Cozy Up at Cultivate Coffee

Enjoy a cozy and relaxing afternoon at Cultivate Coffee in Ypsilanti. Hunker down with a good book, a warm drink, and a soft blanket. Read your cares away while enjoying a handcrafted beverage in a beautiful space.

Donor: Cultivate Coffee & Literati Book Store

Safari Birthday Party

Host a safari themed birthday party for up to 10 kids at Jungle Java in Canton! Your birthday party package includes set up, clean up, drinks, invitations, decorations, and a party host to help things run smoothly! Jungle Java features an indoor play center for kids and a full coffee shop for adults. Let your kids run wild while you sit back and enjoy a nice cup of java.

Donor: Jungle Java Canton





It's Great to be a Michigan Wolverine State Brewing Company

Everyone knows it's great to be a Michigan Wolverine! But did you know Wolverine State Brewing Company is the first and only all-lager microbrewery in the state of Michigan? This lager lover's package grants you membership to the Mug Club -- a club with lifetime membership which includes special drinking privileges -- your own happy hour, and exclusive discounts. Make your love for lager known by rocking your Wolverine State Brewing Company t-shirt around town. Add this pint glass to your growling collection and bring some lager home in your new growler.

Donor: Wolverine State Brewing Company

Explore Dearborn

Get to know the City of Dearborn and all it has to offer! Spend the day wandering around the legendary Henry Ford Museum or the history rich Greenfield Village. Learn about the inventions, people, events, and can-do spirit that helped shape America. Then, make your way over to the Arab American National Museum, the first in the world devoted to Arab American history. See the story of how Arab Americans have enriched the economic, political and cultural landscape of American life.

Donor: The Henry Ford Museum & The Arab American National Museum

An Evening in Chelsea

The town of Chelsea makes the perfect setting for a fun evening out. Have a delicious dinner at the Common Grill before you head over to the historic Purple Rose Theatre for a show!

Donor: Common Grill & The Purple Rose Theatre

Chateau Chantal

The historic Old Mission Peninsula offers views of never ending vineyards and a seemingly endless supply of wine. The beautiful Chateau Chantal, located in the heart of the peninsula, offers a wide variety of wines from very dry to lightly sweet! Experience an exclusive VIP behind-the-scenes tour of the vineyards. This tour is one of a kind and not available by purchase from Chateau Chantal. Embark on your wine journey and enjoy special wine discounts for each guest who is lucky enough to go with you!

Donor: Chateau Chantal

Spirits of Ann Arbor

Enjoy a private tour and tasting at the Ann Arbor Distilling Company! The AADC creates handmade spirits right in house which results in a great tasting liquor. They source all of their ingredients in the state of Michigan, too! Buy a bottle to take home and enjoy in your new glasses.

Donor: Ann Arbor Distilling Company

Wine Down With Friends at Vinology

Enjoy an all inclusive wine dinner for 4 at one of Ann Arbor’s prime wine destinations. Your dinner will include a salad, full entree, dessert, 2 glasses of wine, and 1 taste pour of wine. Invite 3 of your closest friends and enjoy good times, good wine, and good eats!

Donor: Vionology

Wide World Sports Center - Summer Camp!

What could be more fun than playing soccer, flag football, basketball, and more all day for a whole week? Not to mention your kids will be playing alongside high school and college athletes who can teach them new skills and supply endless amounts of fun while doing it! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to keep your kids active this coming summer and to have yourself some peace and quiet.

Donor: Wide World Sports

Go Blue! Tailgate Party for 10

Host the coolest tailgate ever with this catered tailgate for 10 from Katherine's Catering! Indulge in delicious brisket, gourmet sandwiches, and delicious fresh-baked cookies. BYOB adult beverages in this igloo rolling cooler and keep warm and cozy in your folding chair and fleece blanket. Plus no tailgate is complete without the proper Michigan gear! Head over to MDen to purchase all the greatest Michigan swag.

Donor: Katherine’s Catering & MDen

Thunder Over Michigan

This package features four adult (16 and over, under 15 free) general admission tickets and one parking pass to one of the top annual air shows in the U.S. -- 2020's "Thunder Over Michigan", to be held on August 29-30, 2020, at the Yankee Air Museum's grounds at Willow Run Airport. Watch the U.S Navy Blue Angels perform overhead, get up front and personal with vintage military aircraft, and browse the Yankee Air Museum’s one of a kind aircraft and memorabilia.

Donor: The Yankee Air Museum & The Bomber Restaurant

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

What's more fun than a Tigers ball game in beautiful Comerica Park? You'll see every play up close from these 4 infield box seats in the 5th row of the section 118. Detroit Tigers baseball is always fun, and these great seats near first base gives you a great view of all the action!

Donor: Rave Associates

Go Tigers!

Eat em up Tigers! Watch the Tiger’s take on their opponent in the beautiful Comerica Park. Cheer Miggy on from the 16th row of section 135 behind the Tigers dugout. O & W Distributing once again invites you and three guests to attend a Tigers game during the 2020 season. No need to worry about parking, it’s included in the package. Enjoy a beautiful day or evening to be determined by your availability and the upcoming Tigers schedule.

Donor: O & W Distributing

Brewed Awakenings

We can smell the freshly roasted coffee already! Take a trip to Brewed Awakenings in Saline for a fresh cup of joe and a delicious baked good. You even get a bag of fresh grounds to take home with you!

Donor: Brewed Awakenings

Bell’s Brewery Brewmaster Basket

Oberon, Two Hearted Ale, Smitten with the Mitten, ring a bell? Those are just a few of Bell’s Brewery well known and well loved Michigan brewed ales! This basket features exclusive Bell’s Brewery merchandise including pint glasses, a hat, a bar towel, and more! Have a man cave or a she shed that could use some new decor? This Bell's Basket would do the trick!

Donor: Bell’s Brewery

Feminist Finds and Fresh Indian Fare

Head over to the independent community bookstore, Bookbound! Browse the books, pet the store dog, and then head over the Cardamom for the freshest Indian food in Ann Arbor. But first, catch up on your feminist lit with "Good and Mad" and a classic, "The Feminist Papers."

Donor: Bookbound & Cardamom





Motawi Tile Works

Motawi Tile Works, founded in 1992 by Nawal Motawi, who started making tiles in her garage and selling them at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market next to the rutabaga sellers, offers one of a kind, beautiful, handmade tiles. Now’s your chance to get your hands on one of these tiles which are certain to be a great conversation piece in your home!

Donor: Motawi Tile Works

Fabulous Foods Fabulous Cooking Class

You and nine of your friends will love cooking with Executive Chef Kyle Kooyers! Learn new cooking skills and techniques in the comfort of your own kitchen. Cook recipes of your choice alongside Chef Kyle and then sit back and relax while your creations are served!

Donor: Fabulous Foods Catering

Miles and Miles of Golf

Fore! Are you an avid golfer? Is there nothing you love more than a relaxing day spent on the course? This package includes range cards for Miles of Golf in Ypsilanti. You can perfect your swing, unleash the drive, and hit the long shot! Inspired by MC Esher, Robin Lauersdorf, created “Playing Through” using only a graphite pencil. Win this package and enjoy the beauty of golf at home.

Donor:Miles of Golf and Barb Tester

Dawn Farm Community Barn Rental

Enjoy Dawn Farm’s rustic scenery, beautiful barn-style gathering space, and friendly farm animals for your next party or meeting. The barn offers ample parking, spacious bathrooms, a kitchenette, tables, chairs, and full handicap accessibility. Perfect for a baby shower, graduation party, or office party!

Donor: Dawn Farm





A Book Lover’s Dream!

Have you always secretly wanted to work in a bookstore? Do you know some less popular books that you think everyone should read? Can you think of 5 books that have had a profound impact on your life? Not only will the winner of this auction item get a bountiful gift basket full of everything a book lover could dream of but they will also get to make 5 book recommendations (think “Staff Picks” that you would see on the shelves) to go on the shelves at Nicola’s and stay there for a month!


The Grateful Gardener

This package has all you need to get started on your garden! Tools, seeds, and gift cards to spend at your favorite gardening stores. It features a one of a kind gardening apron which has raving reviews from fellow gardeners! The front pocket is perfect for collecting veggies, flower heads, or weeds while the special pockets are ready to hold your clippers and keep your phone out of harm's way. When everything is all said and done, you’ll be ready to place your one of a kind, handcrafted statue among your flowers. You'll be feeling oh so grateful as you rest your knees on the comfy kneeling pad thinking about how you everything you need for the perfect garden!

Donor: Ann Gladwin, Downtown Home and Garden, Bordines

Terrific Travel Tupperware

You'll be ready for anything thanks to this package of Tupperware brand food storage containers! You can pack a picnic in this super handy carrying backpack, take your leftovers to work in this convenient lunch box, or combine them both for the ultimate food travel experience. Replace all your old containers that you can never seem to find a lid for with this set of durable Tupperware!

Donor: Juanita Ludke






With a shop in downtown Ann Arbor, Abracadabra is a family owned and operated jeweler. With jewelry made by local artists, Abracadabra always has unique finds that are sure to catch eyes. This one of a kind butterfly necklace, handmade by artists Bob and Ravi Natalini, is not only beautiful but also a part of a sustainable rain forest initiative.

Donor: Abracadabra

Crazy Wisdom

If you haven't been to Crazy Wisdom, you're crazy! With a huge selection of books ranging in topics from holistic health, bodymind therapies, psychology, Buddhism, and more, Crazy Wisdom has tons to offer. Be sure to check out the tea room on the second floor for some freshly made tea and pastries.

Donor: Crazy Wisdom Bookstore





Visit Toledo

Hop in the car for a weekend trip to Toledo, it has so much to offer! Start your adventure at the National Museum of the Great Lakes where you can learn all about the incredible history of our great lakes. Then, head on over to the Toledo Zoo to get up close and personal with some of the most amazing animals in the world! End the night watching the Toledo Walleye tear up the ice! After all that, your weekends not over yet! Start your Sunday off right with a performance brought to you by the Toledo Alliance for the Performing Arts.

Donor: National Museum of the Great Lakes, Toledo Zoo, Toledo Alliance for the Performing Arts, Toledo Walleye, and Speedway





Willkommen Frankenmuth

Spend a day with family in the fun town of Frankenmuth AKA Little Bavaria! Splash around in the indoor water park all year round at Zehnders Splash Village. Keep the fun going and explore Frankenmuth in a unique way with VIP Frankenmuth Paddlewheel Tour passes

Donor: Zehnders and Frankenmuth Paddlewheel Tour Company and Speedway





Arts and Eats in Ann Arbor

Enjoy a $50 gift certificate for classes and workshops at the renowned Ann Arbor Art Center. Afterward, enjoy a nice walk through downtown Ann Arbor to Knight’s Steakhouse where you can treat yourself to a delicious dinner.

Donor: Knights & Ann Arbor Art Center





A Moment in History

Look through a window into another moment in time on the idyllic property of the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores. You will receive six tickets to tour the beautiful house owned by one of the most influential families in Michigan.

Donor: Edsel and Eleanor Ford House





Stratford Festival for Two

To bid or not to bid? There is no question! The Stratford offers an experience like no other for theatre lovers. The 2019 lineup included Billy Elliot The Musical, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Little Shop of Horrors, and more! We’re certain the 2020 lineup will not disappoint. This package includes $250 in certificates to be used for shows of your choice, $350 in local restaurant and hotel stays, as well as $50 in gas cards to get you there!

Donor: Washtenaw Community College English Department & Speedway





A Candian Getaway

Ontario's Lake Erie North Shore is alive with fun and the taste of wine! Start your Canadian getaway right with a $250 gift card to Caesar's Windsor Hotel and Casino. After a night of fun, Marty Friedburg will pick you up at Caesar's Windsor and drive you to Colchester, Ontario where you will tour the "Hempstead of Erie". Afterwards, enjoy a delicious lunch at Oxley Estate Winery followed by tours of Sprucewood and Viewpointe Wineries. Finally, end your adventure packed day with a relaxing dinner at Marty and Beth's Colchester cottage on the shore of Lake Erie.

Donor: Marty Friedburg and Beth Dugdale, Caesar’s Windsor Cares, Oxley Estate Winery, Sprucewood Estate Winery, Viewpointe Estate Winery, & Jim and Kathy Dowling





Mackinac Island Getaway

Plan a relaxing getaway to Michigan’s wonderful Mackinac Island with fun for the whole family! Take in the beauty of the golf courses at Mackinac Islands Grand Hotel. With unparalleled scenic beauty, lush landscaping, meticulously manicured tees, fairways and greens it is sure to be a Grand golf experience. Then, gain free admission to all of Mackinac Island’s Historic Sites for two adults and all of your children or grandchildren under 18 with the Mackinac Family Heritage Pass. Membership pass is valid for all of 2020. Enjoy some authentic Mackinac Island fudge while you plan your trip!

Donor: Grand Hotel Mackinac Island and Mackinac State Historic Parks and Speedway





Time to Move It!

The Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation facilities are perfect for everyone to enjoy! With tons of classes, sports, and swimming, the center promotes healthy lifestyles through fun activities. Prepare yourself with a foam roller and muscle massager.

Donor: Washtenaw County Parks & Rec and Friends of Washtenaw Literacy

Movie Night!

The cinema awaits! Your movie night could become a movie marathon with $50 to spend on tickets and $60 to spend on concessions at Quality 16.

Donor: Quality 16 and Friends of Washtenaw Literacy





Explore Ypsi

Ypsilanti's known for its funky community vibe and fresh arts scene! With a vibrant shopping, dining, and entertainment scene, you'll never want to leave! Grab a bite to eat at Wurst Bar but be sure to save room for dessert at Go! Ice Cream! Bring the family along for a whole day of fun at Decode Detroit escape room and Wiard's Cider Mill!

Donor: Wurst Bar, Go! Ice Cream, Wiards Orchard, and Decode Detroit





Family Fun Day!

Take the family out for a day of fun! Marvelous Marvins offers a look back in time with tons of vintage games and mechanical wonders. With $40 in gift cards, the fun will seem never ending! Keep the fun going when you get home with enough copies of New Kid, Jerry Crafts new graphic novel, and a family board game!

Donor: Marvelous Marvins, Marian Oshiro, and Vault of Midnight





The Gift of Music (and Ice Cream!)

The perfect evening in Ann Arbor has just been planned for you! Dive deep into some fresh seafood at Real Seafood Company. Then, take in the sounds of the Minnesota Orchestra at the Hill Auditorium. The nights not over yet! Walk on over to Blank Slate Creamery to indulge in a huge dish of handcrafted, freshly made ice cream.

Donor: University Musical Society, Real Seafood Co., and Blank Slate

Charming Kerrytown

Spend some time getting to know the historic neighborhood of Kerrytown. Located just a few blocks from downtown Ann Arbor, Kerrytown has tons to offer. Checkout the whimsical and unique gift store, Catching Fireflies. Head across the street to the world famous Zingerman’s Deli where you can indulge in a sandwich that's bigger than your head! Once your stomachs full, you’ll be ready to take on your 1 hour knitting lesson offered by Spun. Finally, grab some dinner for later at Monohan’s.

Donor: Spun, Catching Fireflies, Monohan’s, and Zingerman’s Community of Businesses





Discover Detroit

Discover all that downtown Detroit has to offer! Try a fun new way to explore the sites of Detroit. Tour the city and learn about famous landmarks, historical sites, beautifully detailed architecture, and more on a segway tour. Start at Eastern Market, zip down the Dequindre Cut, head over to the Riverwalk, and then roll on back. After zooming around town, spend the day exploring the Detroit Zoo. When it's all said and done, grab a bite to eat at HopCat. Be sure to order the cosmik fries!

Donor: Detroit Segway, Detroit Zoo, and Friends of Washtenaw Literacy

Davis Jewelry Collection

This beautiful jewelry set was handmade by local artist Angela Davis. The multicolored fancy agate necklace with matching bracelet perfectly complements any outfit! While the wood beaded necklace with Boars tusk is sure to make a statement. Win this item and never have a boring outfit again.

Donor: Angela Davis





Blank Slate and Blues

Watch the California Honeydrops take the stage at The Ark. With a diverse mix of R&B, funk, soul, and blues influences, the Honeydrops bring dance party vibes to their show! Keep the party going with delicious homemade and hand scooped ice cream at Blank Slate!

Donor: The Ark and Blank Slate

Sounds of the Symphony

The breathtaking sounds of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra make the perfect soundtrack for a perfect evening. Indulge in a delicious meal at Detroit icon, The Whitney. After you’ve had your fill, enjoy the wonderful music of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

Donor: Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Friends of Washtenaw Literacy

Love, Heartbreak, and Clowns

The Michigan Opera Theatre is bringing the tragic tale of a troupe of Italian clowns to the Michigan Opera Theatre! With two tickets to the production of Pagliacci on Friday, May 15, 2020 at 7:30 PM, you’ll learn about the dramatic real life story of a love triangle, sung in Italian.

Donor: Michigan Opera Theatre





A Night at the Show

With hits like Murder on the Orient Express and Little Shop of Horrors, the Meadow Brook Theatre is sure to impress in the 2020 season as well. Have a fun evening out, on us, with two tickets to any show at the Meadow Brook Theatre (excluding A Christmas Carol) and dinner at nearby Buddy’s Pizza!

Donor: Meadow Brook Theatre and Friends of Washtenaw Literacy

Capital Area Adventures

Get to know the area known as our capital! Enjoy fine dining at The State Room Restaurant or show your spirit for that other team at the Kellogg Center Spirit Shop. Then, head on over to Country Mill Orchards for some apple picking and cider and donuts.

Donor: Country Mill Orchard and Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center





Pleasant Plymouth

Spend the day strolling around the pleasant town of Plymouth. Visit the Plymouth Historical Museum to learn about the history of the town and how it came to be the way it is today! Then, enjoy a great meal at Fiamma Grille, The Sardine Room, or Comparis on the Park.

Donor: Paison, Inc. & Plymouth Historical Museum




Very Cherry Little Six

Did you know that Michigan's Northwest Lower Peninsula is the largest producer of tart cherries in the United States? Enjoy locally made, gourmet cherry themed snacks by Cherry Republic with this perfect little six gift box!

Donor: Cherry Republic

Fore! to the Victors

Take in the beauty of the University of Michigan golf course! Since 1931, the course has offered challenging fairways and great views of the University’s main campus. This package offers the chance for yourself and 3 others to play this outstanding course with golf carts to take you on your way.

Donor: University of Michigan and Mden

Crystal Mountain Getaway

Enjoy this two nights’ accommodation for two at Crystal Mountain Resort and Spa in any season. This package can be customized with your choice of either two all day/evening ski lift tickets or two 18- hole rounds of golf w/cart so that you can enjoy a weekend escape in your preferred season. Also includes breakfast for two and gratuity!

Donor: Donna Debutts and Crystal Mountain and Speedway

Target Practice

Became a sharpshooter at Ann Arbor Arms with ten 30-minute range sessions. Don’t forget your safety glasses!

Donor: Ann Arbor Arms

Pure Detroit

Get into the Spirit of Detroit with this Pure Detroit package! Put on your rally cap, recall the good ole' days as you sip some ice cold Faygo right out of the glass bottle, and rep the D with these one of a kind stickers. Don't forget to use a coaster!

Donor: Pure Detroit

A Birdie at Barton Hills

Get the chance to golf the beautiful private course at Barton Hills! Since 1919, Barton Hills has been providing a first class golf experience to golfers of all ages and skill levels. You'll feel like you're on vacation when you step onto the beautifully manicured green surrounded by lush greenery and state of the art facilities.

Turtles, Snakes, and Raptors, Oh My!

The Leslie Science and Nature Center is the perfect place for a curious kid (or adult!). You can get up close and personal with raptors, critters, butterflies, and more! With your Enhanced Membership, you and your immediate family members can enjoy discounts, early access, and free admission to over 180 nature centers throughout North America.

Donor: Leslie Science and Nature Center and Friends of Washtenaw Literacy