Our Transforming Lives Gala is August 18, which means we are in full swing gathering auction items and planning the BIGGEST party of our year. We have the band booked, the decorations are coming along nicely, and this is the perfect time to ask our friends and supporters, as well as new businesses, for unique and interesting items to get people excited to BID. The Gala is our largest in-person fundraiser each year, and we love hosting a fun party filled with advocacy, mission moments, and of course fun things to buy that support our mission of providing exceptional services for people with disabilities.
Can you do us a favor, and ask your favorite shop owner, restaurant lover, neighbor, and friends who they know that might be interested in helping one of your favorite nonprofits build a beautiful auction? We are looking for gift cards, themed baskets, trips, experiences, sporting tickets and merchandise. If you think you would want to buy it, consider it a perfect donation.
Last year we had items ranging from vacation rentals in Siesta Key, Florida, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Hurricane, Utah, and Sturgeon Lake, Minnesota, to Saints and Timberwolves tickets and 15 baskets that featured unique items like a spa basket and a fishing themed package. There was something for everyone, and this is what makes bidding fun.
This year, band Good For Gary is donating a merchandise basket, there is a beautiful wallet from Anuschka available, a fun basket from Raising Cane’s, and one of our houses is hosting special spa party. To keep it fresh and exciting we are hoping you can help us find even more incredible things to auction off.
Take a moment to think about what you like and where you shop. Then let us know if you have something to donate, know a friend who does, or will consider asking the next time you are out and about. People are loving that the world has opened up more, and we are hoping for a sold out event. If you can help us make it extra special, we would be grateful.