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Boys & Girls Clubs of Oxnard and Port Hueneme Request Support for its Annual Auction

Counties BoysGirls 300x136 Boys & Girls Clubs of Oxnard and Port Hueneme Request Support for its Annual AuctionThe Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme is seeking auction items for its upcoming 24th Annual Don Facciano Kids Auction to be held at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 16 at the Residence Inn by Marriott Hotel, 2101 W. Vineyard Ave., Oxnard. The event, also known as the Black & White Gala, raises money for its 18 Boys & Girls Clubs sites within Oxnard and Port Hueneme, which serve more than 9,000 youth. The event depends on generosity of donors for a wide array of auction items.

The Club is asking community members, businesses owners, corporations, Club alumni and parents of members to donate items to be auctioned off. Items of particular interest are trips, tours, wine, furniture, restaurant dinner or lunches, airline frequent flyer miles, gift baskets, hotels, jewelry, art, automobiles, weekend getaways, timeshares, landscaping materials, home improvement items, and gift certificates.

Those who feel they have no items of interest to giveaway but would like to contribute can also make a tax-deductible donation of cash to sponsor a young person or an entire program. Event sponsorship opportunities are also available. All donors receive a tax deduction for the market value of the item they donate, and will be recognized by name (unless they choose anonymity) in the auction program.

“The Black Tie Gala this year celebrates 59 years of service to youth,” said Michele Pettes, Chair of this year’s Kids Auction. “We hope that businesses, corporations, Club alumni, parents of members, and people all over the county that are concerned for the well being of children will consider making a contribution to this worthwhile and important fundraising event.”

If interested in submitting an auction item or donating, contact Mayra Rincon at 805-815-4959 ext. 207 or at mrincon@bgcop.org. For more information regarding the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme go to www.positiveplace4kids.org.

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