What should I wear?


This isn’t a gala. People will be wearing jeans, nice shirts, and some will even be wearing dresses. Wear what you want.

I would love to come to the auction, but it seems too expensive. Is there a way for me to come?


Yes. Community involvement comes in many forms. We want you there and have complimentary tickets available. Contact Paige Wittman at paigewittman@outlook.com or Beth Alvarez (Burrough’s Social Worker) at Beth.Alvarez@mpls.k12.mn.us to obtain complimentary tickets.

Can I bring friends that don’t have kids at Burroughs or family members?


Yes, absolutely. We have attendees who bring parents or other family members and friends to the auction. We welcome your friends and family.

What kind of things are usually available through the auction?


Our community really steps up and provides some wonderful things for the auction. There are items at every price point. We have experiences with teachers, great gatherings, trips, gift baskets, services, camps, restaurant, spa and salon certificates. The list goes on and on.

Should I eat dinner before I come?


It’s up to you.  A buffet of heavy appetizers will be served.  Some people choose to have a meal beforehand while others will just graze the buffet all night. There is also a cash bar.

What if I can’t attend but want to bid on items and support the Fund-A-Need?


You’re in luck!  All bidding occurs online.  You can create a BidPal account online and bid remotely.  Any winnings can be picked up at time convenient for you after the auction.

I see there’s a DJ, but I’m not much of dancer. Wondering if I should come?


No worries!  The dance party doesn’t start until the end of the evening’s programming which occurs around 10pm.  You can always take off at that time and call it an early night.

Do I have to bid on items if I come to the auction?


Absolutely not!  All bidding is done online and anonymously via personal smart phones and there is zero pressure to bid on items (although you may find yourself tempted!).

Why SHOULD I come?


It’s a great way to meet new people and be a part of the Burroughs community!