Tickets still available!
Word has gotten out, that Madera has the best auctions around! Fun filled theme party with Dinner, Drinks, Dancing, Silent and Live Auction. Tickets are selling out. Reserve your tickets now so you can join the fun. Click here to purchase TICKETS
Online Silent Auction is Live!
Nearly 200 items are up for bid right now online. Items like; Family Pass to Oakland Zoo or The Lawrence Hall of Science, dinner for two at El Cerrito’s new Peruvian restaurant El Mono, Class Plates, and much much more. Click here to BID NOW
Volunteers Needed to Make the Auction a Success!
This is our biggest fundraising event and it’s success comes from awesome volunteers like you. Lots of helping hands needed, before, during and after. Sign up for a spot that works best for you. Click here to VOLUNTEER
The Madera Auction is the one Adults Only event every year. It’s a fabulous party where parents can enjoy adult conversation, without kids pulling our attention away! This year we’re lucky enough to have a trained childcare provider offer her services on site. (See her bio below) Spots are limited. Click here to Sign Up for CHILDCARE
Auction Attire Confusing You?
We have heard from a lot of parents and teachers the desire to be culturally sensitive with the Bollywood theme. We appreciate that mindfulness and would like to assure everyone that this should be a fun event celebrating the immense diversity in India. Culturally it is a land of fusion of rural India and large cosmopolitan cities; through it all runs a theme of vibrant color, loud sounds, bold flavors, strong smells.
What Not to Wear
Indians treat their flag a little differently and only recently it has become acceptable to have the Indian flag on gear like hats or T-shirts. As long as you keep the flag off shoes, or pants where you are not sitting on it, you are fine. It is also best to avoid any idols like Ganesha (Elephant God) or Krishna etc.
In a nutshell, be colorful, be happy, and be ready to party and have a fun time! Bollywood is the HOLLYWOOD of BOMBAY, so women, wear your colorful sarees and men, your summery kurtas, OR, if you want to go the more Hollywood direction, GLAM IT UP with black tie… The red carpet awaits your arrival!!
And, Finally, here are some images, besides the traditional sarees, and kurtas, some Indian fusion ideas. If you are not going all out, throw on a scarf, wear a big skirt, wear bold prints, big jewelry etc.
Last Chance to buy your tickets to the Auction before the price goes up April, 1st! Thursday March 31st will be the last day to buy tickets to the Auction at the Early Bird price of $30 per person. Ticket prices will increase to $35 per person Friday April 1st. (We will have babysitting available at the auction but we are still working out the details it will probably be around $25 per child but not 100% sure about that yet. Will have final pricing by end of this week.)
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>> We will also be accepting physical donations the week we return from Spring Break April 11-15th every morning at the front of the building from 8:15-8:40, feel free to drop off any NEW items that you think would be great to sell at the Madera Auction. Some ideas: unopened toys, Fancy bottle of wine, Jewelry (do you make Jewelry), Scarfs (do you knit?), etc…
We look forward to see you all there!!
It’s going to be a great party!
The Auction Committee
Some images above courtesy of Barbara Jaqueline Photography; of the Claremont Hotel & Spa Bollywood Holiday Gala