2015 Planting Hope Gala: Auction Items



1: Sail Away With Scott

See San Diego as you’ve never seen it before! Spend an afternoon sailing onboard
Dream Keeper, a 34-foot sailboat, captained by Plant With Purpose Executive Director Scott Sabin.
Enjoy wine, cheese, fruit, and other treats while the downtown skyline gleams in the afternoon sun.

Generously Donated By: Scott & Nancy Sabin


2: Stay and Play at Omni La Costa

Enjoy an overnight stay at Omni La Costa Resort and Spa followed by
breakfast for 4 at Omni’s Bistro 65 and a round of golf for 4.

Generously Donated By: Omni La Costa Resort & Spa


3: Handmade Haitian Metal Art

This decorative metal art piece has been hand cut from recycled 55 gallon
steel drums in Haiti. The detailed work is done using a hammer and chisel to create
beautiful accents on this exquisite home or garden decor.


4: Hit the Slopes in British Columbia

Escape for 5 days of skiing and 5 nights accommodations for 4 adults at
Red Mountain Resort in beautiful British Columbia, Canada.
High performance rental ski equipment included.

Generously Donated By: Jeff & Sally Busby, Red Mountain Resort


5: Oaxaca Wahine Fiesta

Bienvenidos to a delectable fiesta a la Oaxaca. Enjoy a dinner that blends rich
aromas and tastes of Mexico in a breathtaking beach retreat during sunset!
This Fiesta fabulosa is for 16 people and will take place on the private beach
of the Portuguese Bend Beach Club in Palos Verdes.
Food, drink, and a photo booth promises to make this party memorable!

Generously Donated By: Donated by a group of Oaxaca Wahines and their wonderful husbands:
Carmen & Greg Mitre, Laura & Jerry Yutronich, Kerry & Jack Nelson, Julie & Fram Virjee,
Kathleen & Scott Roecker, Cathi & Albro Lundy


6: Staycation in Solana Beach

Enjoy a week stay for 4 at this seaside Solana Beach condo on the bluff with ocean view.
Completely relax with access to the pool, jacuzzi, tennis courts, and beach.
Call early to book your stay at this highly demanded ay at Surfsong Condo in Solana Beach.

Generously Donated By: Brenda & Virgil Thompson


7: String Your Pearls

Three Strands of lustrous cultured pearls to be used in creation of the necklace
of your dreams. Included is an exclusive Diamond Boutique Del Mar
design voucher for $100 to be applied towards the final custom design cost.

Generously Donated By: Diamond Boutique




10: A Grateful Home

Refresh you home with this basket including: Textiil Batik cotton tablecloth hand stamped
and dyed with natural plant dyes measuring 104×56, Studio Pennylane gratitude apothecary jar,
Bergeron Woodworks 5×7 striped picture frame created from reclaimed lumber salvaged in Louisiana.

Generously Donated By: Textiil, Studio Pennylane, Bergeron Woodworks


11: Ornamental Orchid

Beautiful orchid arrangement in vase with wood

Generously Donated By: Cal Pacific Orchid Farm


12: Select Your Own Sea Glass

Sea Glass Fine Art Photography gift certificate for a limited edition twelve inch
fine art print. Choose from landscapes, seascapes, still lives, architecture, flowers,
city scenes, and found objects.

Generously Donated By: Sea Glass Fine Art Photography


13: Start the Presses

$400 gift certificate good for print items from North Shores Printery.
Get your Christmas cards done early!

Generously Donated By: North Shores Printery


14: Roses & Roseville

Take home this vintage 1940s vase by Roseville Pottery Company full of blooms.

Generously Donated By: Michael & Janet Delaney, Becky Rosaler


15: Citrus Essentials

3 dwarf citrus trees
1 bag Gardner & Bloome Organics Citrus & Fruit Tree Fertilizer
6 Gardner & Bloome Organics Palm, Cactus, & Citrus Planting Mix

Generously Donated By: Kellogg Garden Products


16: Trim Your Trees

$750 worth of tree care from Four Seasons Tree Care.
Following an assessment, a three man crew will spend a half day trimming and
removing garden waste.

Generously Donated By: Four Seasons Tree Care


17: Go Green Book Basket

A basket of Blessed Earth books: Serving God, Saving the Planet,
24/6, It’s Easy Being Green, Go Green and $ave Green, Almost Amish,
Rumspringa: A Discourse on Life & Work, Grounded
and For the Love of Trees.

Generously Donated By: Blessed Earth


18: Cranberry Glass Bowl

This 19th century American Cranberry Glass bowl features a thumbprint design.

Generously Donated By: Michael & Janet Delaney


19: Dreaming of Africa Quilt

This cotton quilt featuring a giraffe will have you dreaming of Africa!

Generously Donated By: Nancy Nare


20: Tree of Life Cutting Board

Look closely at this Tree of Life bamboo cutting and serving board
to see an array of wildlife from the animal kingdom.

Generously Donated By: Julie & Fram Virjee


21: Baker and Olive Box Set

The box set includes Baker and Oliver’s most popular products:
Blood Orange, Tuscan Herb, Traditional, Olive & Caper Tapenade,
Cypress Flake Sea Salt, Raincoast Gluten Free Cranberry Crackers

Generously Donated By: Baker & Olive


22: Samsung Galaxy Tablet

Stay connected with this 16GB Samsung Galaxy Tab A tablet
featuring Wi-Fi connectability for easy web access.

Generously Donated By: Ben Held 


23: “Welcome” Garden Basket

This friendly garden gnome will welcome you to your garden.
Basket includes: green garden basket with red and black ants, decorative tool
hanger, bird house, hanging bird decoration, pink lantern, small planter frog

Generously Donated By: Michael & Janet Delaney


24: Tiffany & Blossoms

Take home this Tiffany & Co. Etched Glass Vase full of fresh flowers!

Generously Donated By: Michael & Janet Delaney, Becky Rosaler


25: All Set for Christmas

Set your table with this festive hand embroidered tablecloth made by Palestinian
Christian women in Hebron. Tablecloth measures 60″ square with 8 matching napkins.

Generously Donated By: Shirley & Barry Billingsley


26: Holy Night Porcelain Crèche

This 3 piece porcelain Lladro Nao Nativity Set depicts Joseph, Mary,
and baby Jesus was handmade in Spain in 1990.

Generously Donated By: Steve & Sue Klinger


27: Set of Noritake Floral China

Prepare for the holidays with this 64 piece Noritake China set that includes:
twelve 5-piece settings, creamer, sugar bowl, oval vegetable bowl, gravy bowl, and serving platter.

Generously Donated By: Nia & Jim Preuss



28: Find Refreshment at Nuface

45-minute facial with Eileen at Nufaces Day Spa in Encinitas

Generously Donated By: Nufaces Day Spa


29: Fit Family in Carmel Valley

Bay Club Carmel Valley fitness family membership initiation fee, one month
membership dues, and complimentary fitness assessment for each adult on the membership

Generously Donated By: Bay Club Carmel Valley


30: Island Escape Spa Package

One-hour facial at Tiger Lily Day Spa in Escondido
Via Botanica Island passion sugar cane scrub and whipped body butter

Generously Donated By: Tiger Lily Day Spa, Pink Soul


31: Realign With Gold Coast

Gold Coast Chiropractic Center Perfect Posture Package with
Dr. Lorraine Melendez including: exam, x-ray, adjustment, and one massage.

Generously Donated By: Gold Coast Chiropractic Center


32: Essentially doTERRA

Improve your health with this doTERRA basket of essential oils.

Generously Donated By: Evi Felarca


33: Look Your Best

Look your best with this La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic Eyes by Thermage Treatment.
Thermage uses radiofrequency technology to smooth and tighten skin around the eyes and eyelids.

Generously Donated By: La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic


34: Feeling Super Massage

30-minute massage and wellness evaluation by Kim Elliott of Mana Lima Wellness
$25 gift certificate for Isagenix Nutrition Superfood

Generously Donated By: Kim Elliott




35: Golf at The Bridges

Round of golf for 3 at The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe
hosted by Bridges Member Mr. Wendell Wierenga

Generously Donated By: Wendell & Pam Wierenga,
The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe


36: Pizza & Tunes

4 tickets to “Tainted Love: The Best of the 80s Live” at Belly Up Tavern on October 17
$40 gift certificate to Pizza Port & trucker hat
Fillmore Headphones by LSTN
$10 iTunes giftcard

Generously Donated By: Belly Up Tavern, Pizza Port,
LSTN, Kirstie Hibbard


37: Farm to Fork

Farmer’s Market cooking class for 2 at The Curious Fork in Solana Beach
$50 gift certificate for Jimbo’s…Naturally!
GrowOya Plant Irrigation Oya that waters up to 2 feet in diameter.

Generously Donated By: The Curious Fork,
GrowOya Plant Irrigation Inc., Jimbo’s …Naturally!


38: Adventures at Sea

4 passes for the Maritime Museum of San Diego
4 passes for the USS Midway Museum
$25 Rubio’s catering gift certificate

Generously Donated By: Maritime Museum of San Diego,
USS Midway Museum, Rubio’s Restaurants, Inc.


39: For the Classical Music Lover

2 tickets to the San Diego Symphony’s 2015-2016 Winter Season at
Jacobs Music Center at Copley Symphony Hall. 1-year family membership at
The Anthenaeum Music & Arts Library in La Jolla.
Vintage 1960’s beaded evening purse handmade for Broadway.

Generously Donated By: San Diego Symphony,
The Anthenaeum Music & Arts Library, Michael & Janet Delaney


40: Cheers to Chocolate

4 passes for two free wine tastings at Orfila Vineyards & Winery in Escondido or Julian
$25 gift certificate to Jer’s Chocolates in Solana Beach.

Generously Donated By: Orfila Vineyards & Winery, Jer’s Chocolates


41: Day of Play

4 round of golf at Pelly’s Mini Golf in Del Mar
4 passes to any show at the San Diego Junior Theatre
4 In-N-Out meals including burger, fries, & beverage. In-N-Out t-shirt size large

Generously Donated By: Pelly’s Mini Golf, San Diego Junior Theatre, In-N-Out


42: A Whale of a Day

4 single-day admission tickets for SeaWorld
4 tickets for a single ride or attraction at Belmont Park.

Generously Donated By: SeaWorld San Diego, Belmont Park


43: Step Back in Time

4 tickets to the Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park
2 tickets for the San Diego Museum of Man in Balboa Park
Family membership at Mission San Juan Capistrano.

Generously Donated By: Mingei International Museum,
San Diego Museum of Man, Mission San Juan Capistrano


44: On Pointe

2 tickets to San Diego Ballet’s 2015-2016 Season Performances
One month of weekly ballet classes with California ‘s Ballet

Generously Donated By: San Diego Ballet, California Ballet


45: Art et Pâtisseries en Oceanside

8 passes for the Oceanside Museum of Art
$25 gift certificate for Petite Madeline Bakery and Pâtisserie

Generously Donated By: Oceanside Museum of Art, Petite Madeline


46: Child’s Play

4 tickets to The New Children’s Museum
2 tickets to the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center

Generously Donated By: The New Children’s Museum, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center


47: Backyard Botanics

2 passes to the San Diego Botanic Garden
GrowOya Plant Irrigation Oya that waters up to 4 feet in diameter

Generously Donated By: San Diego Botanical Garden, GrowOya Plant Irrigation Inc.


48: Fuel Up for Adventure

4 adventure passes for whale watching at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point
$15 gift certificate for Petite Madeline Bakery and Pâtisserie in Oceanside

Generously Donated By: Ocean Insitute, Petite Madeline


49: A Classy Night Out

2 tickets to any mainstage performance at North Coast Repertory Theatre
$50 gift certificate for The Fish Market

Generously Donated By: North Coast Repertory Theatre, The Fish Market


50: Walk on the Wild Side

2 one-day passes to the San Diego Zoo or Safari Park
4 tickets to the San Diego Natural History Museum
Family 4-pack for the Living Coast Discovery Center in Chula Vista.

Generously Donated By: San Diego Zoo Global,
San Diego Natural History Museum, Living Coast Discovery Center


51: Viva el Teatro

2 tickets for a performance at Lamb’s Players Theatre
$50 gift certificate to Las Olas Restaurants located Cardiff, Point Loma, and Carlsbad

Generously Donated By: Lamb’s Players Theatre, Las Olas


52: Explore the Arts in Balboa Park

2 tickets to The San Diego Museum of Art
4 tickets to the Mingei International Museum.

Generously Donated By: San Diego Museum of Art, Mingei International Museum


53: Dreamy Dinner Party

Dream Dinners Carlsbad Private party for 10 at Dream Dinners Carlsbad
for making a 3-serving dinner. Choose from a variety of delicious entrees!

Generously Donated By: Dream Dinner Carlsbad


54: Put on Your Dancing Shoes

TWO 30-minute private dance lessons at Fred Astaire Dance Studio in San Diego.
Certificate includes a group class and dance party!

Generously Donated By: Fred Astaire Dance Studio


55: Three Course Date Night

3-Course Dinner for 2 at NIne-Ten Restaurant in La Jolla.
Enjoy “Evolving California Cuisine” with an emphasis on produce from local artisan farmers
created by Chef Jason Knibb, San Diego’s 2014 Chef of the Year.

Generously Donated By: Nine-Ten Restaurant located in the Grand Colonial


56: SUP the Shores

2 stand up paddle board rentals from La Jolla Kayake Tours
4 In-N-Out meal passes including burger, fries, & beverage plus an In-N-Out travel mug

Generously Donated By: La Jolla Kayak Tours, In-N-Out




57: Adorn Yourself & Your Friends

Invite 14 of your friends to a private shopping party at Adornments in Del Mar with wine
and appetizers. Includes $100 to be used towards your purchase and 15% off for the entire group.
This silk “Rainbow Horses” scarf by Laurel Burch will go home with you tonight!

Generously Donated By: Adornments, Michael & Janet Delaney


58: Beautiful Beads

Dazzle your dress with this handmade necklace and earring duo.

Generously Donated By: Norma Trost Foor


59: Beaded Bonanza

This Bonanza Bib necklace was handmade in Uganda from recycled paper by 31Bits artisans.

Generously Donated By: Becky Rosaler


60: Pura Vida TRE

Pura Vida Bracelets are handmade in Costa Rica and provide employment for local artisans.
Head to TRE Boutique with a $40 gift certificate to find an outfit to match!

Generously Donated By: TRE Boutique, Pura Vida Bracelets


61: Brilliance Blessing

Be blessed by these pieces created by artisans for My Saint My Hero.
This “Brilliance Blessing” basket includes a silver Benedictine beadball necklace,
Benedictine gold rim earrings, eggplant mixed metal blessing bracelet,
and slate men’s one blessing bracelet.

Generously Donated By: My Saint My Hero


62: A Complete Set

Take home this complete set by Silpada Designs including French wire earrings,
sterling silver necklace with filifreed balls, and oxidized lobster clasp bracelet.

Generously Donated By: Susie Holtkamp


63: Regal Beads

Regal beaded jewelry set by Premier Designs includes necklace and bracelet
with functional magnetic clasps and matching earrings.

Generously Donated By: Clydeen Moller


64: Mariposa Madres

Madres Jewelry is made by mother’s on the border of Haiti and
the Dominican Republic. Butterflies are symbolic in the DR.
Enjoy this Mariposa necklace, earrings, and pair of friendship bracelets.

Generously Donated By: Madres


65: Fairen Wrist Wrap

Wrap your wrist with this Tat2 bracelet made of a stunning mix of materials
including leather, Swarovski crystals, and a hammered sterling silver piece.
Los Angeles-based designer Briana Erin is the creative force behind Tat2 Designs.
Includes a $25 gift card to Fairen in Del Mar.

Generously Donated By: Fairen Del Mar


66: Give Love

The Giving Keys create unique pieces that encourage the
wearer to embrace the word on their key then pay it forward to someone
who needs the message more than you.

Generously Donated By: The Giving Keys


67: Faith for the Family

Encourage faith with these My Saint My Hero pieces that celebrate blessings.
This “Father for the Family” basket includes a petite Benedictine gold necklace,
gold brilliance blessing bracelet, blessing’s in faith bracelet,
men’s faith bracelet, and a first communion set.

Generously Donated By: My Saint My Hero


68: Men’s Gear Up With Patagonia

Gents, explore the outdoors in this Patagonia trucker hat,
large lightweight cotton tee, large navy Fjord flannel shirt.
Includes “Let My People Go Surfing” Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard’s memoir‎.

Generously Donated By: Patagonia Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Kirstie Hibbard


69: Women’s Gear Up With Patagonia

Ladies, explore the outdoors in this Patagonia trucker hat,
medium lightweight cotton tee, size 8 oxblood red Fjord flannel shirt.
Includes “Almost Almish” by Blessed Earth’s Nancy Sleeth.

Generously Donated By: Patagonia Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Blessed Earth


70: Coach Style

Update your style for the season with this Coach purse.

Generously Donated By: Jhoselle Padilla


71: Slip Into Comfort

Keep your feet warm with these UGG Coquette slippers with traction
to wear both indoors and outside. Women’s size 7.

Generously Donated By: Debbie Billingsley




72: Peruvian Color

Original intricately woven wool wall-hanging with rich Peruvian color and charming scene.

Generously Donated By: Eloise Housman


73: Delights from the Dominican Republic

Delights from the Dominican Republic including “Caribbean Spice” spicy chocolate powder,
Forteza Caribbean Chocolate, Dominican Whole Bean Coffee, Ron Yabacoa: Anejo Especial Rum.

Generously Donated By: Becky Rosaler, Eucalyptus Stone


74: Dominican Gems

These dangling earrings are made from larimar and amber from the Dominican Republic.
This aqua stone is only found in the DR.


75: Caribbean Cross

This recycled metal cross made in the Dominican Republic is
painted to capture the colors of the Caribbean.


76: Colors of Africa

This beautifully woven basket was made by craftswomen in Rwanda
from the all natural fibers of sisal and sweet grass. Colored with organic dies.

Generously Donated By: All Across Africa


77: Mancala Oware Seed Game

The children in Ghana love to play Mancala or to them, “Oware.”
The unique and beautiful symbol on the front means “except for God.”
It a reflection on the deeply religious character of the Ghanaian people.

Generously Donated By: Jimmy Lee


78: African Safari Wallet

This intriguingly one-of-a-kind orange leather wallet was handpainted in Kenya
with compelling and powerful cultural illustrations.

Generously Donated By: Baxter & Gretchen Scruggs


79: Mexican Handwoven Table Runner

This delightfully hand-woven table runner from Mexico is a great
decorative piece for any display or occasion. Materials were locally sourced in
Oaxaca and created using traditional technics.


80: Mexican Craft Basket

Take home these treasure from Oaxaca including this black vase,
Oaxacan pine needle basket, painted cross, and antique picture of a Mexican hacienda.


81: Quacky Mexican Pottery

This delightful duck depicts the arts-and-craft movement of pottery from Mexico.

Generously Donated By: Janet & Michael Delaney


82: Mexican Margarita

Enjoy this set of exquisitely handblown margarita glasses and
delectable Trianon Tequila from Cabo San Lucas.

Generously Donated By: Baxter & Gretchen Scruggs, Eucalyptus Stone


83: Floral Mexican Vase

This beautiful pitcher with a floral design from the 1970’s depicts
the arts-and-craft movement of pottery from Mexico.

Generously Donated By: Janet & Michael Delaney


84: Haitian Steel Bowl

Bowl made from recycled steel drum


85: Haitian Heart Cross

Cross made from recycled steel drum


86: Haitian Steel Cross

Cross made from recycled steel drum


87: Haitian “Love”

Haitian “Love” wall hanging made from recycled steel drum


88: Haitian “Peace”

Haitian “Peace” wall hanging made from recycled steel drum


89: Haitian “Grace”

Haitian “Grace” wall hanging made from recycled steel drum


90: Haitian “Hope”

Haitian “Hope” wall hanging made from recycled steel drum


91: Guatemala Travel Gear

Be sure to stand out with this overnight bag made from upcycled fabric in Guatemala.
This bag combines gorgeous, geometric Huipil fabric with deep black leather.

Generously Donated By: Lumily


92: Colors of Thai Clutch

Add some color to your accessories with this upcycled and statement-making clutch.
Handmade by artisans in Northern Thailand.

Generously Donated By: Lumily


93: Bali Black & White Wristlet

Take your essentials with you in this trendy patterned wristlet that was
handmade by artisans in Bali.

Generously Donated By: Lumily




94: Holy Family

Local San Diego artist Naoma Irey is known for her relief sculptures.
Take home this unique wall hanging to be hung inside or outdoors.

Generously Donated By: Naoma Irey


95: Dominican BFFs

This acrylic and mixed media painting depicts best friends in the Dominican Republic.
This is a recreation of a photograph taken in Maizal, a Plant With Purpose community.

Generously Donated By: Gail Steel


96: Tending Tanzania

“Tending Tanzania” captures a woman using her hands to tend to her family’s garden.
This mixed media and acrylic painting perfectly captures a
Plant With Purpose partnering farmer in Tanzania.

Generously Donated By: Gail Steel


97: Steve Breen Cartoon

Signed original cartoon by Steve Breen, national syndicated cartoonist who
appeared in Union Tribune in 2014 and a Pulitzer Prize winner.

Generously Donated By: Shirley & Barry Billingsley


98: Anna’s Profile

In a moment of stillness, photographer Craig Goodwin captured this Anna’s Hummingbird
while visiting the Tijuana Estuary south of San Diego.

Generously Donated By: Craig Goodwin


98: Touch of Indigo

This dynamic photograph captures an Indigo Bunting bluebird in a field of sunflowers.
Taken in the Pacific Northwest.

Generously Donated By: Craig Goodwin


100: Midsummer Night

“Midsummer Night” Oil painting by Cynthia Whipple. Cynthia Coleman Whipple
is an American artist, painter, and illustrator. Ms. Coleman has worked in pencil, acrylic,
silk screen, and oil, both accredited and anonymously.
She has done literally hundreds of works of a spiritual or religious nature.

Generously Donated By: Paul Myerberg


103: Salon

This canvas print by local photographer Robert Bejar will bring the outdoors inside.

Generously Donated By: Robert Bejar


101: God’s Creation Gift Card Basket

Send notes on these gorgeous cards. Includes 12 panoramic cards and 12 5×7 cards featuring breathtaking nature scenes that celebrate God’s creation. Photos taken by Plant With Purpose Board Member Craig Goodwin.

Generously Donated By: Craig Goodwin


102: Boutonné: Made in San Diego

This beautiful wallet was hand-crafted in San Diego. The design is minimal and made using one piece of rugged leather with solid copper rivets for extraordinary strength. This piece fits cards and cash and will last for years.

Generously Donated By: Boutonné