2019 Booksin Silent Auction

The Silent Auction will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2019 as part of our annual Walkathon event. Walkathon is Booksin's biggest event and our primary fundraiser for the year. Our auction typically makes up 10-15% of the overall revenue for the event.

Donations to the auction provide visibility for your business while contributing to a great cause! Companies or individuals with donations valued at $350 or more will be included on a group banner at Walkathon and mentioned on the Walkathon page of the BESCA website.

In addition to making a Silent Auction Donation, you can also become a Walkathon Sponsor, which includes your company logo on the back of a Walkathon T-shirt.  Learn more about sponsorship.

How to Donate

All donations are due by September 20, 2019.

Drop Off Donations In Person:
Booksin School Office
1590 Dry Creek Ave
San Jose, CA
(Dropoffs accepted weekdays from 8:00am-4:30pm
beginning August 8, 2019)

Mail Donations To:
PO Box 8539
San Jose, CA 95125


Please include the your name, your company name (if applicable), email address, and value of the items with your donation. The donation forms can be filled out online.

You can also pick up a paper copy at the Booksin School Office or download a paper copy here.

Questions? Contact auction@mybesca.com.

Donation Ideas for Businesses

  • Gift Cards

  • Tickets

  • Unique Experiences - wine tasting, overnight stays, VIP events, etc.

  • Products or Services

  • Tickets to Sporting Events

Donation Ideas for Families

Gift Cards & Tickets
Have gift cards at home you haven’t used? Tickets to an event? Unused toys? These all make great auction items!

Vacation Homes, Sports Tickets, & Electronics
Have a second home you could donate for a weekend or a week? Tickets to Warriors or Sharks games? Electronics you haven’t used? These items are really popular at the auction, and we are happy to take whatever you have to donate!

Unique Experiences
Know a great winery? Been on a unique experience? Ask the business if they're willing to donate to help our school!

Children's Activities & Experiences
Tickets for an aquarium, zoo, amusement park, etc. or lessons/classes for kids are always popular at the auction. Childcare and camps are also a favorite for parents!

Need more ideas? Check out some of the items that have been donated in the past.

  • Bikes, children's or adults

  • Wine (individual bottles or cases)

  • Sporting goods

  • Art

  • Services, including handyman, photography, attorney, plumbing gift wrapping, organizing, etc.

All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. BESCA is a California 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization: Tax ID #23-7399164