• Please join us for the 2018 Giving Tree Gala

    Thursday May 2, 2019


    The Glass Houses

    545 West 25th St, 21st floor

    Enjoy fabulous silent & live auctions, buffet dinner courtesy of Ocean Prime Restaurant, DJ & Dancing and back to liven up our auction... CK Swett!

    1.  Gala Tickets


    Our Giving Tree Gala has several components, and each needs your help to be successful. We have a silent auction, raffle tickets, the wine wall and the most popular of all, live auction MCd by our favorite auctionaire CK Swett. Please read on to see how you can contribute.

    2.  Silent Auction

    https://acadstjo2018.ggo.bid (we will let you know when this link is activated for 2019)

    Donate to our Silent Auction, available online!

    Please consider asking your favorite neighborhood places, restaurants, salons, etc, for a donation. Hate soliciting donations? Consider buying and donating a gift certificate instead. Or maybe you can get tickets to shows or sporting events? A donated special experience is always a crowd pleaser. 

    Please send this link to contributors to fill out, or offer to do it for them: http://bit.ly/AOSJDonate2019

    As auction items are donated, you will see them on the bidding website, so check back often. Some items such as the travel packages and camp vouchers, include special restrictions, so read carefully prior to bidding. 

    All bidding for our silent auction is done online or on your phone, so be sure to register now at: https://acadstjo2018.ggo.bid (we will let you know when this link is activated for 2019)

    3.  Raffle Tickets

    Buy and/or sell your raffle tickets! Remember, we have four amazing prizes this year, so four opportunities to win:

    • MacBook Air 13”
    • Sonos PLAY 5
    • Apple Watch Series 4

    This year we have an added incentive to sell as many tickets as possible: 

    • 300 books of tickets sold = an ice cream truck will come to the school
    • 400 books of tickets sold = pizza party
    • 550 books of raffle tickets sold = The PA treats our children to all of the above, plus a special surprise granted by Ms.Coombs.  She will also accept a challenge from our children.


    *** Service Hours Opportunity***

    Volunteer to help sell raffle tickets at church or set up a table in front of the school on a nice afternoon, or offer tickets to friends and coworkers.

    Please remember to return ticket stubs and payment to the office, to Angela Helwig, or bring them with you to the Gala.

    4.  Wine Wall

    Donate a bottle (or case) of wine!

    Please consider donating a bottle or case to our wine pool. There is a $25 minimum value per bottle. Contact Jenna Menkes or Silvia Degiarde to coordinate. 


    If you have any questions, please contact Angela Helwig, Giving Tree Gala Chair, at Gala@aosj.us