CHIME CASINO NIGHT AUCTION DONATION REQUESTS
The CHIME Institute’s Annual Casino Night is one of our most important fundraisers. Our Silent Auction is a critical component to the success of this dinner and social event. Personal and business contacts are a great way to secure donations. Can you help us? Help our event be a great success. We can do this together! Here is a wish list of suggested new items from A to Z that we would love to have for our Casino Night on November 9th!
A - Automobile • Airline tickets • Autographed items • Art • Angels tickets/items
B - Blu-ray discs and players • Broadway tickets • Blackberry • Bowling
C - Cash • Concert tickets • Computers • Cruises • Cameras • Clippers tickets/items
D - Disneyland vacation packages/annual passes • Dodger tickets/items
E - E-Readers • Electronics • Exercise equipment • Eyewear
F - Flat screen TVs • Facials • Florida vacation packages
G - Golf memberships • Gift cards • Gym memberships • Guitars (autographed)
H - Hawaii vacation packages • Hotel stays • Handbags • Hollywood Bowl tickets
I - iPADs • iPODs • iPhones • iTunes • Inn stays
J - Jewelry • Jamba Juice • Jets • Jet skis
K - Kindle • Kings tickets/items • Knotts Berry Farm tickets/annual passes
L - Lakers tickets/items • Laptops • Legoland tickets/annual passes • Limo services
M - Movie tickets • Music CDs • Musical instruments • Massage gift certificates
N - Nook • NASCAR • Napa vacation packages • Netbooks
O - Opera • Orthodontics • Outlet gift certificates
P - Paintings • Pilates lessons • Play Station console and games • Palm Springs
Q - Quicken • QVC gift cards
R - Restaurant gift cards • Railway tickets • Rock-n-roll memorabilia
S - Sporting events/goods • Starbucks gift cards • Signed scripts
T - Timeshares • TV show tickets • Theater tickets • Tutoring services
U - Universal Studios tickets/annual passes • USC or UCLA tickets/items
V - Vegas trip • Video Cameras • Vacation packages • Veterinary services
W - Wii console and games • Weekend getaway resorts • Watches • Wine
X - X-Box console and games
Y - Yachting • Yoga • Yellowstone • Yosemite
Z - Zoo memberships/weekend packages • Zappos.com gift cards
Do you know anyone who owns a restaurant, works on a television show, owns a catering company, and/or operates a business with excess inventory? We love creative ideas! • Please share this information with your family and friends. • The deadline for item donation is October 19, 2012. • The CHIME Institute is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization tax ID number is 95-4309518 and all contributions are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.
Thank you for helping us make this year’s CHIME Institute Casino Night an outstanding success. We hope to see you and your friends on November 9th!
For further information, please contact: Annie Cox, Director, Early Education Programs at (818) 677-2922
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT CHIME INSTITUTE’S CASINO NIGHT FUNDRAISER
What is the CHIME Institute?
The CHIME Institute was established by a group of faculty from the College of Education at California State University, Northridge as a private nonprofit corporation in August 1990 to continue the work of a model demonstration project focusing in preschool inclusion funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Its Preschool Inclusion Program was started at that time serving children from 3 to 6 years of age. The CHIME Institute Infant and Toddler Program, established in 1991, serves children from birth through age 3 and their families. As a direct result of the constant urging of parents who were frustrated with the state of inclusion in the local school district, the same group of educators developed the CHIME Charter Elementary School in 2001. Two years later, the CHIME Charter Middle School was born. All four of these programs run under the umbrella of the CHIME Institute, which is a 501c3 non-profit organization, and are tuition free.
What is Casino Night?
Casino Night is one of the CHIME Institute’s most successful and fun fundraising dinner and social event. There will be a delicious dinner, fun Casino game and raffles, a fabulous Silent Auction and a Poker Tournament. This year CHIME is pleased to announce that its 6th Annual Casino Night will be held at the beautiful Woodland Hills Country Club on November 9th, 2012. Childcare for CHIME Families will be available at the Charter School campus. Casino Night benefits ALL CHIME Programs!
What is our goal this year?
CHIME Institute’s goal this year is to raise funds for much needed educational resources and operating support for CHIME Institute’s educational programs during these challenging economic times -- all the children will benefit.
What are the highlights at the event this year?
This year the CHIME Institute is proud to honor CHIME teachers for their hard work and dedication to all the children and mission of the CHIME Institute!
How much do tickets cost?
Ticket prices are $75.00 per person. If you wish to play in the Poker Tournament and have a chance to win prizes, there is an additional charge. Invitations will be available shortly.
Are only CHIME parents invited to attend?
No. We encourage you to purchase tickets for your family, friends, and business associates. Sponsorships are also available to help us underwrite the expenses for the event.
Will there be a silent auction?
Yes. On the evening of Casino Night, there will be a fabulous silent auction featuring a wide variety of items on which to bid. The auction part of the event can only be a success with the participation of every school family! We are looking for donations in all forms.
How can I be a part of this exciting Casino Night?
Help us spread the word about this event, help us secure donations and sponsorships – we hope to see you there.