Our bi-ennual (every other year, we had to look that one up too!) auction is the Broadview-Thomson PTA’s 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.

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 auction@broadviewthomsonpta.com.

1. Help your classroom teacher organize a class art project.  These projects are “priceless” and are sold for hundreds or occassionally even thousands of dollars.  The PTA provides a $50 budget towards each project (supplies, printing, framing, etc).

2. Coordinate the creation of a class basket for the silent auction.  Rather than an art project, the class can come together to create a gift basket from the class. The PTA provision of $50 can go towards items for the basket and the PTA will help put it together for you!

3. Get other classroom parents excited about the auction!  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 monthly at Razzi’s Pizzaria in Greenwood on the third Wednesday, 6:30pm.

4. Help with item procurement. Every item that we can obtain and sell at auction  is more fundraising dollars for our school. Please rally other parents to help get donations from local businesses or service providers. Do you or someone you know own a small business?  Please ask if they would make an in-kind (item) donation, a gift card, or event sponsorship — see our Wish List here. Donations are all tax-deductible.  If each family at school can obtain one donation, we will be able to have a successful auction!  Submit your donation here.

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