Donation Competition

Gala Donation Class Competition

Last year’s online auction, silent auction, and live auction Gala raised over $75K for the Sequoia Parents Association – which funded school programs like PE, STEAM Lab, IT/systems upgrades, Field Trips, Outdoor Education, Intervention Teacher.  None of this would be possible without the help, donations, volunteering and hard work of all the SPA parents (which includes you).

This year we will have two chances to win:

1. Total number of donations per class

2. Total Value of items donated by family


The winning classes will get a cookie party and their

Gala-attending parents will get a free drink ticket


The class competition will help motivate SPA families to get involved and help contribute to the financial strength of Sequoia Elementary.

  • Get copies of the Gala Donation Request Letter and Form in the front office or (download from here)
  • Learn the Donation Wish List below
  • Visit your local businesses and those at which you shop frequently
  • Get the donation and fill out the online donation form (here).
  • Drop it at one of our donation stations, or leave at your child’s classroom (marked with your name – so we can log it)
  • Drop it off in the Gala Envelope in the Office
  • Contact a Gala Team Member for hand off

The Class Competition will be scored based on total value of all class donations and also the number of items donated. 

Donation Wish List

  • Corporate Sponsorship/Advertising for the Gala, or donation match from your employer
  • Bottles of Wine (for the Gala event)
  • $25 gift cards, unused gift cards (re-gift cards)
  • Vacation – Timeshare, vacation home stay, air miles, hotel rewards, points
  • Trial memberships – gym, cross-fit, gymnastics, martial arts, camps, adventures, bike camps, tanning, art/wine, sport clinics, rock climbing, skydiving, BASE jumping
  • Services – Tax prep, home cleaning, home inspection/upgrade, landscaping, massage, salon,
  • Eats – restaurant gift certs, catering, free food coupons,
  • Tickets/Outings – Sports, games, WWE, concerts, museums, golf, Formula One, opera, shows, David Copperfield, Gallagher
  • Stuff – artwork, bikes, camping, tools, bbq, gift baskets, Pick-Up Trucks, etc.

Questions or to arrange donation pick-up, Contact Toni Shay