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TCS ANNUAL AUCTION

Tucson Community School is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The auction is TCS’ largest fundraiser in which the public, alumni and current families come together to bid on tremendous prizes to raise funds.

 

Each family procures the donation of at least two, unused items or services to the auction AND every family is given an auction job. Auction jobs vary from soliciting businesses, entering information into a computer and selling tickets, to set up, displaying items, and bartending.  Each family lists their preference of an auction job on their Registration Form when enrolling their children.

Registration & On-Line Bidding Information below. 

Download the 2022 Annual Auction Program HERE!

What kinds of items are donated?

Our auction attendees are alumni and current families. The types of items donated for our attendees have varied greatly over the years.   Some examples of items donated are tickets to the opera, handmade baby dresses, handmade silk scarves, succulent gardens, decorative pots, home furnishings, parent helper classroom days, babysitting services, fire pit filled with assorted barbeque foods & drinks, holiday wreath, family passes to Tucson Botanical Gardens and the Desert Museum, gift certificate(s) for cabin stays, swimming lessons, massages, restaurants, children’s gyms.

When are the items due?

Each family must turn in at least two, unused items or service by April 18, 2022. If a community members is interested in donating items, please email the director for an Auction Donation Form and to coordinate pick up or delivery. Email Stephanie Castillo-Leon at scastillo@tucsoncommunityschool.org 

What businesses have donated in the past?

TCS is very fortunate to have support from many local businesses.  Each year, TCS mails solicitation letters to the many businesses that have donated in the past.  Please review this list.  If you are a frequent customer at any of these businesses or have a personal contact there, please follow up on behalf of TCS to inquire about this year’s donation.

Businesses That Have Donated to TCS In the Past…

Reasons to Attend Our Auction

  • It is the school’s largest fundraiser and will contribute the most money to this year’s fundraising goal!

  • Spend time with family and friends under the stars!

  • Delicious food and drinks!

  • Holiday Shopping!

  • Bargain Deals!

  • Tremendous raffle prizes!

  • Witness what our community can accomplish together

To attend the 2022 Annual Auction 

  • To comply with health & safety strategies, the TCS auction is RSVP ONLY. Please complete the registration form HERE RSVP's due APRIL 25th 

  • Tickets will include dinner, a drink ticket, and a night to remember with family and friends under our desert moon at TCS! Tickets are $25/person for current TCS parents/guardians and $40/person for other guests. 

  • Submit your payment of cash or check to TCS office (due by day of auction) or by PayPal (due by day of auction): paypal.me/TCS1948

Bidding at the Auction 

download the auction program for item & bidding details HERE 

  • STEP 1 - Scan QR code (or click) on your phone or go to BiddingOwl.com/TucsonCommunitySchool

  • STEP 2 - Click the 3 lines in the top right corner and go to "Register."

  • STEP 3 - Click "View Items" in green at the top to see all of the available items.

  • STEP 4 - BID! You must be a registered bidder and be logged in to bid on any items. Once logged in, fill out the bid amount field with your bid. Click on the "Bid" button on the item's page and confirm.

Other Bidding FAQ

  • How do I know I've won? You will receive an email and/or text message confirmation. You may also log into your account and go to My Account - Order History.

  • How do I know I've been outbid? You will receive an email and/or a text message. You may also log into your account and go to My Account - Order History.

  • How do I pay for my items? Click on the "Check Out" link on any auction web page. Follow the instructions and enter your payment preferences OR you can checkout with cash or check at the school office.

  • When and how do I receive my items? Current families - feel free to pick up the next time you're on campus. If you are not a current family, please come May 2nd - May 6th 10am-1pm or call the front office to set an appointment. 

Other ways to support the Annual Auction 

  • Follow us on Facebook and/or Instagram @TucsonCommunitySchool to check out photos of our items and highlights featuring our wonderful sponsors. 

  • Donate items or become a sponsor! Please contact the director at scastillo@tucsoncommunityschool.org for more details.

  • the 2022 Annual Auction will be using an online platform for bidding. If you cannot attend, but still want to get in on the fun and purchase some amazing items.