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In conjunction with the Street Fair, we will launch our annual online auction from May 15th-21st and hold a live raffle drawing on May 20th at the Street Fair. The online auction will feature an assortment of unique and exciting items as well as the always-popular teacher play dates. To make this year’s event a success, we need your help. Please consider reaching out to friends, family, business associates and others to seek donations for the auction and raffle. We are open to ANY and ALL ideas!
Some examples of items and experiences that have worked well in past years are:
Vacation Homes and Other Travel Opportunities
Time in vacation homes in the New York area, New England, the Caribbean, Florida, California, Colorado/Utah/Whistler ski areas, Mexico, Europe; Hotel stays or other travel packages that include special activities or access to exclusive venues; Airline tickets, frequent flyer mileage, or American Express reward points.
Personal One-of-a-Kind Services and Life Experiences
Exclusive catering and private dining experiences; Luxury goods and styling indulgences; Fashion Week exclusive events; portraiture and photography.
Cultural, Sports and Entertainment Events
Tickets and backstage/VIP passes to sold-out events; Professional sports tickets to baseball, football, basketball, tennis, or golf; Lessons given by professional athletes; Behind-the-Scenes & Tours to popular television shows, film, concert, recording studios.
Treats or Gift Certificates fromYour Favorite Specialty Store or Service
Gift certificates for popular NYC area restaurants, wine merchants, or fashion stores; Gift certificates for spas and salons; Health club memberships; Items and activities for children: Photography, videography, special visits/exhibits, entertainment, and classes; Vintage wine, champagne, and luxury gift baskets.
Artwork & Collectibles
Paintings, prints, sculpture, photography, ceramics by known artists; Collectibles such as antiques, fine jewelry, or coins.
If you have an item that you think would be terrific for the auction or raffles, or know someone outside the WMS community who would like to donate, please submit the Donation Suggestion Form by April 21st to the front desk at either location; by fax at 212-240-0681, or to the Donations Committee Chair: Elizabeth Alfano firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that certain items, such as vacation homes, are only eligible to be won by WMS families. If you have an item to donate that you would like to restrict to WMS families only, please contact our auction committee chair Elizabeth Alfano email@example.com
Proceeds from this year’s street fair provide support for the ongoing operation and programs at The Washington Market School. Your generous donations and contributions strengthen our school community on a daily basis. WMS has been an integral part of our beloved neighborhood since the school was founded in 1976 by Ronnie Moskowitz.