CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Aug. 29, 2023) — This fall, White Pony Express (WPE) will host the annual “All of Us Auction” in celebration of its 10th anniversary. It will will auction high-end jewelry, vacation getaways, original art, gift baskets and more.
The money raised will go right back to the community. It will go toward diverting surplus high-quality food and goods from landfills and providing for our neighbors in need. In fact, WPE was recently awarded a perfect score by Charity Navigator, the premiere nonprofit rating group, and a Platinum Seal of Transparency from Candid (Guidestar).
WPE, founded in 2013 by Dr. Carol Weyland Conner, is headquartered in Pleasant Hill. It operates a Food Rescue Program where surplus food is picked up directly from food retailers, carefully sorted, and delivered to local organizations serving our most vulnerable neighbors.
It now has a network of over 90 partner organizations all across the county. In 10 years, WPE has rescued more than 24 million pounds of fresh, nutritious food. This means 20 million meals that would otherwise have ended up in landfill, creating toxic greenhouse gases. In addition, the WPE Clothing and Care Program distributes clothing, educational toys, and emergency supplies to neighborhoods.
Businesses and individuals that make donations to the auction will be recognized for their generosity during the event and in our newsletter. Most donations are tax deductible. WPE will provide you or your business with an acknowledgement letter, its tax ID number, and a receipt.
Please contact WPE Development Associate Maisie Carney at (925) 510-4026 or firstname.lastname@example.org with for more information. Please join White Pony Express to make this auction a great success.
Visit WPE’s website, www.whiteponyexpress.org, to learn more. Donations are needed as soon as possible.