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No-Cost Auction Item Ideas For Churches and Schools

No-cost auction items make it easier to build out your auction and raise more money for your organization. 

Churches and schools are in a unique position to source items because within their audience are people connected to small businesses, corporations, individual businesses/service offerings, artists, craftspeople, musicians, and more. 

To use these items in your auction, solicit items from your congregation and ask the donor to provide photos and a description of the item along with the estimated value. If this is a general item, such as principal for a day, use free stock photos available on and write a general description of the item to determine a starting bid that is appropriate for your audience.

In addition to the items you can collect from your audience, Faithbid has 200+ risk-free in our Risk-Free Auction Item Shop. Log in to your auction portal and click Visit Item Shop.



  • ​idea 1: music teacher for a day

  • idea 2: principal for a day

  • idea 3: bench/brick naming rights

  • idea 4: free tutoring/lessons

  • idea 5: school art projects



  • reserved parking spot for a month

  • reserved seating for a month

  • parent's night out/free babysitting

  • free carwashes (youth group)

  • free oil changes for one year 

  • house painting services 

  • a free week of home cleaning 

  • landscaping 


Unique auction items

  • Unique items related to your church, such as prints of historic photos of the church’s founding 

  • A local business gift basket featuring select items from local businesses 

  • Handcrafted items like quilts, artwork, or furniture 

Teacher Assisting a Student
Paint Brush
Handmade Quilt
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