Gathering Donations for the Auction

Posted on March 12, 2023 in: General News

Gathering Donations for the Auction

As we gear up for our biggest annual fundraiser, the Heart of Hearts Auction, we are seeking the assistance of our Villa families and friends to support us in procuring items. 

  • Donate to the Class Gift collection. Class Gifts are a tradition at Sacred Heart Villa. Families donate money and then a themed basket is created with the money raised. Classes are grouped together so that the value can be higher. Class Groups are:  Kindergarten & Tender Hearts; PK 1 & P2;  N2 & N3; N1 & Tiny Tots; Terrific Twos & Little Tykes.

           Examples of Class Gift Baskets in the past are Mom’s Spa Day, Date Night, Dad’s Golf Day, and more!
           The committee has some new ideas for this year as well! These Class Gift baskets usually receive some of our highest bids.
           How do we donate? You can donate money one of three ways:
           1. Venmo Barb Iovaldi, Development & Event Coordinator for SHV—
                Venmo: @Barbara-iovaldi   Last 4 digits of phone number if it asks: 3685.

                Please specify your name and child’s class.

           2. Drop off a check made payable to Sacred Heart Villa in an envelope labeling it Class Gift with your child's name and class. Drop it off at the office.

           3.Send cash in an envelope with your child's name and class on it to the office, labeling it Class Gift.

           If you have any suggestions or questions about the Class Gifts, reach out to a member of the Class Gift Committee: Amanda Lovelace,; Katie Milhouse, or Jacque Knight,                                      .

  • Help solicit gift cards from businesses or restaurants you frequent. Some businesses require a letter from the school. Contact Sr. Bridget ( or the school office for this paperwork.
  • We are looking for hotels to donate one or two night stays. Ideally, we could use two hotel stays, one stay being at a hotel in downtown St. Louis close to the ballpark. Since the pandemic, it has been very difficult for hotels to make donations. If you have connections and can help us acquire these hotel stays, please contact Sr. Bridget or Barb Iovaldi (

We sincerely appreciate your support! The auction on April 21st is Sacred Heart Villa’s biggest fundraiser because of families and friends like you who support our mission to provide the best care to your precious little ones.