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Donations for BHRG's Spring Fling Dinner Auction!

We're currently accepting donations for our Live & Silent Auctions and our exciting Biddling Frenzy! We need donations now so we can preprint our auction catalog and create visual displays for the items. Think about your family, friends, and co-workers? What sort of connections do they have? Could someone you know get a donation for us? Here's a few ideas.

Live Auction Items
  • Can you donate something each month for a year? Are you a hair stylist? How about a "Haircut a month for a year"? Own a restaurant? How about "Lunch for 2 each month for a year"? Work at a Florist? Why not donate "A Bouquet each month for a year"? Get the idea?
  • Do you own vacation property? Can you donate a week's stay at a cabin in the mountains or a condo at the beach?
  • How about a night out on the town? If we can get Dinner for 2, 2 theater tickets, a hotel stay in the city, what a wonderful prize package that would be! Can you donate just one of those three things?
  • Are you crafty, or do you make furniture? Homemade, one-of-a-kind items are BIG hits at Live Auctions. How about a blanket chest or a garden bench with a doggie-themed quote carved in it? Are you a potter? How about a personalized set of dog bowls and cookie jar?
  • Experience prizes are very desirable! Can you get tickets to a sporting event or theme park? How about a round of golf for 4? Can you get a Hot Air Balloon Ride? How about a NASCAR Racing Experience? Do you work for a TV Broadcaster? How about some backstage tour passes or tickets to the taping of a TV show?
  • Sports Memorabilia is a wonderful auction item. Signed Sports stuff has the potential to raise big bucks for bassets. Do you know a celeb? Do you have access to "official" merchandise? We could put together a signed jersey in a shadowbox to create a fabulous prize!

Silent Auction Items
Themed Baskets are alot of fun!
  • Car Care - Include a chamois cloth, turtle wax, armor all, a gift card for an oil change and/or tire rotation
  • Beach Theme - How about two extra long beach towels, his/hers sunglasses, a couple of Coronas, some sunless tanning products.
  • Movie Night - Passes to a local movie theater, a popular DVD or two, a ceramic popcorn bowl, and some packages of gourmet popcorn.
  • Sports Fan - Stick with a favorite team of type of sport. How about a UGA fan basket with a couple of hats, a picnic basket for tailgate parties, a beer cooler including the beer, a UGA car flag.
  • Italian Dinner - Include some gourmet pasta, pasta sauce, a bottle of wine, a candle, some after dinner mints, and a bag of gourmet coffee.
Did you receive a Christmas or Hanukkah gift that just isn't you or maybe a duplicate gift? How about donating that item for the Silent Auction? As long as it hasn't been used, that item could raise money for the hounds! Think about these types of items you may have put away from years past.
  • Perfume, Cologne, Shower Gel
  • Wallets, Purses, Briefcases, Key Chains
  • Household Items - Vases, Framed Prints, Area Rugs
  • Jewelry, Books, Collectibles
  • Kitchen Items - Waffle Irons, Blenders, Toasters, Woks
  • Electronics - DVD Players, Gaming Consoles, TVs, Printers, Fax Machines
No item is too small. We can use smaller items to put together themed baskets of our own!
Please note: We cannot accept used merchandise. All merchandise donations must be new.

Bidding Frenzy
A very exciting part of the Spring Fling Dinner Auction is the "Bidding Frenzy". During this event, all gift cards we have acquired will be auctioned off at face value to the first bidder, so you have to be quick! In just 2 minutes, thousands of dollars can be raised for the hounds! But we need gift cards to have a "Bidding Frenzy"!
All sorts of gift cards are needed, and businesses are happy to support the charitable organizations supported by their patrons. Most business have funds allocated for their managers to use to support community charities. All you need to do is ask! Think of these places where you do business:
  • Restaurants, Coffee Shops, Ice Cream Parlors, Bakeries, Caterers
  • Car Washes, Lube & Oil Change Shops
  • Pet Supply Stores, Groomers, Vets
  • Hair Salons, Barbers, Spas, Nail Salons, Boutiques
  • Bookstores, Department Stores, Grocery Stores

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