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1. His and Her Shinola Bikes
Ride around town in style with His and Her Bikes from Shinola. The Shinola men’s Bixby 55-inch in green and the women’s Bixby 47-inch in teal are hand-assembled 3-speed cruisers with internally housed gear hubs, Shimano disc breaks and copper detailing. Plus, enjoy a guided bicycle tour by Wheelhouse Detroit, which offers a variety of informative tours for cyclists of all abilities and stamina levels. Exciting Detroit adventures await!
Courtesy of Shinola and Wheelhouse Detroit
2. Ultimate Tiger Fan Package
Watch the boys of summer in style from a suite at Comerica Park! Cheer on the Detroit Tigers as they take on the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, July 21, at 1:10 p.m. This package comes with 18 suite tickets, five parking passes, a $500 Visa gift card that can be used toward food and beverage and a 2019 Detroit Tigers team-signed bat. You’ll also get to spend some time with the other Detroit tigers…that is, the one who reside at the Detroit Zoo. You and four guests will enjoy Breakfast with the Tigers on the date of your choice. (Breakfast must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. Date to be mutually agreed upon. Must be redeemed by August 31, 2020.)
Courtesy of Fifth Third Bank, Detroit Tigers and the Detroit Zoological Society
3. Private Dinner for 10 in the Asian Forest, prepared by Chef Jasmine of Taste Detroit Zoo Catering
Prepare for an extraordinary experience you and your guests won’t soon forget! Chef Jasmin with Taste Detroit Zoo Catering will prepare a gourmet dinner for up to 10 people in the Asian Forest. The savory meal will be paired with a selection of beer and wine to complement the feast. (Experience must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. Date to be mutually agreed upon. Must be redeemed by August 31, 2020.)
Courtesy of Service Systems Associates
4. Charleston, South Carolina, Beach Getaway for 2
Enjoy a three-night retreat in this one-bedroom oceanfront condo located within Wild Dunes on the Isle of Palms in Charleston, South Carolina. This beachfront gem boasts an open floorplan with a bright and cheery interior. The screened-in porch is the perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee and watch the sunrise. After a long day in the sun, you can enjoy falling asleep to the sound of the Atlantic Ocean waves crashing just outside of your bedroom window! Condo amenities include access to the community pool, tennis courts, golf and plenty of shops and dining options. All of this and it’s still only a short drive to the world-class dining, shopping and historic attractions of downtown Charleston! The winning bidder will also receive a $1,000 Delta gift card. (Dates based on availability.)
Courtesy of Sharon and Gerry VanAcker and Shannon and Terry Harvill.
5. Dining in the “D”
Indulge your appetite with this dining in the “D” package, featuring gift cards, each $250 in value, to some of Detroit’s hottest restaurants, including The Apparatus Room, Gold Cash Gold, Joe Muer Seafood, Lumen Detroit, The Peterboro, Prime + Proper, Prism at the Greektown Casino Hotel, Red Dunn Kitchen, San Morello, Selden Standard and more!
Courtesy of The Apparatus Room, Gold Cash Gold, Greektown Casino Hotel, Joe Muer Seafood, Lumen Detroit, The Peterboro, Prime + Proper (donated by The Beaton Family), Red Dunn Kitchen, San Morello and Selden Standard.
6. Zookeeper in Training
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a zookeeper at the Detroit Zoo? Now is your chance! You and a guest can follow a zookeeper for three hours during their daily routine. Roll up your sleeves and help prepare diets, clean habitats and assist with feedings. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience you will remember forever! Winner may choose from giraffes and the Australian Outback or camels and otters. (Negative TB test is required. Participants must be 14 years or older and all minors must be accompanied by an adult. Flexibility is required. Date to be mutually agreed upon. Must be scheduled a minimum of one month in advance. Must be redeemed by August 31, 2020.)
Courtesy of the Detroit Zoological Society
7. Wine and Dine in Style
Enjoy a private, savory dinner for 10 prepared by local chef Chris Gadulka, hosted at a truly unique setting, Scavolini Store Detroit, in downtown Birmingham. Chef Chris will work with you to design a multi-course menu complete with appetizers, salad, entrees and dessert. Dinner includes six bottles of red wine and six bottles of white wine.
Courtesy of Niki Serras, Scavolini Store Detroit and Chef Chris Gadulka
8. Amazon Rainforest Conservation Expedition for 2
(Choose between Trip 1 or Trip 2) Combine your passion for travel and your heart for giving back with this incredible Amazon Rainforest Conservation Expedition! You and a guest will join the Detroit Zoological Society and Peruvian partner CONAPAC (Conservacion de la Naturaleza Amazonica del Peru, A.C.) on your choice between two amazing expeditions. Both trips include excursions such as the Canopy Walkway, Fundo Neiser Wildlife Reserve, traditional Yagua Community visit, rainforest walks, ReNuPeRu Ethnobotanical Garden, night boat rides and more! The winning bidder will also receive a $1,000 travel voucher toward airfare.
Trip 1: “School Supply Deliveries” – March 21-29, 2020
Join us as we travel the Amazon and Napo Rivers in the heart of the Peruvian Rainforest to deliver school supplies to children in remote, rural villages. These supplies will help provide local children the opportunity to earn a basic education and better understand how valuable the rainforest ecosystem is to the world. You will have the opportunity to visit at least a dozen communities over the course of the week, partaking in celebrations, songs and dances – and earning countless smiles as a year’s worth of supplies are hand-delivered to each child.
Trip 2: “Community Service Project” – March 28-April 5, 2020
Embark on the trip of a lifetime through the Peruvian Rainforest while making a difference in the world. Spend a day delivering school supplies to children in remote, rural villages, helping to provide them the opportunity to earn a basic education and better understand how valuable the rainforest ecosystem is to the world. The next several days will be spent in a rainforest community, working alongside the community members – as you help build, repair or improve structures; install clean drinking water systems; or provide other support as needed. This is a hands-on trip that has been described as a life-changing experience by those who participate.
Courtesy of the Detroit Zoological Society and AAA Michigan
9. A Day at the Zoo – Dedicated Giving
Help bring disadvantaged children to the Detroit Zoo for a memorable and educational experience. Support a “Day at the Zoo” at the following levels: $2,000, $1,000, $600, $300, $100. Also available via mobile bidding.
The Detroit Zoological Society’s Day at the Zoo program brings science education and inspirational experiences with wildlife to local underserved children. Your contribution will underwrite Zoo admission, a nutritious lunch, transportation (bus fees are often one of the greatest barriers in funding field trips), parking, in-class and on-site education materials and chaperone expenses.
Courtesy of you!