Help with Auction

The Inn needs your help securing auction items for our biggest fundraiser of the year – An Evening for Hope. The event is being held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at The Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner. We know you can help by simply thinking of the following:

Is there someplace I shop, stay or visit or play on a regular basis that might be willing to donate?

  • Restaurants
  • Salons/Barbers/ Nails
  • Car detailing
  • Golf Courses
  • Fitness studios
  • Body shop – dent removal
  • Coaches/Instructors – fitness, golf, tennis….

Items that do the best in our auction are always vacations, behind the scenes or difficult to access tours or meetings. Who do you know?

  • Anyone who is on air both TV and/or radio for a show taping and tour?
  • Behind the scenes of the Kennedy Center?
  • Any famous chefs?
  • Insider’s tour of a museum, monument, FBI, CIA?

Who do I know that owns a…?

  • Vacation home – can be for a week or a long weekend
  • Jewelry/clothes store…
  • Gift shop…
  • Wine or gourmet shop…
  • Decorating business…
  • Landscaping business or florist…
  • Luxury car rental for a weekend…

Does my employer or anyone I know have a business that has access to:

  • Tickets for a concert/sports event
  • FedEx field for Redskins tickets/box
  • Ravens tickets/box
  • Verizon tickets/box
  • MGM tickets
  • Hotel stay or airline/credit card miles
  • Sports stars

Here’s a sample of an auction ask letter that you can use. Please let donors know their donations are tax deductible! Please contact Fern Stone with any questions at [email protected] or 301-451-9453.