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#1, Kid-alicious

Schoolhouse Kitchen, $50 gift card

Pumpkin Moon, $25 gift card

Bead in Hand, $20 gift card

Geppetto’s toys, $65 value

#2, Buddy Basket (basket by Sadie)

Spring candy + toys = a total dream!

#3, Family Dream Day

Wonder Works, 4 guest passes ($60 value)

Chicago Kids Company, $50 gift card to use towards productions or online purchases

Chicago Wolves, 2 tix ($60) -- must use by end of 2023-24 season (late April)

Let’s Play Work 5-day punchpass ($56 value) 


(... a space for kids to be kids. All while their caregivers have a comfortable place to work, relax, or whatever.)

#4, A Voice Lesson with Mrs. Pinto or Ms. Magaly

(45-60 mins; solo or bring a friend; priceless)

4a: Voice lesson – Mrs. Pinto

4b: Voice lesson  – Ms. Magaly

--> Lessons expire Oct. 31, 2024; reach out to Mrs. Pinto or Ms. Magaly to arrange

Both winners will also receive a Yeti Yonder bottle, $25 value (donated by Anna Richards)

#5, Local Love

Downtown Oak Park, $100 gift card

Book Table, $25 gift card

Yoga6, gift card for one free month and assorted items from Yoga6

Children’s books (donated  by PMYC)

#6, Rock Star Starter Kit – 2 prizes

Two 30-minute drum lessons with John Milan (value, $80)

instruments donated by Austin Music: drumsticks and practice pad

→ prize one includes the instruments; prize two is lessons only

Winner #1 may choose between parent and child lessons, or parent or child lessons.  

Winner #2 will have the other option.

John Milan is a music educator based in Forest Park, and has been teaching music for 43 years!

#7, Musical Adventure -- 2 prizes

Two 30-minute harmonica lessons with John Milan (value, $80)

Instruments donated by Austin Music: harmonica and ukulele

→ prize one includes all of the instruments; prize two is lessons only

Winner #1 may choose between parent and child lessons, or parent or child lessons.  

Winner #2 will have the other option.

John Milan is a music educator based in Forest Park, and has been teaching music for 42 years!

#8, Basket of PMYC merch from Harry's Buttons at Easter Seals

An entire basket of PMYC-branded clothing in a range of kid and grown-up sizes.

#9, Live Arts+

Maya Del Sol, $100 gift card

Oak Park Festival Theatre, 4 tickets; must use by Aug. 31, 2024 ($160)

Hubbard Street Dance Company, two tickets to their Spring Series: Of Joy, at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, $110 value.


HSDC Tickets are valid for one of the following performances:

  • Friday, May 17, 2024 at 8:00pm

  • Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 8:00pm

  • Sunday, May 19, 2024 at 3:00pm (but don’t go then because that’s the same day as Pro Musica’s Spring Concert)


12-oz bag of freshly roasted coffee beans from Sloan Coffee Roasting ($14)

#10, Arts Lover

Oak Park and River Forest Symphony Orchestra tix ($140) (two adult tickets for two concerts, on April 7 and June 2)

Joffrey Ballet tix ($250): two tickets (price level B) to Midsummer Night’s Dream, April 25 - May 5, 2024

Poi Dog Pondering 40th anniversary concert, ($60): two tix at Riveredge in Aurora, Aug. 17, 2024

#11, Comrades, Cocktails, and Comedy

Quincy Street Distillery (tour + whisky and coaster) ($112)

The Grove, $50 gift card

Comedyplex, 4 tickets (up to $140 value)

#12, Buddies, Brews... and Brunch?

One Lake Brewing, 3 growlers ($55)

Microbrew Review, 2 tickets ($120) The Oak Park Microbrew Review is one of the longest-running beer festivals in the Chicagoland area – 17 years! Sample beers, ciders and seltzers from 60+ brewers!

Amerikas, $50 gift card

#13, Treat Your Grownup

Daly Bagel $25 gift card, mug, and bag of coffee ($55)

Lively, $50 gift card

Fit4Mom, $200 gift card

#14, A Perfect Day

Empowering Gardens, $100 gift card

Monthly baked goods for 6 months (priceless) (donated by Mary Bellmar)

Mama’s Gotta Move: two 60-minute personal training sessions ($190 value)

framed print StoryPeople print ($100) (donated by Karen Kitto)

SILENT AUCTION  (eleven items)

Minimum bid increase is $25

Winners need not be present but do need to arrange payment.

Silent Auction, #1 Green City Market

Chicago's premier local food festival, Chef BBQ is back on Sept. 5, 2024 for its twenty-second year! 100+ of Chicago's top restaurants provide tasting portions of locally-inspired dishes and craft beverages.

Item: Green City Market Chef's BBQ, two tickets


Value: $350 

Starting bid: $200

Silent Auction, #2 Old Irving Brewing Co. Tour & Tasting

Craft brewery and kitchen in Chicago’s Old Irving Park neighborhood.

In 2014, two years before we opened our doors, we were brewing in our garage with aspirations of making beer for our neighborhood. Fast forward to today, we’ve brewed hundreds of ales and lagers (with a couple of GABF medals to boot) and distribute throughout Illinois and Wisconsin.

Item: a tour of Old Irving Brewing’s facilities and a flight of six beers for ten people

Value: $200 

Starting bid: $100

Silent Auction, #3 ViaClay Summer Camp

ViaClay is a community clay studio; they're offering a two-week summer wheel-throwing camp for kids ages 10-18. Classes run from either 9-noon or 1-4 pm, Mon-Thurs for two consecutive weeks, for a total of 24 hours of instruction.

Item: Viaclay, kids two-week summer camp

Value: $380

Starting bid: $175

Silent Auction, #4 Kathryn Murphy Interiors

Thoughtful and thorough, Kathryn Murphy Interiors specializes in personalized design for the Vintage Modern home. We find innovative ways to transform the frustrating to the functional, and create inviting, livable spaces that work simply and beautifully and look simply beautiful.

Gift basket includes: Janet Hill art print, decorative object, candle, and basket.

Deliverables vary, depending on your goals, but may include:

*notes, design board, floor plan, shopping list, shelf/table styling, and color/wallpaper selection

Item: 60 minute design consult + decor items for the home

Value: $500 

Starting bid: $250

Silent Auction, #5 School of Rock

School of Rock's PERFORMANCE BASED MUSIC EDUCATION includes programs for all ages and skill levels. Programs include private lessons for numerous instruments and vocals, group performance for a wide range of ages, songwriting, and adult programming.

Item: One month of a beginning program at School of Rock

Value: $350 

Starting bid: $175

Silent Auction, #6 Pop Up Mobile Bar

Do you have a special event coming up? We provide EVERYTHING your party needs to serve 2-3 delicious craft cocktails to impress your guests!

We provide: all the fancy stuff, plus bartending service!

Client will provide: all spirits, beer, wine and simple non-alcoholic drinks.

Cocktail Bar Package for up to 50 guests, donated by Kat Briones

3hr service + 1hr set up + 30 min breakdown

We can travel up to 45 min away from Forest Park, additional mileage will incur a travel fee.

Must book at least 2 weeks in advance. A Buy List will be sent no more than a week before the event.

(Note: additional guests allowed but the event will require an extra helper and more ingredients therefore host will be responsible for additional fees)

Item: Cocktail Bar Package for up to 50 guests.

Value: $375 

Starting bid: $175

Silent Auction, #7 Art Party Package -- Kid Create Studio

Specializing in children's art classes, camps and art themed birthday parties, Kidcreate Studio - Oak Park is an art studio just for kids.  This Art Party Package will be 90 mins, up to 12 guests, for kids ages 3-12. There are hundreds of art projects to choose from, so it can be customized for your kiddo!

Item: Art Party Package of 12 Kids

Value: $349 

Starting bid: $175

Silent Auction, #8 Fisher Family's Galena Vacation Home

Carl and Linda Fisher’s vacation home in the stunning Eagle Ridge Territory is just 20 minutes outside of historic Galena, Il. 4 bedroom, 3 bath home, sleeps 10 (pullout couch); winner may stay for two nights. TV room, laundry, two outdoor porches with grill. Access to the territory owners club that includes an indoor and outdoor pool, tennis courts, game room, kids activities, and more! No smoking, no pets allowed.

Dates to be negotiated between the Fisher family and the winner; expires April 2025.

Item: Vacation home in Galena for 2 nights


Value: $1200

 Starting bid: $600

Silent Auction, #9 Taylor-White Family's Michigan Vacation Home

Lynn Taylor and Tom White's family lake house in SW Michigan for 2 nights: June 13-15 or Sept. 5-7. Maximum capacity 6 adults and 4 children. Three bedroom/three bath in private beach community. A/C; 5 minute walk to private beach on Lake Michigan; tennis court; playground; beach chairs and umbrellas; fire pit; grill. Near Sawyer, Harbert, New Buffalo. Restaurants, wineries, breweries. Great beaching, hiking and biking!

Item: Taylor-White lake house in SW Michigan for 2 nights

Value: $900

 Starting bid: $450

Silent Auction, #10 Orchids (two available)

Feast your eyes on these glorious orchid specimens!

Our gorgeous decor can be yours to take home.

Care: Orchids prefer warm temperatures, between 60-80 degrees. Avoid drafts, cold spaces and rooms with sudden temperature drops- they do well in moist places such as by a kitchen window! Water once weekly.

Item: Orchid (two available)


Value: $100 each 

Starting bid: $40

Silent Auction, #11 Party at Ninja Squad

Your private NINJA SQUAD party (up to 20 guests) includes:

  • 100 minutes of gym time (structured free play and instructor led activities)

  • 20 minutes of "table time" with table decor in your child's favorite color

  • A ninja character keychain for the birthday child

Ninja Squad can do parties for preschool (ages 2-4) or ages 5+.

Item: Party at Ninja Squad

Value: $450 each 

Starting bid: $225

Why Donate?

Pro Musica Youth Chorus fills the music education and performance opportunity gap for area vocalists. No other organization in the area does what PMYC does.

PMYC is a tuition plus fundraising non-profit organization, which is the financial model followed by most community youth choruses in the country. Like many music education programs (band, orchestra, theater) tuition only covers a portion of the total costs to run the organization. The remainder comes from a mix of grants, fund-raisers, ticket fees and donations.

In fact, individual donations like yours account for more than 30% of our total operating costs. Please help us continue the important work we do for young people and the community by making a donation today!

Pro Musica Café Raffle Packages and
Silent Auction

Baskets 1-8 (primarily for kids / teens) include a kid’s meal voucher ($10 value)  from The Junction.)

Give online

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Give by Mail

Make your check payable to PMYC and mail to:

Pro Musica Youth Chorus
P. O. Box 2082, Oak Park, IL  60303


Give by Phone

Contact us at 312-900-6570 to make a credit card gift by phone.

Give Through Stock

Contact PMYC for instructions on how to make a gift
of stock or other securities.

Make a Planned Gift

Designate PMYC as a beneficiary on your life insurance
policy, retirement plan, or living trust.

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