Dinner at the Orland Firehouse$250
Dinner for FOUR in an Orland Park firehouse, prepared by and shared with Orland Park's very own firefighters. Firehouses are famous for their home-cooked meals, and this is your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to live like a firefighter! The Bridge Teen Center will assist with arrangements. Graciously donated by Chief Schofield and the Orland Park Fire Department.
Autobahn Karting Experience$500
Are you an adrenaline junkie? Looking for a team-building experience or a memorable outing with friends or family? There's no better way to spend an hour than behind the wheel of our 50mph race karts during an Open Karting session at the exclusive Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, IL. Autobahn's kart track staff will coordinate a short practice followed by several lapping sessions with karts on track simultaneously. Each of the equally-prepared karts is outfitted with a transponder so lap counts and times are available after each session. This package is for SIX people.
Autobahn Radical Racing$400
This package is for a 5-person ride-along experience at Autobahn Country Club in Team Stradale's amazing "Radical Race Cars". These exotic, high-powered cars will take corners and straightaways at speeds you've never before experienced. How often do you get a high-speed ride in a $100,000-$250,000 exotic racer? Great family outing, office outing, or Guys/Girls Day function. Get ready for the ride of your life!
Celebrity Chef Culinary Demo$615
Chef Gustavo Chavez, better known as "El Chile Mayor", is a celebrity chef that specializes in Mexican cuisine. Having appeared on many television and radio shows all across the country, Chef Gus also serves as Executive Chef for Chesapeake Bay Gourmet, Baja Foods and Azteca Foods. This package is for up to 10 people, and includes a personalized culinary demonstration in The Bridge Teen Center's amazing new kitchen hosted by Chef Gus. All you need to do is bring your appetite - Chef Gus will take care of the rest. Must be scheduled between March and May of 2017 on a mutually-agreeable Monday evening or Saturday afternoon. The Bridge Teen Center will assist with arrangements for this experience.
Lost Dunes Golf Experience$1050
Package includes golf for FOUR at Lost Dunes Golf Club in Bridgman, Michigan. Lost Dunes is consistently rated as one of the top courses in the nation by several prominent Golf periodicals. Located just a short drive from Chicago, this course is one of the Midwest's best kept secrets. Don't pass up this rare opportunity to play one of the most exclusive private courses in the country!
Golf at Rich Harvest Farms$650
Don't miss this rare opportunity to play one of the Chicago area's most prestigious private courses - RIch Harvest Farms. Package includes golf for THREE people with club member Dave Heide. Rich Harvest Farms is a natural wonder and provides a unique experience that celebrates the ebb and flow of the geography. Wetlands, mature trees and Illinois prairie grasses offer boundaries, definition and charm to the entire property. Rich Harvest Farms is an experience all its own and the staff consistently provide world class service and amenities experienced by few.
Dave & Busters Family 4-Pack$100
This "Family 4-Pack" package includes four gaming cards for use at Dave & Busters that are fully loaded with 180 chips a piece! Try every game in the facility and enjoy an afternoon or evening of quality family time in a fun and exciting environment. Or, use the cards for your next Guys Night or Girls Night!
Private Food Tour for 12$670
Chicago Food Planet's Neighborhood Food Experiences allow you and your friends, family members, co-workers or staff to indulge together in the most delicious food from Chicago's top restaurants. Private Group Experience for 12 people ($1,000 value) - Choose from any of our award-winning Neighborhood Food Experiences and adventure the off-the-beaten path areas that Chicago locals love. On this VIP experience your group will explore with an expert guide as they share the history, architecture and foods that make Chicago the greatest city in the world (in our humble opinion).
CPX Sports Experience for 20$50
CPX Sports is one of the top paintball facilities in the world. Tucked away in Joliet, CPX Sports boasts 20+ fields. CPX Sports has created the ultimate experience in Paintball excitement. From the games you play, to the fields you play on, like Armageddon, an apocalyptic town's ruins of dozens of burned out buildings creating the eeriest of landscapes. This package includes 20 entry passes valid for free OPEN play admission. The passes do not expire. Participants must be at least 10 years old. Paintball gun, mask, and paintballs are not included.
This party package must be redeemed on a Monday-Thursday (excluding holidays) and includes: Up to 10 Jumpers included 60 minutes of Open Jump Time 60 minutes in a Private Party Room 1 Private Event Host 2 large one-topping pizzas 2 pitchers of soft drinks If you haven't checked out this new addition to the Orland Park entertainment scene, now is your chance!
Harry Caray's VIP Experience$150
This VIP package includes a $100 gift certificate to Harry Caray's newest location at Water Tower Place. Your meal can be followed by (or preceded by) a personal/private tour of the incredible Chicago Sports Museum with Harry Caray's CEO and Supercollector Grant DePorter. Grant is the man who paid $106,600 for the infamous Bartman baseball only to blow it up. Grant also recently paid $50,000 for David Ross' World Series Game 7 catchers gear. The Bridge Teen Center will assist with arrangements for the tour portion of this package.
Chicago White Sox VIP Package$560
This package includes 4 Home Plate Club Tickets with complimentary parking to see the Chicago White Sox in action at Guaranteed Rate Field on a mutually agreeable game date in April or May 2017. The Home Plate Club is located on the 200-level of the ballpark, directly behind home plate. This premium, all-inclusive seating area features a first-class buffet catered by Levy Restaurants, open bar, in-seat wait service, and access to a private climate-controlled lounge.
Southwest Airlines Tickets$1000
This lot includes TWO tickets on Southwest Airlines to anywhere the airline flies in the continental United States. Flights will be arranged with the donor, whose contact information will be shared with the winning bidder by The Bridge Teen Center. Must be requested at least 30 days in advance.
3/9 PREMIUM Blackhawks Tickets$1000
FOUR tickets to the Sunday, March 19th Chicago Blackhawks vs. Colorado Avalanche game in Section 225, Row 8 (seats 5-8). Includes two parking passes in Lot K outside of Gate 7. Tickets are in-hand and may be picked up at conclusion of auction.
Bulls/Sixers PREMIUM Tickets$320
You literally can't get any closer to the Bulls bench without being a NBA player or part of the Bulls staff! FOUR premium seats to the Bulls Vs. Philadelphia 76ers game on Friday, March 24th in Section 102, Row 1. Yes, ROW ONE! Includes a parking pass. Listen to the game plan, hear the players talk about what they're having for dinner, or get hit with some sweat as D-Wade takes the bench! PHOTO SHOWN DEPICT APPROXIMATE SEAT LOCATION. To arrange for ticket pick-up at The Bridge Teen Center, the winning bidder should contact Rob Steinmetz at 708.532.0500 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(4) Cubs/Brewers 4/18 Tickets$275
FOUR tickets to the Cubs/Brewers game on Tuesday, 4/18 at 7:05PM. Watch the WORLD CHAMPION Chicago Cubs as they pursue back-to-back storybook seasons at beautiful Wrigley Field! Photo shown are of approximate seat location. To arrange for ticket pick-up at The Bridge Teen Center, the winning bidder should contact Rob Steinmetz at 708.532.0500 or via email at email@example.com.
(4) Cubs/Dodgers 4/13 Tickets$130
FOUR tickets to the Cubs/Dodgers game on Thursday, 4/13 at 1:20PM. Watch the WORLD CHAMPION Chicago Cubs as they pursue back-to-back storybook seasons at beautiful Wrigley Field! Photo shown are of approximate seat location. To arrange for ticket pick-up at The Bridge Teen Center, the winning bidder should contact Rob Steinmetz at 708.532.0500 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(4) Cubs/Brewers 4/17 Tickets$150
FOUR tickets to the Cubs/Brewers game on Monday, April 17th at 7:05PM. Watch the WORLD CHAMPION Chicago Cubs as they pursue back-to-back storybook seasons at beautiful Wrigley Field! Photo shown are of approximate seat location. To arrange for ticket pick-up at The Bridge Teen Center, the winning bidder should contact Rob Steinmetz at 708.532.0500 or via email at email@example.com.
(4) Cubs/Phillies 5/1 Tickets$170
FOUR tickets to the Cubs/Phillies game on Monday, May 1st at 7:05PM. Watch the WORLD CHAMPION Chicago Cubs as they pursue back-to-back storybook seasons at beautiful Wrigley Field! Photo shown are of approximate seat location. To arrange for ticket pick-up at The Bridge Teen Center, the winning bidder should contact Rob Steinmetz at 708.532.0500 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(4) Cubs/Giants 5/22 Tickets$240
FOUR tickets to the Cubs/Giants game on Monday, May 22nd at 7:05PM. Watch the WORLD CHAMPION Chicago Cubs as they pursue back-to-back storybook seasons at beautiful Wrigley Field! Photo shown are of approximate seat location. To arrange for ticket pick-up at The Bridge Teen Center, the winning bidder should contact Rob Steinmetz at 708.532.0500 or via email at email@example.com.
(2) Cubs/Cardinals 6/2 Tickets$175
TWO tickets to the Cubs/Cardinals game on Friday, June 2nd at 1:20PM. Watch the WORLD CHAMPION Chicago Cubs as they pursue back-to-back storybook seasons at beautiful Wrigley Field! Photo shown are of approximate seat location. To arrange for ticket pick-up at The Bridge Teen Center, the winning bidder should contact Rob Steinmetz at 708.532.0500 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(2) Cubs/Nationals 8/4 Tickets$170
TWO tickets to the Cubs/Nationals game on Friday, August 4th at 1:20PM. Watch the WORLD CHAMPION Chicago Cubs as they pursue back-to-back storybook seasons at beautiful Wrigley Field! Photo shown are of approximate seat location. To arrange for ticket pick-up at The Bridge Teen Center, the winning bidder should contact Rob Steinmetz at 708.532.0500 or via email at email@example.com.
(2) Cubs/Braves 9/1 Tickets$255
TWO tickets to the Cubs/Braves game on Friday, September 1st at 1:20PM. Watch the WORLD CHAMPION Chicago Cubs as they pursue back-to-back storybook seasons at beautiful Wrigley Field! Photo shown are of approximate seat location. To arrange for ticket pick-up at The Bridge Teen Center, the winning bidder should contact Rob Steinmetz at 708.532.0500 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sox vs. Jays FIRST ROW tickets$420
(4) PREMIUM tickets to the White Sox/Blue Jays game on Wednesday, August 2nd at 1:10PM. Tickets are located in Section 114, Row AA...with only the players and field in front of you! Seats don't get much better than this. Includes a parking pass. To arrange for ticket pick-up at The Bridge Teen Center, the winning bidder should contact Rob Steinmetz at 708.532.0500 or via email at email@example.com.
Stan Musial autographed photo$160
Framed 16x20 black and white photo personally hand-signed by Hall of Famer Stan "The Man" Musial. Musial is widely regarded as one of the greatest hitters of his era, with batting statistics second only to the great Ted Williams. This photo has an authentication hologram from Musial's own memorabilia company. Musial passed away in 2013.
Whitey Ford autographed photo$100
Framed 16x20 color photo of New York Yankees Hall of Famer Whitey Ford. "The Chairman of the Board" is considered one of the most effective postseason pitchers of all-time, earning him a spot in the Baseball Hall of Fame. This photo was personally hand-signed by Ford., who is now 88 years old.
Bobby Hull signed stick$90
Vintage hockey stick personally hand-signed by "The Golden Jet" himself, Bobby Hull. Hull's slapshot was one of the best in hockey history, earning him a spot in the Hall of Fame. He is still considered one of the greatest players to ever wear a Chicago Blackhawks sweater.
Pierre Pilote signed stick$50
Vintage hockey stick personally hand-signed by Captain of the 1961 Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Championship team, Pierre Pilote. Pilote won 3 Norris Trophies over the course of his 13-year career with the Hawks. Pilote was one of the greatest offensive blue-liners, who often carried the puck up ice. He was a fixture on the Chicago power play on the point due to his ability to handle the puck.
Jerry Rice signed lithograph$35
Limited edition lithograph personally hand-signed by Hall of Fame receiver Jerry Rice. This print is also signed by the artist. Rice is arguably the greatest receive in the history of the game, and is most famous for being a favorite target of fellow Hall of Famers Steve Young and Joe Montana. This framed print depicts Rice in his highly-recognizable 49ers jersey.
Willie Mays autographed photo$185
This 8x10 black and white photo depicts Willie Mays making the most famous play of his illustrious career - better known as "The Catch" in the 1954 World Series. "The Say Hey Kid" hit 660 career home runs and is considered by many to be one of the greatest all-around players to ever take the field. This photo carries an authentication hologram from Mays' own memorabilia company.
Richard Dent signed jersey$90
Richard Dent, also known as the "Sack Man" on the infamous 1985 Bears Super Bowl team, is considered one of the greatest defensive players in the history of the NFL. Now a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Dent was as intimidating as he was effective. This jersey has been personally hand-signed by Richard Dent and comes with an authentication hologram. Shuffle home with this great jersey!
Adam Vinateri signed football$60
Adam Vinateri won Super Bowls in 2001, 2003, and 2004 with the Patriots, as well as in 2006 with the Colts. Among placekickers he holds NFL records for most Super Bowl appearances (5) and most Super Bowl wins (4). He also holds NFL records, among all players, for most postseason points scored (234), and most overtime field goals made (10). He is the only player ever to score 1,000 points with two different teams. As of the 2016 season, Vinatieri, 44, is the oldest active player in the NFL. This football was personally hand-signed in silver by Vinateri.
Dwayne Wade autographed jersey$75
Dwayne Wade is a sure-fire Hall of Famer, having won multiple championships with the Miami Heat. Wade currently plays for his hometown Chicago Bulls, and is deeply committed to his charitable efforts through the Wade's World Foundation. This replica Chicago Bulls jersey has been hand-signed by Dwayne Wade on the back number 3. Authentication hologram is affixed near the signature.
2010 Hawks Puck Collection (3)$70
Trio of hand-signed pucks to commemorate the Chicago Blackhawks' Stanley Cup win in 2010, including Dustin Byfuglien, Marian Hossa and Tomas Kopecky. A great collection of autographed pucks from one of the most memorable seasons in Hawks history!
2013 Hawks Puck Collection (7)$125
Group of 7 hand-signed pucks to commemorate the Chicago Blackhawks' Stanley Cup win in 2013, including Andrew Shaw, Nick Leddy, Johnny Oduya, Marcus Kruger, Dave Bolland, M. Rozsival M. Handzus and Ben Smith. A great collection of autographed pucks from one of the most memorable seasons in Hawks history!
Patrick Kane autographed puck$135
Chicago Blackhawks puck personally hand-signed by future Hall of Famer Patrick Kane. Signed in silver by Kane.
Duncan Keith autographed puck$75
Chicago Blackhawks puck personally hand-signed by team standout Duncan Keith. Signed in silver by Keith.
Kris Versteeg autographed puck$25
Chicago Blackhawks puck personally hand-signed by fan favorite Kris Versteeg. Signed in silver by Versteeg.
James Cameron signed photo$15
This 11x14 color photo was personally hand-signed by Oscar-winner James Cameron. Cameron directed such blockbusters as Titanic and Avatar. This photo shows Cameron the set of Titanic with Leonardo DiCaprio in the background.
Amy Adams signed photo$60
This 11x14 color photo was personally hand-signed by one of Hollywood's top leading ladies, Amy Adams. Adams has played many memorable roles, including the role depicted in this photo (Lois Lane from Superman).
Two tickets to any production at the Northlight Theatre in Skokie. Current and upcoming productions include Faceless, Miss Bennett: Christmas at Pemberly, By the Water, and Relativity. Also includes $50 gift certificate to Bub City (valid Sunday-Friday) - with locations in Chicago and Rosemont.
Jesus Christ Superstar+Dinner$115
This package includes two tickets to Paramount Theatre's production of Jesus Christ Superstar, along with a $50 gift card to Bub City - with locations in both Chicago and Rosemont.
Dinner and Laugh Factory$80
This package includes a $50 gift card to any Pappas restaurant, which includes Pappadeux. Also included are four tickets to the Laugh Factory.
Dinner and Second City$95
This package includes a $50 gift card to any Pappas restaurant, which includes Pappadeux. Also included are 2 tickets to Second City (Tuesday-Thursday OR Sunday only), which has produced a Hall of Fame lineup of comedy legends.
Wine Lovers Basket$70
This basket includes a Lux Wine Tasting for 4 at Cooper's Hawk, 2 Bottles of Goose Bump wine in a retro wine holder, 2 Bottles of Mezzacorona estate-grown wine, and a copy of the Coopers Hawk Celebration Book: Recipes from Cooper's Hawk Family and Friends.
Experience Chicago Package$255
If you love Chicago or want to make someone else fall in love with Chicago, this package is for you! Included is a $100 Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse gift certificate, 4 tickets to the Chicago Architectural Foundation's Walking Tour, and 4 tickets to the Skydeck Ledge at Willis Tower - the best view in the city!
Family Fun Times Three$95
This package includes a Windy City Thunderbolts family ticket package with 4 box seat tickets, 4 hot dogs and 4 drinks. Also included is a Tinley Bowl package (for a maximum of 6 people) with 2 games, shoes, an XL pizza with one topping and one pitcher of soda. Last but certainly not least, we'll throw in a $50 gift certificate to Harry Caray's at Navy Pier.
Family Fun Times Two$80
This package includes a party at Orland Bowl with 12 total games and 2 large pizzas. Didn't get enough pizza at Orland Bowl? How about an extra $50 gift certificate to the original Aurelio's Pizza in Homewood (M-Th/dine-in and carry-out)?!
Stuff Teens Like$65
This basket is perfect for the teen in your life! Includes an iPod Shuffle, a $90 Otterbox credit for any product, a $25 American Eagle Gift Card, 2 pairs of Factor Socks, a Bridge Teen Center t-shirt, 4 Bottles of Izze, "LOL" Craft Letters, a cool pencil case and some stationary.
Rustic Barn Basket$50
This basket includes 3 vintage books, 3 antique milk bottles (great for display), a set of rustic decorative keys, a wine caddy with 4 wine glasses and a bottle of Goose Bump wine, a copper cork screw, wine glass tags, and a $20 gift certificate to The Rustic Barn in Frankfort's historic Trolley Barn.
Chew On This Basket$95
This is a dog owners paradise! Included in this basket is a frisbee, 3 Bully Sticks, Healthy Balance Turkey Strips, a Silent Pet ID tag, Acana Heritage Meats Formula (w/ Angus Beef, Yorkshire Prok, & Grass-Fed Suffolk Lamb), a Wag More Bark Less bumper sticker, Green Tripe & Bison Formula, The Double Dip w/ Beef & Wild Caught Salmon Au Jus, a bone-shaped bottle opener, a dog bone, Freeze-Dried Beef Formula, Beef-Flavored Non-Alcoholic Beer for Dogs, Tripett Green Beef Tripe, Duck & Salmon, a bacon roll dog bone, a beer bottle shaped squeak toy, plus a $10 Gift Card to Chew On This Dog Barkery in Frankfort.
This is the mother of all baskets. Perfect for those who love to merge fine dining with the great outdoors. Includes a well-stocked backpack travel picnic set, a selection of picnic snacks and drinks, a bottle of Goose Bump wine, a Checkers board game, and a mahogany and teak fragranced Essenza candle to set the mood.
Father's Day Basket$80
Need an easy Father's Day gift? We have you covered. This basket includes a $50 Harry Carays Navy Pier Gift Certificate, 2 European-made Valentino's neckties, a giant German boot beer glass, a combination desk clock and picture frame, and a puck autographed by Blackhawks fan favorite Andrew Shaw.
Who says Christmas doesn't last year-round? Get a jump start on next year by picking up this basket full of holiday goodness. Includes 4 stoneware dessert plates and matching mugs, a Christmas tree scented candle, a Christmas tree-shaped candle, a Christmas Carol Story book, and an adorable Santa Claus statue. Don't be a scrooge...bid early and often.
Chicago Sports Fan Basket$100
Do you live in a divided house of sports fans? We've got you covered. This basket is perfect for fans of ANY Chicago sports team. Included are a Southpaw Jedi Knight Bobblehead, a Joe Crede autographed photo, a Cubs hat, a Fergie Jenkins signed baseball, a Cubs World Series rally towel, a Colin Fraser autographed puck, and a $50 Harry Caray's gift certificate.
Life is always better with a giant Minion! This package includes a larger than life (24" tall) Minion, PLUS a $20 gift certificate to Lil' Surprises Children's Boutique in Frankfort.
Signature Room & UP Comedy$240
This lot includes a $100 gift certificate to the most scenic view of any Chicago restaurant - The Signature Room at the 95th. After you fuel up at this amazing restaurant, get your laugh on at the UP! Comedy Club with 2 tickets good on any Sunday through Wednesday.
Handcrafted Steampunk Lamp$300
This floor lamp was hand-crafted by a local artist who specializes in creating "steampunk" style lamps out of industrial and found objects. This lamp features a vintage saw blade, a fantastic vintage gauge, and industrial style cages over Edison bulbs. Stands approximately 6' tall. Would make a great conversation piece in your home or office.
Antique Victorian Carriage$50
This darling vintage baby/doll carriage came to us from a large estate of antique items and was hand-selected for this event. It appears to be completely original, including the canvas awning and delicate wheels. We aren't sure how old this carriage is, but it's in fantastic condition and would look great displayed in your home. Where will you find another???
"Home Sweet Home" Window$140
This antique wood window was harvested from a vintage home that was being rehabbed. The original layers of vintage white paint look absolutely fantastic. To make it even cooler, The Bridge Teen Center's own Program Director, Anna Murzydlo, hand-painted "Home Sweet Home" on the glass. Imagine this hanging inside your front entrance to greet visitors! A one-of-a-kind original.
Get ready for prom season early! This package includes a $50 gift certificate to the popular Pink Slip boutique in Mokena, PLUS one hair styling and makeup application with Heather French. Heather has thirteen years' experience in the hair and makeup industry. Her clients include The Limited, Under Armour, GE, Bon Ton, Calvin Klein, Nine West, Michael Kors, FIAT and more. Her work has been published in Chicago Social, LA Fashion Magazine, The Red Eye, and Make It Better Magazine. She has worked on models at hundreds of shoots and YOU could be her next model! Date must be mutually agreed upon with Heather French Makeup and Hair. Hair and make-up will take place at your location.
Mother's Day Basket$95
Need a gift for the Mom who has everything? This basket includes a Little Bee Photography Family Mini Shoot (20 minute family mini session that includes fully edited images and printing rights for your family), a photo storage box, a pedicure from The Nail Shop, a Vera Bradley "Paisley Meets Plaid" wrist wallet, a sweet tea mug set, a "Sacred Collection" Mala bracelet, a "Be Inspired" cross necklace, and a $10 Briosa gift card. Too much stuff to give to one person? Break up the basket and spread the love around!
Stressed out? We have your remedy right here. This package includes a Sleeping Beauty Spa 60 Minute Massage & 60 Minute Eminence Facial, two bottles of wine, a bamboo jasmine candle, loofahs and lotion, and two mystery novels to curl up with - "Deadlocked" and "Dead Ever After" by Charlaine Harris. By the time you get through this basket, your life will be stress-free. We guarantee it.
This basket is pure fun. Included is a custom "Wine Aerobics? and Repeat" wine glass, an adorable "Illinois Girl" Necklace, a whimsical "Blah Blah Blah" dish towel, a folksy "Hey Y'all" pillow, a cupcake soap pop and a hand-crafted shabby chic cutting board.
Leading Image Consultation$500
Jenny Applegate is an internationally-known style expert who launched The Leading Image to help you develop a wardrobe that is workable, wearable, and stylish - regardless of age, body type, lifestyle or budget. Jenny will work with you to understand your body type and recognize clothing that is flattering to your figure. You'll quickly see that wearing clothes that make you feel confident and happy really does make life more enjoyable! Jenny attended Parsons, The New School for Design, and is certified as a Personal Stylist by Stacy London of TLC's What Not to Wear. This personalized package includes up to 5 hours of personal shopping with Jenny, or any other service she provides.
This lot includes a gift basket from Cosmo Prof that includes a flat iron, thermal protector and professional hairbrush. Also included is a Breeauna Marie Bruce Makeup and Hair on-site makeup and hair application. Breeauna regularly does hair and make-up for weddings, special events, and photo shoots. Hair and make-up application will take place at your location.
Beauty & Style Package$100
You don't have to be stylish OR beautiful to buy this basket - but the contents will get you one step closer to both. Included is a $50 Parker James gift card (amazing women's boutique), an eyeshadow pallet, a scarf, blue and silver glitter mascara and liner, shampoo, a luminous reboost mask, $15 off your next color service at Opulent Beauty, $10 off your next spray tan at Opulent Beauty, and a fantastic brief case/laptop bag.
Mystery and Relaxation$35
Love curling up with a good book? Get wrapped up in some mystery while sipping on a glass of good wine. This basket includes copies of James Patterson's "You've Been Warned", John Grisham's "The Confession" and Kate Kingsbury's "Dead and Breakfast". Also included is a bottle of Goose Bump wine. Can't read when you dim the lights? That's okay...we've also included a pair of reading glasses.
Looking to spruce up your house or apartment? This basket will bring out your inner interior decorator. Included is a beautiful glass cake stand from Pier One Imports, a bamboo-wrapped candle holder, a rustic but modern driftwood wall accent, a decorative concrete flower, a French-themed galvanized mini-bucket, and a distressed rustic shell-shaped folding plant stand/side table (not pictured).
Toews Hawks jersey for HER$115
Reebok authentic collection Jonathan Toews Chicago Blackhawks jersey, brand new with tags. This size Medium women's jersey is adorned with Toews' name and number, along with his famous Captain's "C" on the front.
Culinary demonstrations are among the most popular programs at The Bridge Teen Center, attracting hundreds of student participants each year. While our volunteer chefs do their best to maintain a tidy kitchen, clean-up is inevitable. As a result, we go through a large number of kitchen towels each year. Each $12 donation will allow us to purchase a new 4-pack of gray towels for our amazing demonstration kitchen!
Kraft Paper Rolls$20
Rolls of 30" wide kraft paper are a valuable commodity at The Bridge Teen Center. This paper is used to protect tables, create artistic backdrops for programs, for student art projects and more. Because it is difficult to find vendors to donate this product, we buy many rolls of this paper each year. Each $20 donation we receive will purchase one roll of this trendy paper for The Bridge!
Dry Erase Boards$24
Magnetic dry erase boards are another precious commodity at The Bridge Teen Center, as they are used almost daily for a wide variety of programs. As a result of their consistent use, our current boards are showing some signs of overuse. Your donation will allow us to purchase a new magnetic dry erase board - which will be a welcome improvement at The Bridge!
Get 10 Students Drumming!$25
The Bridge provides ongoing free music lessons using various instruments throughout the year. Past lessons have included acoustic guitar, electric guitar, keyboard, sound recording, voice lessons, djembe drumming, harmonica and basic drum lessons. For our upcoming beginning drum lessons, we need 10 pairs of drumsticks.
Building relationships with students is the most important thing we strive to do at The Bridge Teen Center. Sometimes those relationships get started by playing a video game, pulling out a board game, or finding a creative way to get a conversation started. One tool we have used repeatedly over the last few years is the "Table Topics" series of cards that provide non-threatening questions and conversation starters. "Teen Table Topics" is the one we use most frequently, however, your donation will allow us to purchase new variations of this game for use at The Bridge.
What's in a Name?$30
What's in a name? At The Bridge Teen Center and The Bridge Thrift Store, names are an important tool in building relationships with both store guests and students at The Bridge. We utilize magnetic holders for name badges at both places and are always in need of replacements. Each $30 donated will purchase one pack of name badges - and more importantly, will help one more student or store guest remember the names of our amazing volunteers!
Stop the Stink!$35
Let's face it, some teenagers don't always smell the best. "The Hideaway" is arguably the space our students love the most at The Bridge - however, we do require that they remove their shoes when sitting in the padded "pods" that are built into the wall. Stinky feet, combined with a large volume of students in a relatively small space, can create some not-so-pleasant aromas. Your $35 contribution will allow us to purchase one essential oil diffuser for use in The Hideaway.
On March 29th, The Bridge is hosting a "Start Your Summer Garden" program, which will be led by Bridge Founder and gardening enthusiast Priscilla Steinmetz. For this program, we need 15 pair of gardening gloves for student use.
Support "Project Give"$85
As part of The Bridge's commitment to providing meaningful service opportunities to students, we will lead a program on March 15th where students will decorate wood blocks for children. These blocks will be donated to a local shelter. Non-toxic wood varnish, non-toxic acrylic paint and other supplies are needed for this program. Your contribution will cover the cost of the necessary supplies.
Student Repurpose Project$125
On March 30th, our good friends at Evilena's Red Dresser in Frankfort will be leading a program for students on how to paint and distress furniture. This is one of the first steps toward creating ongoing programming where students repurpose furniture and other objects for sale at The Bridge Thrift Store. Supplies needed for this program include sandpaper, brushes, clear top coat, glaze and 3-5 paint colors.
Art Studio Night$150
As part of our Friday Night Live entertainment events for students, we strive to seize opportunities to get students interested in other afterschool programming at The Bridge. In April, we will hosting an "Art Studio Night" on a Friday night with the hope that it will encourage more students to participate in ongoing Expressive Arts programming. We need at least 30 terra cotta flower pots for a project that night.
Get Students Sewing$325
The Bridge Teen Center's partnership with The American Sewing Guild goes back to 2010 and has impacted hundreds of students. These dedicated women regularly march into our facility with sewing machines in hand, ready to share their knowledge of a dying art form with our students. In an effort to elevate these programs, we would like to purchase additional supplies for student use - including a folding cutting mat, a rotary cutter, and several pairs of fabric scissors. Who knows, your assistance with this purchase might result in a student discovering a passion they never knew they had!
Stop the Stink - Part 2!$339
For those who haven't seen "The Hideway" at The Bridge, it's an amazing modern treehouse-themed space that serves as quiet space for students during the week, and a private "senior high only" lounge on Friday nights. Crafted using vintage barnwood , full size trees and tempered glass panels, the space is something out of the pages of a magazine. Unfortunately, the volume of students in the space (and the affiliated body odor) is too much for the HVAC system to keep up with. As a result, we hope to had two wall-mounted fans to the space to help circulate the air. We are hoping for TWO generous donations to offset the purchase of these VERY important fans.
Friday Night Live events at The Bridge Teen Center are the most well attended programs we offer. Each week, we offer live music, game nights, theme nights, free food samples from local restaurants, and a myriad of other surprises to keep students engaged. When we bring in touring bands, the cost to produce a Friday night can escalate quickly. Although many local student bands play at The Bridge at no charge, we continually strive to bring in professional bands to inspire students and provide quality entertainment as often as possible. Additional expenses can include supplies for games, art studio supplies, specialty food items and more. If 150 students attend on the Friday night you have supported, you have invested $3.33 in providing each student with a safe and positive environment!
Virtual Reality at The Bridge$449
It's not easy to stay current with the latest and greatest gaming systems, however, we do our best to locate a select few that are "hot" with the students we serve. The new Playstation 4 Virtual Reality system is something students have been inquiring about, but we have not budgeted to purchase this year. We would like to add two of these gaming systems to our lineup, as most students do not have these at home. We are hoping to identify two donors to purchase two of these units for The Bridge Teen Center.
Video: The Next Frontier$1415
One of our organizational goals for 2017-2018 is to do a better job of telling our story using video. From recording programs for publication on Vimeo and You Tube to creating videos to help train volunteers and recruit more help, video is something we have not fully utilized at The Bridge over the last 6 years. We firmly believe that ramping up our video efforts will also allow us to reach more students, not just locally, but across the country. Because we strive to do everything with excellence, we want to make sure our videos match the brand we have worked so hard at establishing. Our hope is to purchase a lower-end professional grade HD video camera for use at The Bridge. One of our volunteers, who is also a professional videographer, suggested a specific JVC compact professional camcorder that this donation would allow us to purchase.
This coming May, The Bridge will be hosting "Banana Bonanza" on a Friday night. We'll go bananas with games, food, and all things related to everyone's favorite peelable-goodness. The only thing we're missing is a banana suit. If someone donates this suit, our Founder and Executive Director Priscilla Steinmetz will wear it and post a photo on social media to our 3,000+ followers. Who's in?!?
Limited sizes available in both gray and red hoodies. SEE AUCTION TABLE FOR AVAILABLE SIZES BEFORE PURCHASING! If you purchase a hoodie, please indicate the size you are taking on the auction table so others know what is available. Starting inventory includes: RED: (2) S, (2) L, (1) XL; GRAY: (4) S.
Limited sizes available in 3 different style t-shirts. SEE AUCTION TABLE FOR AVAILABLE SIZES AND STYLES BEFORE PURCHASING! If you purchase a t-shirt, please indicate the size you are taking on the auction table so others know what is available. Starting inventory includes: "BE KIND" gray shirt: (4) S, (4) M, (6) L, (4) XL "GIVE" blue shirt: (2) S, (2) M, (2) L, (1) XL, (2) 2XL "WHY FIT IN" gray shirt: (3) S, (2) M, (4) L, (2) XL, (2) 2XL
Beggars Pizza Package #1Live Item
Party at Beggars Pizza in Orland Park, includes semi-private room, (10) guests, unlimited salad, pizzas, pasta, dessert and non-alcoholic drinks.
Cooper's Hawk PackageLive Item
A three-hour wine club style dinner for ten guests in the privacy of their candlelit Winery Room. Includes a sparkling wine toast, multiple-course steak dinner prepared by their Executive Chef paired with three of their finest wine selections to compliment the flavors of each dish. Available Monday-Thursday at our Orland Park location by reservation only. Not valid during the month of December. Two weeks prior notice required.
Dancing Marlin PackageLive Item
A multi-course, shared plate dinner for (14) people will take place at their "kitchen table" or weather permitting at the "fourteen" guest table on the outdoor patio. The dinner will be accompanied with wine pairings from their "wines on tap" collection. Not available on Friday or Saturday evenings or holidays. 7 day notice required.
Fox's PackageLive Item
(10) person chef table including create your own pasta table-side, with appetizers, (3) bottles of wine and chef's selection for dessert. ----OR --- Pizza party for (25) including draft beer (2 per person), salad and wings.
Nothing Bundt Cakes Package #1Live Item
(12) bundtlets in a variety of flavors along with a "Bundtlet for a year" card which provides one free bundlet each month for an entire year.
Papa Joe's PackageLive Item
Family style or catered event for (20) people including soup, bread, salads, 3 entrees, 2 sides and dessert.
Rocco Vino's Package #1Live Item
Dinner party for two including drinks, appetizers, dinner and dessert.
Siam Marina PackageLive Item
Executive Chef Tammy Pham will oversee the preparation of a five-course dinner for your party of six. Excludes major holidays Will be scheduled for the mutual convenience of the winning bidder and Chef Tammy. Expires February 23, 2018.
Wooden Paddle PackageLive Item
-Private mobile wood-fired lunch -On-site at a location of your choice with two chefs -Prepared on-site for up to 40 people -Unlimited pizza, salad, burratta toasts, and dessert pizza -Perfect for corporate lunches -Monday-Friday based upon availability -Must be redeemed in 2017
Girl in the Park PackageLive Item
Dinner with appetizers for (4) people and a house bottle of wine. A reservation is required. Available on weekdays only.
Event Artwork: Cubs PaintingLive Item
One-of-a-kind original artwork created at the Chefs' Auction event by artist Elliott From of ArtBeat Live. Which will go for more, the Cubs painting or the Sox painting?!? Absentee bidders should contact Rob Steinmetz in advance of the event at firstname.lastname@example.org or 708.532.0500.
White Sox PaintingLive Item
One-of-a-kind original artwork created exclusively for this event by artist Elliott From of ArtBeat Live. Which will go for more, the Cubs painting or the Sox painting?!? Absentee bidders should contact Rob Steinmetz in advance of the event at email@example.com or 708.532.0500.