It's been a while since my last post on companies that offer that offer donations. Did you know that many companies have a budget set aside for charitable donations? While some require that a specific application be completed, for others a personal request letter will do. The donations range from small items to large gift certificates and they are waiting for you - all you need to do is ask! 

Here are a few companies that have a history of donating to silent auctions to get you started.

Be sure and check each website to confirm that you fit the qualifications for their free donations. For example, Costco's giving is focused on Children, Education and Health and Human Services. We are compiling an extensive research list that we are planning to include in our next version of Pearl Bids Silent Auction Management Software.

Try Big, Look Local:
Target: 
https://corporate.target.com/about/sponsorship-request

Walmart:
 http://help.samsclub.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/280/~/donations

Costco:
http://www.costco.com/charitable-giving-faq.html

 

Local Entertainment is always a big hit; whether it's a Fun Center or Sports Event. If the sites listed below are not near you, check your local counter part.
NY Yankees: 
http://www.milb.com/tickets/form.jsp?formid=donation&formcode=form&sid=t586&section=team4

LA Lakers:
http://www.nba.com/lakers/community/donation_request

Fort Collins, Co - Fort Fun:
http://www.fortfun.biz/images/fundraisers/FF_donationrequest.pdf 

Batavia, IL - Funway
http://funway.com/funway-donation-request/ 

Fort Wayne, IN - SkyZone
http://www.skyzone.com/Portals/0/fortwayne/Updated%20Donation%20Request%20Form.pdf