Bid for Empowerment

November 15th to December 8th 2021

Join the movement of Gender Equality Champions supporting women and girls!

Join us to bid for empowerment!

Are you looking for fun and unique holiday gift ideas? Well, look no further as for the first time ever, Crossroads is hosting Bid for Empowerment, a virtual silent auction!

The auction opens on November 15th at 12 noon EDT (9 am PT) and closes on December 8th at 9pm EDT (6pm PT).

Shopping has never felt so good as you will not only be buying something for yourself and loved ones, but you will also be supporting women and girls in Sub-Saharan Africa, all from the comfort of your own home. There’s something for everyone, so treat yourself and those you love!

How to Bid and donate

  1. Visit
  2. Register for the event. Once registered, to log in, enter your phone number, email or bidding number and click GO to start bidding
  3. Confirm your name is correctly listed (a password may be required at this time) and press continue
  4. Once completely logged in, you can search by item number and category
  5. To place a bid, click on “Bid/Info”. You can view item details, place a fast or place a max bid
  6. Click on Menu > My items to view your event activity

This platform is completely mobile friendly! You have the opportunity to bid live and keep track of your items on your smartphone or tablet. Click here to learn more.

Bid for Empowerment raises vital funds to support our emergency COVID-19 response. In the nine countries where Crossroads International currently operates, African partner organizations are struggling to deliver services as safely and effectively as possible. The severe rise in poverty due to the pandemic has been a major factor for the increase in gender-based violence – the shadow pandemic happening in the midst of the health crisis.

As women become more exposed to abuse, they have grown poorer and more economically dependent on abusive partners, and young girls have become more vulnerable to sex and labour trafficking as well as early and forced marriages.

By participating in this event and bidding on items, you will be helping to provide support to the women and girls who need it most. Thank you!

Going once, going twice… see if you will win your item!


Adventure Books

Bonnie Birmingham

Crossroads photographers: Anthony Gebrehiwot, Jimmy Chicaiza, Sierra Nallo

Gone Rural

Green Beaver

kp jewelry co. 

Lawrence Hill

Let’s Roam

Mirvish Productions

People Places & Things – Vacation Rentals * Tourism Experiences



If you have any questions or know of any opportunities to partner with a local business for auction items, please contact Carrie Mahuran, Resource Development Officer at or call at 416-262-7717. We also encourage you to check out our Terms of Conditions for further clarification.