Frequently Asked Auction Questions
What is required of me as an APPLE parent to contribute to the Auction?
Each APPLE family is required to donate a minimum of 1 item with a value of $100 or more, or 2 items valued at $50 or more each. This is per family not per student. Donations can be made with items the APPLE family has or purchases or they can be made by procuring donations from local business and restaurants. A google doc will go out to the APPLE community with a running list of business asked to donate or sponsor. Procuring or donating a sponsorship earns you your item donation requirements.
How many hours do I receive for procurements?
The first two donations meeting either criteria of 1 item at $100 value or more, or 2 items at $50 value or more each, are eligible for 4 APPLE hours. Donations beyond these requirements are eligible for 1 APPLE hour. Hours spent obtaining and procuring donations and sponsorships can also be counted of course. Each year offers a new “early procurement” opportunity to earn double the hours for the first two donations. This year’s “Early Procurement” date is December 8th 2017 at 7:00pm. Turn in your procurements by this date to earn double the hours, for a total of 8 hours.
May I donate in lieu of procuring?
Yes. A “Bribe Me Payment” in the amount of $125 can replace your procurement obligation. This is worth 4 hours and although greatly appreciated they are not eligible for double hours.
Can I join with another family to procure an item with a value higher value and we both receive credit?
Yes. There are package types or sign up parties that can potentially bring in a significantly larger return to the auction, but with a cost that might be prohibitive for just one family. If you have an idea for such a donation please feel free to present it to an auction chair.
Do dessert auction donations replace other procurements?
If you procure a dessert from a restaurant or bakery, yes that counts as one of your items. You will still need to procure or donate at least one more with a minimum value of $50. If you have agreed to prepare a dessert for the auction you can record time for preparations but it does not count toward your procurement requirements.
Each APPLE classroom creates a project that will be auctioned off in the live auction. These items generally bring in a larger amount of money due to their sentimental nature with personal touches from each APPLE student. Each classroom is asked to have a parent volunteer who proposes the plan for the classroom project and carries out coordinating with one or two more parents to finish the approved project with the class, outside of school hours. The budget for this project is $100. Classroom project proposals are due Dec. 8th. The due date for classroom projects to be completed is TBT.
What is the auction website?
For questions, please contact committee Co-Chairs
Danniele Hall & Kristina Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Please note it could take up to 24hrs for a response.