Donations for Fund Raising Auctions
When looking for donations for your next fund raiser, consignments have no place in a fund raiser auction, as there should not be any minimums or reserves. You canít make money if an item doesn't reach the minimum and you may only be wasting time, when you could be selling something else that would add revenue to the bottom line.
Remember... Merchandise should be clean and preferably new. The exception to this would items such as antiques, highly sought collectibles or very unique items.
Below are suggestions to consider, as well as items you do not want to accept. While some of these ideas may seem obvious, you will often find something you did not think about or it sparks a new idea.
|Suppliers/Vendors to Organization
||Wholesale & Retail Stores
||Clothing Shops (Men & Women)
||Office Supply Stores
|Stamp & Coin Dealers
||Car Wash & Polishers
|Auto Repair Shops
||Oil Change Dealers
||Beverage Dealers (Soda, Beer, Wine & Liquor)
||Building Materials (Retail & Wholesale)
||Floor Covering (Carpets, Linoleum, Rugs, Tile)
||Maid & House Cleaning Services
||Music Stores (Lessons, Instruments)
||Golf Supply Shops
||Golf Courses (Driving Ranges, Instruction)
||Hotels (Weekends, Dinners)
||Member Services (Health Spas, Tanning Salons)
||Boy & Girl Scouts (projects, yardwork, wash cars/house)
||Local Pilots (Private Services, Training Lessons)
||Radio Stations (Air-Time)
||Hearing Aid Stores
|Celebrities, Movie, Radio, Television, Politicians, Senators, Congressmen (dinner, appearance on a show, etc.)
The list is endless... if you have any more ideas, feel free to send them to us, so that we may share them with others.
In other words, you donít want junk that people just want to get rid of.
||Beanie Babies, etc.
Keep in mind, "old" does not make something valuable or antique.
Ask yourself these two questions, "Is it out-dated?" and "Would I take this into my home?"
||James Ford - Texas Auctioneer Lic. 12478
||Serving Texas from the Greater Houston Metro Area