As we enter the Holiday Season, we as parents, know that one of the greatest gifts we have been fortunate enough to give our children is a Westmark education. Our annual Gala helps to ensure that more children who need the Westmark experience in order to thrive are given the opportunity. All the proceeds from the Gala, with the exception of the paddle raises for specific purchases for Westmark, are used for tuition assistance.
The key to fundraising success for the Gala is obtaining fabulous Live and Silent auction items and this is where you come in!
Attached you will find a letter that explains the mission behind our Gala fundraising efforts, as well as paperwork we need completed for any donated goods or services.
We hope that in addition to contributing yourselves, you will take this letter and ask businesses that you frequent in your own neighborhoods for donations. If you are not comfortable making the "ask" yourself, please supply the name and address of the business along with any contact information you may have to the Advancement Office and we will make sure it is taken care of. We are looking for donations from local restaurants, boutiques, spas, salons and any other vendor selling goods and services you feel would appeal to your fellow Westmark parents.
We request that the value of all donated goods be a minimum of $25. We cannot accept items such as free trials at a gym that anyone who walks in would be offered. We would, however, love a donation of time from your personal trainer!
In addition to business goods and services, we would LOVE to have the following as well:
• Time in a vacation home • Theater Tickets •
• Tickets to Sporting Events • Unique Tours and Experiences •
• TV Show Tapings • TV Show Walk Ons •
• Concert Tickets & Meet and Greets • Donations of Airline Miles•
• Hotel Gift Certificates • New Supreme Brand Clothing & Accessories •
• New Goyard Merchandise • New Designer Handbags and Wallets •
We are also bringing back our Amazon Wish List which is filled with items we feel would be a great fit for our silent auction. Items cover a broad range of interests and price points. All you need to do is pick the item, pay for it, and Amazon will deliver it to Westmark! We will fill out your donation paperwork...so it's a win/win!
Please check out our wish list today!
Thank you for taking the time to help make the 2018 Annual Gala "The Magic of Motown" an overwhelming success.
See you all on March 3rd!
Chair, Gala 2018