When? Saturday, April 4, 2020, 5:30pm
Where? Bitterlake Community Center
Why? Our PTA Auction, held every other year, is our largest fundraiser of the year. These fundraising efforts directly impact our students and school community. Every single dollar we raise as a PTA is used to support student enrichment activities, classroom and teacher grants, the school library, and arts and science enrichment programs.
Who? Every person who wants to help make the auction a success, can! Even if you don’t attend the auction itself, there are so many ways you can contribute. If you have questions about any of the below, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. Help with item procurement. Every item that we can obtain and sell at auction is more fundraising dollars for our school. What kinds of things can be auctioned? Any products or services people will buy! Do you know any business owners — gardeners to music teachers, restaurant owners to jewelry makers, tour guides to house cleaners — they can help us out, and their donation is probably tax deductible — it’s a win-win situation! Please ask if they would make an in-kind (item) donation, a gift card, or event sponsorship — see our Wish List , then submit donations.
2. Help your classroom teacher organize a class art project or gift basket. The PTA provides a $50 budget towards each project (supplies, printing, basket items, etc). Some classrooms choose to do an art project, sometimes with another classroom in their grade, and some choose to put together a gift basket with a theme.
3. Volunteer to help set up the event. There are many opportunities for volunteering to help at the event: set up, clean up, committee work. The more hands we have to help, the better the event and the results are. As the event approaches, we’ll have a sign-up form for helpers to do set up and clean up on the event day. In the meantime, the Auction Committee meets regularly at Razzi’s Pizzaria in Greenwood — you can see the schedule on our calendar.
4. Attend the auction. Tickets are now available for purchase! Please consider gathering some friends and buying a whole table (10 people), which comes with upgraded bottles of wine.