Saturday, February 7, 2009

Silent Auction Items

My sister is a social worker for Youth Assistance, she works in the Huron Valley schools system. Last week, in order to raise some much needed funding, her branch of Youth Assistance hosted 'Taste of the Valley' at Baker's of Milford.

Many of the local restaurants get involved in the community outreach by offering samples of their restaurant's famous foods- hence... a Taste of the Valley. A $20 entrance donation allowed me to sample extremely yummy food from almost 20 restaurants, I could purchase raffle tickets to win prizes and gift certificates or I could place bids on silent auction items.

I attended last year, and having been able to see what many of the auction items looked like, I was pretty sure that I could handle creating one or two myself for this year's event.

I put together two packages from some of my freebies!

A Jello fun package (including a silicone baking tray) worth $60.

And a Glade fragrance package worth $100.

I was super excited to learn that each of my auction items raised $60 (=$120)! Yay!

It is funny, I only 'bought' these items because they were FREE (actually I made more than $20 by purchasing these items) but they were able to be used to raise money for a wonderful cause!

Youth Assistance's Mission Statement:
To strengthen youth and families and to reduce the incidence of delinquency, abuse and neglect through community involvement.

... it definitely takes a village to raise a child!