ForKids Art Auction Still Brings the Magic

Updated: Apr 15

This article and video was taken from WAVY TV 10 Hampton Roads Show by Kerri Furey.

A traditional art auction is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the local organization ForKids. But, this year, the coronavirus outbreak changed the low-tech event to a hi-tech one.

This year’s event is going to be held on Facebook Live.

ForKids CEO Thaler McCormick was on The Hampton Roads Show Thursday to talk about what the coronavirus outbreak changed about their life-saving work, and ways everyone can continue to help break the cycle of homelessness in Hampton Roads.

“Homeless and low-income families and individuals will be the hardest hit by this crisis,” said McCormick. “Our families need us now more than ever. With the move to virtual, we need more people to hit our goal, and hopefully grow it, to put services on the street.”

The online bidding site for this year’s event can be found at where anyone can register for the auction. The auction Finale will be live on the ForKids Facebook page at 7 p.m. Saturday.

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ForKids is a 501(c)(3) organization and gifts are tax deductible as allowed by law.

ForKids Headquarters
4200 Colley Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23508
(757) 622-6400
Suffolk Regional Services Center
119 W. Constance Road
Suffolk, VA 23434
(757) 538-7872
Good Mojo Thrift Shop
2411 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA 23517
(757) 622-1194
(currently closed due to COVID-19)