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2013 Gala Auction

By February 6, 2013August 10th, 2020No Comments

The Auctioneer for this years Gala Auction is Celebrity MC and Rapper, Teresita “Tere” Ayala.  Tere is a Humanitarian, Activist, Songstress and Visionary Speaker. Her dedication and hard work have granted her the opportunity to travel to Haiti, Spain, Germany, Guatemala, Chile and Venezuela to make a difference in peoples lives.

Items for Auction

Romance is in the Air

Value:  $350.00

Enjoy a “staycation” with your sweetheart at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange, NJ.  Dress to impress and head to the Highlawn Pavilion for a savory dinner and spectacular views!

Package includes overnight weekend stay at Wilshire Grand Hotel and gift certificate to Highlawn Pavilion.


Laughs and Drinks in NYC

Value: $300.00

Need a cocktail and a good laugh??  This fun night out is perfect for a double date or a night out with friends.  Start out at Copia Lounge on E53rd Street and then head to Chicago City Limits comedy club for unending laughs!!

Package includes a gift certificate to Copia Lounge and admission for 4 Chicago City Limits.


A Royal Feast for the Family

Value: $200.00

Step back in time and enjoy a family outing for 4 to Medieval Times Dinner Theatre in Lyndhurst, NJ.  You will not need to remind the kids about table manners here!

Package includes admission for 4 Medieval Times Dinner Theatre.


Challenge yourself

Value: $82.00

Are you daring and adventurous?  Dare to challenge yourself with a day of white water rafting on the Lehigh River Gorge with White Water Challengers.

Package includes rafting for 2.


Tune In

Value: $250.00

Tune in to your favorite music with this Apple iPod Nano 16GB 7th Generation in Slate.  Download away with your $100.00 iTunes gift card.

Package includes an Apple iPod Nano and iTunes gift card.



Value: $2500.00

If you have ever dreamed about making a difference in the world, then journey with AOV to the beautiful country of Ghana.  Join us on our next serving trip in January 2014.  This offering includes airfare, lodging, meals, and local transportation.  More importantly it includes the opportunity to change lives.


Relax in Style

Value: $150.00

Enjoy your favorite spa treatment or 2 with this gift certificate to Eforea Spa at the Short Hills Hilton.


Lions and Tigers and Bears oh my…

Value: $55.00

There’s nothing better on a spring day than a trip with the kids to the Turtle Back Zoo.  With this family membership you’ll get to experience all the zoo has to offer, ALL season long.

Package includes a membership for 2.


Laugh it up

Value: $100.00

Need a night out with friends.  Treat yourselves to the hilarious comedians at Dangerfield’s Comedy Club in NYC.

Includes admission for 4 to Dangerfield’s Comedy Club.


Hartshorn Portraiture

Value: $920.00

Mac Hartshorn brings a fresh per-spec-tive to fine art family portraiture fusing experience in fashion photography with his elegant editorial style.  Mac photographs pregnancy, newborn babies, toddlers, children and families in a natural, relaxed style that allows their true personality to shine through.

Package includes a 2-hour photo session along with an 8×10 print.


A Needed Night out

Value: $175.00

Enjoy an extended date night at the Hotel Westminster in Livingston, NJ.  Start the evening off with a bottle of bubbly and dinner at Strip House Steak House that’s right downstairs from your room…


Tennis anyone

Value: $130.00

Work on your backhand with 2 hours of court time at the West Orange Tennis Club.  Then go and enjoy lunch with a view at McLoone’s Boat House settled on the Reservoir in West Orange.



Value: $250.00

Spring is on its way.  What better way to show off your style than with this Coach Embossed Signature Patent Leather Gallery North/South Tote Bag in White!!


Life is an Adventure

Value: $120.00

Head south this summer to Jackson, NJ and enjoy these two tickets to Six Flags Great Adventure.  Can be used anytime during the 2013 season.


Scooby-Dooby Doo

Value: $156.00

Bring the family to the Morristown Mayo Performing Arts Center and watch as Scooby-Doo and the gang are called to solve an epic mystery.  This hilarious live production will have groovy musical numbers and outrageous antics.  This package includes admission for 4 to Scooby-Doo Live Musical Mysteries for the Friday March 29th 4:00pm show.

Every Little Girl Loves American Girl

Value: $Priceless!

Treat the little girl in your life to this abundance of classic American Girl Doll treasures.  She’ll enjoy countless hours of fun with her new American Girl Doll with her accessories and books.


NJ Theatre Night

Value: $170.00

Enjoy a night out at the theater!  First enjoy a meal for two at Martini Restaurant and Bar in Millburn, NJ and then head around the corner to the Paper Mill Play House to see “Lend me a Tenor”.”  (Please note… Tickets are only good for the “Lend Me a Tenor” show until March 10, 2013.  So call for your reservations today!!)


Kramer Portraits

Value: $2000.00

Be photographed at the world renowned Kramer Portraits.  Each Kramer portrait combines the realism of a photograph with the distinct richness of an oil painting to create a piece of original art.  This package includes a photo session for up to 8 people and an 11” x 14” canvas Renaissance Wall Portrait.


Kramer Portraits

Value: $5500.00

Be photographed at the world renowned Kramer Portraits.  Each Kramer portrait combines the realism of a photograph with the distinct richness of an oil painting to create a piece of original art.  This package includes a photo session for up to 8 people and a 16” x 20” canvas Masterpiece Wall Portrait.


Nothing but Prada

Value: $Priceless!

Every woman deserves a little Prada in her life.  Ciao Bella!!


MMA – the Basics

Value: $130.00

Learn the physical principles of self-defense pioneered by MMA Master Renzo Gracie and the Gracie family of Brazil.  All Stars’ unique training program will teach you everything from the fundamentals of Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to self-defense and advanced techniques used by the professionals.  Train for 30 days at All Star Brazilian Jiu Jitsu / Mixed Martial Arts in Kenilworth, NJ.


Knit One Pearl Two

Value: $299.00

Who wouldn’t love the chance to BootCamp….Knitting style!  With this package you’ll enjoy an 8 week “Beginners Sewing Boot Camp Class” with M Avery Designs Fashion Lab in Hoboken, NJ.


Stimulate Those minds

Value: $300.00 

There’s nothing better than a Quadrilla Marble Run and some amazing Educational toys to get those young minds moving!!  Your children won’t even know that they’re learning!!


Michelle Watch

Value: $Priceless!

Nothing says Spring style more than a new watch by Michelle.  Next time your asked “Do you have the Time?”…You’ll be happy to show off your newest bling.


Ghana  Drumming

Value: $250

This is your chance to own a hand made drum that was brought back from Ghana by our January 2013 team. It was hand picked by an Adopt One Village volunteer while our team spent a few hours browsing the market in Accra. This is a one-of-a-kind piece selected for it’s quality and beauty.


Jimmy Fallon

Value: $Priceless!

As the new king of late night television, Jimmy Fallon does not disappoint.  With this certificate you’re guaranteed seating at a Jimmy Fallon show taping in NYC!


Stella Dot

Value: $Priceless!

Nothing says fashion like original jewelry pieces from Stella Dot Jewelry.  Wear this with a smile and strike a pose!


Tutoring 101

Value: $Priceless!

Give your child that extra push they need to overcome what’s troubling them.  The tutoring and kindness they will receive here will give them the confidence they need to be successful in life!


Lockets of Love

Value: $125.00

Every locket tells a story… What’s yours?  Enjoy making your very own personalized locket from Origami Owl. What aspiring princess and ballerina wouldn’t enjoy displaying these signed Ballerina Toe Shoes by one of NYC Ballet’s Prima Ballerina’s. Indulge your inner princess!


Gun For Hire

Value: $185

Whether you are a member of the Armed Forces, a Law Enforcement Officer, a security professional or even a properly licensed citizen, this organization can help you take your training to the next level. Basic to advanced level courses are offered and this certificate entitles you to one free group class of your choice.



Sign up for the Gala now, before it’s too late!  Click HERE to sign up or learn more.