The success of the auction depends on the goods and services that are donated! Your procured items are key to the success of the auction and directly impact the funds we raise for the benefit of our students. The procurement deadline is February 24, 2017, but the earlier you submit the better!
How do I procure?
Procuring does not mean purchasing but rather generating. Unless you are so inclined, you need not purchase items to donate to the auction. Should you choose to buy an item or gift certificate, ask the merchant to match your purchase and you have twice the donation.
Keep your auction procurement packets handy; be sure to put your name in the Solicitor’s Name Box so you get credit for procuring the item. When you patronize a business, especially one you use regularly, ask them to donate. What if they say “No”? Sometimes they do; don’t take it personally. Sometimes they say all their donations are gone for the year – that would be 2016. Say you will come back after January 1, 2017. Do ask if they have any deadlines or make donation decisions only once or twice a year.
What do I procure?
Think what you or your business, your friends, family, and acquaintances, and the businesses you patronize can donate. We have found that the following categories are especially successful:
These are sign-up parties for a fixed-number of individuals to enjoy dinner, learn a skill, sample wines, listen to great music, or just join the fun. Salon parties are a great way to connect with friends, build community, and enjoy an informal, spirited atmosphere. Plan on your own, or partner with other families to organize your party together. Use the Salon Party Procurement Form to submit your final plan.
Another option to support the auction is to provide an item for the Dessert Dash! You can make your own, buy from a bakery, or ask a professional for a donated dessert. Fill out the Dessert Procurement Form and help us raise additional funds through fabulous desserts!
This year each grade will work together to create a basket of great items related to a chosen theme. Each grade will have a different theme! It is optional to contribute to the grade basket, but this is one way for you to support your school’s auction! You can donate a themed item or cash. If you donate cash, the grade basket coordinators will purchase items for the basket. More details will be provided by the coordinator for your grade. NEW this year, there is a dedicated Grade Basket Procurement Form. The grade whose basket sells for the highest amount will get to meet Seahawks mascot Blitz!
How do I submit my items?
You can submit general auction items online using the new easy form here or print the General Procurement Form.
Items and paper procurement forms can be returned to the Gala box at the front desk.
For questions about the Gala, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.