2018 Opportunity Drawings and Silent Auction
Hope through Housing and National CORE would like to thank everyone who donated and secured items for the silent auction and opportunity drawings.
The dream items will be on display
from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. on October 4.
Silent Auctions Items
A Cab for a Beloved Lab
Harvest time was always a treat for Carney, the beloved four-legged friend of Heba and Greg Wood of Bradbury Estates. This Cabernet of Sauvignon is a labor of love in memory of Carney.
Cheer for the Hometown Team
Go Quakes!!! Enjoy a Quakes luxury suite night (15 suite passes, four preferred parking passes, upscale dining options, air conditioning, in-suite cable TV and the best seats in the house); Kikki Hernandez and Tremor bubbleheads; a Quakes jersey and hat; and a Quakes 2018 team card set.
Dream a Little Dream
Nothing beats a good night’s sleep. Experience it and more with this package — tuft and needle queen mattress and bed-in-a-box; My Pillow mattress topper; My Pillow pillows; quilt; Mellanni bed sheet set, queen; Linenspa All-Season white down alternative quilted comforter; the URPOWER ultrasonic aroma essential oil diffuser; Fine Vine essential oil gift set; Alaska Bear natural sleep mask; Fireside table fountain; Victoria’s Lavender Spray; and an Avantek White Noise Machine.
Fly Anywhere in the United States
Plan your next vacation or just a trip for, well just because, with these two round-trip Jet Blue tickets from any city to any city. But who doesn’t want to visit New York? With new flights scheduled for New York City, now’s the time to visit the Big Apple. Visit Rockefeller Square. Take in a Broadway show. Offer good from tonight through October 4, 2019. Blackout dates apply.
Happiest Place on Earth
Spend the day with the wonderful world of Disney in Anaheim with four admission tickets and a fun-themed basket, including: Disney bucks, Mickey and Minnie stuffed animals, Disney books and Disney movie-themed toys.
Morongo Casino Resort & Spa
Morongo Casino Resort & Spa in Cabazon welcomes you to stay overnight in one Canyon View Room overlooking the beautiful San Jacinto Mountains (Monday-Thursday). Enjoy a full dinner for two at the Serrano Restaurant. While you’re in the luxurious SoCal desert, stop by the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens in Palm Desert. Explore with a family packet for four.
Root, Root, Root for the Home Teams
Four lower-level Ontario Reign tickets for a Sunday-Thursday regular season game (exclusions apply); Mighty Ducks hockey stick; Agua Caliente Clippers signed autograph basketball and four courtside (baseline, row 1) tickets to the team’s home opener November 4 at 3 p.m.; and The Fury autographed jersey and tickets.
The Thrill is Back
Do you feel the need for speed? This package will provide just that. See downtown LA in a whole different light via a 360-degree view on the Que Ski Slide at US Bank (five tickets); watch some of NASCAR’s best at the Xfinity 300 Series Race in Fontana with a signed hat by NASCAR driver Rickey Stenhouse Jr. (two March reserved tickets); and fly through the treetops in Wrightwood with two Pacific Crest zip line passes.
Enjoy SoCal at its finest with a one-night stay at the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa in its brand-new Kensington Kelly Suite complete with Casey’s cupcakes and an afternoon Princess tea with tiaras. Package includes dinner for two at Las Campanas restaurant and two Mission Inn docent-led tours of its museum and the National Historic Register hotel, courtesy of the Mission Inn Foundation. Sip champagne. Use your Blo Blow Dry Bar certificate to have your hair done and look your best with Avana skin care products from Inland Cosmetic Surgery. And immerse yourself into a journey for tranquility via two salt therapy sessions at Salt Oasis in Rancho Cucamonga.
Coffee, Tea and Breakfast
A delightful basket sure to help you start your day, or any time for that matter, with a smile! Included are a Fellow Pour Over Kettle, Le Bon Garcon Salted Caramels, Bodhi Leaf craft coffee, Laura’s Jam blueberry sage, scone mix, Turkish hand towel, Bachbenders Pancake Mix, Dardimans CA Crisps, Silver Needle Tea, Gray/black coffee or tea mug, Massey Honey Co., Torani vanilla syrup, Belvoir Elderflower Lemonade and Silly Cow Hot Chocolate.
An Evening at the Los Angeles Philharmonic
If listening to some of the world’s most accomplished musicians perform isn’t enough, enjoy the beauty of the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles. In fact, the 2018-19 season — its 100th — begins tonight when famed conductor Gustavo Dudamel picks up the baton. Enjoy two tickets to an upcoming performance. And use a $360 voucher toward a four-passenger stretch limo service from Rancho Cucamonga and back to DTLA or use the four hours of service within a 15-mile radius another day.
Hit the links. Challenge yourself at three different premier Inland Empire courses including a foursome at Glendora Country Club thanks to Larry Van Noy. Includes two free rounds of golf with carts at Indian Hills Golf Club and one round of golf for two players at the Glen Ivy Golf Club in Corona.
Hurray for Hollywood
Enjoy the movie capital of the world with a two-night stay at Loews Hollywood Hotel with breakfast for two at Preston’s along with two Universal Studios Hollywood three-day passes and gift cards to: Hard Rock Café, Voodoo Doughnuts, Chili’s, Target, Cold Stone, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Darden Restaurants, Bloomin’ Brands, Home Depot, Panera, Cheesecake Factory, AMC and Bed, Bath & Beyond.
Ontario Police Department Fly-Along
Here’s your chance to see the city of Ontario in a different light and to meet some of the people who protect it. This package includes a two-hour helicopter patrol shift.
Spend the Evening With Some Very Distinguished Speakers #1
All from the Distinguished Speaker Series. Start off with former FBI director James Comey as he talks about his time in Washington, D.C., his clashes with President Trump and his ultimate firing that ignited a political firestorm. Included is a copy of his book, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership,’’ Feb. 11 in Pasadena. Then hear Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham’s take on the “battle for our better angels.’’ Included is his book, “The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels,’’ March 3 in Beverly Hills. And finish with Emmy Award-winning actor and motivational speaker Alan Alda share his views on Hollywood, science and life. Included is his book, “If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look On My Face?” April 14 in Beverly Hills.
You’ve Been Carded
You’ll be happy to be “carded” with this package comprised of gift cards from: Southwest Airlines, AMC, Hotels.com, Uber, Flemings, Glen Ivy, Hornblower Cruises and Events, Aquarium of the Pacific, Lucille’s Barbecue, Corner Bakery and Specialty Restaurants.
Escape the mainland and this package shows you how. Included is a gift card for Catalina Island Company (valid to use on any amenities offered through Catalina Island Company including hotel stay, adventure packages and restaurants); a gift card for a round-trip helicopter ride for two; one chardonnay, one pinot noir of Rusack Santa Catalina Island Vineyards; two sets of snorkeling fins; two sets of full-face snorkeling masks; suitcase; tote bag; four beach towels; two Catalina souvenir T-shirts; Catalina A to Z book; Catalina hand towel; Catalina drink coasters; Catalina souvenir coffee mug; and Neutrogena sunscreen. Yes, life on the Island is always better!
Dinner on Anita
Catered dinner for six people at your house by Anita from Dillon Culinary. Invite some friends. She and her staff will come to your house and bring the party with them. Menu to be determined by the chef, no alcohol included. Good January-October.
Fall in Love Everyday With Beauty
Brighton handbags are designed to be loved for a lifetime. Here’s your chance with this lovely Brighton Collectibles Blue Brielle Scarf Tote handbag paired with champagne and a Blue Leaf Florist gift card. Enough said.
Hall of Famers John Elway, Anthony Munoz and LaDainian Tomlinson
Signed footballs by Super Bowl winner and Pro Football Hall of Famer John Elway, Ontario’s own USC and Hall of Famer Anthony Munoz and former San Diego Charger and Hall of Famer LaDainian Tomlinson.
It’s Time to Clean Up!
Home cleaning wagon filled with just about everything you need to make your home the envy of everyone in town complete with a Dyson vacuum, Merry Maid’s cleaning service, Shamrock carpet cleaning service, a Bissell steamer, cleaning products and a MasterCard gift card. For the more difficult tasks, experience “tool time with Robert and Frank” as Robert Noeth and Frank Taize donate four hours of work at your home.
Portrait by Ryan Beck Photography
The holidays will be here before you know it. Family get-togethers are on the horizon. When was the last time you had a family portrait taken? Ryan Beck will provide a two-hour photo session with a 20 by 24 portrait.
Staycation in Luxury
DoubleTree Hotel Claremont gift basket includes a large basket with complimentary two-night stay with full breakfast buffet for two; VIP passes to Piano Piano, the dueling piano bar; a bottle of Trinity Oaks wine and a tin of the famous DoubleTree chocolate chip cookies!!! But there’s more. Check out the college town first on October 14 with two tickets for the annual Claremont Heritage home tour, a fundraiser to help preserve local history and a great example of one nonprofit helping another. Continue the fun with dinner supplied by Raising Cane’s, rumored to have some mighty fine tasting chicken fingers.
You’ve Been “Framed”
Eat, drink and shop with these gift cards to a host of SoCal spots and more, including: BJs, Kohl’s, Home Depot, Trader Joe’s, Red Lobster, Starbucks, Big Al’s, Bass Pro Shop, Nordstrom, Lowe’s, Sprouts, VISA, American Express, Master Card, Dave & Buster’s, Olive Garden and golf.
Opportunity Drawing Items
Be a Good Sport
Enjoy now, but you’ll have to wait until next year to see the San Diego Padres in action. Everything is lovely in San Diego, especially when you’re at a ballgame. Here are four field level tickets to a mutually agreed upon 2019 home Padres game. And any Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim fans would love to add an autographed photo of Garrett Richards to their collection.
A Feast for Foodies
Stay at home for a delightful evening. Enjoy a Graber Olive basket filled with two bottles of wine, crackers, almonds and those famous Graber olives. No dinner is complete without dessert and that’s no problem with a Nothing Bundt Cakes certificate and a My Delight Cupcakery card. Then enjoy your favorite shows via the Apple TV; popcorn tin; candy. Extend the fun at SoCal wineries: Wilson Creek, Joseph Filippi (three tastings and tour), Monte de Oro, gift certificate to Galleano Winery; and Callaway Vineyard and Winery. Sip, swirl and repeat!
Get Crafty at Home
Last Name Brewing Company in Upland offers a basket — one 32-ounce “Grunt” with a $10 gift card for fill of beer of your choice; two pint glasses; two coasters; a t-shirt; and a sticker.
Rockin’ the Comedy
Two admission tickets to The Groundlings comedy shop in Los Angeles PLUS Fox Theater Foundation donates two November 3 tickets to Styx concert, celebrating the 40th anniversary of Dennis DeYoung and the “Grand Illusion” album tour plus VIP pre-show reception.
Be Your Own Ace of Cakes
Duff Goldman lovers listen up! Although the Food Network baking star isn’t there, his spirit and love of baking are at his Duff’s CakeMix in Pasadena. Create your own outrageous or pretty 6-inch cake and a frosted cupcake, whatever moves you, but make it fun, just like Duff. Two gift certificates for a fun cupcake-decorating session in downtown Pasadena.
Feel the Stress Melt Away
Don’t let the stress of everyday life get you down. Here are two ways to escape and relax. You deserve it. First, float away! And you can with a gift certificate to this flotation program at Newport Float Therapy where you immerse yourself into a soothing bath of salt water and feel the tension leave your body. And it’s in Costa Mesa, relaxing enough! Another chance to rejuvenate comes with this package at Mineral Springs Resort & Spa in Desert Hot Springs with three days/two nights for two at this lovely resort just north of Palm Springs.
Get Your Wine On In the Wild
Get two Giraffe Safari gift certificates, and you don’t even have to go to Africa to experience it. Instead, cruise over to the beach, Malibu, for a wine safari. Hop in an open-aired Jeep exploring the wilds that is Malibu Winery and enjoying wild life up close on the vineyard. If you’re lucky, you’ll meet Stanley the giraffe.
Spend Some Evenings With Some Very Distinguished Speakers #2
Start with famed American photographer Annie Leibovitz as she discusses her life and career photographing the famous and more, November 4 in Beverly Hills. Listen to award-winning journalist and Fox News commentator Chris Wallace talk about the state of journalism on January13 in Beverly Hills. And then witness the beauty of Mother Nature through the eyes of National Geographic’s Adventurer of the Year and conservation/wildlife photographer Paul Nicklen as he talks about polar bears, the Great Outdoors and the need to preserve them both on May 19 in Beverly Hills.
Family Fun #1
Nothing beats time spent with family, but it helps if there’s some fun involved, and this package has plenty. Perfect for families (don’t forget grandparents like to have fun, too), this package offers the following: a family four-pack to the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium and its special “Meet the Grunion” program (April-June); two VIP Unlimited Passes or $15 in tokens at Scandia Amusement Park and Family Fun Centers; four tickets to the Orange County Zoo; a one-year family membership to the California Living Museum/Zoo in Bakersfield (a drive, but well-worth the trip); a one-year Family Membership to Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont; a family packet of four tickets to “Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream’’ on December 27 at 7 p.m. at Citizens Business Bank Arena; and four tickets to “En Memoria” at the Fairplex.
Family Fun #2 Los Angeles County
Spend even more time with your family with two tickets to Magic Mountain; four tickets to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County; four passes to the USS IOWA Battleship Museum; and two tickets to the Hollywood Wax Museum.
Paint and Sip Plus Dinner
Use a Purple Easel gift card voucher for two for a night of painting, sip some wine, too. And why cook when you have four Richie’s Diner lunch/dinner tickets? Have fun.
The World is a Stage
Celebrate the holidays early with Jane Lynch (“Sue Sylvester’’ from the TV show Glee and Emmy nominated for the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel TV show) at the Lewis Family Playhouse in Rancho Cucamonga along with a theater goodie bag. Candlelight Pavilion in Claremont also has donated $50 toward one of its evening performances.