2024 Auction Donations FAQ

Our spring auction and party is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year and helps the PTA provide art and social study enrichment programs, support for classroom teachers and therapists, enrich the library curriculum and so much more.


We are asking for help gathering awesome items for our online auction. If you have contacts and ideas to share to help us reach our fundraising goal please reach out to the auction committee: many local businesses have been generous in the past and may have already been contacted and donated (or told us why they can’t).  We don’t want to annoy people by asking multiple times so the first step is an email to auctiondonation AT ps372pta.org.

Some examples of great donation items that you may have access to that would help our school:

  • ONE OF A KIND EXPERIENCES : Behind the scenes tour/backstage access for an NYC show or landmark; an “in” for something that isn’t readily available like a reservation at that restaurant that “doesn’t take them”; a private lesson/session with an expert (you!) or a celebrity; tickets to a movie premiere or screening ; tickets to professional sports games.  Do you or your company have access to company tickets or VIP seating?
  • TRAVEL Donate a stay at your vacation home or those of family and friends. (These can be limited to the PS 372 community.)  Have an in at a tourist activity somewhere else? As long as they can be handled electronically, we’d love to feature them (our auction is open to bidders nationwide).
  • GIFT CERTIFICATES Classes, services, restaurants, spas and more. (If it’s not a personal connection please check with auctiondonation@ps372pta.org first as they may already be helping us out.)
  • EXPERTISE Are you an architect, a designer, an artist, a musician or teacher? Maybe you are a great baker or have other secret awesome skills? Consider donating an hour or two of your time or a trial lesson, or a special product like an awesome birthday cake.
  • SECURE A SPONSOR: Sponsorships are available at various levels ($250-$1,000) and we have letters with all the information a business might need plus receipts for tax purposes.  Please email auctiondonation@ps372pta.org with sponsorship ideas or questions before asking in case they have already been approached. Want to become a sponsor? Information is here.

Do you own a business or have other ideas for something to donate?  Fill out this form so we can feature you!

(Please note, we are limiting the number of physical items we feature because of logistics, so please reach out to the committee with questions about potential items.  We may still be able to accommodate physical donations, but will need to co-ordinate.)