Get Smart! Auction Items

Get Smart

Thanks to so many of our friends for providing gift certificates, tickets and “once-in-a-lifetime” experiences to help support our students. Join us at on April 12 for your opportunity to bid on these great items!  (and many more surprises on April 12!)

We’ll also have our famous “Gift Card Wall!” For a $20 donation, you can select an envelope that will contain a prize valued at $20 or more – you can’t lose!

If you would like to contribute a gift to our auction, or the Gift Card Wall, please reach out to Derek at

Want to make a bid on one of these awesome packages, but can’t make it to the event? Email Derek Collamati at!

Register Now for Get Smart!

Sports fans!

Mookie Betts and the Boston Red Sox are poised for a big season as they battle the most horrible team on the planet — the New York Yankees — for another American League East crown (and hopefully much more).  Special thanks to the Red Sox Foundation for this signed Mookie Betts baseball.

We all know it!  If they played Malcolm Butler (at least in the second half), the New England Patriots would have earned their 6th Super Bowl Victory.  Want to see if there is anything left in the tank? Thanks to the Wilson Family, you can watch our beloved team in the unmatched comfort and convenience of the Putnam Club.  (Final determination on game date will be made by the donors.)  

Front Row seats in a 3rd base line suite are yours! Get 20 seats for a game of your choice (from available dates) with 4 VIP parking passes.  PawSox mascots – Paws and Sox – will visit you for photographs.  And, hot dogs, hamburgers, ice cream and soda for your group all courtesy of Pawtucket Red Sox!

We’ll also have additional Red Sox and Patriots tickets, Providence College Friars tickets and more!!

Check out this incredible list of auction items!

Get to the Tennis Court!
Value: $700

This incredible package comes from United States Tennis Association New England (USTA NE), and sports a sweet setup for you to get your tennis on — on and off the court! Enjoy two tickets to the Dell Technologies Hall of Fame Tournament in Newport, RI on either Monday, July 16th or Tuesday July 17th with an overnight stay for two on Monday, July 16th at the Newport Bay Club and Hotel. Then get to learning with 2 hours of tennis instruction in the Fan Zone at the Dell Technologies Hall of Fame Tournament on July 16th or July 17th. Don’t currently play tennis? USTA NE has you covered as you’ll also receive a Babolat racquet bag, 2 Babolat tennis racquets, a can of tennis balls to make sure you’re prepared! 

Get Bejeweled!
Value: $80

Bonnie Calderon is a phenomenal 5th grade teacher at The LC (go figure!).  She’s also a very talented artist and proprietor of Wandering Bird Handmade Designs. Look amazing while wearing this set of faceted teardrop earrings of labradorite, the  stone of intuition, wrapped in gold plated wire and antique finished gold hooks, with coordinating necklace that suspends from an antiqued adjustable silver chain

Get Seasonal in The Blackstone Valley!
Value: $200

Get in on some seasonal fun with two great experiences for the family! This summer, enjoy The Blackstone Valley Explorer with boarding passes (complete with Explorer cap) for 4 to the Explorer, a custom-designed boat made to travel the historic waters of northern Rhode Island. You’ll enjoy an intriguing and relaxing tour through the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park. Then, this winter, get cozy on The Polar Express. You’ll be riding in style with your 2 First Class tickets and Polar Express Conductor Hat. And if it’s chilly, we’ve got you covered! Once you’ve reached your destination, end evening with a cup of hot cocoa in your special Polar Express mug. Thanks to our friends at the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council!

Get Out in Providence
Value: $425

Start with dinner at Waterman Grille in Providence ($50 gift certificate). Take in the show of your choice at Trinity Repertory Theater during their 2018-19 season and then head to your luxurious suite at Hotel Providence to share a bottle of wine.
Get Bling!
Value: $250

Get sparkly (or gift some sparkle) with this beautiful oval aquamarine fluted pendant necklace thanks to our friends at . This package comes complete with the necklace, cleaning agent, and certificate of appraisal!

Get Cultured with The Wilbury Theatre and The Dean Hotel
Value: $350

This Providence package is packed with culture, elegance, and style. Built around the history and culture of Providence, The Dean Hotel has been transformed into a 52-room hotel in the heart of Providence’s Downcity historic district. The Wilbury Theatre produces plays by artists on the cutting-edge of theatre and reimagined classics from the canon. With this package, #explorewiththedean and experience Providence through a new lens by enjoying a one night stay and tickets for 2 to any show during The Wilbury Theatre’s 2018/2019 season. Special thanks to our friends at The Dean and The Wilbury Theatre!

Get to Cape Cod 
Value: $500

Head to the legendary beaches of Cape Cod with 2 nights lodging for 2 (includes a yummy breakfast!) in beautiful Yarmouth at The Hampton Inn & Suites. Enjoy dinner for two at the Yarmouth House restaurant.  Toast to the setting sun with a liquor basket from Majestic Liquors in Cranston.

Get Romantic 
Value: $250

Thanks to the Hampton Inn & Suites Providence/Smithfield, this romance package has everything you need to get the sparks revving! Flowers, chocolates and champagne await your arrival. Other amenities include: hot breakfast, an indoor heated pool and their trademarked Cloud Nine Bed. Valid through December of 2018 and advanced reservation required.

Get your Golf On!
Value: $660

Spend a day on the course with your friends for a private, exclusive golfing experience. This amazing package gets 4 lucky folks a day on the course, two cart rentals, and use of the practice facility courtesy of The Cape Club of Sharon! Valid through the 2018 season, with some restrictions on weekends.

Get your Golf On! Part 2

Value: $250

For 27 years, New England Country Club in Bellingham, Massachusetts has welcomed golfers to play a round of golf. Open in 1990 New England Country Club, a well maintained public golf course, has become known as the hometown destination for golfers of any ability level to enjoy.   Special thanks to Dean “the chicken man” Hanson for procuring this great foursome for us!

Get Your Next Party Catered
Value: $600

Get your next party for 20 covered, thanks to Bottles Fine Wine in Providence, Patrick Johnson, Scripts Café in Warwick. Armed with your $400 certificate, stop into Bottles Fine Wine to pick out ingredients to make some delicious cocktails that pair well with your food. Don’t worry, you’ll have the assistance of a manager to help you select the perfect products. When planning your menu, choose from a wide array of breakfast options, wood grilled pizzas and our lunch favorites and delicious treats. Best of all, if you place your order 48 hours prior to your party and Scripts Café will delivered right to you (as long as you live in Rhode Island.)

Get to The Gamm!  
Value: $500

The Sandra Feinstein Gamm Theatre is known for thought-provoking productions that draw from classics as well as new works exploring the social concerns of our time. Enjoy an entire season of theater at their brand new location in Warwick with a two-ticket subscription to all 5 of their 2018-2019 performances.  Special thanks to Tony Estrella and all of The Gammers!

Get Cooking!
Value: $325

For over 50 years Princess House has been an industry leader and a trusted kitchen friend. Special thanks to Princess House for this perfect package for all our at-home chefs! This Grill & Steam Pan with Glass Press from the Mi Cocina® collection is the ideal pair of products for healthy, oil-free cooking and professional-looking grilled dishes. Next up, a serving bowl from the Princess Moderna™ collect serves up a fun modern shape and contemporary cut of scrolling vines that complement the other pieces in the collection. End your delicious meal with a delectable dessert served in accompanying Princess Moderna™ dessert bowls.

Get A Cup of Joe
Value: $225

Our friends at W.B. Mason want to send you home with a popular Keurig K145 Commercial Coffee Maker and some coffee pods!  Brew a cuppa joe to order at home or at work with your own coffee center!

Get Digital!
Value: $300

We’re all digital all the time these days. Who doesn’t have cable, phone or high speed internet?  Support The Learning Community and your bottom line with this gift certificate for $300 for Cox services from Cox Communications.

Get to a Beer Garden and Tie One On (Responsibly)!
Value: $175

Get a behind-the-scene tour for you and 5 of your friends at Isle Brewers Guild in Pawtucket. This full-service brewery, with an initial brewing capacity of 60,000 barrels, is a sight to behold for beer lovers of all types. Beer sampling afterward for your party of six will be a fun experience, especially in an outdoor beer garden under the summer sky. When the fun of the day is winding down, but you don’t want to go home, complete your adventure with an uber ride to a comfortable night’s stay at The Hampton Inn Pawtucket!

Get your Coffee On
Value: $100

New Harvest was founded in 2000 by Rik Kleinfeldt and Paula Anderson with the intent of bringing great coffee to real people. Originally located in a drafty shed on the site of the old Washburn Wire factory in Rumford, Rhode Island, New Harvest now calls Hope Artiste Village, Pawtucket home.  Win this package and you and four of your besties are going on a tour – a behind-the-scenes coffee tour! Check out their roaster and experience a professional coffee cupping first hand.

Get Saving the Bay
Value: $170

The mission for our partners at Save the Bay is to protect and improve Narragansett Bay and their vision is a fully swimmable, fishable and healthy Narragansett Bay — accessible to all and globally recognized as the natural treasure it is.  This basket includes a Save the Bay hoodie, hat and t-shirt, as well as their “Uncommon Guide” and a family membership, among other items.

Get a Custom Made Suit                  

Value: $350                    

Do you need to dress to impress? If so, Frank and his staff at Copa Menswear, in Providence, can help with this custom made suit.


Get a Cigar Portrait!
Value: $350

Courtesy of Boulevard Cigars, you can get a unique piece of art to decorate your home or office- made using hundreds of cigar bands from all over the world.

Get a Staycation!
Value: $150

Enjoy this one night stay at the Clarion Inn in Seekonk — a perfect weekend staycation! Just five miles from Providence, make the Clarion Inn your weekend homebase for a romantic getaway, or take advantage of the indoor pool and relax the day away. No matter your reason for staying, comfort and and convenience is the name of the game!

Get Pampered!
Value: $200

Pamper yourself with this specially curated basket from Richard Kuehl and Janet Comalli. Freshen up your locks with a cut and color and relax with a manicure and pedicure from Salon Ellie Rose in Cranston. Consider yourself prepared for future styles with the accompanying variety of carefully selected hair, bath and body products, and tools.

Get Relaxed!

Value: $369

Get relaxed with this shiatsu leg massager guaranteed to reduce aches and pains, help you unwind after a long day of work, your toughest workout, or just because you like to be pampered. Special thanks to Richard Kuehl and Janet Comalli

Get Glam!
Value: $440

Have an event to go to? Looking to freshen up your look for spring and summer? This package has you covered. Brows by Jane is Providence’s premiere eyebrow care service. Jane will help you shape and sculpt your eyebrows to perfection. Follow up your eyebrow styling with a full makeup application to get your fancy on for your next event. Face PVD is located at The Plant in Olneyville alongside Brows by Jane. For this service, you’ll be treated to a full set of lash extensions from Nicole, one of the collective’s best lash professionals. Finally, round out your glam experience with a cut and style (each!) from Casey and Kourtney at Arrow Salon, complete with new R+CO hair products for you to try and love!

Get Cozy!
Value: $168

Who doesn’t love a cozy night in? Enjoy trying four different kinds of bold roasted coffee in your special mug both courtesy of Numinous Coffee Roasters in Marble Falls, TX, while wrapped in a cashmere scarf from Luli Boutique. Round out your evening with a spicy scented candle from Yankee Candle and you’ve got everything you need for your next chilly night!

Get Executive Style!
Value: $350

Everyone knows that the key to being comfortable at your desk is all about the chair. But whoever said comfort means sacrificing style is totally wrong in the case of this desk chair care of our friends at W.B. Mason. This modern, sleek design will have you giving off executive vibes no matter your title!

Get Global!
Value: $250

Add some worldly charm to your home with this antique-style National Geographic world map, courtesy of our friends at The Map Center

Get Something for the Kids!

Value: $80

This package is great for the little ones in your life! Your baby will be hanging out in style in these EMU Australia baby booties from Luli Boutique. And for the older kids, we have a micro series suite of the coolest retro toys like Simon, Play-Doh!, Rubiks Cube, and Bop It! from Hasbro, Inc that will have you asking if you can play too!

Leave a Reply