The Ross Elementary School PTA annual auction is this weekend, Saturday, March 10. But don’t wait to bid on one of the wide range of items donated by local businesses. You can bid online through this Thursday, March 8.
What’s for sale? There is something for everyone, in a variety of categories and price ranges: All About Kids, Class Projects/Staff Treasures, Culture & Art, Dinner & Entertainment, Food & Wine, Health & Beauty, Home & Garden, Hotels & Memberships, Local Celebrities, Specialty Items & Services, Sports & Entertainment and Travel & Outings.
Online bidding for the items is open until March 8. The live auction takes place on March 10 from 5 to 8 pm at the German Marshall Fund, 1744 R Street, NW. Both auctions are open to the public.
To win the Genuine Buddy 125 scooter from Modern Classics, buy a $20 raffle ticket (or more!). Raffle tickets are not available at the auction’s online bidding site, but you can buy tickets at Modern Classics, at the March 10 auction or by emailing Auction Co-chair Jennifer Touchette. You do not need to be present to win.
The funds from the auction go towards technology updates for the school, teacher training and scholarships for after-school enrichment classes. At up to $300 per term, some of these classes in math, science, languages, drama, and other topics would otherwise be out of reach for low-income students at Ross, according to Auction Co-chair Lee Granados.
The past three auctions have cumulatively raised over $75,000 for Ross Elementary, a public school serving 150 kids pre-K through 5th grade, at 1730 R Street, NW. This year, the organizers aim to raise a total of $65,000, their most ambitious target yet.
Note: Borderstan Media is proud to be among this year’s sponsors of the Ross School PTA Auction, along with Level One restaurant, Modern Classics and VIDA Fitness.