Business 200 hosts annual auction for Listening House on April 18

University of St. Thomas business students, faculty and staff will host their 10th annual silent and live auction on Sunday to raise money for the Listening House homeless shelter in St. Paul. The auction will run from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, April 18, in McNeely Hall.

This year, auction organizers have over 260 items and hope to raise $30,000. Items up for auction include concert tickets for Simon and Garfunkel, Dave Matthews, James Taylor, Carole King, and Brooks and Dunn, and golfing throughout the state, lots of trips and vacation homes as well as dining certificates.

The donations will help pay for the shelter’s operating costs for one month. Listening House has been dubbed “The Living Room of the Homeless” because it is the only homeless shelter in St. Paul that is open during the day. Open since 1983, the Listening House has been a refuge for those who need a warm place to spend a cold winter day. People not only seek shelter at The Listening House but also build friendships and relationships in a welcoming environment.

In the auction's 10 years more than 300 students have raised over $150,000 for Listening House. This year’s evening gala will include a live and silent auction, live music, hors d’oeuvres and beverages. The public is invited. Tickets can be purchased at the door – $10 for students and $20 for all others. IDs are required to attend. All Silent Auction “alumni” have been invited to return as special guests.

For more information about the auction or to reserve a ticket, call (651) 962-5544.