I have heard several people talking about the Baskets they do for fundraising. I have thought about adding a Basket Raffle aspect to our Annual Silent Auction this coming fall... I would love to hear peoples ideas on Themed Baskets!
I just found a whole bunch of ideas for baskets here. I was checking out the Plus Membership tools. If you click on the Learn how Plus can help line, then the bonus tools line on the next page, then the "suggested auction items" under Sample Forms & Tools, you'll find a ton of ideas. You'll also find donation letters and thank you letters and pretty much anything else you can think of.
RE: Basket Auction Ideas
10 years 4 months ago #79198
There is lots of free information on this site. Click on "search message boards" to the left of the screen. Type in "basket ideas" or "auction themes" or "themed baskets", you'll get so many posts with answers already.
Here is a repost of something I took from this site. We just had our auction and made over 2000. Not the exact same as below but we didn't have 315 baskets either
We had great success with our theme basket auction! We had each classroom do a basket and then opened it up to families and the community. We has 315 baskets valued between $75.00 and 125.00. I was so much fun! Here are some of our themes:
1. Arts and Crafts: Paint, Markers, Crayons, Scissors, Easel, Construction Paper, Craft Kits...
2. Movie Night: Popcorn, DVD's, Gift Cards to Blockbuster, Big Pillows....
3. Baking Basket: Cookie Cutters, Cookie Sheets, Pot Holders, Cookbooks, Rolling Pin, Measuring Cups...
4. Day at the Pool: Floats, Sunscreen, Flip Flops, Pool Toys, Beach Towels...
5, Pasta Basket: Various Pastas, Pasta Bowl, Colander, Pasta Sauces, Gift Card to Italian Rest....
6. Ice Cream Basket: Ice Cream Toppings, Bowls, Gift Catd to Ice Cream Parlor...
19. Book Basket:
Any kind of Childrens Books, Book Markers, Gift Card to Book Store...
20. Book Basket:
Any kind of Adult Book, Gift Certificate to Book Store, Reading Lamp- Staff did this basket.
21. Pamper Me Basket :
Bath Products, Tub Pillow, Relaxing Music, Gift Certificate to Nail Manicure or Message....
22. Sports Basket: Sports Tickets, Water Bottles, Bat, Ball, Hats, Golf Balls, Tees, Folding Chair...
23. Candle Basket: Various Candles, Lighter, Candle Holders...
24. Snack Attack: Chips, Nuts, Bowls, Gift Certificates for Pizza, Candy....
25. Chocolate Lovers Basket:
Any kind of chocolate candy, hot chocolate, Gift Certificates to Candy Shop....
We found parents really liked to get gift cards- Many classes we made 2 or 4 baskets per class. We supplied each student with a letter (class specific and with additional ideas) and we also had a landry basket in each room for collection. We had 2 weeks to bring in items- teachers would call when their baskets were full!
I had a team of 8 people who came in and we made 103 in one day- we packed the baskets, cellophaned with a shrink wrap gun, and added bows!
We then continued to make additional baskets with items from school families and the community!
We were able to make over $24,000.00 on our theme basket event! Good Luck!
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