The more items we can include in the auction, the more money we can raise for the students at PS9! Search your brain and your contact list to identify the skills and connections that you, your friends, and your family have that could result in items to really get the bidding going!!

Share this letter (and the online donation form below) with all the individuals, companies, and organizations you know that would love to support PS9!

Online donation form

Below we’ve listed popular items from the past few years (and other silly inspirations), but your donation doesn’t have to be one of the items included on this list. We will accept almost anything, and we look forward to your fun and creative ideas.

** Note – none of these items are actually up for bid until we find them and have them donated. We need your help!
Please donate your time by volunteering with the Silent Auction Committee!**

Gift Certificates for Local Goods or Services

  • Restaurant: A special night out dinner for two
  • Restaurant: An “I just can’t manage to cook AGAIN tonight” dinner or delivery for the whole family
  • Toy or Book store: handy for that last-minute gift for the birthday party your child is somehow attending TODAY
  • Bakery or Ice Cream Shop: a dozen cupcakes or an ice-cream cake for the next birthday party?
  • Bar: A round of drinks
  • Coffee Shop: A month of post drop-off caffeine infusions to start your day
  • Self-Care: Acupuncture, Facial, Massage, Reiki
  • Nail Salon: Manicures and/or Pedicures
  • Beauty Salon: Braiding, Coloring, Haircuts for Adults and/or Children
  • Classes & Workshops for Adults: at-home-brewing, beekeeping, block printing, boxing, ceramics, cooking, dance, embroidery, fabric dyeing, flower arranging, glassblowing, language learning, knitting, macrame, martial arts, photo editing, photography, pilates, sewing, shoe making, spin, voice, watercolor painting, weaving, woodworking, yoga
  • Classes for Children (After School, Weekend, or School Vacation): arts, athletics, chess, cooking, music, performance, STEAM
  • Classes for Children (One Day): For those fall holidays our students get off from school but we still have to work
  • Professional Consultation Session: Accountant, Bicycle Tuner, Career Advisor, Editor, Event Planner, Gardener, Geriatric Care Manager, Home Organizer, Interior Designer, Lawyer, Life Coach, Middle School Application Guru, Nutritionist, Personal Stylist, Personal Trainer, Psychic, Tailor, Therapist, Travel Agent
  • Childcare or Babysitting: to watch the kids while you enjoy the items you outbid the rest of us on


Exciting Experiences

  • Concert Tickets
  • Tickets to a Broadway Show
  • A luxury package to a Sporting Event
  • A week or weekend at an area vacation home or timeshare (maybe even one located overseas!)
  • Behind the scenes tours of a fascinating place (TV or Music studio, Film Set, Late Night Show, Cultural Institution, Historical New York, local Winery, etc.)
  • Special adventure for your student with the Principal or a Favorite Teacher
  • PS9 Principal for a Day (for your student)
  • Private Tasting Event at a favorite restaurant or winery/distillery/brewery
  • Admission to Theme Park: Disney, Six Flags, Legoland
  • Group Outing for Adults: Escape Room, Axe-throwing, Shuffleboard-playing…whatever the young folks are up to these days
  • A spot at our neighborhood’s most sought after Summer Camp (Brooklyn Boulders, Camp Half-Blood)


Or how about one of these?

  • Signed Artwork by a local artist
  • Signed books or Book Bundles of interest (cooking, gardening, biking, history, children’s soon-to-be classics)
  • Apparel and accessories for adults and/or children (or a gift certificate to a local designer)
  • Membership or visitor passes to New York’s art and cultural institutions
  • A package for a visit to a popular tourist destination to entertain visiting family and friends
  • Hand-crafted jewelry
  • Rare Concert, Movie, or Music Memorabilia
  • Skincare and makeup products
  • Home Decor
  • Membership to a gym or other athletic endeavor
  • Personalized letterpress business or holiday cards
  • Personalized horoscopes for you and your family
  • Career, Engagement, Family, or Newborn Portrait Session with a professional Photographer


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