Funds raised from the live auction will directly support the rights and freedoms of families to manage the care, custody, and education of their children.
All donations are tax deductible and provide an excellent opportunity for you to share in the vision and promote your organization at the same time! More importantly, they allow THSC, the largest state home school organization in the U.S., to continue providing support to more than 60,000 families throughout Texas.
Contact Kay Orr, Auction Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Live Auction Items
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Walther CCP – Concealed Carry Pistol
The all new CCP (Concealed Carry Pistol) in 9mm Luger has an ideal combination of style, ergonomics, size, shape, accuracy, and ability to conceal comfortably. The new Walther SOFTCOIL (TM) gas-delayed blowback technology works to make the CCP an excellent concealed carry firearm.
Donor: The Great Texas Gun Company
Your choice of Citizen Men’s Eco Drive Watch or Citizen Women’s Eco-Drive ‘Riva’ Mother of Pearl Dial Watch
Stay fashionably on time with your choice of Citizen Eco Drive men’s and women’s watches. The elegant stainless steel link-style bracelet is bound to impress whether you’re wearing casual attire or a business suit.
Seven night resort accommodations for 4 featuring Ridge on Sedona Golf Resort in Sedona, Arizona
Perfect for a romantic getaway or a family outing, the Ridge on Sedona Golf Resort is located in an area known for its “four mild seasons” and breathtaking outdoor scenery. Enjoy red rock vistas as you sip your favorite wine in the picnic area, cook your favorite meat on the available barbecue grills, or as you take a refreshing dip in the outdoor pool. This self-catering, two-story condo property has an on-site arcade/game room and a gift shop/newsstand. The Ridge on Sedona Golf Resort also features a concierge desk to provide you with invaluable tips and info on things to do and notable places to visit around the area. The resort’s ideal location gives guests a multitude of options on how to spend their vacation: playing a few rounds of golf, hiking, mountain biking, fine-dining, and shopping, just to name a few. More details.
Your choice of 6 different Legacy Trees from American Heritage Trees
Edgar Allen Poe Hackberry tree; Mark Twain Bur Oak; Sycamore Tree from George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate; Mississippi State University “Moon Trees” from the Apollo 14 mission; Southern Magnolia Tree from William Faulkner’s Estate (Rowan Oak) in Oxford, Mississippi; Alex Haley Crepe Myrtle
Create your own legacy by choosing from 6 different American Heritage Trees. Certified authentic and ready for planting, each tree holds a piece of history in its tiny trunk. Select your tree or a combination of more than one and begin your adventure in history.
Donor: American Heritage Trees
Framed Benjamin Knox signed Lithograph, “Prayer on the Field”
Donor: Benjamin Knox Galleries
Framed Benjamin Knox Lithograph, Texas A&M “Home-of-the-12th-Man”
The famous Texas A&M Kyle Field underwent a major facelift and multi-million dollar construction project in 2015. “Home-of-the-12th-Man” will be a collector’s item as it commemorates a special part of Aggieland so many students and alumni know and love. Don’t miss the opportunity to capture a piece of Texas history in your home or office offered by artist Benjamin Knox.
Donor: Benjamin Knox Galleries
Book Dedication by John R. Erickson
Never before have we offered such a timeless, treasured opportunity. Hank the Cowdog book #67 is currently in production and is waiting for a dedication. Have your family included in this priceless offering by having book #67 dedicated especially for you.
Donor: John R. Erickson
Silent Auction Items
Blue Turquoise Stone and Brass Cotton Rope Cuff Bracelet
doTERRA Breathe gift bag
Donor: Constanza Fishel
3-in-1 Hematite Plated and Crystal, Three Strand Necklace
Donor: Emma McKinney
Mom’s Reading Basket
Say Goodbye to Survival Mode by Crystal Paine, Gratitude Journal, The Busy Mom’s Guide to Romance by Heidi St John, Are You Enough by Roxanne Parks, beautiful plush throw, candles, sweet treats, and more.
Mom’s Winter Summit Bundle
Donor: Mom’s Winter Summit and The Embassy Suites San Marcos
Solo Black Leather Rolling 15-inch Laptop Case
Whether heading to class or to a meeting with the board, this rolling laptop case gets you there with your equipment intact. This Solo rolling laptop case is equipped with casters, so it rolls along beside you guided by its telescoping handle, freeing up your hands for other important items. Its roomy interior holds laptops up to 15.6-inches in one compartment and has plenty of space for books,documents, folders, and other essentials.
Beaded ‘Gush’ Turquoise Necklace
Stainless Steel Intricate Byzantine Bracelet
This stainless steel bracelet has an intricate braided Byzantine chain design and is held together by a lobster clasp. The twisted coils on this cleverly designed bracelet encourage friends and strangers to take a closer look while the durable construction ensures that this cute piece can handle everyday wear and tear. Maintenance is easy because this bracelet doesn’t stain, rust, or tarnish, and you can pair it with a matching Byzantine necklace to create a pulled-together look. The bracelet is 8 inches long to fit most wrists with a little room to spare. The high polish finish gives the bracelet a quality touch that makes it easy to dress up with a cocktail dress or semi-formal attire. The metal materials makes the bracelet strong enough to last for many years.
Finesque Overlay 1 ct TDW Diamond Bracelet with Red Bow Gift Box
Coach – Chicago Mini Ellis Tote
The compact Mini Ellis Tote is simple and sophisticated in refined pebble leather with lavishly plated chain hardware. With a crossbody strap that snaps on and off with a click, it transitions from day to evening or work to weekend with ease.
Signed Archie Manning Football in glass display case
“Silos” Gift Basket from the hit HGTV Show “Fixer Upper”
Donor: Renee Van Treuren
Seed Savers Exchange Heirloom Seeds
Donor: Seed Savers Exchange
Brazos Bluffs Ranch and Outdoor Package
Donor: Curtis Brown
Thanksgiving Party in a Basket
One Nights Stay at the Westin Memorial City and a Taste of Texas Restaurant Gift Certificate
Spend a beautiful Friday or Saturday evening at the Westin Memorial City with complimentary valet parking and breakfast for two at the 024 Grille inside the Westin. Also, enjoy dinner at the Taste of Texas, included in this package is a $75 gift certificate to the restaurant which is famous for its delicious Certified Angus steaks.
Donor: Westin Memorial City and Taste of Texas
Signed Poster of the Texas Capitol
Donor: Representative Matt Krause
1 Week Camp Scholarship for a Special Needs Camper
Donor: Camp Blessing
Bundle of Joy Basket
Blanket Donor: New Life Adoptions
Lillian Farms Country Estate Bed and Breakfast Getaway Weekend
Surprise your spouse with a two-night getaway (Sunday through Thursday) at Lillian Farms Bed & Breakfast, located in historic Washington, Texas, not too far from the rolling hills of Brenham, Texas. This Victorian-style mansion with all modern conveniences overlooks 230 acres of picturesque bluebonnet country. Complimentary breakfast at the Chappell Hill Cafe included. Enjoy hiking, biking, bird watching, reading from a library stocked with rare books, or take a leisurely walk around the 14-acre lake. Want to explore the countryside? Several wineries, the Antique Rose Emporium, and Washington on the Brazos State Park are all nearby attractions.
Donor: Lillian Farms
Christmas Wrapping Fun
Texas, Our Texas
Filled with items authentic to Texas, this basket promises to deliver a BIG dose of fun! Items include hand crafted cutting board with turquoise insets, iron cast horny toads, kitchen towels, delectable gourmet goods, Dublin sodas, bluebonnet seeds, and more.
Cheese Making Class Basket
Learn to make cheese with THSC’s own Special Needs Consultant, Peggy Ployhar, who is rated by The New England Cheesemaking Company as one of the top 50 international home cheese making bloggers at WithAllYourLife.com.
This gift basket will come with one homemade 2 pound block of Texas 5-Pepper Jack organic cheese along with a certificate for a private cheese making class for up to 6 people in Conroe, TX. The class can be arranged for any Saturday that works between the parties in the coming year.
Donor: Peggy Ployhar
Bread Making Class Basket
Learn to make a perfect loaf bread from scratch with THSC’s own Special Needs Consultant, Peggy Ployhar, who can teach you the how and why behind grinding your own wheat, getting the perfect rise, and using all natural ingredients to make a spectacular loaf of whole wheat bread.
This gift basket will come with one large loaf of whole wheat organic homemade bread and a certificate for a private bread making class for up to 6 people in Conroe, TX. The class can be arranged for any Saturday that works between the parties in the coming year.
Donor: Peggy Ployhar
THSC Convention Experience -The Woodlands
Enjoy convention weekend at the beautiful Woodlands Waterway Marriott, July 22 and 23, 2016. Make it a family vacation, date weekend with your spouse, or a girl’s weekend get-away with friends. Free registration Thursday-Saturday for adults and children, Friday night accomodations at the Woodlands, Waterway Marriott (1 guest room), $50 Outback Steakhouse gift certificate
THSC Convention Experience – Arlington
Enjoy convention weekend at the popular Sheraton Hotel, May 6 and 7, 2016. Make it a family vacation, date weekend with your spouse, or a girl’s weekend get-away with friends. Free registration Thursday-Saturday for adults and children, Friday night accomodations at the Arlington Sheraton (1 guest room), $50 Outback Steakhouse gift certificate.
Number 13 (Restaurant) Gift Certificate
At Number 13, we pride ourselves on creating and innovative, delicious menu brimming with local flavors and products. Our goal is to give you the unexpected and leave you wanting more.
When you dine with us, you’ll experience incredible waterfront views from every seat in the house. Our sweeping windows highlight the beautiful Pelican Rest Marina and Offatts Bay. We’ve worked hard to create an elegant, yet comfortable space for our guests to enjoy an in-house dry aged New York strip and caviar or a Deluxe 13 burger and pommes frites or anything in between.
Donor: Number 13 Prime Steak and Seafood
Family Game Night Basket
Enjoy a fun family game night with Blokus, Jenga, Uno, Rubik’s Cube, Monopoly, Clue, Heavenly Treasure Character Building Game, Suspend, and FreeBirds the Movie. Plus, snacks and a sturdy tote bag to go with it! This would be a great Christmas present!
Donor: Katy Area Christian Homeschoolers
Nutrilite/Body Key (Amway Fitness products) in gym bag
Jumpstart your plan for a more healthy you with this package of fitness products, along with high quality vitamins and nutritional supplements. Amway is consistently ranked as one of the best vitamin/supplement manufacturers in the world.
Donor: Sharon Widger
Texas Longhorn Spirit Print by Benjamin Knox
Donor: Benjamin Knox Galleries
Star Wars Themed Basket of Legos
Christmas is fast approaching. Keep that special boy in your life busy for hours with these fantastic building kits that include: Luke Skywalker, Death Star Troopers, Shadow Troopers, General Grievous’ Wheel Bike, Imperial Troop Transport, and Senate Commando Troopers.
Portrait Package – Sara Jane Photography
Donor: Sara Jane Photography
- Donors will be recognized during the event.
- Donors will be included in the auction program booklet.
- Donors will be listed on the THSC website.
- Donors will be acknowledged in our magazine and e-newsletters that reach over 20,000 people weekly.
The following are some past creative donations that have been very successful:
- Texas-style paintings
- Gift Certificates for dining, recreation, family events
- Hotel, dinner, theatre packages
- Bed and breakfast escapes
- Wine tasting and gift baskets filled with wines, cheese and crackers
- Educational / family fun packages
- Sporting event packages and signed memorabilia
- Vacation packages
- Hunting or fishing packages
- Gift Certificate to have dinner at our home for a party of four to six
- Golf resort getaways or golf fees for a foursome