87 back to 78

The PS87 Auction is going back to the 70's for one of the most fun nights of the school year!

Win the $100 GOLDEN TICKET!

Get your chance to win an item of your choice for $100. There are only 100 contest tickets available! The winner will be drawn and notified on March 28 prior to the auction. For $100 you could win (among other items):

  • The ultimate trip to LA with hotel, and tickets to see James Corden & Jimmy Kimmel
  • Your child's class art project
  • NYC ultimate date night
  • A stunning Bulgari 18k rose gold necklace
  • VIP experience with Steven Colbert or Samantha Bee
  • VIP Yankee or Mets experience
  • Trips to Mexico, Fiji and St Lucia
  • VIP tickets to the theater

Add a song to the playlist for the night!

Check out the Auction’s 70’s playlist on Spotify and collaborate by adding your favorite 70’s hits!

Principal for the Day Contest is LIVE

Monica Berry

Get the chance for your kids to spend the day behind the scenes with Monica!! Auction Attendance is not mandatory to win, but remember you have to be in it to win it. Contest is $10 per ticket, $45 for 5 tickets and $90 for 10 tickets-- be in it to win it! Tickets are available on the auction website.

We Are at 70% of Our Donation Target

Volunteer To Help

Sponsor or Buy An Ad

Donate To The Auction

Make A Monetary Donation

For Our Kids

There will be great food, drinks, dancing and an opportunity to support our great school while scoring some fabulous items at the same time. The night will be capped off with a rockin' live set from PS 87's very own parent band, Metal Park! You don't want to miss it!

The funds we raise through the Auction allow us to provide our children with all the wonderful enrichment programs and extra resources they receive such as:

  • All the classroom assistants for kindergarten and 1st grade
  • Academic enrichment including math intervention and literacy programs
  • Recess coaches
  • Chess programs, ballroom dancing and yoga
  • Arts enrichment programs

Without the PA’s fundraising efforts, these programs would not be available to our kids!

What Is The Auction?

The annual auction is PS 87’s biggest fundraising event and will take place on Saturday, March 28, 2020. Our PS 87 community (parents, teachers, friends & family) comes together for a fun-filled evening that benefits all of our students.

Why Do We Do It?

PS 87 has flourished in large part due to our incredibly active and dedicated parent body. The Department of Education provides the essentials: the building, core teachers, administration, security and electricity.
The Parents Association pays for everything else including:

  • All of the classroom assistants for kindergarten and 1st grade.
  • Academic Enrichment: Boost Up Reading and Math Intervention, Upper Grade Literacy Program.
  • Arts Enrichment: National Dance Institute and ballroom dancing.
  • Field Trips: MoMA, Lincoln Center Jazz, among others.
  • Chess for 2nd & 3rd grades.
  • Recess Monitors.
  • Library Assistant.
  • Wellness Initiatives.
  • Last but not least, classroom supplies.

The proceeds from the auction represent half of the PA’s annual budget.

How Does The Auction Work? Participate!

let's dance

Help Us Plan!

We need volunteers to plan our event and to solicit for items to auction on the big day.


Items will be sold at live auction and silent mobile bidding auction.

Join the Party!

We are counting on you to come and mingle with your community.

What Can I Solicit or Donate?

PS 87 is lucky to have a generous and talented parent body. Consider your work and family connections for ideas. If there are businesses you frequent (restaurants, gyms, stores), ask if they can donate gift certificates or products. We’ve attached a comprehensive “wish list” to help you brainstorm on ideas to contribute!

We'll be accepting donations through March 5th...And speaking of donations, we have one more donation contest this year!

If you have goods or services to be donated, please get your items in early! Each of your unique donations count will count as an entry (multiples count as ONE entry).

Most Donations Contest!

The person with the most unique donations submitted by 9 pm on March 5th wins two (2) free tickets to the event.

Volunteer To Help

Sponsor or Buy An Ad

Donate To The Auction

Make A Monetary Donation

What Else Can I Do To Support The Auction?

No donation is too small to make a difference! Other ways to contribute include:

  • Sponsor a ticket for a teacher.
  • Purchase contest tickets.
  • Most importantly, come to the Auction and enjoy a fun-filled night with the PS 87 community!

Have questions, ideas, want to participate? We’d love to hear from you: pa-auction@ps87.info! Thanks!!

Your Auction Chairs,
Michelle Brophy Campbell & Leila Brahimi

Sample donation request letter

Formal donation letter

Printable donation form

IRS letter

Wish list of donations

Frequently Asked Questions

Thank you to our PS87 and Auction Sponsors and Donors!

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