Each year we are overwhelmed by the generosity showed by all those that donate items and services to our auction. We hope that you will consider making a donation or homemade food items, gift certificates, trips, services, artwork, household items … the sky is the limit!
Print the donation form, fill it out as completely as possible and return it to St. Paul:
Donation Form (pdf)
You can also donate any monetary gift amount through our secure PayPal account. Click the Donate button on the bottom of any page on our website. You will be directed to a secure online payment form where you can specify the amount of your donation.
Here are the simple instructions:
- Click the Donate button
- Enter the amount you wish to donate
- Click “Update Total”.
- If you have a PayPal account and wish to use it, login and confirm the transaction.
- If you prefer to use a credit card or don’t have a PayPal account, click the “Continue” link at the lower left of the form.
- You will be required to provide a mailing address for tax receipt purposes.
We understand that budgets are lean, but we are prayerfully optimistic that the 2018 auction will be on your list for a donation in the new year. Our business donors receive valuable exposure before and after the event through pre-event promotions, auction web site listings and media announcements. During the auction itself, donors reach a target market of approximately 400 attendees and volunteers. This event has become one of St. Francois County’s premier social events, as well as one of the most successful fundraising events in the area.
We want your donation to help your business and to make you feel good at the same time. Please note that since the event is May 5th, if you are donating a service/certificate, please allow the expiration date of at least six months after the event. (Most certificates will list April 30, 2019 as the expiration date.)
Donations received by April 1, 2018 will be listed in the official auction program. Placement of donations in the Silent or Live Auction is at the sole discretion of the Auction Committee. Your donation may be combined with other donated items and auctioned as a “package”. Donations/forms received after April 1 will be included in an Addendum to the Program. If your donation is received after April 1 and is chosen for inclusion in the Live Auction, it will be added to the end of the list, in order of receipt.
Physical items can be dropped off at the school or we can arrange to have them picked up from you.
You will receive a tax receipt for your donation after the auction. St. Paul is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization as a subordinate of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod. A copy of the IRS status letter can be viewed here (pdf). You may also view the IRS exemption letter specifically for the School (pdf).
Thank you for your support. Please feel free to contact any auction committee member for information.