Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio hosts a Silent Auction every year during Annual Meeting and Adult Recognitions. Proceeds provide financial assistance to girls who might not otherwise be able to go to camp. Last year no girl was turned down for camp because of financial need. With our recent acquisition of Camp Skyland Ranch and with your help, we have the chance to offer even more girls life-changing outdoor experiences.
San Gorgonio’s girls need your help. Please consider the donation of a basket for this year’s silent auction. The deadline for submission is Wednesday, May 10. Items can be dropped by any of our regional service centers or at the main Redlands office. You also have the option of sending us your donation submission form by May 10 and bringing the item to the site of the Annual Meeting on either Friday afternoon, May 12 or Saturday morning, May 13. Detailed instructions, contacts and addresses are provided at the end of this announcement.
What If I Want to Help but Cannot Donate a Silent Auction Item?
Your monetary gift for camperships would be wonderful. Just go to our website: www.gssgc.org, click the donate button and specify that your gift is for Camp. Or mail a check to our Redlands Office at the address below.
What Can I Donate for the Silent Auction?
Everything of value can find a bidder. Minimum value is about $25, but the sky’s the limit after that! The donation might be something that you own or purchase, or it might well be something you are able to obtain from a favorite merchant or as a result of a business donation that you request. Unless it’s of historical value, it should be new and unused.
Traditional baskets are always welcome. Many baskets have themes and contain several items related to the theme; e.g., wine, cooking, movies, toys or games, sports, pets, night out on the town, car care—you name it. If you choose to donate a gift basket, consider going wild decorating it to make it stand out and attract bids.
Experiences often attract lots of bidding action. Certificates or tickets for rounds of golf, dinners at restaurants, sporting events (e.g., Dodgers, Angels), travel and hotel stays, amusement parks, theatre or musical events, movies—any adventure you can think of is fair game.
Gift certificates, or items like sports or camping equipment, bicycles, and electronics (remember, it should be new).
Need help and want to toss some ideas around? Sylvia Morrison, one of our dedicated Alumnae, is available to help. You can call her at (909) 289-8575 or send her an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
OK, I Have Something to Donate. How do I do it?
Complete the simple Silent Auction Submission Form attached to this email, and send it to email@example.com. Then bring your silent auction item to one of the drop-off locations or call Erika Riddle at (909) 307-6555 x 3039 and make alternative arrangements to get your item to the Girl Scouts.
Where Can I Deliver My Donation?
Please drop off your silent auction gift item to one of these Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio council locations no later than Wednesday, May 10. All locations are staffed Tuesday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., with a one-hour lunch closing between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. The Redlands Office is open all day Tuesday through Friday. If you’re unable to deliver your gift item, please give Erika Riddle a call at (909)307-6555 x 3039 and he will help with arrangements to receive your gift.
1751 Plum Lane
Redlands, CA 92374
Contact: Receptionist or Erika Riddle
South West Service Center
40880 Country Center Drive, Suite G
Temecula, CA 92591
Contact: Receptionist, Shop Assistant
Low Desert Service Center
75180 Mediterranean Street
Palm Desert, CA 92211
Contact: Receptionist, Shop Assistant or Michele Penn
High Desert Service Center
17189 Yuma Street, Unit 1
Victorville, CA 92395
Contact: Receptionist, Shop Assistant or Jewel Wilmoth
Deadline To Donate
On Friday, May 12, after 1 p.m. and before 5 p.m., and on the day of the event before 9 a.m., items may be brought directly to the event site at Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon 36211 Champions Drive, Beaumont CA 92223. Contact at the site is David Maxfield.
SUBMISSION FORMS MUST BE FILLED OUT COMPLETELY OR BASKETS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.