Help With Our Auction
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You can help raise money for kids in crisis in a unique way – by donating auction items for Daniel’s upcoming Golf Fundraiser. Whether you have a vacation home to offer, or restaurant or retail gift certificate, your support will help us raise money for a variety of programs that help local kids who are abused, neglected or emotionally-troubled.
Please contact Julie Cockley before Oct. 30th at 904.296.1055 ext. 1021
Auction Item Ideas!
Restaurant gift certificates – What restaurants do you frequent? Have you received one for a gift that you aren’t likely to use? Would the chef host a dinner at the restaurant? Or would the chef come to cook dinner in someone’s home?
Wine and wine collections, or bottles of fine liquor. Do you have any vintage or special wines you’d be willing to donate? Do you frequently buy from a vintner who might donate a case? Wine and spirits are consistently some of our best-selling auction items.
Vacation getaways and hotel stays. Do you have a lake home, cabin, ski chalet or timeshare that someone would enjoy? Do you have a connection at a local or chain hotel? Staycations and getaways are always a hit at any auction.
Sporting event tickets or sports memorabilia – especially VIP boxes that bidders would not otherwise be able to access. Do you have season tickets that you could you offer up one or more pair? Could you get something special, like an autographed ball or a meet and greet with an athlete
Entertainment tickets (concerts, theater, symphony, opera, ballet) – especially when these events tend to sell out. Are you a subscriber to, or on the board of, a local entertainment venue? Could you get tickets for unique experiences … behind-the-scenes tour… lunch with the director… a performance?
Personal services performed by you, your company, or your board – these may be a party hosted by your board and 10 friends at the board president’s house, monthly baked goods delivered by someone who is a phenomenal pastry chef, a few hours with a personal organizer or a certificate good for 4 hours of IT support from your IT specialist. Get creative! Your donation can be something as simple as a gift certificate to your business or an invitation to share lunch with you.
Unique experiences – perhaps lunch with a respected person, behind-the-scenes with a local broadcaster, or a ride on a traffic helicopter, Do you know of a unique experience for kids they can share with their friends for a birthday party, like a day on the farm, a bowling party, etc.
Once-in-a-lifetime experiences —the dinner for 8 cooked by a celebrity chef in your own home… the box seats for the World Series… the opportunity to conduct the symphony. There are also experiences for children such as meeting their favorite pro athlete, Policeman/Fireman for a Day, etc.
What hobbies and interests do you have? How about an afternoon on your private boat? A special guided fishing experience? Two hours on your private jet? Handmade jewelry or creative artwork?
Themed-Baskets or Outings – combine similar-type items into super baskets such as themed-baskets such as coffee or wine baskets, craft beer tours, zoo excursion, spa day, Italian-themed food and cookery baskets, etc.