Benefit Auction FAQs

Benefit Auction FAQs 

Who are we?

Family Health Center of Worcester is a full-service health center open to all residents of Worcester, MA and surrounding areas. We are a Joint Commission accredited, FTCA deemed, Federally Qualified Health Center whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of all residents in the Greater Worcester area, especially culturally diverse populations, by providing access to affordable, high quality, integrated, comprehensive, and respectful primary health care and social services, regardless of patients’ ability to pay.

Family Health Center of Worcester is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and all purchases/donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.


How do I bid in the auction? 

Step 1: Create an account by clicking the register link in the upper right hand corner of the website to get started. You will receive an automated email confirming your request. Once a staff member has reviewed and created your account you will receive a second email confirming bidding privileges. 

Step 2: Sign-up for the auction from the “log in to bid” button next to an an item that interests you. Enter your email and password. While your status is “pending”, please browse the auction and add lots to your “watchlist.” 

Step 3: Bid! Place the asking bid, or even a maximum bid amount. The system will automatically bid for you using standard increments up to this amount. When the high bid is with you, you will see an onscreen message and receive an email confirmation. If you are outbid, you will receive an email notification to bid again. 

What should I know about online auctions? 

The auction will begin to close at 6pm on September 25th.  Each lot has an individual closing time, and any bids left within 5 minutes of the set-time will add an additional 5 minutes to the bid clock to discourage sniping. 

The auction is over — what happens next?

Skinner will notify all successful bidders at the close of the auction. Family Health Center of Worcester follow up with all successful bidders via email on September 28th with an invoice and instructions on how to pay.

The Family Health Center of Worcester team will coordinate between the buyer and the consignor. The shipment is the responsibility of the buyer. 

Additional questions? 

Please email or phone 508.979.3279