Ask your local grocery store for a couple of gift certificates. Most chains love to support the local school or church. But don't forget the small guys either. Your locally owned market or ethnic market are often happy to donate as well.
While we all want to win the exclusive vacation, not everyone can afford the grand prize. Make sure and provide opportunites for those on a tighter budget to participate as well; they are also part of your community and often contribute by volunteering etc. Make your event inclusive by having a number of donations under $20. Every pizza parlor would love to get their name out there by supplying a couple certificates for a free pizza. And who doesn't like pizza? Pearl Bids supports multiple winners on the same bidsheet, so there is no need to crowd the table with duplicate bid sheets.
Have people bid to have their daughter or son be principal for a day. Of course ask your principal if they are OK with the idea first! The child will get to follow the principal on their rounds and maybe even get to call some of the shots. What child would not like that? Often the principal will host a special lunch - anything from pizza to sitting inthe staff room can be a treat.
Do you have a principal who can substitute teach for a day? Ask them to sub a class for one of their teachers for a day. This fundraiser works well at elementary schools where parents love to give their favorite teacher the day off. Do you want to go really go all out? Throw in a baseball ticket or a spa day for the teacher. This item goes for big bugs each year.
Get to know your community!
Is there anyone who played in a professional ball? Ask them if they will to volunteer 1 or 2 hours to do a private training for a talented student or kid. Most former professional athletes will love to be asked .. and it is a unique and exciting experience for the kids. Will your athlete hold several sessions so that several families can win this exciting package? Pearl Bids supports multiple winners without duplicating the donation.
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Pearl Bids silent auction manager is the perfect tool to easily set up, keep track, and run your silent auction.
Scroll through the feature slides or watch some of the how-to videos to see for yourself why our customers continue to use Pearl Bids year after year for all of their silent auction events.
*The original downloadable Pearl Bids is available as an alternative for those who do not have wifi access at their event.