2018 Annual Fundraising Auction and Dinner

Tahoma UU Congregation and Vashon Island Unitarian Fellowship

Saturday, November 3, 2018, 5:00 – 8:30 p.m.

at Tahoma Unitarian Universalist Congregation

Our Second Annual TUUC/VIUF Auction will be held on Saturday, November 3 from 5:00 – 8:30 p.m. at Tahoma UU Congregation. This is our most important fundraiser of the year, and we look forward to having you join us and supporting our congregation in a big way.

5:00—6:30 p.m. Sipping Time and Silent Auction

6:30—8:00 p.m. Dinner and Live Auction

8:00—8:30 p.m. Dessert Dash

It will be a fun evening!

Tickets will be available after worship service on Sunday. Suggested minimum donation for dinner and auction admission is $15 in advance, and $20 at the door. Please encourage your friends and neighbors to join us for this fun event!

We would like to have everyone participate by donating something to sell at the auction. Can you bake something extravagant? Provide a service? Have a dinner party/lunch/brunch? You might also reach out to some of the businesses you frequent such as your hairdresser, barber, or your favorite restaurant, etc. to solicit a donation of services that would be a tax deduction to the business, as well as advertising for the business to congregation members of both Tahoma UU Congregation and Vashon Island Unitarian Fellowship.

Some additional suggestions to inspire you:

Social Events – Can you host a dinner or something casual like a taco dinner, beer and football, picnic in the park, boat ride, wine tasting, hot tub party or other opportunity for TUUC/VIUF members and friends to gather.  Remember, some families may appreciate kid-friendly fun.

Services – Are you a handyman/woman? Can you drive someone to the airport? Can you offer a home appraisal? Can you donate housecleaning, child-care, or gardening services?

Food – Always popular are meals, produce baskets, gift baskets with food or wine themes, restaurant gift certificates, jam and jelly baskets, homemade pies delivered on order. Many individuals and groups have offered a delivered meal for four to a busy family, or a monthly delivery of a dessert or homemade bread.

Gift Baskets –Ideas include:  gardening basket, chocolate basket, spa basket, game night basket, baskets for children (with age range identified.)

Entertainment – Restaurant coupons, theater tickets, movie tickets, performance by musical groups at special events.

Then there’s always – Gardeners in our midst who enjoy plants. Many have decorative pillows or art to donate. Some are ready to pass lightly used exercise equipment to someone with fresh inspiration. Vacation homes, or time share weeks are always a treat!

For this major fundraiser supporting our congregation, please keep donations to a minimum bid of $25. Donation forms should be returned by Sunday, October 28, 2018, so we can prepare our auction catalog. Donation forms are available at the church at the rear of the sanctuary or online, Auction November 3 2018 Donation Form and can be returned in the basket by the donation forms or emailed to Admin@TahomaUU.com.