Intructions to Download CCWS Banquet App on Your Phone

Exciting News – The 2019 CCWS Silent Auction is Going Mobile!

Chester County Women’s Services (CCWS) will be using HANDBID, a mobile silent auction app which allows you to bid from your smartphone. All bidding will be done through HANDBID. No paper bidding will be available, so follow the easy step-by-step instructions below!

Save time at check-in by getting setup and bidding BEFORE YOU ARRIVE!

Get your Israel Tour raffle tickets now – only 300 tickets to be sold – and Start Bidding Early!!Raffle tickets for the Israel Tour are on sale NOW via HANDBID! The raffle drawing will take place LIVE at our Banquet on May 6th. And new this year, the CCWS Silent Auction will open early on May 5th at 10am. The Silent Auction will end on May 6th at 7:30pm. Need not be present to win raffle or silent auction items

If you have an iPhone or Android, you can download the HANDBID app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play store. Enter “HANDBID” in the search box and click to download. Please note we strongly recommend you “Accept notifications from this app” when you open it and join our auction. This will allow you to get push notifications if you have been “Outbid” during the auction.

Click “OPEN.” Next you can create an account. From the App home screen, tap “GET STARTED” and complete the information (please use your cell phone as the phone number). Tap “NEXT.” HANDBID will text you a 5 digit code. Enter this code to login. Please note you need to enter your credit card info to complete any purchase.*

Search “CCWS” and select our auction. Once in the auction, swipe left/right to access categories and up/down to access items. If purchasing an Israel Tour Raffle ticket, swipe left once to the “Raffle” category to purchase your tickets. Whether you are bidding from your computer or in the HANDBID App, here are some easy tips to help you:

  • MAX BID: This is the maximum you are willing to spend for an item. The HANDBID system will automatically bid for you until you reach your max. Set a max bid and enjoy your evening!
  • NOTIFICATIONS: If you have downloaded the HANDBID App and accepted push notifications, you will be notified by push notifications when you are outbid on an item. If you don’t have the app you can still bid through your phone’s web browser and will receive text messages from HANDBID.
  • DASHBOARD: Monitor what you are currently winning and losing on the Dashboard screen in your app or online.

*HANDBID maintains the level of PCI-DSS compliance and does not store credit card information on its server. For more details, visit:

No smartphone? No problem. Use the following link to access the raffle and auction on your computer or tablet, or IPAD’s will be available at the event to get you signed up and bidding!
If you are having issues with downloading the app or registering, please contact HANDBID at