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2014 Outreach Auction List

  1. $50 Gift Certificate to Finks BBQ Smokehouse located in Dumont, NJ. Dine at the hottest BBQ restaurant in Bergen county!!
  2. Handsome Men’s watch by Tommy Hilfiger. Graphite face with stainless steel mesh band. Value $165.
  3. First of four collections of 6 bottles of wine donated by Wine & Spirit Magazine. The professionals at Wine & Spirits magazine have selected a mix of red & white wines for your enjoyment. Value $200.
    HOT LIST Item A – “The Bath” print by Artist Fernando Botero, framed 32 X 37 inches. This work show the artist’s penchant for over-inflated forms which both celebrate and satirize his subject. Botero, whose work emulates fleshy 17th century Baroque figures, believes that “art is deformation” using his swollen figures to carry political and social commentary, targeting symbols of power and authority. Born in Colombia, he had his first exhibition when he was only 19—and every piece sold. In 1969, Botero’s worldwide reputation was solidified through his successful solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Value $300.
  4. Ivanka Trump Handbag. Style “Ava” – Grey with red trim. Value $150.
  5. Two $50 Cheesecake Factory Gift Certificates. Enjoy this unique dining experience – fantastic food and sumptuous cheesecake for dessert! Yummy! We will take the two highest bidders, or hold up two fingers to bid on both!
  6. Center for Food Action (CFA) – needs new heavy duty basket carts for collecting, transporting & sorting food at their warehouses. Each new cart costs $350 and they need to replace at least 15 of them. How many can we buy?
  7. Large handmade bag by Ridgewood’s own Inge Spungen. Inge loves to knit, and to share her craft. She has a BS in fashion design and has had her knit designs published in Vogue Knitting magazine and in books by Cascade Yarns. You can see some of her designs on Ravelry.com. Enjoy the luxurious feel and look of this finely handcrafted bag. Value $125.
    HOT LIST Item B – Baseball signed by Boston Red Socks Fred Lynn – 1975 MVP and Rookie of theYear! Value $125.
  8. Gerard Yosca necklace. Value $260.
  9. Ridgewood YMCA membership –Enjoy a 3 month Family Triangle membership at the Ridgewood Y. Swim, take classes, have fun!!! Value $350.
  10. “Goetschius Gardens” Framed watercolor print Joan Fabbri is a self-taught artist that has painted with various mediums, but is especially fond of the watercolor genre. These watercolors can take more than a year for completion. The concept behind her painting is tactile; to create a reality that makes you want to touch or physically be in the scene. Value $125.
  11. 7-nights at the Sheraton Desert Oasis in Scottsdale AZ- $1200. 1 BR suite for up to 4 guests subject to availability April 10-November 14, 2015. Includes greens fees for 2 at TPC Scottsdale (Stadiums or Champions course). Min. Bid $1200.
    HOT LIST Item C – Lottusse luxurious suede bomber jacket. Size 36 (small). Value $850.
  12. $200 Capital Grille Gift Certificate. This excellent steakhouse located in the Garden State Plaza is sure to provide you with a first class dining experience!
  13. Mary Kay Timewise repair set. Look 10 years younger in a week! Includes, Volu-firm foaming cleanser, day cream, night treatment, eye renewal cream and lifting serum. Value $200.
    HOT LIST Item D – “Peaches, Joan Gussow’s Garden” by Susan Friemen. Photograph printed on canvas 12 X 16. Friemen’s goal as a photographer is to celebrate and explore nature and the human/nature waltz. To see more of Susan’s photos, please visit her website at www.NatureWaltzPhotos.com. Friemen has many photos’ of Joan Gussow’s garden. Joan is an author, educator, gardener and local foods icon. Decades ago Joan helped spearhead the local, sustainable and organic food movements. Value $ 135. Min. Bid $50.
  14. PFLAG –would like to open another Rainbow Café at St Marks in Teaneck to give LGBTQ and transgender youth a safe place to meet and feel comfortable. Let’s help them achieve this goal.
  15. American Theatre Ballet Tickets. Two perfect seats right in the center of the orchestra section, Row J, seats 107 &108 at the Metropolitan Opera House to see the enchanting production, “Cinderella” on 7/2/14. Value $250.
  16. Ross & Simon Multi-Strand Pearl & Aquamarine necklace. Value $65.
  17. “First in Line” from Bookends – Win this item and move to the front of the line at any book signing held at Bookends in Ridgewood. Value – Priceless!
    HOT LIST Item E –Lottusse two tone tote. Tan with red accents. Value $500.
  18. Yoga & a meal – Enjoy a 5 class pass at the Stone Center for Yoga & Health in Teaneck and a meal at the Tenafly Classic Diner. Value $100.
  19. Second of four collections of 6 bottles of wine donated by Wine & Spirit Magazine. The professionals at Wine & Spirits magazine have selected a mix of red & white wines for your enjoyment. Value $200.
    HOT LIST Item F – Laura Marcusa, from USR, painted this beautiful modern oil on canvas. This painting captures the movement of dancers both in form and in color. 24 X 36 inches. Value $150.
  20. $75 gift certificate to Taylormade Jewelers in Glen Rock. Just in time to buy that special someone some jewelry before the holidays!
  21. YCS (Holley Chidcare and Development Center)- The 64 children at Holley Center are asking for funds to do something that we all take for granted – going clothes shopping!! Can we provide the opportunity for these kids ages 4-14, to choose their own sneakers or coats?
  22. 92nd street Y. Tickets for 2 to an event of your choice at the famous 92nd Street Y. Choose a program that suits your fancy and we will arrange for your tickets, subject to availability. Min. Bid $100.
    HOT LIST Item G – Lottusse super soft leather bomber jacket. Size 36 (small). Value $850.
  23. Beats by Dr. Dre HD Solo headphones. Dr. Dre says “with Beats, people are going to hear what the artists hear and listen to the music the way they should, the way I do.” Your teen will beg you for these! Value $159.
  24. 7-night Canadian/New England cruise inside stateroom for 2 guests sailing Sept. 12. Upgrades available. Departs New York on Norwegian Cruise Line – Norwegian Gem. Itinerary: NY, at sea, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Saint John, New Brunswick, Bar Harbor, Maine, at sea, Newport, Rhode Island, NY. Min. Bid $1,300.
    HOT LIST Item H – Baseball signed by New York Yankee George (“Goose”) Gossage, who was inducted to the Hall of Fame in 2008. Value $135.
  25. A humdinger of a silver chalice pendant! This jewelry created by CUC member Lynsy London is inspired by her love of birds. Includes an 18”satin cord with a sterling clasp. Makes a perfect gift for someone special! Also included is a hummingbird photo card taken by Lynsy. Value $150.
  26. 100% Habotai Silk Scarf created by CUC’s Jenn Topolewski. The idea for this pink and orange scarf she’s named “Yosemite Sequoia” was born on a walk through Mariposa Grove in Yosemite, where the texture of the bark on a sequoia tree inspired her. This beautiful majestic tree reaches for the sky, as will the wearer of this piece! Check out Jenn’s website: designsbyjenn.net. Value $105.
  27. $50 gift certificate to Luka’s Restaurant in Bogota, NJ, along with two bottles of wine to share. Fine Italian cuisine prepared by Chef Luka! Value $75.
  28. Family Promise – needs funds to help their families provide childcare for young children while parents are working. Childcare is often the largest expense for families with preschoolers after rent.
  29. Isaac Mizrahi New York handbag in olive suede. Value $198.
  30. 32” flat screen Toshiba TV. Perfect for your bedroom! Value $275.
  31. Cross pendant. Garnets, pink tourmaline and milky quartz set in Sterling Silver. Value $150.
  32. Third of four collections of 6 bottles of wine donated by Wine & Spirit Magazine. The professionals at Wine & Spirits magazine have selected a mix of red & white wines for your enjoyment. Value $200.
    HOT LIST Item I – Swarovski Christmas tree pin. Value $135.
  33. HP Laserjet Pro 400 office quality printer, scanner, copier and fax machine in one! This highly rated machine will make working at home at breeze! Value $450.
  34. 7-night Bermuda cruise inside stateroom for 2 guests sailing Oct. 23. Departs Boston, MA on Norwegian Cruise Line—Norwegian Dawn. Upgrades available. Itinerary: day 1: Boston, day 2: at sea, days 3-5: Royal Naval Dockyard, West End, Bermuda, days 6-7 at sea, Day 8 arrive Boston, MA. Min. Bid $1250.
    HOT LIST Item J – Still Life Basket of Flowers. Oil on canvas. 12 X 16 signed Bejamin. Elegant gold frame. Value $300.
    HOT LIST Item K – On the Hunt with Horses and Dogs. Oil on wood board. 12 X 16. Elegant gold frame. Value $300.
  35. Iolite tennis bracelet. 14K yellow gold. 7 inches. Value $500. Min. Bid $200.
  36. Center for Hope & Safety (formerly Shelter our Sisters). They are in need of bedding for the shelter & transitional housing. They are also starting a new community program center and are in need of equipment for that.
  37. Woodcliff Lake Hilton. Choose either a Friday or Saturday night at the Hilton. Enjoy your stay at this premier hotel with a buffet breakfast for 2. It offers accommodations with distinctive style and modern conveniences, including a fitness club & indoor heated pool. Value $200.
    HOT LIST Item L – Lottusse blue/green perforated handbag. Value $750.
  38. Antique Patchwork Quilt Dated 1895 and signed M.D. Green and red four patch variation. Lots of great old fabrics! 69×74 inches- fits a queen sized bed. Value $300.
  39. $50 gift certificate to New Dehli Palace, a casual BYO Indian Restaurant with amazingly good food located in Hackensack, NJ.
    HOT LIST Item M – New York Giants 80th season commemorate football signed by various New York Jets Players. Signed by Bill Mathis #31 (NY Jets 1960-1969). Randy Rassmussen #66 (NY Jets 1967-1982). Dave Herman (NY Jets 1964-1973). Ralph Baker (NY Jets 1964-1974). Rich Caster (NY Jets 1970- 1977). Larry Grantham (NY Jets 1960-1972; 1971 MVP). Steve Reese #52 (NY Jets 1974). Mike Stromberg (NY Jets 1967-1971). Mo Lewis #57 (NY Jets 1991-2003). Victor Green #21 (NY Jets 1993-2002). Calvin Pace #97 (NY Jets 2008-2014). Bruce Harper #42 (NY Jets 1977-1984)- the number worn by Jets Superfan “Fireman Ed.” Additional signatures.
  40. Vintage 14K white gold necklace, synthetic emerald with genuine diamond center in original box. Value $500.
  41. Ivanka Trump Handbag. Style “Blair” purple metallic. Value $100.
  42. Calling all bird lovers!! Lenox Bird Collection – This is a lovely collection of 7 birds created by the artists at the famous Lenox China company. They include Eastern Bluebird, Cardinal, Chickadee, Baltimore Oriole, American Goldfinch, Blue Jay and Cedar Waxwing. As an added bonus, there are 2 more by Andrea Sadek – a mockingbird and a hummingbird. These are vintage and no longer produced. Value $150.
    HOT LIST Item N – Elegant Lottusse long suede blazer. Size 36 (small). Value $1200.
  43. Children’s Aid & Family Services. This program provides medical attention for children & teens in foster care. They are in need of medical equipment and supplies so they can provide the services needed by these children.
  44. 7-night Alaskan Glacier Bay Southland cruise inside stateroom for 2 guests sailing Sept. 7. Upgrades available. Departs Seward (Anchorage) Alaka on Norwegian Cruise Line—Norwegian Sun. Itinerary: day 1: Seward, day 2: cruise Hubbard Glacier, day 3 Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), Alaska, day 4: Juneau, Alaska and cruise Glacier Bay National Park, day 5: Skagway, Alaska, day 6: Ketchikan, Alaska, day 7: Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska, day 8: Vancouver, British Columbia. Min. Bid $1250.
  45. Fourth of four collections of 6 bottles of wine donated by Wine & Spirit Magazine. The professionals at Wine & Spirits magazine have selected a mix of red & white wines for your enjoyment. Value $200.
  46. Simple elegance: beautiful 16” sterling silver necklace with 14K gold accents. Value $300. Min. Bid $150.
  47. $50 Gift certificate to The Best of Everything in Ridgewood, NJ. Using their own family recipes and only the finest, freshest ingredients, The Best of Everything has become known as one of the best gourmet delis in Bergen County. Perfect for catering your next family gathering!
  48. Customized family photo session at your home or favorite location by CUC members Chris and Rachel Halford, who will work with you to tailor the session to your family’s needs. Most families will receive 1-2 hours of shooting time, and around 20 edited images. Allow 2-3 weeks for image processing. All images include unlimited reproduction rights. Bookings are available from January to September, 2015. Value $400.
  49. Handcrafted nylon, wool, alpaca, mohair, cotton, poly, wool and silk fiery black and red scarf made by USR’s own Inge Spungen. It makes you warm just to look at it! Inge loves to knit, and to share her craft. She has a BS in fashion design and has had her knit designs published in Vogue Knitting magazine and in books by Cascade Yarns. You can see some of her designs on Ravelry.com. Value $75.
  50. Backyard Living Outdoor Fireplace. This charming glass fireplace with faux logs uses gel fuel to make a wonderful warm flame for your deck or yard! And no messy ashes to clean up!! 8 cans of fuel included. Value $450.
    HOT LIST Item O – One pair of house seats to see “Love Letters” on Broadway along with a playbill signed by one of the actors for each of the following cycles: Diana Rigg and Stacy Keach performances Dec. 19th – January 9th (blackout dates around the holidays would apply). Anjelica Huston and Martin Sheen performances January 10th – February 15th (blackout dates will apply). Value of each pair is $254.