Virtual Opportunity-Collect Themed Baskets for Auction


Event Description:

2020 SILENT AUCTION - Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

Themed Basket Ideas! 


Theme Baskets will be part of our Silent Auction Fundraiser and benefit children who attend The Salvation Army YET Youth Education Town Afterschool and Summer Day Camp Program. 


Have a blast collecting new items for a Themed Basket or two!


NOTE: If you are seeking to perform court ordered community service or community service suggested by your attorney, this volunteer opportunity will not qualify.


Please Read Important Tips!

STEP 1: Pick a Themed Basket from the list below or come up with your own idea. Let at 817-860-1836 or cell 314-882-4972 know which theme you are going to collect items for...that way no other group will collect items with that theme.

STEP 2: Ask your co-workers, family, neighbors, and friends to contribute items for your Themed Basket.

STEP 3: The items listed below in each basket are ONLY suggestions. You and your group determine the kind of items and the number of items that go in your basket.

STEP 4: Deliver your Themed Basket and the contents to The Salvation Army, 712 W. Abram, Arlington by Friday, February 28th NOON or contact and she will pick up your items/baskets. If you wrap the basket please do so with a clear covering.

STEP 5: Please list on a sheet of paper the items in your basket and the (estimated) total dollar amount for the items and basket.

It’s that easy! Have fun filling your basket and know that you are Doing The Most Good and helping the needy in our community! Thank you!

Aromatherapy Basket - candles, aromatherapy oils, diffuser, aromatherapy book, massage oil, sachet

Breakfast Basket - pancake mix, waffle mix, preserves, syrup, coffee, creamer, mugs, wire whisk, omelet pan, mixing bowl, sugar and cinnamon, honey, oatmeal, coffee, creamer, juice

Cards for All Occasions Basket - Card organizer, address book, pens, stamps, cards (i.e., thank you, sympathy, congratulations, new baby, happy birthday, seasonal, new home, retirement, wedding, anniversary, just because, encouragement, etc...)

Cat Lover’s Basket - collar, toys, grooming tools, lint roller, food dishes, food mat, treats, cat food, litter, litter box, pet frame/photo album

Cleaning Products Basket (Bucket) - glass cleaner, furniture polish, kitchen cleaner, cleanser, dusting mitt, tile/bath cleaner, rubber gloves, sponge, toilet bowl cleaner, disinfecting wipes, floor cleaner, bucket, mop

Chocolate Lover’s Basket - hot cocoa, different chocolates, truffles, chocolate cookbook

Coffee & Tea Basket - flavored coffees, coffee mugs, creamers, carafe, flavored teas, tea strainer, creamers, biscotti

Dog Lover’s Basket - leash, collar, food dish, food/dish mat, bowls, toys, pillow/blanket, lint roller, brush/grooming tools, treats, shampoo, bones, sweater, food, poop scoop, pet frame/photo album

Gardening Basket - gardening gloves, shovel/tools, watering can, kneeling pad, bug/insect spray, plant food, garden fertilizer, potting soil, hose sprayer, pots, seeds/bulbs

Get Well Soon Basket - books/ magazines, crossword puzzle, mug, soup, juice tea/coffee, soup mixes, slippers, plant

Grilling Basket - grilling tools, grilling mitt/pad, grilling spices, marinades, grilling vegetable basket, meat thermometer, apron, skewers

Ice Cream Basket - toppings, sundae dishes, waffle bowls and cones, sprinkles, ice cream scoop, cherries, gift certificate

Italian Lover’s Delight Basket - pastas, red sauce, Alfredo sauce, pesto, olive oil, bread, cookbook, dipping oils, capers, wine, pasta bowls

Mexican Fiesta Basket - chips, salsa, tortilla holder, salsa/chip bowl, chili pepper towel, Mexican or chili pepper tablecloth

Movie Night - candy, microwave popcorn, movie gift certificate/passes, popcorn bowls

Oriental Basket - Chopsticks, teapot, tea cups and saucers, fortune cookies, bowls, teas, noodles, spices, peanut oil, sesame oil, table linens, cookbook, gift certificate to restaurant

Snack Shack - Chocolate theme, Big candy bars, bag of Hershey Kisses or M&Ms, hot chocolate, chocolate coffee, chocolate covered pretzels, spoons, nuts, fruit, chocolate cookies

Spa Basket - soaps, bath salts, loofa, sponge, candles, bubble bath, lotion, eye mask, bath pillow, massage oil

Stamping Basket - paper, cards, envelopes, stamp sets, stamp pads, stamp cleaner and pad, scissors, embossing powder, embossing gun, glue, pencils, pop up tabs, markers/pens, ribbon, embellishments, beads

Travel Basket - travel games, crossword puzzles, maps, atlas, travel diary, snacks, water, magna doodle

Yoga/Pilates Basket - Pilates or yoga books, Pilates and yoga DVDs, yoga mat, yoga ball, yoga rubber bands, yoga wear, relaxing CD, tea, yoga class gift certificate

Thank you for your consideration.

Bridget Lenhardt
Special Events & Volunteers Supervisor 
The Salvation Army Family Life Center and Youth Education Town
712 W. Abram P. O. Box 278 (76004) Arlington TX 76013
Direct 817.860.1836 Cell 314.882.4972


No alcohols or tobacco products in baskets! Thank you! 

Event Start Date/Time: Tue, Feb 18, 2020 8:00 AM
Event End Date/Time: Fri, Mar 6, 2020 12:00 PM
Volunteers Needed:
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Event Meeting Location: Virtual Volunteer Opportunity

Deliver basket and contents to 712 W. Abram, Arlington, TX 76013

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Event Organizer: Bridget Lenhardt
Event Category:
TSA Arlington Community Center