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Silent Auction Items

The Life Changes Inc. First Annual Gala will be held at the El Dorado Casino from 6 pm to 9 pm on August 28th. This fun-filled event features local art, food, testimonials, and more. With your sponsorship we can further build the community through our fight for recovery. Your prospective sponsorships will help build a recovery ranch and trade school. As a group we have supported Men and Women in recovery, housing and supportive services for justice involved individuals, a safe respite home for our communities most vulnerable, as well as the development and support of our local businesses.

Your sponsorship includes social media mentions of your generosity, exposure at the event, and a resident seat at the gala.

We ask for your support in donating any of the following items: spa services, dinners, gift certificates, weekend getaways, gift baskets, recreational activities, sporting events, gym memberships, cooking lessons, and golf outings to name a few. In addition, we will have a Live Auction, cocktail/mocktail bar and a guest speaker. No item is too small, and all donations are sincerely appreciated.

This is a great venue to support the local community and spotlight your business to the residents of Reno and Sparks, friends, families, and business associates. Click HERE for your fillable donation form to send with your donated item.

Thank you for your generosity,

Lisa Moore


P: (775) 685-8145

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Please contact us for delivery or pick up coordination along with your donation form.  Sandy, Jodi or Stephanie will respond!  P: (775) 544-1660 Email:

Silent Auction Ideas!

We are so grateful for your generosity and are excited to partner with you as we create change in our community!  You can, of course, donate any auction item you like!  However, we have pulled together a list of suggestion for Auction Baskets! Be sure to fill out the Auction Form so we can contact you about your item and provide you with your tax-deductible donation form!

Silent Auction Basket Ideas:

  • It's a Date! Let's start with a romantic basket! Gift cards for restaurants, movie tickets, popcorn, bowling, go-carting (or any activity that could be used for a date), and flowers.

  • Weekend Getaway: Voucher to a hotel, or bed and breakfast. Include champagne, wine, cheese and other snacks. Plus vouchers for activities near the Hotel: Spa, tour guides, hiking/riding/cycling, etc. And a petrol Voucher for the trip.

  • Pet Lovers: Themed towards a specific type of pet - Cat, dog, bird, or horse, etc. Have a selection of pet toys, snacks, food, and a voucher for the local vet.

  • Camping Crazy! Because we love the great outdoors, this is a great item for the auction!  Depending on your resources, you could have a simple basket with just the basics, or a high end one that includes a tent and accessories.

  • Movie Night: Movie Theatre vouchers, dvds of popular movies, popcorn, and Chocolate, etc.

  • Baby Shower: Everything a baby and new mother will need. Nappies, nappy cream, sleep monitor, wet wipes, bibs, baby books, toys, baby blankets, etc.

  • Spa at Home: Bath gels, lotions, facial kit, bathrobe, fluffy slippers, massage products, and a pedicure kit, etc.

  • Hair Affair: For hair lovers! Have a selection of hair care products - shampoos, conditioners, gels, hair spray, comb/brushes, and hair clips, etc.

  • Beach Bums: Let's have some fun in the sun!!! This silent auction gift basket will need sunscreen, beach towels, umbrella or beach tent, bucket and beach shovels, frisbee, snorkel and flippers, boogie boards, disposable waterproof camera, and a cooler box.

  • Car Care: Car wash vouchers, car wash products, inner air fresheners, and seat covers, etc.

  • Golfing Galore: There will always be golf fanatics at any auction. So put together a basket with - balls, golf tees, an umbrella, sunglasses, golfing glove, cap, golfing magazines, vouchers to local courses, and a free session with a golfing instructor, etc.

  • Spectator at Sport: You could have team caps, sunscreen, stadium seats, tickets to major sporting events, season tickets, box tickets, meet the team vouchers, binoculars, and supporter apparel.

  • Candle Aroma: A basket full of a variety of candles and accessories - Like candle holders, matches or lighters, candle making kit, and candle making books, etc.

  • Death by Chocolate: Yum! This one's a real treat. Have an assortment of Chocolates and gourmet chocolates. Be creative and have a few rare, weird and wonderful products!

  • Gourmet Coffee: I'm a real coffee lover, so I always bid on coffee baskets at any silent auction I attend! You could include a coffee machine, a variety of filter coffee packs, espresso coffee packs, milk frother, coffee plunger, and gourmet or rare coffees!

  • Adrenaline Junkies: You can be really creative with this. Think of anything that an Adrenaline Junky would do, or would use: Vouchers for sky diving, white water rafting, rollercoaster rides, horse polo lessons, etc.

  • Cultural Food Baskets: Pick a culture like Italian, Thai, Indian, or Zulu (or a few cultures, for a few different baskets), and create a basket of food items, jewelry, cultural books, tourist books, curios, and artwork, etc.

  • Gym Junkies: For this heavy lifting silent auction basket idea, you could use - Dumbells, resistance bands, exercise mat, sweat towels, sweat bands, gym subscription, voucher for personal trainer session, stability ball, bosu ball, and training DVDs.

  • Athlete in Training: Similar to the above basket but with a specific sport in mind. For example, cycling - with gift cards to cycle shops, cycling helmet, spare tire tubes, pump, and bike repair kit, etc.

  • The Bakers Basket: This one is for those who love to bake! You could include oven gloves, flour, baking powder, choc chips, nuts, icing sugar, cocoa powder, cookie/muffin pan, recipe for ingredients in basket, and recipe book for baking, etc.

  • Barbeque Blitz: Another of my favorite silent auction basket ideas! Use a barbecue as the actual basket - with tools, sauces, spices, tongs, recipe books, and meat vouchers.

  • Potting About in the Garden: We’ll definitely have gardeners at the auction! So include in your basket - seeds, pot plants, gardening magazine subscriptions, gardening books, tools, gloves, hanging baskets, and vouchers to garden shops.

  • Hot Air Balloon Ride: This is a cool idea. Include tickets for a hot air balloon ride, with drinks and snacks, etc.

  • Donors Choice: Think about what sets your soul on fire!  Do that!

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