To make this annual fundraiser a success, here are some ways to donate:
Suggestions for Cabaret Auction Services and Item Donations
Share your creative output: Hand-crafted items
Hand crafted jewelry
Paintings – oil or watercolor
Lessons: Bridge; Knitting, crochet or other needlework; kayaking; using a computer program (like Word or Adobe Photoshop), juggling, playing a musical instrument or sight singing, golf, tennis, do-it-yourself home repairs.
Hosted Themed Dinners/Meals:
Ethnic or International: Italian, French, German, Mexican, Indian, Middle Eastern, Persian, Chinese
Holiday (at your home or delivered to the buyer’s home): Valentine’s Day, Easter Brunch, St. Patrick’s Day dinner
Progressive Dinner (organized by several households)
Picnic for a Sunday Concert in the Park
A mystery dinner party
A meal organized around a particular ingredient (e.g., chocolate)
Other Social Events (either on a specific date or to TBA for small groups)
An evening of charades, bridge, Trivial Pursuit, (or other game) with refreshments
Tickets to a play or concert.
Tickets to a football, baseball or basketball game.
Pool (swim) party
Sharks and Hustlers: A Pool tournament (if you have a table)
Dancing to the music of (pick your favorite era)
Special Event Extravaganza (host a party around watching a special event, like the Oscars, the Kentucky Derby, the Super Bowl).
An evening of poetry, storytelling or play reading.
Baskets of Delicious Goodies: Teas, chocolates, wines, homemade jams, cookies. Themed baskets (e.g., Italian or French delicacies)
A plate of cookies each month for a year.
A loaf of bread each month for a year.
Or bring your specialty for sale or auction the night of the auction.
Lead a hike in your favorite area (supply snacks or box lunch)
A day on the river (in a canoe, a kayak)
Lead a historic walk through a cemetery or a neighborhood.
Other Service Items
Baby sitting or overnight child care
Plant care while you’re on vacation
Handyman/woman chores or Yard work or gardening assistance/design