As a part of Christkindlmarket Des Moines, we have a unique fundraising opportunity for non-profit organizations.
We will have 15 – six to eight foot trees available for decoration that will be displayed outside during the market and sold via a silent auction. The organization that decorates the tree will receive the funds earned from Des Moines European Heritage Association following the event, and minimum bids will start at $50.
Individual organizations are responsible for all tree decorations including lights (if you choose to use them). All items used on the tree will be given to the winning bidder. Please make sure decorations are able to withstand the temperamental Iowa weather (snow, sleet, rain, and/or wind). We will do our best to protect what we can, but the trees will remain outside and uncovered for the duration of Christkindlmarket Des Moines.
Tree decorating will take place the day before the event, Thursday, November 30th.
Please fill out this form (applications open April 3) to become a participant at the Chistkindlmarket Des Moines silent auction tree decorating. Participation sign up will close July 31st. Once you have submitted your form, you will be contacted with additional information and a request for verification of your non-profit status.
If you have any questions, contact Missy Mootz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Des Moines European Heritage Association connects Iowans with European traditions, language education and cultural experiences; and it provides resources and tools to other cultural heritage organizations.