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Treat yourself to a vacation getaway with family and friends while building bridges of hope for children in our community. Bid on these amazing vacation and local entertainment packages donated by gracious Children Rising supporters.

You must be present at the Hope for Children Now Gala on May14th to bid.

If you have any questions, please contact Chelsea Boniak at


Celebrate and relax with friends and family in a beautiful ocean front vacation home on the Outer Banks of North Carolina (Corolla, NC). During your one-week rental (7 nights, Friday to Friday), frolic in the surf, and enjoy the amazing views. As you drift off to the sound of waves lapping the shore and awaken to brilliant Ocean sunrises, you'll want to stay forever at this delightful seaside home.

Value - $4,500 - $5,400

6 Master Bedrooms: 6 Full Bathrooms: 2 Half Bathrooms
Beds: 4 Kings, 2 Singles, 2 Bunk Sets, Queen SS
Sleeps up to 16 guests with sleeper sofa

Ground Level: Exterior amenities include a private pool, hot tub, outside shower, picnic table and a gas grill. Inside you'll find a Rec Room with TV, pool table and kitchenette with refrigerator, King Master Bedroom with TV/DVD, Master Bedroom with 2 Singles and TV/DVD, Semi-private Master Bedroom with 2 Bunk Sets and TV/DVD (bathroom is shared with the Recroom), and double laundry.

Mid Level: 3 King Master Bedrooms with TV/DVD (1 with a whirlpool tub), half bathroom and a cozy Den with Queen Sleep Sofa.

Top Level: Ocean to Sound view Great room with HDTV/DVD, wet bar, dining room seating 10, kitchen with 5-burner cooktop, 2 refrigerators, 2 ovens, 2 dishwashers, and a breakfast bar seating 4, breakfast room with table seating 4, and a half bath.

Extras: Private Pool (15 x 28, heated for $500), Hot Tub (6), 8 TVs, 7 DVD players, pool table, private beach access with dune deck, high-speed internet, porch swings, outside shower, picnic table, gas grill, public water, wet bar, kitchenette. 

Reduced greens fees and advanced priority tee times at The Currituck Club.

Parking for 5 vehicles, linens and towels provided, and Pine Island Community Amenities. 

Fine Print

7 nights, Friday to Friday between the weeks of 4/7/23 and 6/9/23 (latest check-in date is 6/2) Actual dates to be mutually agreed upon with the owner.

Dates must be reserved by 10/1/22 (though the sooner the better to ensure best availability) 

No Smoking. No Pets. Oceanfront. Nearest Airports: ​​Norfolk International Airport and Raleigh Durham International Airport

PRIVATE POOL is open from 5/6/22-10/6/22


Win a 7-night stay at a beautiful hilltop Corona del Mar condo with fantastic ocean views and a shared infinity pool in Ocotal, Guanacaste, Costa Rica! Costa Rica is one of the few remaining paradises where untouched landscapes meet tropical beaches. This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath condo sleeps 6 guests. PLUS you get a $1,000 Visa Gift Card to be used for whatever you may need…airfare, rental car, dinners.

If you're looking for an intimate getaway with your loved ones in a tropical paradise, this lovely condo in Ocotal Beach is the perfect spot to create everlasting memories with your group! Corona del Mar is located at the top of a hill, providing breathtaking ocean and mountain views from your private balcony equipped with a convenient outdoor dining area. The views from the shared infinity pool are wonderful and unforgettable! Treat your friends to a tasty BBQ using the shared poolside grill and enjoy many sunsets in this beautiful place.

Boasting a prime location near Ocotal Beach and only three miles from Coco Beach, there is no doubt you will have an unforgettable time here. Around the zone, you will find several dining options, from Father Rooster to Villa Italia to Citron, in case you don't feel like cooking. Scuba diving, snorkeling, zip-lining, and horseback riding are popular tourist activities you can find nearby.

Condo is equipped with a full kitchen, free wifi, cable, and private laundry. 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Beds.

Value: $3,500 

Fine Print

Non-transferrable, winner must be one of the guests. Date of booking must be before May 14th, 2023. Blackout weeks: Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years. Guests should arrange a rental car to get around.


Enjoy a 3-night stay at a beautiful vacation home in Pebble Beach. This is a great getaway spot to play golf, walk, shop and dine. This 3 bedroom, 3 bath house comfortably sleeps 4 - 6 guests and  is on a quiet quarter acre just off 17-Mile Drive, nestled into a permanent greenbelt in the back of the home. 

This wonderful home has recently been renovated  to include a new master suite, with walk-in closet, double-sink bathroom counter, sky lights, and den. King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleeper Sofa or Futons (1), Den (build-in single bed), Living room sofa that converts into a queen-sized bed. 

Value: $1,200

Fine Print

Dates subject to agreement between winner and owner. Must use by June 1, 2023.  


Host a dinner party unlike any other! A James Beard award-winning author and celebrated culinary chef, Marlene Sorosky will Zoom into your home to personally guide you and your friends in the preparation of a gourmet dinner. While preparing dinner and learning new cooking skills, break out the wine from a case of recommended wines by the Children Rising Board of Directors.

Marlene Sorosky Gray  is one of America’s most celebrated cookbook authors and is your virtual chef for the evening. Her books, which have sold over a million copies and won both James Beard and International Association of Culinary Professional best book awards, reflect her simple and creative approach to recipes and menu creation. From quick home cooked meals to elaborate entertaining themes, Marlene covers almost every topic for every occasion in her books. Marlene will also include two gift certificates for her Cooking With Class cooking school. Each cooking class is a two hour virtual class. 

I have great memories of my many years teaching for Marlene at her cooking school in the San Fernando Valley. As a special bonus, she always made delicious dishes for me, like her Chicken Molé, which was one of the best I’ve ever eaten.

— Jacques Pépin

Your dinner also includes a collection of 12 bottles of wine hand-picked by the Children Rising Board of Directors. You won’t easily find a collection like this. Yes, the wine is spectacular, but remember the TLC that went into selecting these wines for you! 

Check out the full list of wine and descriptions here.


Priceless- Special Dinner Experience with Friends
$500.00 - Private Cooking Class For Specially Developed Dinner Menu
$512.00 - Selected Wines
$250.00 - Ingredients gift certificate
$130.00 - Two, 2 hour Cooking Class Gift Certificate
$1,392.00 Total Value!

Fine print.

Your in-home virtual cooking class will be arranged at a mutually agreed upon date no later than June 1, 2023 and will include your choice of the gourmet meal to be prepared. Cooking instructions and an ingredient list will be sent to your home. A $250.00 gift certificate is included to purchase the ingredients you need for your special dinner.

Raffle tickets available to purchase at the event only. Must be present to win!