Members: How You Can Help

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As you know, we recently moved into our new LWVC-M Education Center and we need to raise money to pay for the rent and furnishings.

We need your help to provide items for the auction!

  • Do you have objet d’arts, new auction-worthy items, or services you can donate?
  • Do you know of any businesses that will donate an item or service?
  • Can you visit local businesses and ask for items or services to donate?
  • Do you know someone who would make a monetary donation?

We need you to show up and bid!

We also need you and your friends to come to the event on April 27th. We will be sending out an evite and ask that people RSVP electronically during the next week so we can save on mailing invitations (every bit helps!). If you can’t attend, We will have an option for you to bid for items in absentia. We will be adding items to our website as we receive them.

Suggestions for donations:


We are looking for new items, antiques, and even vintage items in very good shape:

  • Artwork
  • Craftwork
  • Home decor
  • Sports memorabilia (preferably local teams or
  • recognized national athletes)
  • Collectors items
  • Small appliances, electronics, power tools, tool sets
  • Gourmet foods
  • Entertainment tickets (shows, sporting events, movies)
  • Jewelry (fine and good costume)
  • Apparel such as totes, leather goods, etc.
  • Plants /gardening supplies/garden items
  • Autographed books
  • Gift baskets
  • Sporting/Outdoors Items
  • Collectible toys/educational
  • Museum passes
  • Perfume/bath items


  • Salon/nail services
  • Spa services
  • Store gift certificates
  • Food gift certificates
  • Getaway Packages/Trips
  • Sports lessons
  • Music lessons
  • Other lessons or courses
  • Make & Take Certificates
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Cleaning
  • Entertainment
  • Catering
  • Professional services
  • Car detailing/service
  • Business services
  • Vacation rentals
  • Floral arrangement
  • Dog Grooming
  • Lawn Service

We are also looking for small items for door prizes.. You can drop off items at our events on April 3, 4 and 11th or deliver to Ann Wood.

Please contact Ann Wood at or 704-364-1733 for questions about donations, questions about soliciting donations, or any other questions about the Gala & Auction.

We would like to receive all items by Thursday, April 25th.

We suggest partnering up to solicit donations. If you would like a partner, contact Ann. We suggest asking for donations at small businesses as chains have long lead times. We have already contacted businesses at South Park, Morrocroft Village, Cotswold, and Arboretum.. A list of businesses we have received donations from will be posted at and will be added to as we receive items.

We will always accept corporate monetary donations.

Sample script for asking for donations (see form on next page)

The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan civic organization formed when women received the right to vote in 1920. Membership is available to all citizens over the age of 18.

Donations to our Citizen Education Foundation (a 501(c) 3 non-profit) are tax-deductible. We use funds from our Citizen Education Foundation to provide voters services including voter registration, voter education, Voter Guide, Civics 101 courses, and debates. We also hold talks and forums open to the public at our new Education Center located in the Midwood International & Cultural Center at 1817 Central Avenue. The funds from items or services donated will help us to continue our long-time work of encouraging and educating our community to participate in civic engagement.

Your auction item will be fully attributed at the auction and be listed on our website, which we welcome you to link to for additional recognition of your generous donation.  You will be able to locate your donation at and contact with any questions.

Click here for a sample script to use when asking for donations and a form you can use to collect all the needed information and information for the donor.