged into the whole thing - if you KWIM.I have a question-I'm familiar with charity auctions with high end items-cars, vacations, etc-but why would women on a committee be asked to donate something "personal" if the auction is at one place at one time for one audience? If it were to be auctioned to a very wide audience I could understand more that your aunt and others were asked, but this seems a bit strange to me-how could you really raise money from a pool of women who are capable of seeking out and paying for the bag they really want-why would they be asked to buy someone else's bag-plus, having such a pricey item up for bids cuts out tons of people from whom you might get a donation, but not a huge one? I'm reading this early, maybe I missed something but IMO this group needs to rethink their approach to fundraising.
I think you nailed it, gazoo. Unless everyone (or most) also had Hermes bags and were asked to do the same, this sounds a bit too personal, in my humble opinion.I think this could be a sneaky way for someone (the particular person suggesting the donation) that is jealous of said bag to force the poor owner to part with it.
i agree wholeheartedly with Jamie.I think the true sense of charity is to give something you really care about. So, although I must admit that I'm not sure if I would give one of my H bags - it would be a very kind act, and would mean that the giver was truly devoted to the cause...not just getting rid of things she no longer loved.