This year we’re making our conference silent auction even bigger and better…sign up below!
How To Register Via Browser
Go to https://app.galabid.com/mpesilentauction2023/items
Click on the ‘Register’ button.
Follow the instructions to complete registration.
Silent auction details
Please invite your extended family to participate in the silent auction as well, with the benefit of supporting the homeschool community in both Kansas and Missouri!
Regular bidding will start Monday, March 27, and close Saturday, April 1. People can bid on items all week leading up to the conference. Winners will be notified via GalaBid and have a chance to pick up their items at the conference.
Silent Auction Donors for 2023
- Nothing Bundt Cakes—Olathe, KS
- Tea-biotics—Olathe, KS
- Chuck E Cheese—Olathe/Overland Park, KS
- TableTop Games and Hobby—Overland Park, KS
- Olathe Pointe Chick-Fil-a—Olathe, KS
- Maps Coffee and Chocolate—Lenexa, KS
- Stacy McDonald/Young Living—Illinois
- Weston Steamboat Inn—Weston, KS
- Miller’s Chocolate and confections—Howard, KS
- 1Of1images—Quincy, IL
- McLain’s Market (All locations)
- Science City @ Union Station—KC, MO
- Sky Zone—Shawnee, KS
- Leawood Thermography/Dr. Chad Hawk—Leawood, KS
- Five in a Row—Vendor
- Lamplighter Ministries—Vendor
- Min/Max Photography—Lawrence, KS
- E3 Academy—Vendor
- The Old Schoolhouse
- Pure Massage by Angela Hann—Olathe, KS
- Andy’s Frozen Custard (Any location)
- RPG (Restaurant, Pub & Games)—Lawrence, KS
- Starbucks—Olathe, KS(K7 location)
- Rainbow Resource Center
- Green Dirt Farm—Weston, MO
- My Father’s World
- Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW)
- Museum at Prairiefire—Overland Park, KS
- Hillside Honey & Apothecary—Leavenworth, KS
- Homeworks for Books—Lawrence, KS
- Cosmosphere—Hutchinson, KS
- Heppner’s Legacy Homeschool Resources—Vendor
- Ticktock Escape Rooms—Overland Park, KS
- Paperpie/Usborne Books and More—Hannah Beatty
- Louisburg Cider Mill—Louisburg, KS
- Backyard Specialists—Olathe, KS
- Digit and Spots Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy—Overland Park, KS
- The Little Gym of Kansas City
- The Coterie Theatre—Kansas City, MO
- Bijin Salon and Spa—Prairie Village, KS
- Arthur Murray Dance Center—Lenexa, KS
- Chipotle—All locations
- The Rabbit Room—Antioch, TN
- KC Zoo—Kansas City, MO
- Pinstripes—Overland Park, KS
- Character Club/Allie Slocum—Centennial, CO
- Homer’s Coffee House—Overland Park, KS
- Chicken N Pickle—Overland Park, KS
- Theater in the Park—Overland Park, KS
- The Dinner Detective—Kansas City, MO
- Johnson County Parks and Recreation—Merriam, KS
- Every Day Safe
- Shining Light Music—Vendor
- Salinity Salt—Overland Park, KS
- Artego Pizza—Kansas City, MO
- Great Wolf Lodge—Kansas City, KS
- Board and Brush—Lenexa, KS
- Christian Emotional Healing Splankna with Nicole Howell
- KC Coffee/Cowden family—Spring Hill, KS
GalaBid auction platform
This year, we’re hosting our silent auction on the free online platform GalaBid for several reasons:
- It enables us to reach a wider audience.
- The program’s active tracking of bids in real-time takes off much of the administrative pressure and workload for our volunteers.
- You can invite your extended family and friends – no need to be physically at the conference to participate!
- If you win an auction item, GalaBid will automatically sign you up to pay a gratuity that goes to funding their platform. If you do not wish to pay this gratuity, you must opt-out by unchecking the gratuity option.
The more people who are set up to begin with, the more successful the auction will be.
All proceeds raised directly benefit our organization’s outreach and support of families within the homeschooling community.
For example, donations allow us to host events such as the annual Women’s Encouragement Day and Used Curriculum Sale. We can also use them to provide scholarships to low-income and single-parent families.
In addition to providing free resources and educational assistance to parents, we also support CHECK, a Kansas state homeschool organization that furthers the interests of private home education by advocating for home education in Topeka.
In conclusion, you can get fantastic bargains, support local businesses AND put your money toward a good cause … what’s not to like?
Our conference silent auction’s history
Our first silent auction started at the 2019 homeschool conference, and it was an instant success.
Bidders enjoyed a wide array of offerings and baskets – date nights, spa days, field trip outings, photography sessions, and weekend getaways!
“It was great! Loved the great variety in auction items.”
“Love the coffee & spa day options!”
“LOVED IT! We bid on several items & won 2. It was great to bid on things we already know we’ll spend money on. Knowing it benefits MPE, we were willing to bid on several items, including the big ticket items.”
We have updated this blog post, originally published in 2021, for timeliness and detail.