The Christian Heritage Academy Annual Spring Benefit is on Saturday, March 18, 2023, from 5:30-8:30 PM in our Student Center. We hope you will join us at this celebratory event!

Our wonderful evening together will include connecting with our greater CHA family and seeing some exciting work from our students. Also, you can step inside our gym to see the current renovations and get a first look at some of the fruits from this year’s Coinucopia campaign! Besides our live auction “faculty-experience” items, guests who buy drawing tickets will have a chance to win some incredible gift baskets at the end of the evening.

One way you can pitch in to make this year’s Benefit a success is to donate NEW items to help us fill this year’s themed baskets.

Whether you have an extra pair of Cubs tickets, received a duplicate gift for Christmas, or would like to give us a gift card to your favorite restaurant, there are many ways to contribute. Be creative! (We’ll take a pass on alcohol and tobacco products, though.)

Peruse the list below to get some ideas. Then, please drop off your contribution(s) in the front office (M-F, 8:00-3:30 PM) by Friday, February 17. Gift-in-kind receipts will be available.

CHA reserves the right to organize and use (or not) any donated items according to what we deem as the best fit.

Thank you for pitching in on this fun part of the 2023 Spring Benefit, where all attendees who purchase a drawing ticket will have a chance to win!

Items You Could Contribute to Fill Our Baskets

Here are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing. By working together, we’ll create some amazing baskets for the drawings!

Family Game Night
  • Board games
  • Salty snacks
  • Bags or theatre boxes of candy
  • Gift card for pizza
Chicago Staycation
  • One or two nights at a downtown hotel
  • Passes to a museum (Shedd Aquarium, Chicago Art Institute, Museum of Ice Cream, etc.)
  • Gift cards to venues or experiences (Willis Tower, iFLY, etc.)
  • Gift cards to Chicago restaurants (Lou Malnati’s, Al’s Italian Beef, etc.)
Date Night
  • Gift card to a five-star restaurant
  • Gift card for car detailing or a livery service
  • Gift card for pizza (for babysitter and kids at home)
  • Gift card for a floral arrangement
Outdoor Adventures / Nature Lovers
  • Binoculars
  • Camping gear
  • Hiking backpack
  • Suncreen/sun hat
  • Gift cards to Arc’teryx, Columbia, REI, etc.
  • Passes to Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Chicago Botanic Garden, etc.
Global Cuisine
  • Non-perishable specialty food items
  • Cookbooks
  • Gift cards to international-style restaurants
Sports Fans
  • Sets of two or four game tickets
  • Chicago teams memorabilia and merch
  • Athletic equipment
  • Sports books
  • Tailgating supplies
Road Trip
  • Gasoline gift cards
  • Travel games
  • Window shades and travel pillows
  • Earbuds
  • Non-perishable car snacks
Tech-Lovers
  • Electronics
  • Gadgets
  • Home office or theatre accessories
  • Apple gift cards
Perfectly Pampered
  • Aromatic bath bombs
  • Luxurious soaps and soothing face masks
  • High quality towel set
  • Water bottle
  • Nail polish set
  • Gift card to a local spa
Coffee & Sweets
  • Chocolate fondue set
  • Bagged coffees
  • Set of nice coffee mugs
  • Gourmet chocolates
  • Gift cards to coffee and pastry shops
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