Going once, going twice, SOLD! The SRS spring auction is April 6-14!

Inflation has significantly impacted businesses that have supported St. Raphael School's annual auction in the past. The success of this year's annual fundraising auction (April 6-14) will depend on how well we can harness the skills and talents that exist within St. Raphael School and its community! Do you have a skill others might enjoy...cooking, painting, interior decorating, landscaping? Do you have Christmas presents that weren't quite right for you? These talents and treasures can help bring much-needed funds to the school. Scroll down for ideas! ⬇️
Monies raised from the auction will assist St. Raphael School with the increased operating costs resulting from staggering inflation costs. If you can contribute or help us collect items for the 2024 online auction, please contact the SRS Auction Committee or your class rep if you have an auction item idea by Monday, April 1st.
*** To solicit or recognize a donation, please provide a copy of Teri Dwyer's auction donation letter.

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Class and Individual Auction Donation Ideas

Services: (Individual items or hosting a virtual class (private or group))

  • Tailor/ Seamstress Work
  • Handmade jewelry
  • Yard Work (e.g. mulching, lawn mowing, power-washing)
  • Trash or large brush removal (anyone who has a pickup)
  • Donate snow plowing or shoveling
  • Childcare/Mother's Helper/Tutoring
  • Pet watching
  • Dog Washing
  • Car Washing
  • Painting- customized (portrait or landscape)
  • Painting - Children's room mural
  • Ride to or from school in a fire truck or police squad car
  • Honorary police academy training/ride-along for adult or child
  • Personal Training day
  • Homemade Food (e.g. dinner of the month club, dessert of the month club)
  • Gourmet cupcakes or cookies (perfect for birthday, Holy Communion or Graduation celebration!)
  • Christmas Decorating
  • Music Instruction
  • Virtual Cooking Class
  • Virtual Art Class
  • Virtual Jewelry Making Class
  • Virtual Birthday Party Coordinator


Merchandise: Ideas for class / group listings:

  • Vacation Home: Donate use of your vacation home.
  • Fire pit and s'mores fixings (could do multiple listings for this!)
  • Movie Night: Projector for outdoor movies & screen (could do multiple listings for this!)
  • A staycation package full of fun at-home activities. You might include items like a cozy robe, a bath bomb, backyard gardening supplies, food delivery gift certificates
  • Support Local Theme: Sampler of items or gift certificates to local businesses/ restaurants.
  • Tech Toys perfect for kids to play socially distanced.
  • Home Gourmet basket (kitchen appliances like stand mixers, immersion blenders, Dutch ovens, herb garden kits)
  • Summer fun basket (Sprinkler & outdoor fun activities)
  • Picnic kit
  • Class party including pizza, games and prizes
  • Backyard Camping (tent, BBQ grill)
  • Sweet Treats Basket
  • Lotto Ticket Basket
  • Amusements (amusement park, mini golf, zip-lining, lasertag, paintball)
  • Memberships: Some ideas include: Top-tier memberships to zoos, aquariums, museums, national parks, or symphonies can all be strong choices.
  • Signed memorabilia
  • Buy a teacher a day off (bidder chooses who gets time off)
  • A day out on the golf course (maybe for 2)
  • Tickets to an event
  • Skiing / tubing gift certificate
  • Photo shoot with professional photographer
  • Car emergency kit
  • Any sellable item (e.g. jewelry, candles)