Save the date for our 40th Annual Live & Silent Auction will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 6:00 pm at the The Ballroom at the Westside. You can bid on items on-line by visiting our Bidpal webpage clicking here: West Chester PlaySchool Auction
What is a Silent Auction?
Our biggest fundraiser.
Goods and services are donated and put up for bid with a starting and raising minimum.
Attendees are assigned bidder numbers used to place anonymous bids on the items.
Bidding closes at a set time, and the highest bidder "wins" the item.
Food, drinks and the opportunity to socialize with adults (NO CHILDREN ALLOWED.
How do we get items for the auction?
Each Playschool family is required to bring in (at least) five donations.
Each donation should have a minimum value of $50.
A mail campaign is sent by Playschool to previous donors, businesses catering to children, and corporations.
How does a Playschool family get donations?
Each family is provided with an auction packet to assist in obtaining donations.
Ask friends, family, stores where you shop, services you use.
A sponsorship of $50 and up counts as a donation, and provides advertising in the Auction program for the sponsor.
Your own time and talents (painting a child's bedroom, making a dessert a month for a year, babysitting, teaching a cooking class) can be used as a donation.
Put together a theme related basket such as a rainy day basket, wine and cheese basket...
If all else fails, ask for help. There are many families who can provide ideas and inspiration for getting donations, and you can follow-up on the letters sent in the mail campaign. If you bring in the donation, you get the credit, even if the original solicitation came from Playschool.
All items MUST be new.
Why is it necessary to have an Auction?
Playschool is a cooperative without financial support from any church, government or other organization. The money we raise keeps our school operating.
As a cooperative, our goal is to work together to create a nurturing and caring environment in which our children learn and grow. The money we raise together as a group perpetuates this philosophy.
What are my responsibilities?
Getting your donations! Each family must get (at least) five donations and/or sponsors with a $50 minimum value.
Helping to set up on the day of, run things the night of, and/or clean up after the Auction.
Bringing family, friends and donors to the Auction!!!!!!!!!!