Unique Items Needed for Spring Auction
Wed, Apr 27 12:39pm

June 3rd will mark our first in-person Auction and Party in three years! While this event is historically one of the school's largest fundraisers, this year it will be our biggest after another year without Pizza Friday.  We want to bring this event back in style but to do that WE NEED YOUR HELP getting awesome items to auction off.

 

You can also contribute directly to the Auction Committee to help us offer FREE staff tickets and discounted staff guest tickets to the party!  Or give the amount we'd earn from selling popular gift cards for $25, $50 or $100.  Contribute here, and select "Spring Auction and Party" under "choose donation event."  Every donation helps!

 

Take a look at other ways you can help below and send an email to auctiondonation@ps372pta.org if you have contacts and ideas to share to help us reach our fundraising goal. If it's not a personal connection, please ask first: many local businesses have been generous in the past and may have already been contacted.  We don't want to annoy people by asking twice!

 

If you have items yourself to donate, instructions on how to donate are included below.

 

Some examples of great donation items that you may have access to that would help our school:

  • ONE OF A KIND EXPERIENCES : Examples include, but aren't limited to: Behind the scenes tour/backstage access for an NYC show or landmark; an "in" for something that isn't readily available like a reservation at that restaurant that "doesn't take them"; a private lesson/session with an expert (you!) or celebrity; tickets to a movie premiere or screening ; tickets to professional sports games.  Do you or your company have access to company tickets or VIP seating?

  • TRAVEL Donate a stay at your vacation home or those of family and friends. (These can be limited to the  PS 372 community if you prefer.)  Have an in at a tourist activity somewhere else? As long as they can be handled electronically, we'd love to have them (our auction is open to bidders nationwide). 

  • GIFT CERTIFICATES Classes, camps, services, restaurants, spas and more.   No amount is too big or too small. (If it's not a personal connection please check with auctiondonation@ps372pta.org  first!)
  • EXPERTISE Are you an architect, a designer, an artist, a musician or teacher, or a great baker or have other secret awesome skills? Consider donating an hour or two of your time or a trial lesson.
  • SPONSORSHIPS: Sponsorships are available at various levels ($100-$1,000) and we have letters with all the information a business might need.  Please email auction@ps372pta.org with sponsorship ideas or questions before asking in case they have already been approached.

 

Own a business or have other ideas for something to donate?  Donations can be made directly on inclusions and a receipt will be generated for tax purposes: http://tinyurl.com/ps372-donate

 

(We are limiting the number of physical items this year because of logistics, so please reach out to the committee with questions.  We may still be able to accommodate physical donations, but will need to co-ordinate.)

 

We look forward to celebrating in person at this adults-only party on June 3rd - SAVE THE DATE!

 

The Auction Committee