Monday, October 3, 2011


SAVE THE DATE: Friday, Nov. 18th from 7 - 9:15pm in Naperville at Community Christian Church (click here for directions).

Come do your Christmas shopping and support a great cause at the same time! Plus, SAVE MONEY on hundreds of auction items in dozens of categories - since the typical auction item will sell for around 50% off of its normal price. We already have some fantastic auction items (see below), but we still need your help in one of three ways:
  1. VOLUNTEER - we need volunteers the night of the event - please email if you're available to volunteer in before the event or during set-up or the event itself;
  2. DONATE - do you or anyone you know own or manage a business that can donate an item;  tickets or gift certificates? Contact if you do!
  3. INVITE & ATTEND - make it a family or small group event--or make an announcement at church or work. Getting a big turnout for the event is what we need the most help with! REMEMBER: the auction is fun; you save money on Christmas shopping AND it supports a great cause! (Public Welcome - No tickets required!)
A preview of some of the auction items will be coming soon - so please check back!
Auction items this year will include:
  • Tickets (sports & theater)
  • Kids' Toys for all ages (including Baby toys and supplies)
  • Trips, Outings & Vacations (including Sedona, AZ & a Lake Michigan Cabin)
  • Outdoor & Recreational Equipment (camping equipment & sporting goods)
  • Gift & Beauty baskets (Aveeno, Dove, Oil of Olay/Regenerist, Old Spice, Nuetrogena & Much More!)
  • Gift Cards (dozens including restaurants, spa, home improvement & more)
  • Household items, Furniture & decor (Kuerig single cup brewer, luggage, stainless steel grill - too much to list!)
  • Sports Memorabilia (autographed Cubs, Bears, Sox including Brian Urlacher, Fergie Jenkins (HOF), Carlos Marmol - updated list coming soon!)
  • Practical, everyday items including "a year's supply" of items such as soap/bodywash, shampoo/conditioner, laundry detergent, baby wipes, dishwasher tabs (dozens of groupings)
100% OF PROCEEDS BENEFIT BRYAN/EMMANUEL HOUSE'S MISSION of "Breaking the Cycle of Working Class Poverty through Homeownership."