It’s that time of year again, time to start collecting donations for the Bids for Kids Auction and Gala. Our Past donors have been contacted and donations are steadily rolling in, and we want your help too. We would love to fill the auction with memorable items that help us achieve our financial goal. Attached is the Auction Letter and Donation form for you to give to those wonderful places you like to frequent or for you if you choose to donate from your own wonderful business.
Here is our wish list…
Big Ticket Items: These are the highly anticipated items! We would love to auction off vacation homes or destination places. Closer to home, an intimate dinner prepared by a chef, and other once-in-a-lifetime opportunities make awesome LIVE auction items.
Sports Tickets and Entertainment Packages: We’re willing to bet that there are a lot of sports & entertainment enthusiasts who would love to see a game in person once spectators are allowed – Baseball, basketball, Hockey, musicals, and even movie passes give people something exciting to look forward to. Signed sports memorabilia and signed scripts or screenplays are always fun to have.
Local Excursions and Family Outings: For those who can’t travel far you can donate Tickets to the Aquarium, Zoo, Skirball, Zimmer Museum, or anything fun you and your family enjoy doing (you contact them to donate tickets, or you can purchase the tickets and donate them yourself).
Original/Hand-Crafted/Custom Items: Homemade baked goods and homemade dinners have always been a huge hit with Mar Vista families! If you have an etsy shop or just love making custom pieces, we would love to give you exposure and the community would love to see your work.
Restaurants and Bakeries: Everyone needs to eat! Always a hot item! You can ask your favourite places to donate a gift certificate, or you can purchase one and donate it yourself.
Kid’s Items and Services: We all love to bring gifts home to their kids–toys, book bundles, costumes, lessons (piano or martial arts for example), camps, parties, babysitting, etc.
Body, Mind and Soul: COVID-19 has undoubtedly brought health to the forefront of a lot of wish lists! Gym memberships, Yoga or Pilates classes, and boot camp series. And let’s face it; we can all use a little pampering every now and then so massages, mani/pedis, spa certificates, and hair salons are popular items – and gives us a chance to support the local businesses that struggled over the last 2 years.
Gift Cards: In any denomination for any place are always welcome!
You can either get your favorite places to donate or if you are not sure what to do but would like to donate something, you can contact the BFK Co-Chairs to see how you can directly support the Gala. Donations from vendors to offset event costs are even better, for example a DJ or live band (or both), a photographer, a photobooth, decorations, and many other things that go into putting on an event. SO, if this is something you feel like you could help with, please let us know!
If you have any questions please contact:
- Adrienne Bussell at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jasmine Jaffe at email@example.com
We look forward to seeing you all this year – at a safe distance of course!
Bids for Kids Auction Solicitation Co-Chairs