WNIN Action Auction

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The 40th Annual WNIN Action Auction will be held April 22-28, 2013, broadcast live on WNIN!

Below you will find information on donating, volunteering, sponsoring and other ways to participate in the Action Auction.alt

  1. The Auction is broadcast live on WNIN for 28 hours over 7 days.
  2. Over 800 businesses make an auction donation.
  3. Over 1,000 auction items are featured each year.

How and Why to Donate to the WNIN Action Auction

By donating to the Action Auction, your company and item will receive on-air exposure on WNIN, which has the potential to reach 842,000 households throughout the Tri-State. WNIN offers viewers the opportunity to bid on and buy over 1,000 items and services donated by area businesses and individuals without having to leave their home. The Action Auction is one of the longest-running and most highly-anticipated fund-raising events in the Tri-State! The reason is simple- everyone benefits.

 While the Action Auction provides you with television exposure for a fraction of the cost of traditional advertising, donating demonstrates your support of WNIN and public TV and radio. Public Television is respected and appreciated by our community and, the people of the Tri-State respect and appreciate those companies that support the Action Auction and Public Television. You will generate untold dollars worth of goodwill for your company and help continue programs that inform, motivate and stimulate the imagination. It's well worth your investment and it's a tax deductible gift!

Auction Guidelines

Cleaning out the attic? Trying to get some value from the Family Estate? Want to avoid the hassles of selling? Want to make a difference?

Donate your well kept antiques, collectibles, coins, art, sports and entertainment memorabilia to WNIN Action Auction. We'll find them a new owner, and you get a tax write off! WNIN will turn your charitable donation in your favorite PBS programs. Programming that entertains and educates everyone in our community.

 Nonprofits Can Join the Fun too!!

Donate a basket of items to advertise your organization in our Tisket –A-Tasket Basket campaign. WNIN offers viewers the opportunity to bid on and purchase over 1,000 items and services donated by area business, non-profit & civic organizations and friends of WNIN. Donated basket items are displayed on Auction Boards while auctioneers are reading their descriptions.

Pick a Theme for your basket (barbecue, chocolate lovers, quilting, gardening, etc. Your organization gathers items or cash to purchase items to donate. Put the basket (s) together and drop off your donation at the WNIN station or call us for a pick up before April 12,2013.

MINIMUM TOTAL RETAIL VALUE IS $30 each basket. Each organization will be allowed one basket per day, giving you 8 daily opportunities for television exposure.

  • Get on-air promotion for your organization.
  • Gain television exposure to over 842,000 households in the Tri-State.


Become an Action Auction Corporate Sponsor!

Promote your business name for as much as an entire evening or as little as one board, during the WNIN Action Auction. Your company will get extra in many different ways. Learn more about our sponsorship levels.


Want to volunteer?

Volunteers are a key part in the Action Auction's success. Open auction dates will be announced in April. Below is information on the different volunteer opportunities available. To volunteer, please contact the Auction department at WNIN.

Volunteer Job Descriptions

Volunteer Information Sheet



Donor Form