If you are looking for a good charity auction idea, here’s one that helps with procurement.
Each year during the month of August, Saturday Night Live allows people to enter into a drawing for free tickets for the upcoming season.
Here’s text from the site (which still states 2007-2008 season):
To enter the Saturday Night Live ticket lottery for the upcoming 2007-2008 season, send an email in the month of August only to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include all contact information and do not request a specific date.
If you are selected, you will receive two tickets to a random show date and time.
You may only send one email per household and all audience members must be at least 16 years of age. Please note that entering the lottery does not guarantee tickets, and you will only be notified in the event that you are chose.
I’ve sold these at my client’s galas; they sell well.
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