Here's a great way to help Partners in Delta, Montrose and Ouray. Bid and buy during their annual auction this week.

The annual auction benefits Partners Mentoring programs in the Delta, Montrose and Ouray area. The program pairs youth with adult partners who spend a few hours a week helping them deal with issues in the youth's personal, academic and social life. The Delta Youth Substance Abuse Program is also part of the organization.

This year's auction features almost 300 items including gift certificates to area businesses and even vacation getaways. Various items close out each day to keep the auction fresh, fun and exciting.

The fundraising auction continues through Saturday (April 23) and people are invited to view and bid on items each day. Call 249-1116 for more information about items being auctioned.

Partners Mentoring is always looking for volunteers and senior partners to pair with youth in the Delta, Montrose and Ouray areas, and you're encouraged to contact them for more information.