Share Your Silent Auction Fundraising Ideas!

by Carrie with Children with 3 comments

The Hope Haven Children’s Clinic and Family Center is where our precious Molly goes for physical, occupational and speech therapy.  It’s a fantastic organization and is home to one of the country’s few Down Syndrome Centers.  I absolutely love it there and feel at home each time I step foot in the door.  And while the Down Syndrome spectrum specialization is what we need, Hope Haven also offers many more services.

Here’s some info from their site….

Hope Haven Children’s Clinic and Family Center, a nonprofit organization, serves children, young adults and families with a variety of educational, developmental and mental health needs.

Hope Haven provides care to a wide range of clients, including those with:

For the second year, I’m serving on the Sounds of Hope silent auction committee.  The event is on November 18, 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida.  As a committee, we’ve been brainstorming fundraising ideas…and I thought, what a better place to turn to for suggestions that you, my blog readers!

So….have you ever organized a silent auction?  What worked (or didn’t work) for you?  Do you have any fundraising or event logistics tips you’d like to share with me?   I’m open to any and all ideas….let’s hear them!

Interested in donating an item?  Email me –  Carrie at CarrieWithChildren dot com   Interested in making a monetary donation?  Great!  Just fill out the online form at Hope Haven’s site.


**I received no compensation for this post.  I’m a Hope Haven Sounds of Hope committee member and I’m interested in learning your thoughts about silent auction fundraisers!**


  • The Mommy

    I have done a Silent Auction for a March of Dimes fundraiser.

    See of there are any local artist that will donate pieces to auctioned off…sculptures, paintings,

    We also called local businesses and received TV’s, gift certificates, spa packages.

    Make you have a letter for any of the businesses requesting the donation…may need them for tax purposes.

    Good Luck!

  • Angie

    I would be more than happy to donate 6 Lassos to the fundraiser. Just let me know!!

    I have helped with several fundraisers for various organizations. What i have found to be the best items are items valued at $100+ (spa/salon certificates, restaurant certificates, program certificates (The Little Gym, martial arts academies, etc). People LOVE to purchase something at less or equal to face value if it is something they would be spending money on anyway. Unique items, artwork, handmades, etc. are good as well to help round out the silent auction selections, however they are more likely to purchase a certificate to a place where they are already a patron, or would like to try out.

  • Glenda Cates

    Hello, I am with Usborne Books and I would be happy to get you a Gift Certificate to Auction off or some books. You could even do a fundraiser with the books if you would like.