Auction Committee

The auction committee plans and holds a yearly auction, an essential fundraising event for the church. Beginning with the 2021 auction, the auction committee has worked with an online auction platform. This committee works hard for 6 months of the year, meeting monthly for several months and switching to weekly meetings the month before the auction opening. Our committee consists of a fun and hard-working group of volunteers with a variety of skills including both computer and creative abilities. Leslie Laird and Laurie Thompson are Auction Co-Chairs. Other members include Kim Chappell, Kyki Bobotas, Carol LeCato, Susan Lithgoe, Evanna Morris, Sharron Nelson, and Sindy Pollard. Anyone with an interest and/or expertise in fundraising is always invited to join. Currently, we are planning a spring hybrid auction for May 2022, which will hopefully include an in-person ending celebration.

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Auction Committee

Auction Committee

Each year we plan an Auction fundraiser.

2023 Auction: UU Pot of Gold

Get your tickets now for the Auction Kick-off Event on Saturday, March 18th from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. at UUCL. How about your raffle tickets? They are also available on the GiveSmart website: […]

Travels Abound: 2022 Auction Time Is Fast Approaching!

2022 UUCL Auction Featuring the Destination Scavenger Hunt Friday evening, May 13th: Virtual Auction opens Bidding on items: May 13 through May 20th Celebratory finish: Sunday, May 22nd at the All-Church […]

Auction Committee

The auction committee plans and holds a yearly auction, an essential fundraising event for the church. Beginning with the 2021 auction, the auction committee has worked with an online auction […]

Donation Ideas:

Here are some ideas to consider:

  • Items:

    • Plastic beach bucket filled with art supplies for kids such as coloring books, Sculpy, PlayDoh, markers, crayons, colored paper, etc.
    • Plastic bucket filled with gardening supplies — seeds, trowel, fertilizer, plant marker sticks
    • Entertainment bucket — popcorn, snacks, DVD movie, playing cards
    • Easy-care planter filled with succulents
    • Wine rack with a couple bottles of wine
    • Gift certificate for local bookstore
    • GrubHub gift card
    • Cocktail ingredients with 2 glasses
    • Bottle of champagne with 2 champagne flutes
    • Spa Night bucket — nail polish, nail polish remover, cotton pads, nail files, cuticle oil, etc. OR bubble bath, body oil, soap, face mask, scrubber, etc.
    • Olive oil selection
    • Card game selection — Regular playing cards, Uno, Phase 10, etc.
    • Game night basket (Family): games and snacks (or pizza gift certificate)
    • Game night basket (adult): games, snacks, adult beverages
    • Baking basket: cookie cutters, mixes, etc.
    • Cooking basket: Cook book, pot holders, shelf stable ingredients, cutting board
    • Coffee/Tea Time basket: Tea/Coffee/Cocoa, syrups, cookies, mugs
    • Yoga/Meditation: Yoga mat, app subscription, oils
    • Car care: Wax, ice scraper, car soap, buff
    • Pet Care: treats, brush, shampoo, toys
    • Smores: graham crackers, chocolate (maybe different types)
    • Strike it Rich: Different scratch off lotto tickets
    • Fondue Fun: Fondue pot, melting chocolates, non-perishable dippers (pretzels, Oreos, etc.)
    • Grilling: Accessories, rubs, marinades
    • Family Craft Night: Instructions (or maybe a Zoom) for a family craft w/ all of the supplies
    • Valentine’s Day Basket: Wine, chocolates, décor
    • Ice cream sundae: Candies, syrups…everything but the ice cream!
    • Cereal Lover: All the fun cereals that you don’t normally buy…think cocoa puffs!
    • Home fitness: App subscription, resistance bands, foam roller
    • Houseplants & care items
    • Diversions: Puzzles, coloring books, Rubik’s Cube
  • Services:

    • Singing
    • Language lessons
    • Instrument lessons
    • Sewing, knitting, or crocheting
    • Recording (oneself singing, making a podcast, making a movie, etc.)
    • Interior design
    • Fitness/yoga
    • Astrology/Tarot reading
    • Crafting
    • Cooking lesson
    • How to write poetry/essays/memoirs/short stories
    • Pet sitting/animal care
    • House cleaning
    • Therapeutic massage
    • Family or pet photo taken outside
    • Landscaping, grass mowing or yard work
    • Clean and wax a car
    • Mending
    • Tutoring
    • Origami lessons
    • Garden planning advice
  • Dinners/food:

    • Consider a donation that supports local businesses and our church by purchasing a gift card to local restaurants, breweries or stores
    • Delivery of homemade muffins or cookies or bars or bread once a month for 3-12 months
    • Delivery of pastries, decorated cake, or other items for a holiday, such as Easter, first day of spring, birthday
    • Homemade soup delivery (or two or three)
    • Happy hour for 2
    • Homemade jam or preserves
  • Deliver Dinners to People’s Homes:

    • Tea party
    • Garden party
    • Italian dinner
    • Salmon dinner
    • Hungarian dinner
    • Shrimp & Grits
    • Taste of India
    • Comfort food
    • Soul food
    • Pancake breakfast
  • Zoom Education:

    • Cooking classes or demonstrations
    • Cooking demonstration — Everyone that bought it could get a kit with the ingredients, then the demonstration would be online
    • Providing resume advice
    • Tips to make your Zoom meeting more exciting
    • Crafting lessons
    • Language lessons
    • How to play an instrument
    • Singing lessons
    • How to scrapbook
  • Entertainment:

    • Zoom charades party
    • Online game night
    • Musical events — concert in your front yard
    • SongGrams delivered to the recipient of your choice
    • Christmas caroling to your house or someone you care about
    • Storytelling via Zoom by an amateur or professional storyteller, either for kids or adults
    • Bourbon or wine tasting — Donor could deliver kits to all the people who bought it, then do the tasting online
  • Physically Distanced Excursions/outdoors:

    • Hikes or biking in an interesting area with a picnic afterward
    • Physically distanced campfire in someone’s backyard. They supply the yard and fire pit, purchaser brings the s’mores, ghost stories, and whatever else
    • Host an outdoor party for kids, physically distancing in a park for an afternoon
    • Visit to Longwood Gardens
  • Vacations/lodging:

    • Weekend or week away at your cabin/condo/home
    • Offer an Airbnb unit

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