The Greater Harrisburg Area's First
IB World School 
 April 10, 2019
Dear Harrisburg Academy Community,

We are excited to share that our Spring Gala online auction opens Wednesday, April 17, 2019 with some of our silent auction items available for advance bidding.  Additional selected silent auction items, present at the event, will be made available beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2019. 

We will be using Handbid, a mobile silent auction platform which allows you to bid directly from your smartphone.  All bidding will be electronic to give our entire community the opportunity to bid -- whether from the comfort of your home or from the Gala event Saturday evening .  All bidding will close at 8:45 p.m. Saturday, April 27.   If you are coming to the Gala, save time at check-in by getting set up, and bid BEFORE YOU ARRIVE!  

How to Set Up Your Handbid Account/App

If you have an iPhone or Android device, 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" and complete the information (please use your cell phone as the phone number), then tap "NEXT."
Handbid will text you a 5-digit code.  Enter this code to login. 
Select Harrisburg Academy Spring Gala 2019 from the list of auctions and swipe left to enter the auction.  Once in the auction, swipe left/right to access categories and up/down to access items.  
Whether you are bidding online or in the Handbid app, here are some easy tips to help:
  • MAX BID:  This is the max you are willing to spend for an item.  The Handbid system will automatically bid for you until you reach your max.  Set a max bid and enjoy your evening!
  • NOTIFICATIONS: If you have downloaded the Handbid app and accepted push notifications, you will be alerted by push notifications when you are outbid on an item.  If you don't have the app you will receive text messages from Handbid.
  • DASHBOARD: Monitor the auctions you are currently winning and losing on the Dashboard screen in your app or online. 
No smartphone? No problem
You will be able to access the auction at Handbid.com or we will have  iPads available at the event to get you signed up and bidding!

If you are having issues with downloading the app or registering, please contact Handbid .

Questions?  Please contact Stacy Klann.