Make a Donation to Our Auction & Raffle

Dear Friend,

Thirty years ago Kids Co. opened our first child care center in Seattle – a child care born with a laser sharp vision to serve all children, no matter their family’s economic circumstance. From day one we never turned a child away from our services if cost was a barrier. This has always been accomplished through our Kids Co. Scholarship Fund.

Today we have 14 Puget Sound based centers providing before and after school care, preschool, summer day camp, and after school clubs for over 1,400 kids annually. All the while, holding true to our initial promise, all children are welcome no matter what their family’s income.

Studies show that in order to afford care, the minimum household income should be about $195,000 for one preschooler. That’s a sticker shock for most anyone but for low-income family’s it’s a solid roadblock.  Therefore, we provide up to $500,000 in tuition assistance scholarships every year. But we can’t do it without you!

Here’s how you can help – Contribute to our Gala Auction!

To celebrate our 30th Anniversary—as well as support the scholarship fund—we’re hosting a Gala. No gala is complete without amazing auction items and that’s why I’m reaching out to you.

I’m positive a donated item or gift card from you would be a huge hit with our crowd. Popular items include travel packages, events (think theater or sports), extravagant dinners, gift baskets, and gift cards. If you have questions or would like donation suggestions please contact Amanda Bakke at 206-691-8743 / email.

We promise, all auction proceeds—100%—will go toward the Kids Co. Scholarship Fund to help families, who are experiencing rough times, enroll their children in high-quality care. This ensures that parents can go to work knowing their kids are in safe and nurturing hands.

Thank you for considering this request. I promise your gift will make a positive difference in a kid’s life.

With a warm heart,

Susan R. Brown
President, CEO, Founder, and Kids Co. Mom

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Kids Co. Gala
2208 NW Market St Ste 510
Seattle WA 98107

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Thank you to our wonderful auction and raffle donors

A Week For Two In Tuscany from Charity Auction World
Two Night Stay for Four at Nettles Farm on Lummi Island from Nettles Farm
Two Nights Stay at Campbell's Resort on Chelan, including Brunch from Campbell's Resort
Two Nights Stay at Turpin Meadow Ranch, including a Dude Ranch Activity from Turpin Meadow Ranch

Beer, Cigars, Frozen Burritos,and Dorritos - Set the Marks for the Downtown Sailing Series from Dwight Jones and Jim Brown
Salmon Fishing Charter for Four in teh San Juan's from Hawg Heaven Charters, LLC
Champagne Sunset Cruise on a 70" Yacht for 12 from Torben Hollingsworth
VIP Port Tour for 8 from Lauren Offenbecher
Tour for 10 of Seattle Police Department's Mounted Patrol Facility from the Seattle Police Foundation
Private Game Night Party for up to 16 People (plus a $250 Gift Card for food/drink/games) from Mox Boarding House
UW Spirit Team to Attend a Birthday Party from UW Spirit and Kenny Dow
Four Guest VIP Voucers for a Harbor Tour from Argosy Cruises
Four Guest VIP Voucers for a Locks Tour from Argosy Cruise
Four Guest VIP Voucers for a Tillicum Excursion from Argosy Cruises
Community Support Membership from Bloedel Reserve
Six Tickets to Dan & Claudia Zanes on January 11th from Edmonds Center for the Arts
In-studio sit in with BJ & Migs of KISW from Entercom
Two VIP Passes for 1-Hour of Jump Time from Flying Circus
Four All-Day Game Passes from GameWorks
Two Show Admissions from Jet City Improv
Basket and Private Tour from KEXP
Game Basket and $25 Gift Card from Mox Boarding House
Four Passes from the Museum of Flight
Two Sets of Four General Admission (Including One Show Pass) from the Pacific Science Center
Two Tickets from Ride The Ducks Seattle
Two Tickets from Seattle Shakespeare Company
Three Tickets to STG's Presents 1st Annual Dance This from Seattle Theatre Group
Two 1-Day General Admission Tickets to Silverwood Theme Park
Roller Skating Punch Card from Southgate Roller Rink
3-Hour Circus Performance and Multi-Course Meal for Two from Teatro ZinZanni
Show Admissions and Dinner Entrees for Two from The Pacific Jazz Institute and Dimitriuo's Jazz Alley
Admission for Four from the Reptile Zoo
Bowling for an Hour for Six from West Seattle Bowl

Thank you Ben Bridge Jewelers for geneously providing a Mystery Game to our Gala Guests. People will have the opportunity to wine 1 of 5 diamond necklaces - four of which are amazing diamond heart necklaces in sterling silver and one that is a specacular diamond pendant with 2 princess cut diamonds set in 14k white gold. It's a game of chance!

A Winterscapte Rope Bag and Critter Tale Rope Bag from KAVU
Sterling Silver and Amazonite Jude Frances Bracelet from Kim and Jon Hemingway
$300 Gift Certificate from Ocean SF
Gift Certificate for childrens clothing from Rockets of Awesome
1-Year Membership and a Pair of Earrings from RocksBox
6-Month Subscription for a pair of socks per month from Say It With A Sock
$50 Gift Card and Items from Northgate Mall Stores from Simon
Salvatore Ferragamo Sunglasses from VSP

Lash Extensions from Caroline's Lash Boutique
Haircut and Partial Highlights from Mariah's Madiosn Park

This is a race that encourages you and your guests to interact with one another during the live auction timeline. Guests seated at each dining table decide individually how much money they are willing to pool together for the right to run and grab a dessert from the dessert dash table.
Thank you to the following for donating delicious and fresh desserts:

Wine Dinner for Four from El Gaucho
Private Wine Dnner for 6 in your Home catered by Susan Brown, Kids Co. Pres. & CEO and Sherrie Belt-Hart, Gala Chair, wines provided by Analemma Wines,, Kids Co., and McCarthy & Schiering Wine Merchants
Paella and Sangria Party in your Home from Elisa A. Hegrat
2-Hours of Kayaking and Restaurant Certificate from Agua Verde
Collassal (8 Lbs) Cut of Flagship Cheese from Beecher's
Two Bags of Coffee Beans and Two Mug Gift Box from Caffè Umbria
Gift Card from The Cheesecake Factory
Four Dinner Entrees from Chinook's
Two Dinner Vouchers from Chipotle
Two $200 Gift Cards from the Columbia Tower Club
Year of Milk from Darigold
Year of Butter from Darigold
Wine Tasting for Six from DeLille Cellars
Gift Certificate from Din Tai Fung
Gift Certificates from Ethan Stowell Restaurants
Gourmet CSA Delivery from Farm & Larder
Vegetarian Gourmet Basket from Field Roast
Finnriver Cidery Basket from Finnriver Farm & Cidery
Fournier Basket from Fournier Insurance Solutions
Loaf of Bread a Month for a Year from Grand Central Bakery
Gift Certificate from Ivar's
Market Basket from New Seasons Ballard
Gift Certificate from Pagliacci Pizza
Gift Card from Palisade
City View Brunch for Two from Palisade
3-Course Dinner for Two from Ristorante Picolinos
Hand Cured Salami from Salt Blade
Gift Certificates from Scratch
Two Gift Cards from Seattle Pops
Gift Card from190 Sunset
Shopping Bag Stuffed with Italian Dinner Fixin's from Trader Joe's - Ballard
Shopping Bag Stuffed with Healthy Snacks from Trader Joe's - U District
$50 Gift Certificate from Two Doors Down

There are multiple wine packages available at auction thaks to Kids Co.'s generous Board, Friends, and Staff!

Thank you Aaron Morris and Lantern Press for donating Six 16'x24' Stretch Canvases Including:
Mount Rainier
Ballard Locks
Elephant Mosaic
Koi Mosaic
Seattle Emerald City
Gasworks Park

Each Kids Co. Center (yes, all 14 of them) are creating a uniquely themed basket (movie basket, baking basket, sports basket, etc.) for a special Kids Co. Raffle during the Gala! Get Ready To Play!

  • Kids Co. at Adams - Spice and Wine Basket from Christina Larsen & Shawn Larsen-Bright and Eric Dillin
  • Kids Co. at Cascadia - Champagne Basket
  • Kids Co. at Cedar Park - Summer Reading Basket for the Entire Family!|
  • Kids Co. at Decatur - Board Game and Movie Pass Basket
  • Kids Co. at Graham Hill - Handmade Raggedy Ann and a Raggedy Ann and Andy Ready-to-Read set
  • Kids Co. at Island Park - "Coffee and Chill" Basket
  • Kids Co. at John Hay - Doggie Basket
  • Kids Co. at Lakeridge - Beach Basket
  • Kids Co. at McDonald - Garden Basket
  • Kids Co. at Northwood - Mexican Fiesta Basket from Kids Co. at Northwood (the kids put in a lot of work)
  • Kids Co. at Queen Anne - Game Night Basket
  • Kids Co. at South Shore - Spa Basket (with bath bombs named by the preschoolers) from Kids Co. at South Shore
  • Kids Co. at TOPS - Super Baking Basket from Maddy Nagie and DeAnna Martin
  • Kids Co. at West Mercer - Bugs and Art Basket

Large Hanging Flower Basket by Design Studio AB
Six Resin Pots with Succulents and Grasses by Design Studio AB and Ragen & Associates
Ceramic Flower Pot filled with Seasonal Flowers from New Leaf Creations
Turn Your Photo into Custom Art from Andrew Miller
MiniMax Big Green Egg with All The Fixin's from Associated Energy Systems
Gift Certificate from City People's Garden Store
Two Copies of ZERO to FIVE from Author, Tracy Cutchlow
Framed Floral Montage by the Kids Co. at Adams Kids
Framing Certificate from Museum Quality Framing - Queen Anne
Two Fire-7 Kids Edition Tablets (one Pink and one Blue) from Alaina and Steven Ruiz
Deception Pass Photograph on Strech Canvas from Gary Skiff
Golf Inspired Basket from Two Men and a Truck
Watercolor Print (signed by artists) from Kristen Van Veen
12 Signed and Limited Edition Screenprints from Mike Klay of Powerslide Design
Family Portrait Session from Jeremy Tyler
Orchid Planter from Young Flowers

A Yoga Party for you and your friends in your own home (including wine and appetizers from Marna McNaughton of Pure Beautiful You
1-Month of Unlimited Dance Classes from American Dance Institute
Five Boxing Fitness Classea and a Pair of Handwraps from Cappy's Boxing Gym
Two Spa Entry's from Ladywell's Vitality Spa & Sauna
Two Gift Baskets with Certificates from LoLo Spa
2-Hour Massage from Massaggio Galore!
Ten CrossFit Kids Classes from Mercer Island CrossFit
3 Private Pilates Sessions and 3 Pilates Mat Classes from Mercer Island Pilates
10-Visit Package from MI Athletic Club
Physical Therapy Evaluation and Follow Up Visit from Rehab United Seattle
Massage Envy Gift Certificate from Michael Scheinine
Four Day Passes Plus Shoe Rental from Seattle Bouldering Project
Indoor Playground Punch Card from Seattle Gymnastics Academy - Ballard
A Month of Unlimited Yoga + HIIT Membership, An Infrared Sauna Session, and An Item at The SIX Juice Bar from The SIX

Four Storm vs Sparks Tickets from Arena Of The Winds Arena
Four Upperbox Tickets from the Everett AquaSox
Foursome of Golf at Harbour Pointe Golf Club with PGA Pro, Keith Coleman (includes a cart) courtesy of the Jeffrey Bentley Family
Four Ms vs White Sox Tickets from Mary and John Hoverson
Four Ms vs Rangers Tickets from Mary and John Hoverson
Two Ms vs Athletics Tickets from Katy McNaughton
Twosome of Golf and Cart from New Suncadia LLC
wo Terrace Club Seats to a Ms Game from the Seattle Mariners
Rugby Basket including 4 Game Tickets from the Seattle Seawolves
Four Tickets and an Autographed Photo of Sue Bird from the Seattle Storm
Two Ski Passes from Stevens Pass
4 Reserved Seats Tickets to a Racoma Rainiers, Defiance or Reign game from the Tacoma Rainiers
Two Tickets to the UW vs Hawaii Foodball Game on September 14 from University of Washington Intercollegiate Athletics