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Bid on Disney, Universal items through Sunshine Foundation’s silent auction

by Susan and Simon Veness

The Sunshine Foundation Dream Village Gala fundraiser has gone virtual this year, and that means fantastic Disney and Universal items are available to the general public through the charity’s silent auction.

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The Sunshine Foundation has one goal in mind: to help make the dreams of chronically ill, seriously ill, physically challenged, and abused children come true when financial strain means their families cannot fulfill those requests.

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Most families whose child is awarded a Central Florida-based “dream” stay in one of the Sunshine Foundation Dream Village’s nine fairytale-themed cottages, with a handicapped-friendly playground, wheelchair accessible pool, mini-golf course, and other amenities, allowing them to relax together after they play together.

The organization, founded in 1976, is determined to help as many youngsters (age 3-18) as possible, hence their annual gala and silent auction fundraiser, now in its 11th year.

In past years, the Sunshine Foundation held their fundraising gala in person, but due to the pandemic they’ve taken the event online, opening up the bidding to the general public. Along with Orlando resort stays, professional photography sittings, memorabilia, jewelry, dining vouchers, and more are several Disney-related items, including:

  • Mulan’s Friends and Foes Limited Edition Cast Member Exclusive Commemorative Lithograph: This 20.5 x 26.5 lithograph by Disney-character artist Don “Ducky” Williams features Mulan, Mushu, Shang, Ling, Yao, and Chien-Po from Disney’s animated film, “Mulan.” Disney fans will know “Ducky” Williams from Disney’s annual Festival of the Masters show.
  • Disney Traditions Jim Shore “Deep Trouble” Figurine: A hand-painted stone resin sculpture of the evil sea witch Ursula from the Disney movie “The Little Mermaid.”
  • Disney’s Frozen Anna Costume Size Small (size 6) & Assorted Disney Movies: This auction item features a brand new child’s dress-up costume, plus 5 Disney DVDs, including “Lady and the Tramp,” “The Nightmare Before Christmas” Special Edition, and Walt Disney’s “Aladdin” 2-disc special edition.
  • Disney’s Frozen Anna Costume Size Extra Small (size 4-5) & Vinylmation Disney’s Fantasy Cruise Ship: Bid on an Anna costume and set of 2 Disney Fantasy cruise ship themed Vinylmations.
  • 2 chances to place the winning bid on elegant Walt Disney Felt Tote Bags.

Interested in visiting the theme parks or attractions? Bid on:

  • Universal Orlando 4 Florida Resident Two-Park Power Annual Passes: These Annual Passes are valid for one year, starting January 1, 2021
  • Legoland Florida Theme Park Tickets & Quality Inn & Suites Winter Haven, Florida: Along with 4 tickets, this item includes 2 nights at the Quality Inn & Suites in Winter Haven.
  • Clearwater Marine Aquarium: General admission tickets for 4 guests to Clearwater Marine Aquarium, home of Winter, star of the movie “Dolphin Tale” and “Dolphin Tale 2.”

The gift-giving season is just around the corner, making the offerings of Tiffany Crystal Candlesticks or the thrilling Revolution Adventures Mucky Duck Experience and Gift Basket worthy contenders. And, during these troubling times, who couldn’t use an Aromatherapy Stress Relief Gift Basket?

Check out these items and more on Sunshine Foundation Silent Auction. The silent auction is live now, and runs through Oct. 10 at 6 p.m. Bidding minimums and terms apply. For more information, visit SunshineFoundation.org.

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