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By February 23, 2015No Comments

We’d like your help—and it’s fun & easy!

We’re in the process of collecting merchandise for the ‘One Block at a Time’ Benefit Gala and silent auction on April 18, 2015, and we need themed baskets to auction. There are three different ways to help outlined below along with a list of themes to choose from.

Please email Dana@MissionHaitiMedical.org if you, your congregation, small group, youth group, neighbors, etc. would like to help in this way.

We need the baskets and/or items by March 20th, 2015 in order to get them on our auction website. Also please let us know what theme you’ve chosen, so we don’t have too many of the same things.
Thank you in advance for your consideration!




Email Dana@MissionHaitiMedical.org if interested


OPTION 1 | Put together a basket.

  • Pick a specific themed basket (choices below).
  • Gather items for that theme.
  • Put together a lovely basket.
  • Send theme basket to us by Mar. 20, 2015

OPTION 2 | Donate items for a basket.

  • Pick a specific themed basket (choices below).
  • Gather items for the theme.
  • Send items to us by Mar. 20, 2015.
  • We put the basket together.

OPTION 3 | We put together a basket.

  • Pick a specific themed basket (choices below).
  • Donate money to purchase those items for your chosen theme.
  • Send donated money to us by Mar. 20, 2015.
  • We purchase those items and put the themed basket together.



Be as creative with themes as you like! To prevent having too many of the same themed items, please let us know what theme you’ve chosen. 

children’s books, snuggly things like blankets and stuffed animals, book lights, etc.

A Visit from Santa
Christmas book, Christmas music c.d., decorations, cookie kits, etc.

Pizza Night
pizza baking stone, cutting wheel, olive oils, cookbook, pizza peel, parmesan/pepper shakers, stand, pans, etc

Coca-Cola Lover
Coca-Cola themed items/collectibles, glassware, coolers, etc

Puzzle Lover
puzzles, roll-up puzzle mat, puzzle glue, etc.

fine chocolates, cookbooks, chocolate kits, etc.

Backyard BBQ
gloves, tongs, spatula, rib rack for a grill, sauce brush, apron, thermometers, etc.

A Day at the Beach
beach towels, snorkel set, boogie board, cooler, beach card, umbrella, sand castle molds, etc.

Work It Out

exercise theme: yoga mat, free weights, resistance bands, kettle balls, etc.

Move Night

blue rays, popcorn, movie candy, theater tickets, etc.


spa theme: spa robes, slippers, pedicure kit, gel eye masks, lotion, etc.

Golf Lovers

golf tees, balls, soft cooler, oversized umbrella, club covers, golf passes to local courses, etc.

Jewelry Basket

bracelets, jewelry cleaner, travel cases, jewelry box, earrings, etc.


seeds, plants, tools, gloves, benches, caddy’s, etc.

Puppy Love
treats, dog toys, dog bed, bowl, fashion, pet books, etc.

Cat Lover
toys, catnip, litter box, scratchers, etc.

keepsake scrapbook, fancy cardstocks, paper punches, stickers, carrying bag/organizer

Coffee Lovers
Keurig Single Cup Home Brewing System, Coffee flavors, syrups, mugs, etc.

Young Sports Fan
Football, soccer, baseball glove/ball, bat, basketball, fact books, etc.

Were you a child of the ’40s, ’50s, ’60s, ’70s, or ’80s? Do you miss that favorite candy or soft drink? Cracker Barrell has a great selection of items that would make a fun basket…

The Joke’s on You
prankster basket: bug in ice ice-cube, whoopie cushions, dirty soap, joke books, handshake buzzer, etc.

Game Night
board games, card games, popcorn, movie candy, etc.

The Great Outdoors
camping gear: cutlery, plates, lanterns, bug spray, tents, sleeping bags, cots, Smore’s fixins, etc.

Car Care
car wash vouchers, car wash products, air fresheners, seat covers, etc.

Baby Shower 
diapers, diaper creme, sleep monitor, wet wipes, bibs, toys, etc.

Bakers Basket
gloves, flour, baking powder, chocolate chips, nuts, cocoa powder, pans, recipes, etc.

Picnic Basket
cups, plates, cutlery, blanket, umbrella, etc.

LEGO (building blocks)

Italian Dinner
pastas, sauces, cheeses, wine, tablecloth, spoons, strainer, bread, etc.

Go Fish
fishing theme: tackle box, fishing rod, pliers, lures, gloves, hooks, small first-aid kit, bobbers, weights, nets, etc.

Shave It Off
fancy shave cream, razor, aftershave, razor blades, etc.

Nailed It
nails theme: polish remover, cotton balls, nail polish, files, etc.

Colts football
apparel, footballs, koozies, pretzels, popcorn

Pacers basketball
apparel, basketballs, koozies, pretzels, popcorn

shop towels, duct tape, rubber gloves, gloves, tape measure, level, command strips, krazy glue, etc.

Kids Crafts
crayons, kids crafts, construction paper, elmer’s glue, etc.

Summer Fun
pool toys, sprinkler, bubbles, balls, sidewalk chalk, frisbees, etc.

Breakfast Bowl
mixing bowl, pancake mixes, maple syrups, coffee, etc.

Tool Belt
fill tool belt with drill, screws, screwdrivers, WD-40, levels, measuring tape, etc.