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 […]
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 […]
Here are some ideas to consider:
- 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
- Language lessons
- Instrument lessons
- Sewing, knitting, or crocheting
- Recording (oneself singing, making a podcast, making a movie, etc.)
- Interior design
- Astrology/Tarot reading
- 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
- Origami lessons
- Garden planning advice
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Weekend or week away at your cabin/condo/home
- Offer an Airbnb unit
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