We are excited to announce that we have a fantastic selection of items for our upcoming online auction. From unique experiences to valuable collectibles, we have curated a diverse range of items that are sure to SPARK your interest. We kindly ask for your patience as we finalize the details and prepare to launch the auction on Wednesday, March 13th at Noon. Be sure to check back regularly for updates and get ready to bid on some incredible items. Happy bidding!

Online Auction Opens at Noon on Wednesday, March 13th

Be Ready: We recommend creating your GiveSmart account before the auction opens on March 13th. Mark your favorite items, set an alarm for noon so you can jump into the bidding fun right away! 

Thank You to Our Amazing Online Auction Team

Angela Movafaghi

Annie Capetta

Ariana Johar

Ashley Eklund

Auction Team

Barbara Snyder

Beth Mitchell

Daniela Kratz

Ellie Strasser

Gina Baker

Golnaz Motiey

Jaime Heaps

Janel Patton

Janelle Meyer

Jenn Simon

Jessica Edelen

Julie Houtkooper

Kara Braun

Katy Miller

Kelly Champagne

Kim Jones

Kristina Wilson

Lori Stein

Mark Hewlette

Rachel Dosi

Robin Furner

Sara Ryba

Sarah Walter

Shari Mueller

Tracey Ewart

Did you win that item you were eyeing in the online auction?

 

Here’s everything you need to know about picking up your items! 


Pick-up Location: 

SPARK Office / Room # 305 

(off of the gym parking lot)

Hall Middle School

230 Doherty Dr, Larkspur, CA 94939

Pick-up Schedule:  

Thursday, 3/21, 11:30 am to 3 pm and 5:30 pm to 7 pm

Friday, 3/22, 12 to 3 pm

Monday, 3/25, 8:30 am to 3 pm 

Tuesday, 3/26, 8:30 am to 3 pm 

Wednesday,  3/27, 8:30 am to 3 pm 

Thursday, 3/28, 5 pm to 6:30 pm 

FAQs - Online Auction

This year’s online auction is scheduled for March 13-March 18, 2024.

The Online Auction is filled with an array of items donated by local businesses and families including items for your home, dining gift certificates, travel, kids’ camps, activities and family fun. There is also a great array of events for kids, families and parents. In previous years, this event successfully raised over $100K for our schools, and we count on this revenue to assist us in achieving our $1.5M annual fundraising goal.

  • OPENS: Wednesday, March 13th at Noon 
  • CLOSES: Monday, March 18th at 9 pm

Parents volunteer to plan and host a variety of parties and your ticket price raises money for SPARK. These parent-hosted events range from hiking, yoga, and biking to cooking, painting, and cocktailing. Spots for parties are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Prices to attend the parties vary, depending on the time of day and activity. All of the money collected from the sign-ups are passed on to SPARK, so they not only raise money for the Foundation but also allow you to meet more families and make new friends! Whether it’s a big bash like a ping pong tournament or a smaller gathering like a hike up Mt. Tam we’ve got something for everyone.

You will need to set up an account with Give Smart, our auction software before the auction opens at noon on March 13th, so you can be ready to bid right away. Once your account is confirmed you can preview the Online Auction Catalog items.

Host a Sign-up Party:

Round up your friends, choose a theme, and let the fun begin – whether it’s a big bash like a ping pong tournament, a hiking for kinders, a family movie night in your backyard for 10 or a silent disco for 100, it’s your call. All funds go to SPARK.  Sign up to host your fantastic party now!

Join the Solicitation Team:

Time frame:  Mid-January through early March. We provide you with contacts to local businesses to request great donations for our catalog. This is done through email outreach (we provide the email for you to send!) and/or phone calls and visits to the business if needed.  You choose the number of accounts you would like. The success of our online auction depends on generous donations and we need a strong team to make it happen. Contact us at info@SPARKschools.org to join!

Join the Catalog Team:

Time frame: Mid-February to early March. Calling all copywriters and editors! Dive into this fantastic gig from home, flexing your skills on auction package descriptions. Connect with Lori Stein at lstein@SPARKschools.org to be part of this creative team.

Be a Shadow Coordinator for Parent Parties: 

Time frame: Mid-January to early March. We’re on the lookout for a few fun and organized individuals to shadow this year’s Party Coordinators so that you are ready to step into a lead role in 2025. The position includes assisting in the organization and coordination of these amazing and fun parties for parents and kids. Contact us at info@SPARKschools.org to learn more.

Donate an Item: 

Got a special item to donate like a vacation home, gift certificates, special experiences or sports tickets? We’d be thrilled to feature them in our Online Auction. Let us know about available dates, any restrictions, or other essential details. Click here to make your online donation!

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All of these opportunities provide a way to make a meaningful impact without having to make a long-term volunteer commitment and are flexible enough to fit into your schedule. We hope you join us and help  make this year’s online auction a success. Let us know if you have any questions and contact us at info@SPARKschools.org to join the fun!

Party hosts will get in touch with you before the event with more details. You do not need to pick up anything for a sign-up party.

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