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Valentine’s Day Auctions Encourages Community Love for Your Club

Hosting a fundraising auction is a great way to increase traffic in your Club, boost funding, and get the entire community involved in your Club. Holidays in general are a great time to really encourage donations. Many Clubs have had great success hosting the same event year after year such as the Boys & Girls Clubs of Alaska with the Have a Heart Auction. They have come to understand the value of building relationships with various community members and how having a yearly event encourages loyal participation throughout the community.

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, Clubs are ready to make good use of the holiday through exciting fundraising events. On Club taking advantage is the Boys & Girls Club of the Tanana Valley. On Friday, February 13, 2015, the Club will hold its 23rd annual Have a Heart Auction at the Fairbanks Westmark Hotel in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Clubs nationwide host Have a Heart Auctions in order to make Valentine’s Day extra special for their Club
as well as their community. Members of the community purchase tickets for a small fee and make donations of auction items or even volunteer time to help with event preparations.

Clubs may choose to have live music, complimentary snacks and drinks, a full course meal or a simple dessert station. For the auction itself, you might chose to do a silent or live auction. Or why not try both! Auctions are great events because they can personalized by each Club in a variety of ways.

For your Club’s Valentine’s Day event, consider auctioning off items such as gift baskets, gift cards to local eateries and entertainment venues, and unique experiences that can be shared by two or more people. Some of these might include cooking classes hosted at the Club, ziplining, archery lessons, or dance classes that will get people moving!

Since Valentine’s Day is considered a romantic holiday, auctioning off gender neutral gift items is something to keep in mind. But your Club could also choose to offer gifts such as a grill set for him or a salon day for her.

Not sure what to auction off? Check out specialty shops in your area for local handcrafted candies and chocolates or original Native artwork. We also suggest utilizing exclusive coupon websites such as www.groupon.com. Coupon sites can help get the creative juices flowing or even allow you to get high end items for cheap!

What are some ways that your Club coordinates fundraising with holiday events? Comment below to share your ideas!

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