Fundraising & Donating

Annual Silent Auction

The Parent Advisory Council (PAC) at the Child Care and Learning Centre (CCLC) at the University of Guelph's silent auction on April 1st to April 4th, 2019 was very successful! 

The CCLC provides exceptional early learning for the children in their care and strive to provide children with rich learning environments. The Silent Auction was held to help raise funds for the new outdoor learning environment that will modernize and transform the playgrounds to support nature-based learning.

Research has shown the positive impact that outdoor learning has on children and its essential role in children’s holistic development. There is an urgent need for the CCLC to re-develop the playground to more effectively support the development of the children in their programs, ensure a safer environment, and remain leaders in the early learning and care sector.

The playground transformation will create a stimulating, diverse, and engaging environment that affords opportunities for cognitive and dramatic play, experimentation and learning, social interaction, physical activity, and access to nature. 

Our collective fundraising efforts will benefit current and future children of the CCLC and will have a lasting impact through their enhanced early connections with nature that are shown to foster stewardship of our planet.

We would like to thank the following business for their Silent Auction donations!

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Wish List

The CCLC rooms are in need of the following useful items, loose parts and real items. All donations are greatly appreciate by the centre and the children! 

  • Gently Used Rugs
  • Wood or metal dishes, platters, serving bowls
  • Metal espresso cups
  • Metal tea pots, small metal tea kettles (stove top not electric)
  • Wood spoons, kitchen utensils
  • Pots and pans (small sizes)
  • Microwaves (small, don’t need to be working)
  • Muffin tins
  • Cake pans
  • Mason jars
  • Corks
  • Cork mats
  • Tablecloths (solid colours, no iron)
  • Picture frames (wood tones or white...with or without glass)
  • Mirrors, any size
  • Trays – metal, wood
  • Wood wall shelves, spice racks
  • Plant pots and hangers (think macrame)
  • Small wood coffee tables or side tables
  • Small table lamps
  • Fabric and ribbon
  • Lace
  • Cotton doilies
  • Felt
  • Buttons
  • Yarn
  • Spools
  • Embroidery floss and darning needles
  • Large beads
  • String (cotton, jute)
  • Embroidery hoops (any size)
  • Ceramic, slate tiles
  • Mosaic backsplash tiles
  • PVC pipe and elbows
  • Wood dowels (any diameter)
  • Nuts, bolts and washers (larger is better)
  • S hooks
  • Curtain rods
  • Curtain rings
  • Outdoor planters
  • Wire storage baskets or wire shelves suitable for outdoors
  • Wood stumps
  • Sun loving perennial plants
  • Decorative trellis
  • Potting soil
  • Small garden tools
  • Shells
  • Smooth rocks
  • Driftwood
  • Feathers
  • Faux fur
  • Wooden animals
  • Small sections of tree branches for use in block building area
  • Tree cookies (slices of tree branches)
  • Tree plates (slices of tree trunk)
  • Corkscrew hazel branches...the more curly the better
  • Crystals and interesting rocks

2018/2019 Fundraising Goal

Fundraising thermometer showing $3913.04 raised of a $4000 goal.