Not sure what to donate? Here’s a list of top-selling items that have historically raised lots of money for Franklin!
Restaurants: This is our best selling category! Don’t be afraid to ask restaurants outside of Santa Monica as well. Beverly Hills, Culver City, West Hollywood, Downtown…nothing is off limits! This year, proceeds from the restaurant category will go to Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation to help fund crucial music, art, technology, classroom aides, and professional development for teachers as part of the district’s Vision for Student Success program.
Travel & Getaways: Do you own a home or condo in a fabulous location? We are looking for rental properties and other homes that can be offered at our Online or Live Auction (for Franklin families only if you wish)
Entertainment: We would love any set visits, signed DVDs, or swag from popular shows. We are also looking for concert tickets or tickets to any sporting events. We would also be thrilled to have VIP or back stage passes!
Health & Fitness: Don’t forget to ask your instructors or gym managers for donations! Gym memberships and free sessions always sell well!
Beauty & Spa: A donation for a haircut from your stylist, or a gift certificate to a spa. What Franklin parent doesn’t need some pampering?
Camps & Lessons: Please reach out and contact your camps and instructors! Participating in our Auction is a great way for them to gain new customers!
Food & Wine: This could be anything from a great case of wine, a donation from a specialty market, or a delicious delivery of your own homemade creation!
Professional Services: Think the car detailer, dry cleaner, landscaper, handy man, family photographer, accountant, interior designer…. The list goes on!
Parties: Don’t know what to donate? How about a party or a class! Some past donations have included: A Bollywood themed party, A Mexican fiesta party for 50, A book club party with a leading Author, A cooking class led by a Franklin parent, A special effects party at Zoic Studios, A tennis clinic for parents and kids…. Be creative! Contact Sumi Khatod if you are interested in hosting a party or have questions.