We are so excited you are joining us for the 2017 Trees of Hope THIS Saturday, November 18th!  We are going to have a record crowd this year so please read some very special instructions for you prior to arriving at the event.

We are excited to tell you that our auction has gone mobile this year! Kellsie's Trees of Hope will be using HANDBID, a mobile silent auction platform which allows you to bid from your smartphone.  

Save time at checkin by getting setup and Bidding BEFORE YOU ARRIVE!

If you have an iPhone or Android, you can download the Handbid app from the Apple iTunes App Store or the Google Play store.  Please note we strongly recommend you “Accept notifications from this app” when you open it and join an auction. This will allow you to get push notifications for  “Outbid” messages during the auction.

Next you can create an account. From the App home screen, tap on “GET STARTED” button and complete the information (please use your cell phone as the phone number). Tap NEXT. Handbid will text you a 5 digit code.  Enter this code to login. 

Select Trees of Hope from the list of auction and swipe left to enter the auction.  Once in the auction, swipe left/right to access categories and up/down to access items.  

No smartphone? No problem

You will be able to access the auction through a web browser at or we will have IPAD's available at the event to get you signed up and bidding!

Parking is available in the back (west) parking lot of the Gateway Center. The Entrance to the event is also in the back of the building. 


  1. Can my spouse/friend/family member and I share a bid number? 
    Absolutely! You can either bid with one mobile device, or you can both download the app and bid. The 2nd mobile device will need to login with the email address and 5 digit Handbid pin number of the account you already have set-up and you'll both be able to bid! 
  2. Where are my tickets?
    There are no physical tickets to scan this year! When you arrive, give your name at registration and we will be able to access your order, get you checked in, and let you know your table number.
  3. Can i purchase raffle tickets on my phone? 
    No. Raffle tickets will be available at the event, but cannot be purchased through the Handbid app. However, if you want to pay with the card you have on file, see the Raffle Ticket station in the rotunda to add them to your invoice for the night.

Happy to help.

If you have any questions please reach out to us at and we'll be happy to help you get set up with Handbid!

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