Your Auction and You!
Understanding the role each family plays in the QAE Auction.
Each year, we ask families to procure items (goods and experiences) which collectively become the catalog for our silent and live auction.
Your family’s focus for procuring auction donations can go three ways:
Ask Local Businesses
This 2013 Auction Family Packet contains a lot
of great resources to
help you approach your favorite businesses and service professionals for donations. Local businesses are very generous with their donations, especially when being asked by a loyal customer.
Make a donation yourself or partner with another
QAE family to:
· Host a party
· Share exclusive member benefits to clubs, theaters, venues, etc.
· Offer a unique experience (vacation, tour, etc.)
· Offer your professional or expert services
· Share a vacation home
Ask Friends and Family
Think of who you know that would love to support QAE!
· A friend who works for an airline?
· A family member with a vacation home?
· An acquaintance who knows Taylor Swift…
Best Categories for Giving
Last year some of the top selling items included:
Experiences for Grown-Ups – Event tickets (sports, concerts, theater, etc.); dinners, parties or dinner parties for 6 or more (hosted by restaurants or private donors); and wine tastings.
Vacations – Weekend getaways; vacation stays; a night downtown, etc.
Professional Services – Professional photo sessions; dry cleaning; alterations, etc.
More Ways You Can Help…
Volunteer – Donate your time to one or more of the Auction Planning Committees (procurement, marketing, media and public relations, decorations, and logistics)
The Auction is Friday, March 8th!
100% of Auction profits support QAE educational programs
Queen Anne Elementary PTSA is a Non-Profit 501 (c)3 organization #59-3842989
411 Boston Street Y Seattle, WA 98109 Y 206.252.2480
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