Una Noche 2020

Feb 20, 2020 | Events

Una Noche will be online-only this year.

Because of the Coronavirus, our annual auction and parents’ night out — Una Noche — will be online-only this year. We are working on some cool ideas to make this a fun online auction, even if we can’t physically be together.

We will update this site with more information soon.

The money we raise supports crucial academic and enrichment programs for our students that are not fully funded by the district, including arts enrichment programs, physical education, hands-on science instruction, and classroom supplies and books.

But we still need your help! We are asking everyone to solicit businesses or friends that might be willing to donate a gift certificate, service, or tangible item. Your local coffee shop, car mechanic, or watering hole…? Your aunt’s tattoo parlor? Your dad’s pupusa company? Anything. Or maybe you have credit somewhere or a gift certificate lying around that you need to put to use? Other ideas are restaurant gift certificates, recreational activities, any kind of classes, hotels, gift certificates for boutiques, etc. You can pitch it as both a great way to contribute to the community and to advertise their business, attract new customers, and do some good PR.

  1. Please review the list of businesses on this Google Sheet.
  2. Put your name next to any that you know or frequent, paying special attention to the businesses that have donated in the past few years (highlighted in purple).
  3. For businesses that are not on the list that you want to solicit, please add the information at the bottom in a new row. (Don’t worry about sorting the spreadsheet; we can do that.)
  4. Fill in the fields for “Date Contacted,” “Donating for 2020,” and “Item Description.” Note: you may want to inform the business of their previous donation(s) if it helps. Also, please keep track of contact names.
  5. Please complete solicitations by March 1st and ask for donations by March 25th.

Here is a link to a template solicitations letter with the tax ID and other general information. Please edit and use as you see fit!

Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. This step is crucial for the auction’s success, and we thank you in advance for making this year’s Una Noche another fun and successful event!

Thanks from Carrie the Una Noche Crew.

carrieatkin@gmail.com