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Local youths holding auction for service trip to Guatemala

September 18, 2013
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Auction for service trip to Guatemala Auction for service trip to Guatemala

BANGOR/BELFAST/ELLSWORTH Youth from three local Unitarian Universalist churches are holding an online auction beginning Sept. 15 to support a 2014 service trip to Guatemala. The youth group, Mid-Maine YoUUth for Safe Passage, (MYSP), consists of 18 Unitarian Universalist high school youth from Bangor, Belfast and Ellsworth. The youth will volunteer with Safe Passage, a charity that works with over 500 children and youth in Guatemala City whose families survive by picking through the large city dump. For more information on Safe Passage, visit

Close to 200 items will be up for bidding in the MYSP auction, from high-valued gift certificates to electronic devices and automobile services. Items are donations from businesses in the tri-city area of Bangor, Belfast and Ellsworth. The auction will be taking place from Sept. 15 through Oct. 5. The auction is the online site, which helps raise funds for charities. To see the full list of available items, and to place bids, visit Click on "Browse Auctions" (auctions near me), or search "Guatemala UUYouth Service Trip July 2014." Then register to bid, top right corner under "bidder's sign in."

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