Putting the FUN in FUNdraiser, there are a few in the works for #RockOnRay.
Melody and I have been working on putting together a “Chinese Auction” aka “Tricky Tray”, “Basket Raffle”, “Gift Auction”, “Brown Bag Auction”. For those of you who don’t know what that is, it’s similar to a raffle; the difference being: A raffle has multiple prizes, there is one “hat” from which tickets are drawn, but in a Chinese auction each prize has its own “hat”. This allows ticket buyers to choose which prize to focus on, as opposed to having a first, second, third, etc. prize.
What A Chinese Auction Looks Like
Melody and I have gathered a lot of cool donations for the Chinese Auction already, which include:
- Little Italy Restaurant & Pizzeria – Pizza Shop – gift certificate
- Two Chefs Souparee – gift certificate
- 4 Hours of house cleaning service – gift certificate
- Precious Moments Disney Princess Shadow Box collection
- Aye Chihuahua Figurine Collection
- Hallmark DAV1423 Orange Harley Davidson Gas Tank Bookends
- Di Vinci bracelets and charms.
- Variety of purses and handbags.
- Variety of perfumes.
- Fancy Candles.
- Fancy chocolate bars.
- Samsung 50″ tv.
- Chia pets
Chinese Auction Prize Basket Ideas
The number and value of baskets that come in, as well as entertainment, etc. play a large part on the venue location. Not to mention, making sure that we’re allowed to do it. I don’t think there will be any problems if we can find a 501C organization that will sponsor the event. I’m open to suggestions.
Proceeding with a can-do attitude, everything will fall into place, it’s the law of attraction. In the meantime, as the powers that be are at working on the big picture, we’ll focus on the smaller detail of collecting baskets.
Just about anything can be donated for baskets. You may have miscellaneous items at home that you can’t organize into a sensible basket, but that’s ok, considering others will be donating odds and ends as well.
Maybe you’re like me, and you found a sale you couldn’t resist and now find you have stuff that you’ve been wondering what the hell were you thinking.
How about that gift you’ve wanted to regift, but you can’t remember who gifted it to you in the first place. Here’s a safe way to gift it away, unless of course it was Melody or I that gave it to you. If it was from me, I’ll be more thoughtful next time.
Artsy? Great, make something. Whatever your talent, throw it into the ring, it can be used.
There have been promises of baskets, and donations, and I will do my best to update the list as items come in.
Please take a look at the baskets on my Pinterest board for inspiration, but don’t be afraid if you find that you’ve thought outside the box, unique and interesting isn’t a bad thing.
I’d like to also give out swag bags, so nobody will leave the event empty handed, so if you have a lot of something that would be fun to throw into the bag, that would mean a lot, as well.
There will be door prizes, we’ll find a place for everything to to have a purpose.
I hope everyone will get excited about having an a great cause as an outlet to get rid of some of your obsolete stuff, a reason to buy something that you see on clearance, a purpose to craft or spend some money that’s burning a hole in your pocket and because, like so many of us, you love Ray and inventing a valuable basket fills your soul with joy.