PS 133 William A. Butler School   |    610 Baltic Street Brooklyn, NY 11217   |   p. (718) 398-5320    |   f. (718) 398-5325

Spring Auction

OUR biggest fundraiser of the year!

and Fundraising!



This fun-filled, adult-only event is a great opportunity to connect outside of the school setting, bid on amazing items in the silent and live auctions and raise lots of money to support important programs for our kids.  This year’s auction will feature an open bar, delicious eats, photo booth, dancing and live music.  Please join us!

For a preview of all the fun to be had, take a look at pictures from last year’s event on our 2016 Auction Facebook Album.

Here is how you can help make this year’s Spring Auction a success:


Have questions or want to learn more about ways to get involved?  Email our 2017 Spring Auction & Social Committee Chair, Lauren Liles at

Contact businesses and solicit auction items!

Please use this letter to solicit donations from businesses.

Collect donations from neighborhood businesses and individuals to be auctioned at the event. We need your help gathering a great assortment of experiences and items for our auction. Items that sell well include vacation homes, show tickets, sporting event tickets, camp weeks, spa certificates, birthday party packages, wine tastings and private dinners at restaurants. Other popular items include designer accessories, jewelry, wine, gift certificates, and professional services. New ideas are welcome!

To solicit items for the auction, please use this sample letter.

Items that sell well include:


  • vacation homes
  • show tickets
  • sporting event tickets
  • camp weeks
  • spa certificates
  • birthday party packages
  • wine tastings
  • private dinners at restaurants

Other popular items include:

  • designer accessories / jewelry
  • wine
  • gift certificates
  • professional services
Donate an Item


PS133's 2015 Spring Auction at Irondale Center

Thank you to all who helped to supply and prepare last year’s food, including these macarons from 133 parent-owned Mille Feuille Bakery!

FOOD + BEVERAGE:  Help plan the menu and seek donations from local restaurants, stores and caterers.  If you are a restaurant owner or professional caterer, prepare food for the auction and/or serve as the chef or banquet captain for the evening at the event.

CLASSROOM ART PROJECTS:  Pieces of art created by our kids are truly priceless and always a hot auction item.  We have 33 classes this year and need help making these projects come to life.

GRAPHIC DESIGN + WRITING:  Help write brief, fun descriptions of the amazing items being auctioned off and help create the visual theme for the event – from the catalog to posters to event signage and event presentation.

TICKET + RAFFLE SALES: Help sell auction and raffle tickets beginning two weeks prior to the auction at school for about one hour each day during morning drop off.

SET UP: Decorate the room and set up the auction items on event day.

CHECK IN/CHECK OUT: Help check in guests as they arrive, work the auction floor and distribute items to winning bidders and collect payment.

Have questions or want to learn more about ways to get involved?  Email our 2017 Spring Auction + Social Committee Co-Chairs,

Auction Chair – Lauren Liles –
Food & Beverage Chair – Cassandra Wells –
Procurement Co-Chairs – Christa Rimonneau & Ann Henry –
Class Art Projects Chair – Jen Skoda –
Volunteer Chair – Julie Couser –

Click Here to Volunteer

Buy Tickets!

Come boogie down and enjoy the great party! Ticket price includes food & open bar. All teachers/staff go to the party for free again this year but consider sponsoring a teacher or staff member’s spouse/guest.

Click Here to Buy Your Ticket

*Please note that we will have a limited number of discounted auction tickets available to parents who volunteer a minimum number of hours.  Email for details.

PS133's 2015 Spring Auction at Irondale Center

Parents and PS 133 staff made good use of the dance floor during the 2015 Auction.

$2,500 Benefactor

  • Includes 2 tickets + 2 staff guest tickets to the BLOOM event
  • Logo or family name on our auction website
  • Signage at the event
  • Recognition in email communications
  • Announcement at the event

 $1,000 Patron

  • Includes 2 tickets + 2 staff guest tickets
  • Your logo on our auction website

$500 Supporter

  • Includes 2 tickets
  • Recognition on the auction website

$250 Friend

  • Includes 2 tickets
  • Recognition on the auction website
Click Here to Be a Sponsor