Great Donation Ideas 


  1. In-home chef dinner
  2. Backstage Access/Tour for a concert, show, or other event
  3. A walk-on role in a movie or TV show
  4. Shadow a director/producer/ set designer or engineer
  5. Breakfast, lunch or coffee with a celebrity, CEO, author, dignitary or elected official
  6. Private lesson/session with an expert or celebrity
  7. One-day, one week or summer internship at your place of business – “Beauty Editor for a day”
  8. Exclusive Viewing spots for NYC events (Thanksgiving Day Parade, New Year’s Eve)
  9. Behind the scenes tours at NY landmarks, companies, museums, universities or any other spot where access is not granted to the general public
  10. Hotel and vacation home stays
  11. Tickets to a movie premiere, screening or Film Festival
  12. Table reservation at Rao’s
  13. TV shows and Talk Show Tapings
  14. Dress Rehearsals
  15. Fashion Week Access
  16. Movie or TV Set Visits
  17. Meeting with an agent (literary, casting, etc.)


  1. Private wines or other beverage tasting
  2. Cooking lesson in a home or at a restaurant or cooking school
  3. Restaurant gift certificates – neighborhood restaurants you frequent and Zagat rated
  4. Gift Certificates to popular afterschool teen eateries (i.e. Chipotle, diners, burger joints)
  5. Gift certificates to coffee bars, tea shops, bakeries frozen yogurt, candy stores, cheese and other gourmet shops
  6. A beverage sponsor who will supply alcohol for Gala Reception – 300 guests
  7. Dad’s Night Out at a local bar or restaurant
  8. Mom’s Night Out at a local bar or restaurant


  1. Rental car vouchers
  2. Airline tickets
  3. Airline Miles
  4. Private Jet trip
  5. Private helicopter trip or tour
  6. Boat ride or Tour
  7. Romantic Getaways
  8. Family Weekend Getaways
  9. Tickets for Theater, Concerts & Dance Performances
  10. Comedy Clubs
  11. Jazz and other music venues
  12. Tourist Activities in NYC – museum passes, attractions, tours, Madame Tussaud’s, Top of the Rock, Skating at Rock Center, Grayline Bus Tour
  13. Tourist Activities in other cities
  14. Sporting Event Tickets (especially suites): US OPEN, Yankees, Giants, Mets, Jets, Rangers, Knicks, Nets, Super Bowl, World Series, Golf- out of town sports teams welcome (Boston, Philly, LA, San Fran, etc.)


  1. Memberships to health clubs
  2. Yoga Classes, Spin Classes
  3. Personal training sessions
  4. Rounds of Golf
  5. Biking
  6. Massages, facials, manicures, pedicures, day spa
  7. Hair cut & color, Makeovers, Cosmetic consultation/lesson


  1. Summer Camp – performing arts, chess, science (sleep away & day camps)
  2. Teen Fashion Consultation and Clothes Party
  3. Academic Tutoring
  4. Test Prep
  5. Art, Vocal, Instrumental & Drama lessons, classes & coaching
  6. College Counseling & Essay Help
  7. Movie tickets
  8. Toy Store gift cards
  9. Certificates to Music and Art Supply Stores
  10. Certificates to Dancewear stores
  11. Parties; Bowling, Rock Climbing, Billiards, Ping Pong, Trapeze
  12. Theme Park tickets


  1. Design & Creative Services
  2. Free ad in a national or local publication
  3. Website or graphic design services
  4. Certificates for home appliances
  5. Family & child & pet photography and portrait services
  6. Adult education classes
  7. Magazine subscriptions
  8. Professional Organizers
  9. Apartment Makeovers
  10. Architect and Interior Design services
  11. Contractor, electrician, plumber, carpentry, and painter services

– OR- Cash donation to help cover auction expenses!

What does NOT sell well?

  • Gift certificates for only a percentage off an item or service or requirement to buy to get a discount.
  • Autographed merchandise

NOTE: PLEASE do not go out and purchase a gift card to be sold at the auction as it may sell for less than you paid!  Please make a direct cash donation to help offset auction expenses instead.

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