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Join us for the annual 'A Night of Smiles' Art Auction!


This year we are celebrating "A Night of Smiles" Art Auction VIRTUALLY - through the OneCause/BidPal online bidding platform and the Caitlin's Smiles Facebook page.
Register as a bidder or to become a sponsor for “A Night of Smiles”

This year, our auction theme is "ART IS ESSENTIAL." This theme focuses on how the process of creating art can help us cope wherever we may find ourselves, whether it be in a hospital room during an illness or injury, or at home during a worldwide pandemic. Recent events help us to understand that art can serve as a stress reliever and coping mechanism, not only for the incredible children we serve but for all of us.

Online Bidding for this event will begin at Noon on Sunday, November 1st and will run an entire week. Online Bidding will close one week later at Noon on Sunday, November 8th. In order to bid, you must register for a ticket. We have both complimentary (free) and VIP ($20) tickets available. Several sponsorship levels are also available. The ticket link will be open on October 7th. We will add that information to this page at that time. See more details about each ticket and sponsorship levels below.

Our featured event of the weeklong auction will be a live program taking place on Saturday, November 7th at 7 p.m. here on Facebook. This event will feature our host Sharia Benn, founder of Sankofa African American Theatre Company, along with Caitlin's Smiles founder and director, Cheryl Hornung, plus other special guests. Sharia and Cheryl will guide us through the program and introduce videos featuring the children who have received Caitlin's Smiles services and their process of creating the featured artwork for this event. The children's featured artwork that is offered for bids on our OneCause/BidPal online bidding platform.

Ticket Levels:

  • Complimentary (free) ... Grants you access to the auction bidding platform.
  • VIP ticket ($20 each) ... Our VIP ticket is guaranteed to make you smile! Your ticket will grant you access to the online auction bidding platform and you’ll receive a chance to win our “Huge Hershey Surprise” gift basket valued at $250. The basket includes many, many Hershey products and 2 tickets to Hersheypark good through 7/25/2021. Plus, we provide you with some snazzy Caitlin’s Smiles merchandise. The winner of the Hershey Basket Raffle will be announced during our LIVE Featured Event Show here on Facebook on Saturday, November 7th, starting at 7 p.m.

Sponsorship Levels:

  • $125=The Jumbo Coping Kit Box Sponsorship will not only make you smile, your sponsorship will send smiles to 50 kids receiving treatment in a hospital emergency department by providing them with our Copingkits. With this sponsorship, you receive 1 VIP ticket which includes all the bonuses that come with that ticket level.
  • $250=The Colossal Craft Box Sponsorship will send smiles to 300 children receiving treatment at a hospital pediatric unit or day clinic. Plus, with this sponsorship you receive 2 VIP tickets, which includes all the bonuses that come with that ticket level.
  • $500=The Mega Bag of Smiles Sponsorship builds 20 ‘Bags of Smiles’ for hospitalized children facing life-threatening and chronic illnesses. With this sponsorship, you receive 4 VIP tickets, which includes all the bonuses that come with that ticket level.
  • $750=The Bronze Sponsorship comes with 4 VIP tickets and a Virtual Auction Viewing Party Kit for your 4 bidders. The Virtual Viewing Party Kit includes exclusive Caitlin's Smiles Wine Glasses for each of your bidders and 1 Caitlin's Smiles Cheese Board. Wine will be provided for your bidders, plus snacks or a gift card to be used for you to purchase snacks, along with special party surprises just for you! You receive recognition on our promotional materials and social media platforms. The VIP tickets include all the bonuses that come with that ticket level.
  • $1,000=The Silver Sponsorship comes with 6 VIP tickets and a Virtual Auction Viewing Party Kit for your 6 bidders. The Virtual Viewing Party Kit includes exclusive Caitlin's Smiles Wine Glasses for each of your bidders and 1 Caitlin's Smiles Cheese Board. Wine will be provided for your bidders, plus snacks or a gift card to be used to purchase snacks, along with special party surprises just for you! You receive recognition on our promotional materials and social media platforms. The VIP tickets include all the bonuses that come with that ticket level.
  • $1,500=The Gold Sponsorship comes with 8 VIP tickets and a Virtual Auction Viewing Party Kit for your 8 bidders. The Virtual Viewing Party Kit includes exclusive Caitlin's Smiles Wine Glasses for each of your bidders and 1 Caitlin's Smiles Cheese Board. Wine will be provided for your bidders, plus snacks or a gift card to be used to purchase snacks, along with special party surprises just for you! You receive recognition on our promotional materials and social media platforms. The VIP tickets include all the bonuses that come with that ticket level.
  • $2,000=The Platinum Sponsorship comes with VIP 10 tickets and a Virtual Auction Viewing Party Kit for your 10 bidders. The Virtual Viewing Party Kit includes exclusive Caitlin's Smiles Wine Glasses for each of your bidders and 1 Caitlin's Smiles Cheese Board. Wine will be provided for your bidders, plus snacks or a gift card to be used to purchase snacks, along with special party surprises just for you! You receive recognition on all our promotional materials and social media platforms. The VIP tickets include all the bonuses that come with that ticket level.
  • $4,000=The Premier Event Sponsorship comes with 15 tickets and a Virtual Auction Viewing Party Kit for your 15 bidders. The Virtual Viewing Party Kit includes exclusive Caitlin's Smiles Wine Glasses for each of your bidders and 1 Caitlin's Smiles Cheese Board. Wine will be provided for your bidders, plus snacks or a gift card to be used for you to purchase snacks, along with special party surprises just for you! You receive recognition on all our promotional materials and social media. The VIP tickets include all the bonuses that come with that ticket level.

To view and download our sponsorship agreement form, click here.

Any questions please email [email protected] or call 717-412-4759.

Caitlin's Smiles is dedicated to sharing smiles and laughter with children facing chronic or life threatening illnesses. Founded in 2004 in memory of Caitlin Hornung, our non-profit organization donates arts & crafts activities to hospitals, clinics & emergency departments, giving kids an outlet for creativity and the means to heightened feelings of self-worth. Caitlin's Smiles recognizes children as unique individuals and strives to heighten their feelings of self-worth and competency by providing them with opportunities to be creative and successful with a variety of creative art experiences. Since our founding in 2004, Caitlin's Smiles has reached over 2 million children through our Bags of Smiles, Coping Kits, and Craft Kits programs.

Thank you for helping send smiles to hospitalized children. With your help, we reach thousands of kids undergoing treatment in medical facilities each year.