How to Donate a Good or Service

What can you contribute to auction off at this extraordinary event? Could you teach, repair, entertain, bake? Share your talent in other ways? We’ll have the ever-popular dinners, group activities, lessons, services and select items that need a new home. Contact your favorite merchants to ask for donations. If you love a place, others will, too. Email [email protected] to get a copy of the donation request letter to give to the merchant or stop by our table in the lobby.

If you need help brainstorming or refining the details of your offering, contact Carolyn Gimbrone at [email protected]. She’s ready to help.

You can email your donation details to [email protected] by April 15, sooner is better.


  • a thorough description
  • value of the item or service
  • time and date for any events (setting this in advance is a good idea!)
  • the number of places or offerings
  • photos: We can include several photos of each item. Use a plain background for best results. If you need help taking photos, let us know as soon as possible.
  • If you have a firm minimum bid requirement, please let us know. In general, we open bidding at 1/3 to 1/2 of the item’s value to promote active bidding.

We will contact you about the timing to drop off your items. Space is very tight in the meetinghouse, so please don’t drop anything off until we ask.


As always, [email protected] is the place to ask your questions! Or see any member of the Auction Committee: Robin Byrne, Susan Gabriele, Jennifer Klee, Chris Larson, Stan McMillen & Nancy Papas.