Seeking Donations and Ads for the Spring Auction

Calling all CKS members, friends and family!

Our annual Spring Auction, “Cruisin’ CKS”, will be held on Saturday, April 9. Auction donations are now being accepted! We’d love to have as many donations as possible before February 29 so we can feature items on our auction website.

You may be asking yourself, “What can I donate?” Here are some great examples:

  • Gift certificates for restaurants, theaters, hair salons and food
  • Gift certificates for services like beer-preparation classes and auto detailing
  • Jewelry, ceramics, artwork, home furnishings and handbags
  • Items to be included in fabulous “gift” baskets.
  • “Externships” – opportunities to work with and/or observe members in a variety of professions

Ads are also being accepted for the event catalogue. This is a nice way for a business to support CKS without donating an item or service. Prices start at $25.

Do you know anyone who has items or services to donate? Or maybe a business to advertise? If someone you know has a special talent that can be taught, or a career experience/externship to share, let us know! This can even include cooking, sewing, or decorating a cake! Perhaps you have a painting, piece of pottery, glass or sculpture that no longer “fits” your décor. Consider donating that to the auction! Think also about the businesses that you frequent, such as hair or nail salons, exercise classes, massages, fitness centers, cleaners, restaurants, bagel shops, auto repair shops, wineries… the list goes on. Many owners are happy to donate a gift certificate to help promote their business. Please print and distribute a Solicitation Letter, or submit a Donation/Ad Form.

Your assistance in gathering items and ads for the Auction is GREATLY APPRECIATED! If you have any questions, or you are interested in helping out, please contact Sue Forster, Natalie London or Juliet Strauss.


Published in Happenings on December 30, 2015