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Raise 11 FAQ

Do you want to know more about PS 11's Auction? Do you want to participate and volunteer but aren't sure where to begin? Let us help answer some of your questions!

What is the Raise 11 Auction?

The Raise 11 Auction will be held on May 12, 2017 at Sanders Studio NYC. It is a fabulous event for adults only. Parents, caregivers, teachers, staff and friends come together to enjoy great food, drinks, and the chance to bid on and win great items. There will be a live and silent auction. The evening will kick off featuring the musical styling of PS 11 Parent Christian Gibbs and when bidding closes, the DJ will spin us some tunes so we can dance the night away. The auction is the PTA’s largest fundraising event and the funds raised make up over 10% of the entire PTA budget. We urge every family to participate on every level possible. Solicit donations, buy raffle tickets, volunteer, help set up on the day of the event and BID. Our collective efforts have a HUGE impact on the quality of our children’s education.

What does the PTA do with the money it raises at the Auction?

Every cent goes to the PTA. Click HERE for more information about the PTA and its budget.

What is a “Silent Auction”?

Silent auctions are auctions held without an auctioneer. Using bid sheets placed with each item, you place bids on items. When the silent auction ends, the highest bid per item wins and you can take it home with you that evening! The silent auction will showcase Class Projects, Teacher Treats and other goodies like restaurant gift certificates, services and merchandise.

What is the “Live Auction”?

During the Auction, on May 12, there will be a Live Auction with an auctioneer. These are usually our bigger ticket items; including special events, trips, unique behind-the-scenes opportunities, or other exceptional items.

How do I buy tickets?

Tickets for the Raise 11 Auction can be bought online HERE. Doing so will pre-register you for the event and significantly speeds up your check-in time at the event on May 12, 2017. Food and beverages are included in the ticket price. An email will be sent to you the day before the event with your bidding number and you will be able to see the list of silent items and start bidding!

How do I donate?

Click HERE to download and print the donation letter and form.

Or click HERE to complete the online donation form.

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