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5 Day - Daycare Pass

Item Category: Pets

When you need a doggy daycare option, consider Wags Park in Newtown, OH.  To take advantage of these five days of daycare, you must show proof of your dog's spay or neutering, dates of vaccinations and your furry friend must pass a temperment test.  Certificate expires April 1, 2015.

Donor: Wags Park

Donor Value: $180

5 Day Park Pass

Item Category: Pets

This five day pass to Wags Park in Newtown, OH is "the" place for your pooch. To access to this canine playground, you must provide proof of your pet's spay or neutering, dates of vaccination, and your furry friend must pass a temperment test.  Certificate expires April 1, 2015.

Donor: Wags Park

Donor Value: $75

5 Ultimate Car Washes at Parkway

Item Category: Automotive

Whether you need to wash away the stubborn salt deposits of winter driving, the pollen of spring, the dust of summer, or the leaf mold of fall, your car will be grateful for your decision to visit Parkway Auto Wash on Central Parkway.  This gift card is good for five ultimate car washes, using high-quality products and non-abrasive equipment.  There is no expiration date for the gift card.  Multiples available.

Donor: Parkway Auto Wash

Donor Value: $20

50 West Growler Gift Set

Item Category: Wine & Beer

From Pale Ales to Porters and Pilsners to Stouts, select your favorite beer from 50 West.  Use the gift certificate to have this growler filled at 50 West on Wooster Pike, and share it with your friends using the four different beer glasses included.


Donor Value: $60

6 Book Baby Unplugged Box

Item Category: Kids Items

The best children's books in a fun-filled box!  Perfect for babies and young children.  Read the books, play with the rest!  The Baby Unplugged Box is in tune with tots, featuring the award-winning Baby Unplugged series from pediatrician Dr. John Hutton.  Little readers and their grown-ups will be inspired to snuggle up, run and romp, create, get dirty and more.

Donor: Blue Manatee Children's Bookstore & Decafe

Donor Value: $55

6 Lazer Kraze Mission Passes

Item Category: Kids Items

You and your friends will have out-of-this-world fun with your mission tickets to Lazer Kraze. Choose either the Mason or Erlanger location and have a blast! Your tickets expire March 1, 2015.

Donor: Lazer Kraze

Donor Value: $48

6 Play Saturday Matinee Subscription

Item Category: Live Theater

Recognized nationally and internationally as one of the leading conservatories of the performing arts, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music has thrilled audiences for generations.  Your subscriptions to the 2014-2015 Opera/Musical Theater/Drama Mainstage season include 6 Saturday Matinee performances.  Seating is based upon availability; you must call the box office beginning June 24 to redeem your certificate and it expires September, 2014.

Donor: UC College-Conservatory of Music

Donor Value: $360

6 Pound Reuben

Item Category: Food


There is nothing like a good Reuben sandwich! Imagine sinking your teeth into a 6 lb. Izzy corned beef sandwich?  Six lbs. may be too large for one person, but you could definitely share this sandwich with multiple friends. This is a wonderful Cincinnati signature dish to be center stage at your next party.  The institution of Izzy began in the late 1800’s when a couple of Jewish immigrants left behind the economic depression of Russia. Settling in Cincinnati, Mr. Kadetz (aka Izzy)offered his flair for cooking and Izzy’s began and has become a Cincy institution. Today Izzy’s is synonymous with Cincinnati and corned beef sandwiches!  Donor value is $75.


Donor: Izzy's Restaurant

Donor Value: $75

6 Reds vs Padres Tickets May 14, 2014

Item Category: Reds Tickets

Cheer on the Reds with six superb seats for the Wednesday evening game on May 14, 2014 vs. the San Diego Padres.  These seats, complements of the C.W. Zumbiel Company, are in Section 129, Row O and it includes a parking pass.  Go Reds!

Donor: The C.W. Zumbiel Company

Donor Value: $225

7 Piece Glassware Set

Item Category: Home Goods or Services

Raise a glass and make a toast to good taste with this 7-piece drinkware set from The Cellar.  The dishwasher safe set includes one 90 ounce (2.6 liter) pitcher and six 16 ounce goblet glasses.

Donor: Friend of CET

Donor Value: $30

750ml Cavit Cabernet & Gift Card

Item Category: Wine & Beer

Aged in oak for twelve months, this polished, well-balanced cabernet shows complex fruit flavors and smooth tannins. It goes well with roasts, rich pasta sauces and robust vegetarian dishes. Using the accompanying gift certificate, you can savor lunch or dinner from the Argentine Bistro in Crestview Hills, featuring cuisine representing a blend of cultures from South American native people, heavily influenced by European immigrants.


Donor Value: $100

8 Big Boy Sandwiches

Item Category: Restaurants

Since 1946, the bright-eyed Big Boy has been keeping a smile on the faces and filling the stomachs of Cincinnatians. Use these gift cards for the Big Boy sandwich when you dine-in at any participating Frisch's restaurant. The 3 highest bidders will each receive 8 Big Boy sandwich cards. Multiples available.

Donor: Frisch's Restaurants Inc.

Donor Value: $25

9 Week Sign Language Classes

Item Category: Education & Languages

Learn to communicate with deaf people in your community with this nine-week course. Classes are held in a casual classroom setting at St. Rita School for the Deaf.  Advance registration is required.  This package includes a textbook covering beginning and intermediate American Sign Language.  There is no expiration date for participation in the classes.

Donor: St. Rita School for the Deaf

Donor Value: $160

A Foursome for the Annual Golf Outing

Item Category: Golf Items

Hit the links!  Bring your foursome to the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #10 Lt. John W. Erby Memorial golf outing at Avon Fields on May 31, 2014.  Call the chapter by May 14, 2014 with the names of the people in your foursome.

Donor: Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 10

Donor Value: $340

A Growler with Fill Certificate

Item Category: Wine & Beer

A visit to the Rhinegeist Brewery in Over-The-Rhine is like taking a step back into Cincinnati's brewing history.  Take your growler and certificate to Rhinegeist Brewery to be filled with the beer of your choice before April, 2015, and enjoy it in your Wilton Company pewter noggin.

Donor: Rhinegeist

Donor Value: $40

A J Rahn Greenhouses Gift Card

Item Category: Garden Items

Choose from a wonderful selection of unique and high-quality plants at A. J. Rahn Greenhouses in Winton Hills. Located in an area once known as Wooden Shoe Hollow, the fifth generation of the Rahn family has the expertise you need. Your certificate expires October 8, 2014.


Donor Value: $50

A Personal Tour of Diana: A Celebration and Lunch for Six at The Cincinnati Museum Center

Item Category: Unique Experience

Don’t miss this is a once on a lifetime opportunity!  You and five friends will begin your experience with lunch in Cincinnati Museum Center’s Harold C. Schott Union Terminal President’s Office.  Following your lunch you will receive a personal tour of the world-renowned exhibition Diana: A Celebration.  The exhibition presents the life and humanitarian work of Princess Diana through nine galleries containing 150 objects-ranging from her royal wedding gown and 28 of her designer dresses to family heirlooms, personal mementos, paintings and rare home movies and photos.


You will also have access to Daughters of the Queen City, which features historic gowns and objects of women who raised funds for charity and awareness about issues ranging from the city’s widows and orphans to education and the arts. Drawn from Cincinnati Museum Center’s collections, these gowns range in date from 1853 to 1947 and represent eras of fashion spanning a century.

This experience will be scheduled on a mutually agreed upon date prior to August 17, 2014.

Donor: The Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation

Donor Value: Priceless

A Stitch Above Gift Card

Item Category: Macy, VISA, Gas, etc. Cards

Create a beautiful needlepoint piece for yourself or as a gift with help from A Stitch Above. Located in Madeira, they have been in business for close to thirty years and have the largest selection of fibers and beautiful canvases in the tri-state area. In addition, they offer classes, in both a group format as well as one-on-one instruction. Gift card has no expiration.


Donor Value: $100

A Tavola Bar & Trattoria Gift Card

Item Category: Restaurants

This $50 gift card from A Tavola Bar & Trattoria may be used at either 1220 Vine Street in Over the Rhine or their new location in Madeira opening April, 2014. There is no expiration date.


Donor Value: $50

A VIP LumenoCity Experience for Two

Item Category: Unique Experience

In 2013, LumenoCity made its triumphant debut inspiring our city with a one-of-a-kind live illuminated concert experience.  This year an expanded LumenoCity will feature great music, stunning new animations and a few surprises.  The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation has made it possible for the highest bidder to receive two tickets  to view LumenoCity from the VIP tent in Washington Park on Saturday August 2, 2014.  You will be able to make an evening of this event as there will be beverages and heavy hors d’oeurves available in the tent.  Don’t miss the opportunity to experience this summer event in this unique way!

Donor: The Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation

Donor Value: Priceless