Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Laurelhurst Elementary School On-Line Auction Open For Bidding

Laurelhurst Elementary School's annual on-line auction, the largest fundraiser of the year put on by the PTA,  is open for bidding until March 10th. 

The eBay style online auction s open to all friends, neighbors and family. One-hundred percent of auction proceeds are reinvested back into the school to support programs including music, art, technology, tutors and more.

One of the coordinators told the Blog Staff:

We invite the community to participate in our annual on-line auction which is investment in our school's art and music programs for students.  
For over 15 years, the auction has raised funds to support reading, technology and math tutors for our students, provide classroom supplies, and invest in educational programming designed to enrich the experience of each student who walks through the doors of our public elementary school.  
Each year, parents, community members and local businesses come together to donate and purchase unique items and experiences to raise over 70% of the PTA's operating budget which flows directly to the students at Laurelhurst Elementary in the form of tutors, programs and supplies. 

The benefits to our students and our community can't be defined simply by a dollar amount raised or the number of programs funded. The involvement of our community in this important fundraiser creates greater, long-term benefits for our neighborhood and our schools.

The items offered for purchase at the auction include a wide array of finds from eclectic oddities to time-honored traditions and everything in between. Maybe you're interested in a Whidbey Island getaway or a kayaking experience on Lake Union. How about dinner at your favorite local restaurant or tickets to see your favorite team play? There's even a guided mushroom walk in the Cascades for fungi enthusiasts. 
Great neighbors and local businesses coming together to generously donate their time, talent and treasures instilling a sense of close-knit community that is truly unique to our neighborhood and a big part of what makes this corner of Seattle so special. With your bid, not only do you have the chance of winning some great items, but you are also helping Laurelhurst Elementary School to continue to provide so many opportunities that make Laurelhurst so great. 

Over 300 items are available to bid on, many donated from local, neighborhood businesses including:
  • Spa and beauty treatments
  • Sports Memorabilia, included signed Russell Wilson, Dwaine Wade, and Reggie Bush jerseys 
  • Gift certificates for lots of great restaurants 
  • Gift certificates for many local retailers 
  • Deals on many summer camps 
  • Lots of gym memberships & personal trainers 
  • Tickets to popular sports & entertainments events
  • Trips to Mexico, Seabrook, Snowbird, Whistler, and Vashon Island 



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