Silent Auction Ideas

OPTION 1: Donate Items to Promote Your Products and Services:
OPTION 2: Combine efforts with friends, family, or coworkers & donate a package to benefit American Spirit Charities.
OPTION 3: Use your corporate giving allowance to create a package worth more than its parts. Get employees involved in choosing a theme.
It’s a great teamwork activity, too!
OPTION 4: Get competitive. Ask each department at your company to donate a package/item/basket and award prizes to the department
whose entry gets the highest bid at the event.

Here is a “Wish List” of the types of items we’d like to have up for bid: (but of course we’ll be happy to take whatever donation you can make!)

Tickets, Tickets, Tickets…
Sporting Events: Professional, Semi-Pro, or College
Cultural Events: Concerts, Plays, Ballet, or Symphony
Specialty Events: Oprah, Rachael Ray, Letterman, Leno, SNL
Local Events: Festival of Trees, QC Air Show, Mississippi Valley Fair
Local Exhibits: Figge Art Museum, Putnam Museum, Family Museum, Naibi Zoo
Local Entertainment: Movie Theatre, Water Parks, Ski Resorts, Mini Golf, Go-Karts, Bowling

Gift Certificates…
Dining: Restaurants, Grocery, Cookbooks, Kitchen Gadgets and Appliances
Pampering: Massage, Spa/Jacuzzi, Manicure, Pedicure, Hair Styling
Beauty: Cosmetics, Lotions, Bath Oils, Skin Products, Dermatology Services
Fitness: Gym Membership, Personal Trainer, Exercise Equipment, Apparel
Health: Nutritionist, Weight Watchers, Nutri-System, Cooking Class
Auto: Oil Change, Car Wash, Detailing, Custom, Accessories, Tune-Up
Travel: Airfare, Hotel, Car Rental, Travel Books, Cruise, Tours
Kids: Toys, Apparel, Educational, Arts & Crafts, Reading, Bicycle, Electronics
Music: CDs, CD Player, XM/Sirius, MP3, IPOD, Classic Albums, Signed Memorabilia
TV: TiVo, Flat Screen, Plasma TV, Entertainment Center, Disney/Cars/Barbie
Movies: DVDs, DVD Player, Posters, Life-size Cut-outs, Signed Memorabilia, Movie Passes
Games: Board Games, Electronic Games, Poker Chips, Poker Table, Billiards, Darts, Bowling
Lawn: Tools, Mower, Trimmer, Sprinklers, Spreader, Seed & Fertilizer
Garden: Pots, Tools, Apparel, Caddy, Wagon, Landscaping Books & Materials
Pets: Grooming, Vet Service, Beds, Treats, Accessories, Obedience Class
Home: Furniture, Appliances, Interior Design, Carpet/Flooring, Windows, Cleaning Service
Computer: Software, Laptop, PC, Instruction, Repair, Accessories
Sports: Golf, Baseball, Football, Fishing, Hunting, Equipment, Apparel, Memorabilia
Hobbies: Arts & Crafts, Scrapbooking, Beading, Antiques

Exclusives & Indulgences…
Jewelry, Designer Handbags, & Accessories
China, Crystal, Silver Flatware, Candlesticks, Platters
Leather or Fur Coat, Cashmere Gloves & Scarf
Handmade Items: Jewelry, Afghans, Quilts, Ceramics, Woodwork, Paintings, Sculptures, Art
Home Décor: Draperies, Artwork, Candles, Isabel Bloom, Collectibles
Garden Accessories: Gazing Ball, Fountain, Gazebo, Greenhouse
Use of Vacation Home or Condominium
Private Party aboard a Yacht (yours or someone else’s)
Behind the Scenes Tour of local shows, events, manufacturing, dining, etc.
Use of VIP Suite or other desired accommodations
Dream Job for a Day (Drive the Zamboni, Co-Host TV/Radio Show, Cook with a Chef)
Provide Chef Prepared Meal at Home

Donate your Talents…
Public Speaking/Motivational Speaking
Housework, Yard work, Interior Decorating
Teach To Cook
Home or Office Organization,Even odd jobs!!!


Tickets, Tickets, Tickets…
University of Iowa Football Tickets: Donate a few from the company’s supply.

Gift Certificates…
Dance Lessons at Arthur Murray Dance Studio: A corporate donation from an area business or group.

Exclusives & Indulgences:
Diamond Earrings: A corporate donation from an area business or group.

Beach Vacation:
Donate the use of your vacation
home or condominium.

Donate Your Talents…
Saturday Free of Yard Work: 3-5 friends donate their time and talents. (Raking leaves, Mowing, Weeding, and Trimming)

Call (309)793-1234 for more ideas on your silent auction package!

Help us celebrate the spirit of the season at our Fifth Annual “VanDerGinst Holiday Bash” with proceeds benefitting American Spirit Charities. During this season of giving please consider becoming a donor for this wonderful fundraising event. Please consider donating something for our great silent auction.

If you would like to send your silent auction item directly please send it to 1705 2nd Avenue Rock Island, Illinois 61201.

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