Empowerment Squared: Silent Auction & Donations

September 04, 2020 at 12:00AM until September 05, 2020 at 11:59PM

For the 2020-2020 year, McMaster has officially decided to support the non-profit organization Empowerment Squared. The founder, Leo Johnson, is a McMaster alumnus who came to Canada as a refugee. He created Empowerment Squared "to ensure that marginalized, newcomer, and refugee youth are given the opportunity to succeed in school regardless of their past experiences and family’s economic status.” 


During COVID-19, Empowerment Squared has been supporting a number of families by ensuring that their basic needs are met, such as with gift cards and grocery assistance. They are also providing youth with tablets and other technology that they need to successfully complete online learning. 


If you would to support Empowerment Squared, this silent auction will be taking place on September 4th, 2020. Additional information is available at @msu_maroons on Instagram.


Other ways to support Empowerment Squared:

  • @humanitieswelcomeweek2020 is running a sticker sale and plant sale
  • Empowerment Squared is teaming up with Tim Hortons to fundraising through Smile Cookies! Pre-order your Tim Hortons Smile cookie by visiting @msu_maroons on Instagram. 
  • If you do not wish the participate in the auction but still wish to donate, please use the PayPal Link below. Create an account and send your donation to comptroller@msu.mcmaster.ca      
  • PayPal: http://www.paypal.com/myaccount/summary


Auction Instructions:

  1. Scroll to the bottom of this page to purchase tickets to place your bids on items. The more tickets purchased will increase the value of your bid. Your bid will remain anonymous, and the highest bidder will win the item! 
  2. Please make sure that you specify which item(s) you are bidding on, and how many tickets you want to bid on each item. (i.e. item #2 for 6 tickets and item #17 for 2 tickets)
  3. You will receive an email confirmation of your purchase
  4. We will announce the winners of items after September 4th, 2020 via email.


One free custom bikini top

by @beachwood_apparel !

Handmade to your size and style.



Sticker art and a bookmark created

by @shopblkcustoms 



Painting created by McMaster student

@artbysumayya !



Custom tie dye visor and tote

created by @made.by.momina !