Porto Charities' Advocacy Auction Donations
What can be donated?
We are asked this question many, many times, and the answer is… almost anything! Just think… what would you bid on? Some items we would love to see; beach house property, tickets to a local college or professional sports event, theatre, a play or musical, jewelry, home-made items (bread, pastries, cakes, etc.), local school swag, a service your company may provide such as lawn care or house cleaning, photography session; the possibilities are endless!
We can combine several items to make a very desirable auction item! (For example, if you have a $20 Starbucks gift card, we could pair it with a Yeti tumbler from someone else and a $20 Potbelly gift card from another donor, etc.) That would make a great auction item!
Do you have any duplicate graduation gifts? What about something you received and just cannot use right now (maybe a purse or tool or kitchen appliance)? (Remember, it must be an unused item.) Do you have any gift cards laying around you are not planning on using? Send them our way! No gift is too small!
Some of the hottest selling items are: dinner for two or four at an area restaurant; foursomes for golf at an exclusive course; the use of season tickets for a game of the Nationals, Capitals, Wizards or Commanders; get-away weekends at a local bed and breakfast; you get the picture. And let us not forget donating wine, cheese, crackers, meats, etc. to make a fantastic wine basket or, in some cases, a great liquor basket with hard-to-find liquors or liqueurs.
If you are not sure and have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our Auction Chair at: Kim.Perry@portocharities.org.