WHAT IS GREAT ESCAPES AND WHY IS SO IMPORTANT?
This auction represents the major fundraiser for our Parents’ Association. Proceeds from the auction go toward the operating expenses of Canton Country Day School and directly enhance the learning experience, providing students and teachers with items like computer equipment, supplies, and professional development. These proceeds are VITAL to the school. Our goal for the Great Escapes Auction is $100,000.
The auction receives donations of goods and services from many sources in order to complete our silent and live auction packages. In addition, many donors choose to make cash contributions that are used to purchase items for the auction. We ask our CCDS families to please donate or help us solicit donations from people that you do business with. It could be a restaurant that you frequent, businesses that you work with on a day-to-day basis, or even your hairdresser! EVERY donation is greatly appreciated!!!! The children are counting on our support.
GRADE LEVEL GIFT BASKET DONATIONS
Each year, as a way for students to participate in the auction fun, we raffle grade-level gift baskets. The baskets are displayed weeks prior to the auction and students can purchase tickets to place in the basket of their choice. These amazing baskets are compiled solely from the donations received from our families. We ask that each child bring in an item from their grade-level list or a monetary donation to be used toward the purchase of their grade-level item. There is no set amount to spend and any donation is greatly appreciated. Our goal is 100% participation.
DON’T HAVE TIME TO SHOP?
You don’t have to leave your house. Go to: www.Amazon.com Click on: Find a Wish List or Registry. Type in: Canton Country Day School to see our Wish List just for the auction. There you will find many items of various prices. Select the item you’d like to donate, and it will be shipped directly to the school with a slip that will tell us who purchased the item.
WHO CAN ATTEND?
While many of the attendees are current parents, there are many others who are past parents, alumni, friends and family. So, round up some of your friends for an evening of fun!
IS IT A FORMAL EVENT?
No Way! We’re serious about the auction rules, but we want everyone to have a great time. The atmosphere is casual and FUN!!
WHAT DO MOST PEOPLE WEAR?
It’s up to you. Dress in the years’ theme or just enjoy the evening in business casual attire…either is fine. Use your imagination and get ready to have a fun time.
If you would like to be involved in our Great Escapes auction, please contact our Development Office at (330)453-8279.