The New Hampshire SPCA is hosting our 24th Annual Auction for the Animals in just a few weeks and we’ve been hard at work procuring Live Auction items that will help us raise critical funds for animals in need. Currently we have trips to Europe and Africa, designer goods, weekend getaways, sports tickets, and much more! Better still, we are holding our Best of Live raffle again this year! That means, for $100 you could win your choice of any of the Live Auction items- even if you’re not attending the event!
What is the Best of Live raffle and how does it work?
The Best of Live raffle is a drawing that will take place on November 17th at the Auction for the Animals gala fundraiser at the Wentworth by the Sea, just before the Live Auction begins. Only 200 tickets will be sold and we will draw two lucky winners. Great odds, right? Each raffle ticket costs $100 and provides the opportunity for you to win your choice of any one Live Auction item. Once the drawing has been made, the rest of the items will be auctioned off! Most importantly, this raffle benefits thousands of homeless animals that will have a warm bed, a safe shelter, nourishing food, and a second chance, all because you care.
Not attending the event? That’s ok! You do not have to be present to win. We’ll notify you on Monday, November 19th if you’re one of the lucky winners! Here are some of the exciting items that are available:
Live Auction Items
*Flights are not included with vacation packages and trip dates must be approved in advance, if not listed.*
Up, Up and Away
Imagine it. The sun on the horizon while you drift silently through the air. A Hot Air Balloon ride is a bucket list experience you don’t want to miss! Romance abounds as this is a trip for just the two of you. While in the air you’ll enjoy a delicious spread of wine and cheese. Who will you experience this once in a lifetime opportunity with?
Donated by: Dan Twombly, ReMax on the Move
Get a taste of the beauty in the heart of the richest conservation regions in South Africa. Capture the majesty of elephants, rhinos, leopards, giraffes, and more for six days and nights on your own African photo safari for two.
Provided by: Zulu Nyala
With a landscape unlike anywhere else and a world class view of the Aurora Borealis, you don’t want to miss spending 7 nights in Reykjavik, Iceland. Your 2 bedroom apartment will sleep up to 4 people during the dates of your choice!
Provided by: WOW Factor Lifetime Experiences
Tucked Away in North Conway
What’s better than beautiful New Hampshire mountain scenery and freshly brewed beer? The opportunity to enjoy them while helping homeless animals! Here is your chance to spend seven nights for up to eight people in a gorgeous chalet just minutes from North Conway Village this summer. While you’re there take a break from the adventure of the mountains to spend the day on a private VIP tour for six of Tuckerman Brewing Co, led by a brewer, full of fresh brewed beers to sample and to take home.
With so many other attractions like Attitash Mountain and the Saco River just a 5-minute drive away, you really can’t go wrong with a week up North!
Donated by: The Biddle Family and Tuckerman Brewing Company
Get Ready for Game Day
Try to think of a better way to enjoy a Pats game than live at Gillette Stadium. We’ll wait…
You can’t because there isn’t! On Sunday, December 2nd watch your favorite team play the Minnesota Vikings in Foxborough at 4:30 p.m. You and your favorite Patriot loving friend will have the perfect view of Brady, Gronk, and Edelman from the Upper Midfield. Are you ready for some football?
Donated by: The NHSPCA Board of Directors
Retreat and Relax
Grab a friend and let the tranquility of Northern Maine wash over your mind and body as you immerse yourself in a weekend full of beautiful scenery and calming yoga at the historic Sewall House. You’ll feel yourself unwind completely through morning meditation, use of the sauna, and 2 yoga classes a day.
Donated by: Sewall House Yoga Retreat
Designer Max Mara, famous as the epitome of Italian quality and craftsmanship, designed this classic leather bag for the stunning actress, Amy Adams. The “A” Bag is dedicated to Ms. Adams’ femininity and alluring charm which are captured in this dramatically beautiful bag. A fabulous gift for the fashionista in your life!
Donated by: Irene and Gene Schwartz
Fly me to…It’s up to you!
New York, New Mexico, Denver, Detroit, San Diego, San Francisco and the list goes one. Your destination is up to you, but we’ve got your flight covered. Enjoy these two roundtrip tickets on Southwest Airlines with our compliments!
Donated by: Southwest Airlines Co.
Spend seven romantic nights for two in Paris. Visit the City of Light just as the Parisians do, from the comfort of your own private apartment located just a 20 minute walk away from the historic and beautiful Arc de Triomphe. If that’s not enough to start the bidding, think of the shopping on the Champs-Élysées, the magnificent art of the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay, the architecture of the Cathedral of Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower. There is no place on Earth like Paris! Don’t miss your chance to partake of the world-renowned food, wine and romance!
Donated by: Robert & Crystal Span
Costa Rican Experience!
Welcome to your bucket list experience! Spend 7 nights in a private three-bedroom Costa Rican villa. Your villa sleeps up to 6 people, so bring your best buds and have the time of your life! This stunning property is nestled in the jungle, just two minutes from gorgeous beaches.
Provided by: WOW Factor Lifetime Experiences
Pick Your Paradise
Spend 7 nights for two in the 5 Diamond Mexican resort of your choice. Whether you choose Acapulco, Nuevo Vallarta, Cancun-Riviera Maya, Los Cabos, Puerto Peñasco you’ll be guests in the lap of luxury where couples from all over the world go to spend time exploring, relaxing, and making memories together.
Provided by: Charity Booster and Vidanta
Let’s Go B’s!
Watch the Boston Bruins take on the Montreal Canadiens in style on January 14th at 7:30 p.m. at the TD Garden. Just like you won’t forget Bobby Orr flying through the air, as guests in the Cross Insurance Boardroom, you won’t forget this experience. Impeccably designed, highlighted by two full-service bars and all-inclusive food offerings, the Cross Insurance Boardroom is the ideal spot for you and your guest to cheer on your favorite Boston team!
Donated by: Cross Insurance
Lake Morey Golf Weekend
Nestled in the green Vermont hills above the Connecticut River, Lake Morey Resort provides the perfect getaway any time of the year. Spend two nights for two in the fresh air, overlooking the crystal clear Lake Morey. Better still? You’ll play 18-holes for two with a golf cart to try your luck at the course that has been home of the Vermont Open for over 50 years!
Donated by: Lake Morey Resort and the New Hampshire SPCA Board of Directors
A Very Tuscan New Year’s Eve
Spend seven romantic nights for two in a rural paradise in the province of Siena, Italy. Enjoy genuine Tuscan recipes made with rich food and wine, go horseback riding in the breathtaking Tuscan hills, or take some time to discover the nearby thermal pools. You’ll visit from December 30, 2019 to January 6, 2020- what a memorable way to commemorate the New Year!
Donated by: The New Hampshire SPCA Board of Directors
Western Show Saddle
Stand out with this stunning Western show saddle. It’s the perfect saddle to turn heads in the competition arena or show ring with striking floral tooling, a black suede seat, and beautiful silver adornments.
Donated by: Suzanne Mader
Vermont Ski Getaway
Spend two glorious weekend nights for two at Castle Hill Resort in Ludlow, Vermont — a classic Vermont town with quaint shops, restaurants, and attractions that just beg for visitors to experience them. While you’re there, spend a day carving the slopes at Okemo Mountain Resort – featuring the best grooming and consistent top rankings for snow quality among Vermont ski areas. Castle Hill Resort and Spa is one of the most elegant and romantic luxury resorts in Vermont, with a timeless, Old-World charm surrounded by beautiful gardens and the majestic pine forests of the Green Mountains. Don’t miss this charming New England weekend away!
Donated By: Okemo Mountain Resort and the New Hampshire SPCA Board of Directors
Sparkling Emerald Isle
Visit beloved Ireland and find yourself enchanted by castles and breathtaking scenery. Relish a pint, or two, in the thriving, picturesque town of Kinsale. The cobblestone streets are lined with a mixture of traditional establishments and world class Irish hospitality. This package includes seven nights of accommodation for up to six people in a three bedroom luxury harbor view apartment. Kinsale is an excellent place from which to explore the untamed west coast of Ireland, and start an adventure you’ll never want to end!
Provided by: WOW Factor Lifetime Experiences
Take a trip anywhere JetBlue flies with your two roundtrip tickets on JetBlue Airlines.
Donated by: JetBlue
Your World Champion Red Sox – Damage Done!
Is there anything better than baseball? Is there any better baseball stadium than Fenway Park? No. From Fenway Franks to the Green Monster, every Boston fan has a place in their heart for Fenway Park and the team that calls it home. For this regular season game (date to be determined) you and your guest will get an unbeatable view of the game from the Field Box. What better way to watch America’s favorite pastime than comfortably?
Donated by: Jackson Lewis, LLP
Accent on Kitchens is the Seacoast’s Premier kitchen and bath design firm. Take your home to the next level with an in home kitchen design consultation with Cathy Box, CMKBD, who has been designing for 38 years. She will suggest ideas and make your home reflect who you are and what you love. After you come up with your plan, head to State Street Discount for your appliance needs. With $1,000 to spend, you’re sure to find exactly what you need to make your kitchen design come to life!
Donated by: Accent on Kitchens and State Street Discount
Winners will be drawn on November 17th at our Annual Auction for the Animals. You do not have to be present to win!