Tickets. Gift cards. Services. Classes. Soliciting auction items is easier than you think. Scroll down to complete an online donation form or print a few donation forms (click here and bring them with you everywhere you go). Most businesses have been asked before so they will likely have an email address or person for you to contact. Some will sign the form on the spot! Thanks in advance and please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or ideas.
HELP FOR WRITING EMAIL SOLICITATIONS
Here's an email you can customize and cut and paste to send to anyone you know who might have something to donate - tickets, food, wine, vacation home, unique services, gift cards, etc.
To whom it may concern,
I'm reaching out today with a special request. My child is a student at Hunter College High school, one of the top public schools in New York City, and I'm hoping you'll consider donating an [auction item] to this wonderful cause. And this opportunity will generate great exposure for [your business] to reach more than 400 engaged, loyal, and active NYC parents.
Here's a summary of the event and an auction donation form with more information:
Who: 400+ parents and faculty of Hunter College High School
What: Cocktails, buffet dinner, silent auction, live auction, raffle
Where: Ideal Pop Up, 9 West 8th St, New York, NY 10011 (next door to the Marlton Hotel)
When: Friday, April 5, 6:00 pm
Why: Support Hunter College High School*
* Hunter is one of the most exceptional public schools in the country serving more than 1,200 socioeconomically diverse gifted students. As a public school, Hunter constantly faces an uncertain funding environment and really tight budgets. Money raised at the Annual Benefit helps pay for teacher development, science, math and art supplies, college fairs and upgrades to facilities as well as extracurricular activities such as sports, music, theater, student publications and more than 100 student-run clubs.
Let me know if you're interested—we're looking to finalize all participants by March 1.
An Evening in Paris
2019 HCHS PTA Auction
Friday, April 5, 2019 6-9 PM
Ideal Pop Up
9 West 8th Street
New York NY 10011
Hunter College High School PTA
71 East 94th Street
New York NY 10128
The Hunter College High School PTA (the “PTA”) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and your donation is deductible for tax purposes in accordance with Federal tax laws. (TAX ID # 13-3236281)