Our annual event Golf, Gears and Gutters for the Good has moved from September to the first Sunday in May. All proceeds will support local missions focused on children, youth and families, including the annual school supply drive, college scholarships, and gas cards which are distributed to area schools and community centers.
You can help add significantly to our fundraising total by donating items for our silent auction on Sunday, May 7, 2017.
If you or a friend, relative, or neighbor owns a business, consider donating Gift certificates (restaurants, services), Event tickets, or New items (jewelry, pottery, bike gear, etc.)
All silent auction providers will be listed in the banquet program and donations are tax deductible. All proceeds from this event go to children in need in our local community! Contact Lisa Hegerman at 952-985-7329 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Make a Themed Basket
Families or groups of friends can join together and create a themed basket for the silent auction. Here are just a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing:
Suggested items: Bubble bath, bath salts, towels, candles, a CD of meditative music, gift card to a local salon and/or for a massage.
Creative twist: Make the container part of the pampering—use a foot bath or a pretty basket suitable for keeping personal items.
For the Golfers
Suggested items: Tees, golf balls, visor, gloves, book about golf, a gift card to a golf store or to a local course.
Creative twist: Present the items in a sports bag.
Suggested items: Utensils, marinades, mitts, charcoal, cookbooks about grilling.
Creative twist: Use a small grill as the basket.
Suggested items: Diapers, diaper bag, onesies, burp cloths, infant toys, board books, teething rings, baby socks, bibs.
Creative twist: Present the items in a baby bathtub.
Suggested items: A few bestselling books, wine glasses, wine, gourmet snacks, gift card to local bookstore or Amazon.com.
Creative twist: Assemble the items in a pretty book bag.
Suggested items: Sleeping bag, fishing pole, mini lanterns, fixings for s’mores (graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate), head lamps, bug spray, citronella candles, gift cards to outdoor stores.
Creative twist: Pack the contents into a cooler or a tent.
Movie Night at Home
Suggested items: Boxes of candy and microwave popcorn, DVDs, movie passes, blankets, store gift cards (for DVDs and snacks).
Creative twist: Include restaurant gift cards so families can order takeout dinners as part of their night.
Suggested items: Garden store gift card, planters, watering cans, gloves, seeds, sunscreen, hand lotion, bags of soil, garden rack.
Creative twist: Pack the contents into a small garden cart (available at gardening stores or large stores like Walmart).
For the Dogs (or Cats)
Suggested items: Gift card to a pet store, dog (or cat) toys, dog (or cat) food bowls, pet jersey or sweater, shampoo and other grooming supplies, a leash.
Creative twist: Assemble the contents into a dog or cat bed.
Suggested items: Balls (baseball, basketball, football, soccer), tickets to local sporting events, gift card to a sporting goods store, Frisbee, sports-team-theme apparel (shirts, hats, etc.) and blanket, water bottle, sports-theme books and board games
Creative twist: Arrange the items in a large duffel bag.
Chocolate: boxes of chocolate and samplings of loose chocolates, gift cards to a candy/chocolate shop
Legos: different sets of Legos, gift card to Lego store
Superheroes: action figures, DVDs, games
Cookies: different varieties of cookies, a cookbook of cookie recipes
Ice cream social: ice cream dishes, sauces, sprinkles and other assorted toppings, gift card to local grocery store, gift card to ice cream shop