Auction Donors

Thank you very much to all who donated to our auction for this past Summer Soirée.During the rest of the year please consider patronizing these local CVD supportive businesses.

Here are just a few of the donated auction items from each category, followed by a list of donors:


Jewelry, Art and Fashion

Orla Kiely Bag - Iconic designer, Orla Kiely is known for her contemporary blend of retro prints and ultra feminine design. This heart print tote is a sweet combination of form and function that will keep you feeling cute all summer long. 130.00 value

$50 Gift Certificate to The Silver Room - Visit The Silver Room in Hyde Park! Use this $50 Gift Certificate to get something truly original - or take a class to learn how to make your own originals. The Silver Room brand has become the touchstone for community based retailing. 50.00 value

Silver Dash Earrings/ $50 Gift Certificate - Local artist and metalsmith, Rebecca Grady, creates all of her jewelry by hand from reclaimed precious metals and ethically sourced stones. Shop the store at with this $50 gift certificate, and take home these elegantly understated, silver Dash earrings. 102.00 value

Leche Libre $100 Gift Certificate- Leche Libre creates stylish, quality clothing for easy discreet nursing wherever and whenever mom and baby want. Use this gift certificate code for $100's worth of style AND function at 100.00 value

Anne Benjamin Print-Lively, original print from Chicago illustrator, designer and printmaker, Anne Benjamin. Her design sense broad and playful making this framed illustration perfect for any children's setting. 250.00 value

...and more!


For the Little Ones - Babies and Fur Babies

Birth and Breastfeeding Author Trifecta - Three books, each signed, by local birth
community treasures, Jeanine Valrie Logan, Jo Anne Lindberg, and Mary Sommers,
plus a wee bonus basket of HerbalRising products and a onesie from 6 year old indie artist
Ahimsa Logan. 80.00 value.        

Indoor Play Package - “Get your kids good and tired with this combo of a 10 jump pass
from PUMP IT UP! And Five days of Play at Little Beans Cafe It is indoor play
heaven. Pump it Up! Is Located at 821 West Eastman Chicago. These two five visit
passes may be used at any open jump session. After school jump, family jump, or glow
jump. Enjoy a 5-day play pass to use at Little Beans Cafe. 175.00 value

Classic Kids Photography Session - A picture says a thousand words. Let yours be
beautiful. Classic Kids Photography in Lincoln Park specializes in black and white
children's photography. This photo session for one to two subjects is the perfect way
o capture your little ones as they are right now. As an added bonus you will also get
one free 8X10 portrait from your sitting. 465.00 value

For Pets' Sake - Mobile Grooming session in the northern suburbs, for small dogs or short haired dogs $90 value

Babywearing for Newbies - This certificate entitles you to a Catbird Baby Pikkolo in
Georgia and a 1 hour baby carrier consultation with Catbird Baby owner and
Certified Babywearing Educator, Beth Leistensnider Catbird Baby. 160.00 value

Pearachute - gift certificate for one month unlimited classes. 130.00 value.

Peter Rabbit Collectibles Set - A lovely collectible Schmid music box and bank
that will live in your little one's memories forever. 170.00 value.

and more...

Spa and Wellness

Michael & Michael Salon - Named one of the 100 top salons in the country by Elle
Magazine, Michael and Michael in River North is sure to get your locks looking good
70.00 value.

Gift Certificate from Bloom Yoga - Need to connect with your mind, body, and spirit
This gift certificate from Bloom Yoga Studio in Lincoln Square will get you there in no
time. Use it on Massage or Yoga. You choose your path. 85.00 value.

LUSH Gift Basket - Amp up the relaxation with this gift basket from LUSH Cosmetics.
Filled to the brim with all natural handmade bath and body products. 72.00 value

SOULCYCLE - Try the Hippest new workout trend at SOULCYCLE. 175.00 value

Alternative Relaxation Package - Good for one massage and one salt water sensory deprivation tank float for the ultimate
escape at Evanston Float Center. 145.00 value

Benefit Cosmetics Beauty Bash - Treat yourself and 6-8 of your  friends at the Damen
Avenue Benefit Cosmetics. Everyone will receive one complimentary brow service and
a makeover by one of their talented Beauty Artists. You have until the end of July
2016 to book your party. 400.00 value

Tickets and Experiences

Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Two main floor tickets for a CSO Saturday concert on a
date to be mutually agreed upon with the donor, Pam Hoffman. 160.00 value

COLDPLAY - Two Floor tickets to see Coldplay on July 24th, 2016 at Soldier Field. One
of the must see shows of the summer. Parking Included! 360.00 value

Dinner and Theatre on the Gold Coast - Theater without a net! Dinner at Farmhouse and
then a show at Lookingglass Theatre, known for its innovative, collaborative productions.
Located on Michigan Avenue next to Water Tower Place. This entitles the winner to Two
tickets to the 2015/16 production of Thaddeus and Slocum running from June 1-August 7
2016. Any show excluding Fridays, Saturdays, and Opening Night. This is the final show
of the season. 100.00 value    

Da Bears - Enjoy the preseason madness with two tickets to see the Chicago Bears take on
either Denver on 8/11 or Kansas City on 8/27.425.00 value.

History on Tap tour for 20 - Take on Chicago's rich drinking history with this History on
Tap tour for 20. You and 19 of your most adventurous comrades can spend the afternoon
walking, learning, and mostly just drinking on this fun tour. Ages 21 and over please
650.00 value

Wild Edible Plant Walk - Learn about the super food to be found all around us with this
wild edible plant walk led by Natalie Evans, combined with Green Salve and Wild Edible
Plant Book from Motherlove. 80.00 value    

Go Cubbies! - Celebrate the end of July in style with the Chicago Cubs! This entitles you to
two tickets to see the Cubs take on the Seattle Mariners Sunday July 31, 2016. Sit in some
of the best seats in the house: Club Box Infield, during a season sure to go down in history! It will be a weekend to remember. 260.00 value

Women's Belly Dance Experience - Experience the art of Belly Dance with this one of
kind women's night out. Malik Turley of Hip Circle Studio will entertain then teach a you
and your female friends this ancient art. Great for bonding, bridal showers, and birthdays.
300.00 value

Double Door - Two nights out, or one for four! Two admissions for two people to two
shows and 4 drinks at the Double Door. An Iconic Chicago Music Institution. 150.00 value

and more...

Home and Outdoors

Weber Grill - Be the star of summer with this Coleman NXT 200 Grill. Portable for every
BBQ, Tailgating Party, day at the beach or just in your own backyard. The Coleman NXT
200 has 20,000 BTU's of cooking power 321 square inches of cooking space. 250.00 value

The Organic Experience - $25 gift certificate to Green Grocer and See-Through Compost
Container - Buy your produce local and organic, and then make good use of the scraps.    50.00

Coleman Camping Collection - Take the family out for some old fashioned bonding with
this Coleman Camping Collection. Complete with a 6 person tent, two sleeping bags, queen
size air mattress, led lantern, flashlight,  cooler and backpack. So fancy you can call it
Glamping! 430.00 value

Take a Hike - Stio Women's Second Light Hooded Jacket and CamelBak Hydration Pack
Based in Jackson Hole Wyoming, Stio was founded to inspire connection with outdoors
through beautiful, functional products infused with mountain soul. This hooded jacket is a
great summer staple. It can be exchanged for one of the same style in another color or size.
Hydrate on the go with this lightweight and comfortable hands-free women's hydration
pack with pocket for cell phone. Holds 1.5 liters or 50 ounces of water. 190.00 value

and more...

Food and Beverage

Trenchermen - This former bath house turned into a hip, high-end eatery and bar is a great spot for a date night or late night. 50.00 value

Table, Donkey and Stick - Indulge in a delicious burger or locally sourced meal of Alpine-inspired cuisine including what is arguably the best charcuterie menu in Chicago. 50.00 value.

Logan Square Sweet Spots - Now in two locations in Logan Square & Ravenswood, enjoy brunch for two at the famous Bang, Bang! Pie, along with $100 to spend at the delicious Katherine Anne Confections, just blocks from Bang, Bang in Logan Square.         125.00 value

Catered Dinner for Six - Your own private chef from FIG, For Intimate Gatherings, will work with you to create a menu using seasonal, local, and organic ingredients to create a special meal - to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, promotion, or just a fun night in. Not available Fridays or Saturdays and dates subject to availability. 900.00 value

For the Wine Lover - A must have for every wine or beer lover. This fridge by Wine Enthusiast, the 16 bottle touchscreen refrigerator, is a must have for every wine connoisseur. Also includes 12 bottle DIY wine rack pack by J.K Adams Co.        250.00 value.

and more...


7 Night Trip to the British Virgin Islands - The trip of a lifetime! This 7 night stay in an oceanfront tent at the laid back Anegada Beach Club in the British Virgin Islands is for the adventurer at heart. The 'true gem' of the British Virgin Islands, Anegada (which means "drowned land") is unique -- a flat, 15 square mile atoll (island of coral), with the fourth largest coral barrier reef on the planet and beaches of breathtaking powder-like sand and gently lapping waves. Sparsely populated with only 200 residents in its main town, the island welcomes tourists, nature lovers, adventurers and fisherman, boasting unspoiled beaches and abundant bonefish, conch and lobster. Top off a week in paradise with a complimentary Lobster Dinner for two with a paired bottle of wine. 4,500.00 value

One Night in Scottsdale - Spend a luxurious night in the desert with this one night stay at the Hyatt Regency in Scottsdale, AZ. Restrictions apply.  440.00 value

Hotel Burnham Staycation - Enjoy the historic Hotel Burnham for a one night weekend stay in deluxe accommodations. 250.00 value

Weekend Staycation at Hyatt Lodge - The Hyatt Lodge at McDonald's Campus in OakBrook, IL invites you to enjoy a Saturday night stay including Breakfast for two. Use it yourself or for one of your many out of town guests. 200.00 value

Chicago Staycation - The Hyatt Regency McCormick Place invites you to a one night Stay with Breakfast for two. Must be used by June 01, 2017. 300.00 value.


Thank You to Our Vendor Donors!

Alternative Health Group/Four Flowers
Bang, Bang!
Barefoot Books
Bloom Yoga
Burnham Hotel
CatBird Baby
Chicago Children's Theater
Classic Kids Chicago
Distinct Bath and Body
Early to Bed
Evanston Float Center
Face Forward Medical Spa
Farmhouse Chicgao
FIG Catering

For Pets' Sake

Gethsemane Gardens
Goldfish Swim School
Grateful Yoga
Green Grocer
Hip Circle Studio
Hyatt Chicago Suburbs
Hyatt Regency McCormick
Hyatt Scottsdale
IVme Chicago
Katherine Anne Confections
Koval Distillery
Leche Libre
Little Beans Cafe
Lookingglass Theater
Maddiebird Bakery
MamaPower Gear
Noktivo Spa
Pro-Holistic Care
Purple Monkey Playroom
Rebecca Mir Grady Jewelry
Roden & Fields/
Scafuri Bakery
Shedd Aquarium
Soul Cycle
Steep Theater
Studio Beads/Jewelry
Summer wine basket
Swedish American Museum
Table, Donkey and Stick
Tavern History
The Double Door
Urban Baby Zen
Urban Thread Quilts

Thank You to Our Individual Auction Donors!

Becca Brown

Celia Leventhal

Erica Contreras
Jeanine Valrie Logan
Jennifer DeBower
Jo Anne Lindberg
Nancy Cowans
Natalie Evans
Pam Causer
Pam Hoffman
Rachel Pally
Mary Sommers

Samantha Treblecock
Sue Gottschall
Sue Wolsko


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