Join us on Saturday, March 30 at the Marin Country Mart in Larkspur.
Our Cajun & Creole inspired evening starts at 6 pm with a complimentary signature cocktail, appetizers and Zydeco Music by Andre Thierry.
The bidding begins at 6 pm on the Silent Auction. Our Silent Auction items are often beautiful pieces of art, homemade crafts, clothing, jewelry, and unique items from our community. It also is a showcase for the amazing Class Projects the students from each class have created.
Class projects are an integral part of our Auction Party. Every year classes decide on a project to take on together. These projects typically involve parent and student creativity and a lot of hard (but fun!) work.
Please contact your class parent to get involved. Class projects are a great way to become engaged in your class community!
The Silent Auction is also a great opportunity to mingle with the community, enjoy delicious food and drink, and support the school at the same time.
By 7:30 pm the Silent Auction closes and we sit down for family-style dinner by Bel Campo.
After our feast and dessert of Beignets, we begin the Live Auction. It is a fun-filled and entertaining auction with a professional auctioneer. Amongst other amazing prizes to bid on, is a trip for 2 to the top of the Golden Gate Bridge!
Part of the Live Auction is our Fund-A-Need which is a particularly important part of the Auction Party. The entire community comes together to support the needs determined by the school. Last year, this effort supported renovations throughout our main entrance and welcoming sitting garden.
To make our Auction a successful fund-raising event, we rely on parents and extended community members to make donations of services and items to the auction. Many in our extended community of grandparents, alumni and alumni parents participate in the bidding, so it is a great way to demonstrate your generosity (and raise awareness of your business!). We will display a full-color image and description of the donated items, as well as a link to your website if provided.
We are also interested in offering unique opportunities from within our community such as a visit for a middle school student to your business, a special meal, homemade canned goods, or special outings to places that you love.
Art, Culture and Entertainment: signed memorabilia, theater tickets, museum tickets, photography sessions, dance classes, singing or music lessons
Food and Drink: wine or beer tastings, rare bottles of wine, regional wine package, craft beer samplers, private cooking lessons, dinner for two at a local hot spot, catered lunches, tea parties, coffee shop or restaurant gift cards
Kids and Family: toy treasure chests, child care, playhouses, family photo shoot, children's books, pizza party, staycation or vacation packages
Services and Community: physical therapy, massages, spa day, car repair, car washes, yoga and fitness packages, legal consultations
Goods: unique or handcrafted jewelry, handbags, antique furniture or collectibles, rare or custom artwork
If you are interested in donating a unique item, Melissa Monterrosa is happy to brainstorm ideas with you.
Donations should be received no later than Monday, March 4 to be included in the auction.
MWS is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization, so your donation is fully tax deductible.
We also ask merchants in the wider Bay Area community to make donations, so if you have a relationship with a store, restaurant, or service provider, we are happy to help you ask for a donation! Contact Melissa Monterrosa for questions and donation leads.