Planning for this year’s Great Gatsby themed auction is in full swing!
The auction will be held at the Grey Gables Estates and will be Saturday April 22, 2017.
Every year we ask each family to help procure items for the auction. This year our goal is 3 items per family.The Procurement Letter, Sponsorship Menu and Donation Receipt are linked here and attached below.
How do I procure items, I hate asking people for things?
Procurement is not as hard as you think. Do yo have a hobby you’d like to share? Does a friend or relative have a special skill or job where they could obtain an item or service? You can also drop off a procurement letter at your favorite restaurant or hair salon.
What if I can’t come up with 3 items? Should I just buy something?
NO! We do not want families to go purchase items to donate. 3 items is a goal. We don’t keep a tally of family donations but this is a big event and every bit helps!
What kind of items do you need?
Every year we have a variety of items. Hand made items or unique experiences are very popular. (last year we had a handmade Jenga lawn set and a handmade bar among other fabulous items! We also had sailing lessons from a SW parent) We could also use items or services that people already use- Estate planning, house painting, lawn service etc. Time shares and sporting tickets are also very popular!
Do they all have to be big items?
Absolutely not! Most items will be put together with other items to create a package. Donations of all sizes are appreciated!
My company doesn’t have anything to donate but they like to donate money. How do we do that?
We’ve created a sponsorship menu with a variety of options. If they just want to donate without sponsorship, they can send a check payable to Springwater directly to the school. Please have them mark it for the auction and we will make sure to give them recognition.
I have an item, now what?
Make sure a donation form is filled out for every item and attached somehow. You can then drop off in the office or arrange with Carolyn for pick up.
If you’d like to be a part of the auction committee or have questions about procurement, please contact Carolyn McGill- firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you all for your participation in fundraising and helping us reach our goal of $100,000!