Donations Needed for the Mustang Social Spring Fundraiser
This year, we will once again hold the Mustang Social Spring Fundraiser online and we want to use it as an opportunity to support businesses in Petaluma. With this goal in mind, we are inviting families who can do so to help us by donating gift cards to local businesses and other items.
Here are ways you can support this event:
- Use this Sign Up Genius link and select a local business to support by purchasing a gift card to be part of our online auction. Gift card sign ups start at $10. If there are any favorite local businesses that you’d like to support that aren’t included in this list, please feel free to drop off a gift card to that business instead.
- Donate a cash amount for us to use to purchase items from Petaluma businesses to include in the online auction
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any items like wine, vacation homes, experiences or buy-in event connections you can donate!
We’ll be collecting donations at the McKinley office from April 12 to April 23. The auction will open on May 12 and close on May 16. More details coming soon!
What is the Mustang Social?
The Mustang Social is McKinley School’s 9th annual spring fundraiser. To adhere to Sonoma County regulations, we will once again be hosting the event online.
The online event will include a silent auction, virtual wine pull, and maybe even a raffle! Stay tuned for more details.
Bidding will start on Wednesday, May 12th and will end Sunday, May 16th.
All proceeds from the fundraiser will go directly to support McKinley.
Why aren’t you asking local businesses for donations?
The last year has been really difficult for locally owned businesses and many are struggling. Many of those businesses have supported our school in the past and we want to use our spring fundraiser as an opportunity to give back to the Petaluma community.
We don’t want any families to feel pressured to donate because we understand that many of our families are struggling as well. This is also why we kept the gift card amounts small so we can combine three small gift cards into a bigger auction item. Please donate what you can, if you can.
How do I bid?
We love your eagerness! Bidding information will be made available closer to the date. We will be setting up a separate website where all the action will take place.
What about outstanding items from the auction last year?
There are several items like teacher experiences and buy-in-parties that haven’t happened yet because of pandemic restrictions. These are still happening once it is safe to do so, but the dates are yet to be determined. If you have any questions about these, contact us at email@example.com.