Many thanks to all who bid, donated, and won items! All of our gifts were sold – some even twice! – and helped us to raise more than $26,000 for Leber congenital amaurosis therapies. If you’re wondering what those musical clues or the not-so-visible items were, keep scrolling…
Oh, and if you still would like to support there’s still time! Click here to donate to our campaign, purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to win $500 gift card to Two Blind Brothers, or to purchase a Hope in Focus Yeti.
A stunning pendant, crafted for Hope in Focus. Donated by Simply Majestic.
You could be doing this!
SUP Paddleboard donated by Adventure Mystic, this auction item included:
- Standup ATX Paddleboard (10’6”): Viking Model
- Standup ATX Leash
- Standup ATX Adjustable Paddle
- One free lesson
From Studio Jeffrey P’an
This multicolored flat vase crafted by glass artist Jeffrey P’an using traditional glassblowing techniques, donated by Studio Jeffrey P’an.
Boho Chic Jewelry
Milanese designer Angelica Montingelli custom designed and produced this intricate boho-chic handmade set. Donated by Angelica, owner of La Fabrica Delle Periline.
A collection of fine wines, courtesy of Michael and Beth Mondello.
Travel from the comfort of your couch to New Orleans, Louisiana, with this goodie-filled box shipped directly to you! Donated by Hope in Focus Board Director and native New Orleanian, Annette Tonti.
Gift certificate for a pair of tickets to two performances of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra (four tickets total).
A Hunt-a-Killer premium experience box donated by Hope in Focus.
A box full of goodies will be shipped to the winner of this item for three months lovingly created and curated by California resident and Hope in Focus supporter, Kim Christiansen.
The winner receives three 12oz bags of Café Campesino fair trade, organic, shade-grown coffee of your choice.
Travel from the comfort of your couch to Baltimore, Maryland with this box full of location-specific goodies shipped directly to you! Donated by Alessandra Manfre.
Get yourself and a few friends to Martha’s Vineyard by way of New Bedford, MA with 6 round trip tickets aboard the ferry!
- Must be used before July 30th, 2022.
- These are individual tickets which may be used for 6 separate round trips, or for 6 travelers on the same date. Subject to ferry availability.
Donated by Hope in Focus Board Director, Annette Tonti.
Custom Cornhole Platforms
We can’t make you a better player, but we can enhance your experience with these handmade customized cornhole platforms! After winning this item, winner will choose their preferred design from a number of available options
Donated by Annette Tonti and Steven Turilli.
Don’t Rock the Boat!
A professional captain will take you private group of 6 or less guests for a 4 hour cruise. BYOB food and drink is highly encouraged. There is a cooler onboard. We also have all the eating and drinking utensils you may need including bottle openers. Donated by Mystic Seaport Museum.
From artist Kate Kerrigan
Choose your very own print of Kate Kerrigan‘s mosaic art from her website.
Tuscan Villa for 4
Situated at the top of ancient hills are breathtaking views in all directions. This package includes seven nights of accommodations for four people, in one of more than 10 different villas to choose from. With NO EXPIRATION DATE and so many options for accommodations, this is one of our most popular items every year!
Beachfront Mexican Villa for 8
Escape in luxury to the epic coast of Manzanillo, Mexico. Located on the Pacific Ocean between Puerto Vallarta and Acapulco, Manzanillo is one of Mexico’s top luxury destinations. Home to not only high-end living, Manzanillo is known as the “Sailfish Capital of the World” and offers world-class golf courses, numerous scenic excursions, surfing, shopping, and much more.
Villeta in Antigua for 4
Enjoy this getaway where crystal waters lap more than 360 white sand beaches and ocean breezes carry the scent of jasmine and hibiscus. This getaway is for up to four people in a beautifully decorated two-level waterfront villetta. It’s an easy stroll from your home for the week to all the exceptional restaurants, nightlife, beaches, weekly sailing regattas and access to land and water sports.