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2014 Ultimate Donation List

10 years 3 months ago #165402 by Rita V.
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California Mom - I believe it just came in the mail about 2 weeks after I applied.
10 years 3 months ago #165400 by California Mom
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For those that have been approved by Atlantis in Reno, how did you hear back from them? We're about 250 miles from Reno, so this would be a great item for us, but I haven't heard back from them.
10 years 3 months ago #165399 by jennik24
A BIG THANK YOU for having this site as a go to!!!! Our 10th Annual Auction Trivia was this past friday and our best ever!!!! Here is our list:

54th Street Restaurant Two $20 gift cards
A & R Paints & Crafts $25 gift certificate
Ace Hardware Gift cards 2- $25 gift certificates /Fincham’s
Ace Hardware Bucket of supplies
Adeline Amen
Alfonzos Pizzeria gift certificate/$28.91 (Family Special)
American Eagle $25 gift card
American Eagle $25 gift card
American Girl (Marie-Grace doll) $110 is the value
Atlantis Casino Resort Spa Reno, Nev. 3 Night stay value $300
Bella Milano $25
Blue Harbor Resort & Spa certificate for half price
Cardinals 2 – tickets
Cardinals 2 – tickets
Cassen’s Chrysler $ 100 Gift
Casey’s Gen. Store $50 gift card and 4 free large pizzas
Cheese cake Factory $25 value(2)
Chelsea Piers/NY $60 gift card
Chicago Bears
Chicago Cubs Popcorn Tin
Children’s Book by Jan Brett
Cracker Barrel 2 free dinners
Dairy Queen Ice Cream cake
Darrell Wittenberg
Debbie Wittenberg
Tim Wittenberg
Dennis & Lori Daiber $50 Porters Gift Cert. & Triad Gift Basket ($75 Value)
Disney World (4 one day passes) $496 Value
Double Tree by Hilton (one night stay & Bfst for 2)
Drury 1 night stay
Eckert’s One Kid’s Cooking Class
Edible Arrangements Gift Card $15 Value
Edison's gift card $20
Edna Meier Plant
Fazolli’s 10-Spaghetti dinners
FCB box full of goodies
Fudpuckers $50 gift cert
GCS Credit Union Gift Basket
Grand Country Music Hall in Branson 4 complimentary tickets Value per ticket is $71.42
Grimm & Glory 2 Florist
The Oller Family
Heather DiRosa
Highlights for children 2-1 year magazine subscriptions $140
Holiday Inn Express 1 free night stay $110 value
Holiday World Splashin Safari – 2 tickets $90 value
Illinois Railway Museum 2-one-day Family Pass Value $38-$50
Jim Lyons $50 Donation
Jim Walls & Family
JM Motors (Ryan Kaffer) $150 Car Detail, $100 Donation
Jewelry by Pink Calyx $50 gift card
Kelli Davidson Basket
Keurig Coffee
Karen & Alan Kilzer
Kathy Brumm
Klutch club $50 value
Kohl’s Grant $500
Laura Thomas Partylite
Legoland Free Child Admission
Levo & Donohoo LLC 2 Repertory Theatre passes
Linda Craig
Little Gym of Edwardsville 2 camp passes
Lottawatta Creek Restaurant/FVH $20 gift card
Lynn Fitzgerald
L.W.M.L Sweets for a year
Main Attraction 1 blouse value $48
Magic House 8 free admission
Mark & Cindy Ponce
Market Basket $20 gift card
Metro East Lutheran High School Gift Basket
Minnesota Zoo 4 admission & Parking Passes value $86
Missouri Botanical Garden 4 passes $32 value
Oak Brook Golf Club 2-18 hole during week days
Otter Box Free Case for phone value at $60
Panera Bread Company (bagels for a year)
Peel Pizza $25 gift cert.
Pelican Beach Resort, 4 nights, Destin Florida
Penny Schuessler 4 pies
Pere Marquette $50 towards restaurant
Porters Steakhouse $50
Portrait Innovations $100 gift certificate
Prescription Plus 2- $10 gift certificates
Raging Rivers Water-park 2- one day passes value of each is $25.70
Ram’s Autograph poster w/shirt (Laurinatis)
Ripley’s Believe it or not (Branson) 2-admissions value $36
Robert Munsch
Ruth Schmitt Painting
Schlafly Brewery Tour VIP Brewery and Tasting $100 value
Schnucks gift card $25
Science Center 2 VIP passes $70 value
Scott & Shawndel Rose
Sea World/Orlando 4 admissions $368 value
Sea World Aqiatica 4 passes $235 value
Shedd Aquarium Four general admission tickets
Silver Dollar City 2 passes value $120
Six Flags 2-one day tickets to Six Flags, St. Louis
Spin City, Troy, IL 5 admissions
St. Louis City Museum 1 admission
St. Paul’s Pre School 3’s Gift Basket
St. Paul’s Pre School 4’s Gift Basket
St. Paul’s Grade K-4 class Gift Basket
St. Paul’s Grade 5-8 class Shopping Spree Basket
Studio 11 styling lab $300 value
Subliminal Gift basket
Super Valu $25 gift card
Ted Fedder
The Cup Bakery $20
The Eggemeyers
The Flower Basket Gift Basket
The Kaffer Family
The Moore Family Handmade wooden Rocking Horse
The Schnoeker’s
The Wittenberg Family
Time Out $25 gift
Triple Lakes Golf Course, Milstadt, IL 18 holes for four with cart
Unger Eye Care Sunglasses
Urban Chestnut Gift Card & Beer Donation
Walgreen’s $20 gift card
WalMart Corp. Grant $500
Wehrenberg Theatre’s 4 passes
World Aquarium (city museum) value 2 passes/$130 value
YMCA/Edwardsville 1 year subscription($300)

I was told by many this was the funnest and best trivia and silent auction they have ever been to. We are located 20 minutes from St. Louis Mo and had donations from across the country. I would not recommend trading any type of donation given, companies do not intend for you to give gifts away. We had a 3 night stay to Atlantis Resorts and even though we are far far away from that location it went very well in the silent auction! Good luck to all!!!
10 years 3 months ago #165398 by Susan
Replied by Susan on topic Re:2014 Ultimate Donation List
I wouldn't trade either. Doesn't seem right.
10 years 3 months ago #165397 by Kelly
Replied by Kelly on topic Re:2014 Ultimate Donation List
How do you get airline tickets donated? Most of the airlines say they do not donate to schools. Is it better to try travel agents?
10 years 3 months ago #165395 by fundraiser mom
Replied by fundraiser mom on topic Re:2014 Ultimate Donation List
One year we had 2 baskets left over (we only have raffles/baskets - no auction). We put them aside. A few months later I repackaged them into 1 basket (some smaller items had expired) and we raffled them off at a school picnic. I felt this was still used for the school. Maybe auctions are better suited to gathering items way out of their area but probably not in my case. That said, I live in NY and this is the first year I obtained Disney hopper passes - and I felt that there are enough people who might vacation in Florida for that to be reasonable. Private, high tuition schools might also have populations with deeper $-pockets so that makes sense to try to win prizes far away. I don't expect Gharadelli chocolate (San Francisco) to donate to us (NY) - though I would LOVE it if they did - so I don't apply there. I think this is a great vehicle for people like us to chat and learn. The downside for companies that donate is that they become inundated with requests and wind up limiting their donations/geographic areas (e.g., Green Mountain, Pearl Paradise, etc.). Last year I tried unsuccessfully to obtain a donation from Vermont Teddy Bear. But, they likely donated TONS of their teddy bears to Hurricane Sandy victims in our area. I try to keep that big picture in mind as well. If you swap donations, hope you are not offended by this thread - just food for thought. Feel free to share a different opinion.
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