Chamber Connection: CDCC Seeks Donations for Holiday Gift Auction


Hey, central Delaware and beyond – The Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce (CDCC) needs your help. It’s hard to believe this is the last week of September, and October is right around the corner. However, it is even harder for the staff at the CDCC to believe that their 20th Annual Holiday Gift Auction is only about a month away. One of the CDCC’s most anticipated and highly attended events will return to the community on the evening of Wednesday, October 25, 2023, at Maple Dale Country Club from 5-8 p.m. Mark your calendars and schedule reminders in your phone now so you don’t miss an amazing evening of community, food and drinks, networking, and of course a live AND silent auction.

To bring the most unique and special items to our attendees (including you.), this nonprofit needs your help in donating an item, product, service, or themed basket that would delight excited bidders. The CDCC would not be able to execute this fun, and fuzzy-feeling event to the community without their generous donors and their one-of-a-kind donations.

Use this event to get ahead of your holiday shopping this year, while you bring your item to eager bidders. The CDCC has no doubt that guests will find something that catches their interest or the interest of their loved ones with your donation. The CDCC’s Holiday Gift Auction has something for everyone, thanks to local member businesses.

Here are just a few reasons you should consider donating an item to the CDCC’s 20th Annual Holiday Gift Auction:

  1. Shopping Small & Supporting local: All proceeds from this event help support the CDCC’s mission reinvest, support, and grow Central Delaware businesses.
  2. Strengthening Community Bonds: Donating items fosters a sense of togetherness and community spirit, generosity and camaraderie. It brings people from all walks of life together for a common cause, making our community stronger and more connected.
  3. Showcasing Your Business: If you're a business owner, donating items to the auction is a fantastic way to promote your products or services. It not only gives you exposure but also demonstrates your commitment to the well-being of the community.

Donating to the 20th Annual Holiday Gift Auction is easy. Simply contact the CDCC ASAP by calling 302-734-7513 or visit their website for more information on how to contribute your items and arrange pick up or drop off. Feel free to drop your items off at the CDCC office located at 435 N. Dupont Highway in Dover. Your generosity will be greatly appreciated, and you'll be recognized for your contribution during the event. Don’t delay – the CDCC needs your donations ASAP.

Mark your calendars for the CDCC’s 20th Annual Holiday Gift Auction, which will take place on October 25 at Maple Dale Country Club from 5-8pm. It promises to be an unforgettable evening filled with laughter, joy, and the satisfaction of knowing you've supported your community and brought cheer to someone. Don’t miss out on this fun event that is open to the public. In the spirit of the upcoming holiday season, let's come together as a community and make the CDCC’s 20th Annual Holiday Gift Auction a resounding success. Your contributions, no matter how big or small, will help make this year's event a memorable one while supporting the greater good of our beloved Central Delaware community. Let's make this holiday season a little brighter for everyone. The CDCC appreciates your support. If you have any questions, please contact the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce, at 302-734-7513 or visit

Upcoming Events:

Sept. 27: Sunset Business Mixer, Hilton Garden Inn Dover, 5-7 p.m.

Oct. 5: Kent County Open for Business, Kent County Levy Court Rm. 220, 8:30-10 a.m.

Oct. 10: Professional Power-Up ONLINE with Konrad LaPrade, DE State News Publisher, via zoom, 12-1 p.m. free.

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