The Lafayette Elementary PTA auction supports the great programs and resources that help our children succeed at school. It cannot be done without YOUR help!
DONATIONS. Donations are needed.Think you don’t have anything to donate? Things that do well at the auction include experiences, services, and gift cards. There are some other donation ideas below.
TICKETS. Are you a season ticket holder to the ballet, symphony, theater, or one of our Seattle sports teams? Donate a pair to raise big bucks.
MARKETABLE SKILLS. Do you have a friend, neighbor or family member who has a really cool job or hobby? Would they be willing to donate a few hours to educate others on what they do? Just donating 3-4 hours is plenty. Behind the scenes at a bakery, government office, or sports club house? Cool! Private lessons for golfing, snowboarding, knitting, or dancing.
ARE YOU CONNECTED. Do you have connections to get some really cool technology donated? XBOX, iPad, Wii, iPhone, Kindle or Nook? Help get us plugged in and raise money for Lafayette PTA.
TIME TO EAT. Do you like to cook or do you know someone who owns a restaurant or catering business? Can you teach someone to make something special? Restaurant gift cards are always a hit too! What else can be said? Lafayette parents love to eat.
FAMILY GETAWAYS. Does your vacation home or timeshare? Why not donate the weekend to the auction?
GIFT CARDS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME DONATIONS. Any sort of gift card (even at lower denominations) is welcome. These will be part of the silent auction; either individually or as part of a package or used as raffle and game prizes.
BASKETS OF GOODNESS. Exciting gift baskets with inventive themes are always great sellers! Buy a basket and fill it up for a great donation which will get lots of attention!
Donation/Procurement Team – fill out online donation forms, visit businesses and request donations. This is easier than you think. You will be trained, given a script, a list of businesses to visit, and forms to drop off! Contact Tracy White to get involved.
VOLUNTEER. Volunteer to help make your auction a success. We need help setting up; help moving art; help cashiering; hosting; cleaning, etc, etc. A small army is needed for setup and for the night of the event.
DESSERT DASH. Dessert Dash Team helps to procure desserts from various bakeries, handles picking up donated desserts, and setting up the dessert table for the event. Erika Stromberg is leading the charge and is looking for help!
BID & BUY. Auction items (live and silent), Teacher Experiences and Class Art Projects will all be listed here as they come in.
Class Art Projects: These art project are auctioned off during the live auction and last year they brought in over $10,000! Classroom parents should be contacting you to start your classroom art project soon. Contact Renée Antezana for more information or if your classroom needs help.