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Online Donation Requests for Silent Auctions

Find companies that donate food, raffle items, and gift cards for your upcoming silent auction event.

Whether you’re looking for food items, an easy-to-distribute ticket or gift card, or a ready-made gift basket for your next silent auction event, there’s an option for you. We’ve compiled a list of companies that accept online donation requests for silent auctions below, including everything from nationwide chains to local favorites. If you’re interested in submitting online donation requests, keep reading to discover what you could auction off at your next silent auction event.

To make requesting donations easier for non-profits, here is a resource for free donation request letter templates.

To see even more online donation requests for silent auctions than the ones listed below, check out this list we put together of over 400 in-kind donation requests, and visit TheShareWay to view our database of over 800 companies that donate to nonprofits.


Gift Cards

Gift cards are universally popular and easy to send to recipients. The companies featured below include a carrier of household products and personal care items and a specialty online vegan marketplace to give your attendees plenty of choices when using their gift cards.

CVS

Donates gift cards | Requires 501c3 status | Submit donation request 42 days before your event | Prefers Local Community causes | Donates in all states

CVS is reinventing pharmacy to have a more active, supportive role in each person's unique health experience and in the greater health care environment, from advising on prescriptions to helping manage chronic and specialty conditions to providing quality walk-in medical care and pharmacy benefits management.

Unicorn Goods

Donates gift cards, raffle items | Requires 501c3 status | Donates in all states

Unicorn Goods specializes in everything vegan, from clothing to makeup to fitness supplements. Each item is certified vegan, allowing each customer to have style and achieve health without sacrificing values.


Entertainment & Sporting Events Tickets

Like gift cards, tickets are easy to mail and transport to any attendees. We’ve featured three arts and culture venues below that people of all ages can enjoy, as well as a sports team that offers admission tickets for silent auctions.

Charity Safaris

Donates trip vouchers | Requires 501c3 status | Donates in all states

Charity Safaris offers hunting trip donations to many worthy causes across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. All Charity Safaris hunting trips are 100% no-cost donations. Approval in as little as three business days.

Walt Disney Museum

Donates admission tickets | Requires 501c3 status | Submit donation request 30 days before your event | Prefers Health, Education, Art & Culture, Environment & Sustainability, and Animal causes | Donates in SF Bay Area

The Walt Disney Family Museum is an American museum that features the life and legacy of Walt Disney in the San Francisco Presidio. Through their exhibits, they aim to inspire future generations to keep imagining and persevere in pursuing their goals, just like Walter Elias Disney.

The Florida Aquarium

Donates admission tickets | Requires 501c3 status | Submit donation request 60 days before your event | Donates in FL

The Florida Aquarium hosts over 20,000 species of aquatic plants and animals from around the globe. They offer educational exhibits and experiences for visitors of all ages.

Check out this list we made for more companies that donate in Florida.

Six Flags America

Donates admission tickets | Requires 501c3 status | Prefers to Education, Local Community, and Children causes | Donates in DC, DE, MD, PA, VA

Six Flags America is a theme park located in Upper Marlboro, Maryland and in the Washington DC metropolitan area. They are the nation's "Thrill Capital", featuring more than 100 exciting rides, games, shows, and attractions, including Hurricane Harbor water park.

San Jose Giants

Donates admission tickets, Apparel | Submit donation request 28 days before your event | Prefers Local Community causes | Donates in San Jose (CA)

The San Jose Giants are a professional baseball team in the Class A Advanced California League.

Don’t see a donor in your city or state? Visit TheShareWay to see more other entertainment venues that have online donation requests for silent auctions.


Gift & Food Baskets

Ready-made gift baskets are great options for a convenient, high-value auction item. For your next silent auction event, consider a carefully-wrapped collection of food items and quality alcoholic beverages.

Gourmet Gift Baskets

Donates gift baskets | Requires 501c3 status | Submit donation request 7 days before your event | Donates in all states

Gourmet Gift Baskets specializes in handcrafted gift baskets for all occasions. Their baskets may include a variety of artisan goods, fruits and snacks, and alcoholic beverages.

The Bro Basket

Donates discounted gift baskets | Submit donation request 14 days before your event | Donates in all states

Described as the "Edible Arrangement" for the bros, The Bro Basket is a company that caters to the guys and gals of this world looking for a care package full of beers, popcorn, golf tees, and all things bro-y.

An easy way to add value to your food themed gift basket is with a gift card to a local restaurant. Check out this article for a list of restaurants that donate gift cards to non-profit organizations, as well as their donation request forms.

If you’d rather customize your own gift basket, assembling a collection of fine foods and quality wines can be easy if you know where to look. See companies below that offer online donation request methods for gourmet chocolates and wines.

AlterEco Chocolates

Donates desserts | Donates in all states

AlterEco is a socially responsible chocolate company. Their mission is global transformation through ethical relationships with small-scale farmers, and an integral sustainability orientation at every point on the supply chain.

Chuao Chocolatier

Donates desserts | Requires 501c3 status | Submit donation request 90 days before your event | Donates in all states

Chuao Chocolatier believes in the power of quality, environmentally, and socially conscious ingredients. Their sustainably crafted chocolates cover everything from hot cocoa to cookie dough to the classic chocolate bar.

Total Wine

Donates alcohol | Requires 501c3 status | Submit donation request 60 days before your event | Prefers to donate to Local Community causes | Donates in AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, MN, MO, NC, NJ, NM, NV, NY, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI

Total Wine & More is the largest U.S. independent retailer of fine wine.


Arts, Crafts, & Stationery

For the creative crowd, we’ve collected a sampling of companies that donate high-quality art supplies and crafting goods. We’ve featured an innovative notebook company that allows for easy digitized note taking, a quality yarn retailer, and a stationery company for those interested in journaling, card-making, and scrapbooking.

Rocketbook

Donates notebooks | Requires 501c3 status | Donates in all states

Rocketbook is producing the notebooks of the future, digitizing the pen and paper experience with their unique, reusable notebooks designed for cloud connectivity via their Rocketbook App. They value sustainability, and make their products with recyclable plastics.

Knit Picks

Donates knitting products, auction baskets | Requires 501c3 status | Prefers to donate to Arts & Culture and Local Community causes | Donates in all states

Knit Picks is a retailer of quality yarn and needles for all types of knitting crafts. They are passionate about ethical sourcing and providing affordable materials.

Paper Culture

Donates gift vouchers | Requires 501c3 status | Submit donation request 30 days before your event | Prefers to donate to Local Community, Children, Education, and Environment & Sustainability causes | Donates in all states

Paper Culture offers elegant cards, invitations, and stationery products. They are committed to sustainability, using recycled paper for their products and planting trees with every purchase.


Personal Care Products

For events with a majority-female audience, consider submitting online donation requests for silent auctions to these personal care product companies. We’ve assembled a list of well-known and niche beauty brands that create soothing skincare, bath products, and more.

Mountain Rose Herbs

Donates raffle items | Requires 501c3 status | Submit donation request 60 days before your event | Prefers to donate to Local Community, Education, Health, Animals, Environment & Sustainability, and Equality causes | Donates in all states

Mountain Rose Herbs is an herbal business committed to environmental sustainability, supported through their organic line of natural products, including teas, face creams, and aroma sprays and oils.

Bath & Body Works

Donates personal care products, gift cards | Requires 501c3 status | Submit donation request 60 days before your event | Prefers to donate to Women, Health, Children, and Education causes | Donates in Columbus (OH), Kettering OH), NYC (NY)

Bath & Body Works is one of the largest bath shop chains in the US, selling shower gels, lotions, fragrance mists, perfumes, creams, candles, and more.

Kiehl’s

Donates personal care products | Prefers to donate to Children, Environment & Sustainability, and Equality causes | Donates in AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, IL, IN, LA, MD, MA, MI, NJ, NY, OR, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, DC

Kiehl's began as a small apothecary in New York City in 1851 before expanding to incorporate their own product line in 1921. Their focus has remained on transparency, with detailed labels for all their products – from scents to skin care – inspired by nature to achieve your healthiest skin yet.


Also check out our unique raffle basket ideas that you can implement in your next auction!

Don’t see what you’re looking for on our list, or interested in seeing even more companies that have online donation requests for silent auctions? Visit TheShareWay and sign up for free to view our extensive database of over 300 companies that donate specifically to nonprofits seeking event and fundraiser donations.


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