Jose Ortega Elementary School Presents
The Blind Bear Affair: A Roaring Night At The Treasury
Saturday, April 22, 2017 6-10pm
200 Bush St. #100, San Francisco, CA 94104
$52 per adult. Tickets are limited so don’t delay!
Admission includes food, two drink tickets, and dessert.
Our goal is to have a great time while raising funds via an online, silent, and live auction to benefit all students at Jose Ortega. This year’s theme is a Prohibition-era night at an upscale “blind pig” (another name for speakeasy), the Blind Bear.
You will be able to bid on items donated by merchants, teachers, and parents, as well as art work by our students.
How you can help
We ask that each family think of ways they can contribute to the auction. Here are some ideas:
Request donations or donate services/goods
It’s easier than you might think -- just consider the businesses and places you regularly visit and drop our donation letter (click here for a printable .pdf version) as you run your errands. Donors can also fill our donation form online.
Maybe you can donate your own services. Are you a business owner or know one? Can you donate your professional services, such as legal, design, others? Are you a contractor/electrician/painter? Maybe you work at an exciting place others would be interested in touring. Do you have a hobby you could teach, such as cooking, knitting, etc? How about a gift card you received and are unlikely to ever use? How about tickets to a game or event that you can't make it to? Send it to us!
Check which businesses have been contacted here.
Offer a family party
The sky's the limit here: from ABBA night to Zoo fest, host a get-together to meet new friends and hang out with old ones! These can be adults only, kids only, both, whatever rocks your boat! You can fill out the form here.
There will be a fabulous wine raffle at the event, and we need donations! Please bring us a bottle (or a case!) of wine that you would like to drink. White or red; bubbly is lovely too!
An easy way to work this is the BevMo “buy one and get one for 5 cents” sale (http://www.bevmo.com/wine/shopby/5cent.html). This sale is YEAR ROUND! So buy yourself a delicious bottle and donate that 5-cent bottle to our school!
In terms of price, we’re aiming for the wines in the raffle be around $20, but we’d be delighted to take higher value bottles (which may be offered in the silent auction). Nothing is too small or too big. We’re happy to take all of it; the more the merrier!
You can drop off wine bottles with Mrs. Ginny in the front office, or bring them to the next PTA meeting on Thursday, March 9th.
Get more people to attend the event/bid online
Publicize the event in your community/preschool/neighborhood e-mail group. Share it on social media. Talk to friends and family about bidding, and bring them to the party. Urge all in your cohort to attend the event and bid.
Your friends can’t come? Grandma is far away? No matter, the online auction will open a few weeks before the event so everyone will be able to bid on our items.
I want to volunteer!
Why, thank you! We will find you a job that fits your interests. Email us firstname.lastname@example.org