Jul 26, 2014

Fundraiser Auction Offers Items Straight From The Heart

Hope For Gus' Time, Talent, and Treasure Auction will take place in Peterborough on Saturday.

Fundraiser Auction Offers Items Straight From The Heart

Professional auctions can boast having the pricey and rare items, but this local auction offers something much more meaningful.

The Hope For Gus Foundation is hosting their  Time, Talent, and Treasure Auction at the Monadnock Country Club in Peterborough this Saturday from at 7:30 p.m.

Items being auctioned for this good cause may not necessarily cost money, but have people's time, talent and heart included with them. For example, volunteers can donate eight hours of babysitting, fiddle playing at a party or a weekend at their lake cottage.

The Hope For Gus Foundation was formed by the Dreher family after their son Gus was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) at four-years-old. DMD is a rare, fatal genetic disorder that weakens the muscles in the body and affects 1 in 3,600 boys a year.

Hope For Gus said on their website that the purpose of this unique fundraiser is to raise money to find a cure for DMD, without donors having to spend money to help out.

"The options are endless!!! The idea is that people will get really creative, no one spends much (or no) money, we get a fun night out, and money is raised for Hope for Gus! There is so much talent and creativity in our community....This will be a really fun, community event."

If you have something to donate in the Time, Talent, or Treasure category, please call 464-9588 or email at hopeforgus@yahoo.com.

Items donated so far: 

  • Toy shelf from Company Store
  • Hand-knit scarf
  • 2 passes to Take Flight  Aerial Adventure Course in Kittery, ME
  • 50lbs of grass-fed all natural beef, raised in New Boston
  • Complete PC tune-up, Including data back-up from PC Asylum
  • One hour of photography from Jess Gerrior – business shots, people, places, parties, etc..
  • Basket of pet toys from Purrwoof.com
  • Handmade jewelry
  • Basket of professional hair products
  • 1 hourr of career coaching/resume writing from Career Connections
  • Guy Fawkes Dinner – traditional English fare for up to 8 people
  • Mommy Mixology basket, including book and ingredients for drinks
  • Original artwork by Holly Wilson
  • Original artwork by MacKenzie West
  • Custom love song, written and recorded by you and Steve Dreher and Friends
  • Tree house party for kids or adults, drinks and snacks provided.
  • One hour of photography from Jess Gerrior – business shots, people, places, parties, etc..
  • Lia Sophia necklace and earrings for a young girl
  • 2 Lia Sophia pendants
  • WonderBlink Photography package and prints
  • Mary Kay Facial
  • 6 Yoga Sessions
  • 90 minute Massage
  • $25 in Day Lily bulbs plus shipping
  • Scrapbooking basket
  • Antique tray and pitcher
  • Hand-knit Infinity scarf
  • 2 hrs of professional face-painting
  • Personal Life Coaching session
  • Toadstool giftcard and personalized booklist from a librarian
  • Handmade child's play pillow
  • Handmade wreath of fabric bows
  • Thanksgiving Flower Centerpiece
  • X-country ski lessons
  • SAT prep tutoring
  • Alfresco dinner by a backyard stone fireplace with a view of Rose Mtn. Homemade whole wheat thin crust pizzas with personalized toppings will be served along with salad and wine. Come enjoy the ambiance and healthful cuisine!
  • Hand made Ring
  • Pottery platter
  • Writing consultation with a publisher author
  • Signed copy of Reunited, young adult fiction
  • Afternoon of fishing with a true NH fisherman in his boat
  • 2 hours Microsoft Word Training
  • Toadstool giftcard and personalized booklist from a seasoned librarian

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