Good Morning, BRAWS Supporters!

Looking for a no fuss fundraiser- where you can support BRAWS from the comfort of your air-conditioned home - and without having to get get dressed up or buy a ticket? Seriously.... Can you think of anything better than supporting a great cause while wearing your pajamas?!?!

Well then the Summer Silent Auction is perfect for you! 

All items have a BUY IT NOW price & can be purchased before the auction. If you make a bid and are outbid, you will receive a text, giving you the option to raise your bid. Just go to to check out all of the fabulous items and start bidding today! 

The Summer Silent Auction will end on 8/5/19 at 9:00 pm. Items can be picked up on 8/6 or 8/7 between 9am and 12 pm at the BRAWS office (114 Courthouse Road, SW, Vienna) or by appointment (contact me at to arrange).

DONATIONS will go toward our goal for the event and are tax deductible. Questions? Feel free to contact me    

Here are just a few items from the Summer Silent Auction: 

Knit Kit and Lesson- Starting Bid $25-Always wanted to learn to knit? Here’s your chance! Kit features- cashmere-wool blend yarn, some needles and notions, and patterns for a baby blanket and shawl. Laura Stokes will offer a knitting lesson to teach you how to cast on, how to do some of the basic stitches in knitting (knit, purl, increases, decreases, etc.), how to read a pattern and how to finish and seam a project.

1 hour Parent Coaching Consultation or Parenting class with Licensed Child/Family Therapist and Parenting Coach Francine Ronis, of Mindful Parenting, LLC.   Starting bid: $50. Francine will guide you through a struggle or help strengthen your relationship.  She has been working with families in Northern Virginia for more than 20 years. Value $150.  Website  Expires 8/5/20


3 month Fitness Center Membership Certificate and and a  5 pack of 30 minute Supervised Strength Training Sessions.  

Personal Training and 3 Month Fitness Membership Value: $366.  Starting bid: $100. Fairfax Racquet Club & Fitness Center is a complete fitness facility with free weights, multiple lines of Nautilus equipment, ellipticals, Stairmasters, Life Cycles, treadmills, rowers, and Schwinn U.B.E. Additionally, we offer yoga and stretching classes. Stop by and see why we're the best kept secret in Fairfax!

His and Hers baskets from Pure Romance! Men’s includes: body wash, shave creams, fragrance, a heart massager & massage lotion and is valued over $300.  The Women’s includes: 2 Heart Massagers, Sunless Tanners,  Massage Oils, Fragrance, Body Oil,  Firming Cream and more- valued over $300! Starting bid for each basket: $45.

Adorable French Blue backpack and cosmetic case from Vera Bradley. Starting bid: $25, Value: $65.

Half Day in the Life Family Documentary Photo Session (5 hours) with Brett Cordeau Photography. Slideshow of best 50-75 moments from the session to view and keep. Starting bid: $125, Value: $575. To view Brett’s work go to:

Brett captures the moments and memories that your family is going to cherish for a lifetime.

Painting and gift certificate for $45 to Pinot’s Palette-Reston Dulles. Starting bid: $20. What is Pinot’s? An upscale paint & sip studio. A social painting class (party). Guests register for a featured 2 or 3 hour painting instructed by a professional artist. During the event at Pinot's Palette-Dulles they offer wine/beer tasting. At the end of the event you take home a finished (dry) painting.

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