Get Dressed. Give Back. Silent Auction Preview

This year's Get Dressed. Give Back. features a fabulous collection of unique and exciting Silent Auction packages, donated by local businesses, corporate partners, members of the community, and generous silent auction sponsors. From Quack About and Monster Mash to Get Dressed. Go Out. Stay Out. and Shaken, not Stirred, the Silent Auction has something for everyone. Take a look at our very special auction items, and get ready to put your best bid forward!

You'll find some of the items designated as "Buy It Now." If any of these catch your eye, you can click on the link to buy it in advance, whether you are able to attend on the 30th or not.

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GET DRESSED. GO OUT. STAY OUT. Our most popular package is back. Spend the night in the city and enjoy an authentic Italian dinner at one of Boston’s finest restaurants.

  • $300 gift card to Prezza in Boston’s North End district.
  • One-night stay in an Executive Classic room at XV Beacon ($600)

QUACK ABOUT. Quack Quack! The only way to see historic Boston.

  • One private full duck boat sightseeing charter for up to 30 people at Boston Duck Tours
  • Duck boat dog toy

CLEAN SWEEP. Hate to vacuum? Let this guy do it for you!

  • iRobot Wi-Fi Connected Roomba j7 Robot Vacuum


MONSTER MASH. Hit, Run, Score! Spend the day at Fenway and watch the game from the best seats in the house.

  • Two Green Monster tickets to a Boston Red Sox 2023 regular season game ($400)
  • Kiké Hernández autographed baseball

GET FRAMED. Wrap your treasures in beautiful museum quality custom picture frames.

  • gift card to Stanhope Framers in Boston or Somerville

PUPPY LOVE. Can you handle the cuteness? Immerse yourself in puppy dog kisses and unconditional love.

  • 45-minute puppy litter visit at the NEADS Nursery in Princeton, MA for up to 5 people (ages 5 & above)

DINE IN TONIGHT. All you need for a memorable and relaxing night in.

  • 2 Simon Pearce Wine Glasses
  • Wegmans food market gift card
  • Case of assorted wines

OOH LA LA. Cheers for a romantic night for two.

  • 2 Simon Pearce Heartland Flutes 
  • Bottle of Moet Brute Grand Vintage Rosé 2013 
  • Bottle of Veuve Clicquot 
  • Dulce D Leche chocolates 
  • Olive harvesting bucket 


  • Ethereal 5x7 watercolor painting in mat and frame of Boston Seaport by NEADS Creative Media Specialist, Lori Barrett
  • 2 admission passes to the Institute of Contemporary Art

NIGHT ON THE TOWN. Experience high culture with world class theater and lodging.

  • One-night stay at the Boston Mandarin Oriental
  • 2 Tickets to any 22/23 season production at Huntington Theater Company

KENDRA SCOTT JEWELRY. Timeless and classic jewelry that can be dressed up or down.

  • Franklin Long Necklace in Gold
  • Elton cuff in gold metal with Ivory Mother of Pearl stone

STUDIO G JEWELRY. All eyes will be on you when wearing this beautiful Baroque White Pearl statement necklace by Gina Kovach Studio.

LAURIE TARR ELLSWORTH CUSTOM PET ARTWORK. What better tribute than to immortalize your best friend in art than can hang in your home forever.

  • Custom oil on canvas portrait of your pet by artist Laurie Tarr Ellsworth

THE BLACK DOG. Ultimate Black Dog Gift swag package includes the following items:

  • Branded bandana
  • Signature Tote Bag
  • Baseball cap
  • Socks
  • Collar (L)
  • Leash
  • Water bottle
  • cozy sweatshirt blanket

RUFFWEAR GOODIES. Ruffwear gift basket filled with high quality dog toys and gear:

  • Highlands Pad
  • stash bag
  • Hydroplane toy
  • Pacific loop toy
  • Beacon safety light
  • Bivy bowl
  • Switchback leash


  • Gift basket includes an assortment of irresistible dog treats from Polkadog (Boston, MA). Tube of Cod Skins, Chicken Strips, pouch of Lucky Duck bits, pouch of Chicken Little Bones & 2 bags of Peanut Butter Wonder Nuggets
  • Embark Dog DNA health & test kit


  • 2-night stay in a luxury, 1-bedroom suite with breakfast at the Best Western Plus in Stowe/Waterbury, VT
  • Gift certificate for a dozen cider donuts from Cold Hollow Cider Mill
  • gift card to the restaurant, The Reservoir
  • gift card to the restaurant, Zen Barn
  • gift card to Stowe Street Emporium gift shop
  • 2 factory tour passes to Ben & Jerry's


  • 2-night stay in a luxury, 1-bedroom suite with breakfast at the Best Western Plus in Stowe/Waterbury, VT
  • Gift certificate for a dozen cider donuts from Cold Hollow Cider Mill
  • gift card to the restaurant, The Reservoir
  • gift card to Stowe Street Emporium gift shop
  •  gift card to Ben & Jerry’s


  • 14 karat white gold, round brilliant cut white and blue diamond necklace; total carat weight: .5 carats
  • 2 Vineyard Vines neckties

DESSERT OF YOUR DREAMS. Dessert of choice made by professional pastry chef Melissa Baern.

Melissa holds Culinary and Pastry degrees from Johnson & Wales University & has worked at area restaurants including Ritz-Carlton Hotel, The Black Forest Café, Café Freesia, Sorelle & many others. She also owned a private catering business.

A TASTE OF ITALY. Gift basket including

  • 6 wine glasses
  • wine picnic set
  • Marchetti Verdicchio Dei Castelli Di Jesi Classico vino
  • 4 types of pasta
  • chocolate bars
  • Venice magnet
  • black & white truffle oils
  • truffle vinegar
  • spice blend
  • 3 pasta sauces
  • chocolate truffles


  • Custom signature clutch Kent Stetson handbag, made exclusively for NEADS

SHAKEN, NOT STIRRED. Gift basket including

  • 6 wine glasses,
  • wine picnic set,
  • bartender's mixology tools,
  • Grey Goose vodka,
  • Beefeater gin,
  • martini recipe book,
  • cocktail napkins, cocktail shaker towels,
  • cocktail olives & cherries,
  • miscellaneous nips

VINTAGE VIBE. An antique crate filled with a curated collection of vintage decor straight from the farmhouse.

TITO'S TREASURES. Custom branded Tito’s gift package, perfect for the Tito’s Handmade Vodka fan in your life. 

  • Tailgate wagon 
  • 2 unisex sweaters (M & XL) 
  • 750ML bottle of Tito's Vodka 
  • Dog Bowl, leash, 2 dog toys, & 2 bandanas 
  • Travel kit for Tito's 
  • Tito's Cooler

HOPPIN' GOOD TIME - BOSTON. Specially curated Boston beer package includes: 

  • 2 Simon Pearce Tankard Glasses
  • 2 tickets to any Boston Crawling History Tour Pub Crawl
  • gift card to Trillium Brewing Company 
  • 2 cases of Sam Adams Boston Lager 
  • Vintage French laundry basket

HOPPIN' GOOD TIME WORCESTER. Central Massachusetts brewery package includes: 

  • Gift package + gift card from Redemption Rock Brewing Company 
  • Gift package + gift card from Wachusett Brewing Company 
  • Gift package + beer from Tree House Brewing Company 
  • WormTown beer 
  • WooSox gift package includes Enmanuel Valdez signed ball + baseball hat 
  • Tobacco harvesting basket

OUT OF THIS WORLD. Enjoy an unforgettable experience at David Clark Company, Inc. 

  • Ultimate astronaut experience for 2-4 adults at David Clark Co. includes tour of facility & opportunity to wear real aerospace life support equipment 

BOSTON BOUND. Treat yourself to a night out in the city. 

  • 1-night stay at the Boston Canopy Hotel by Hilton
  • gift card to Boston’s Verano Restaurant Group (valid at Nico, Rina’s & The Original Strega North End)

DISNEY'S SARATOGA SPRINGS RESORT & SPA. A 5 day, 4-night stay for 4 at Saratoga Springs Resort on Disney

  • no blackout dates; reserve up to 7 months in advance


  • Gift certificate toward private or group Workshop of your choice at Taylor & Rae Studio in Princeton, MA

LIMITED EDITION GUCCI DIONYSUS BAG. Special Collection Limited Edition Rugged Suede Dionysus Crossbody bag from a private collection, gently used.

The Dionysus shoulder bag includes a defining tiger head closure - a unique detail referencing the Greek god Dionysus, who in the myth is said to have crossed the river Tigris on a tiger sent to him by Zeus. Comes with box and dust bag.

LOUIS VUITTON VICTORINE WALLET. A 2022 Victorine Wallet Black Leather Monogram Empreinte new with tags. Comes with box and dust bag.

The Victorine envelope-style wallet is crafted from supple Monogram Empreinte leather, embossed with the iconic Monogram pattern. This compact, feminine wallet is characterized by its exceptionally functional design, which opens out to reveal an array of practical features, including card slots, a pocket for bills and a zipped coin compartment on the side. 

DAVID YURMAN. Sterling Wide Crossover Ring size 8 from a private collection.

The DY Crossover® Collection explores the rhythmic weaving of line to create form and movement. Using a dynamic range of smooth and cabled cords, the individual strands are meticulously entwined.

Many thanks to all our silent auction sponsors: Prezza, XV Beacon, Boston Duck Tours, iRobot, Red Sox Foundation, Stanhope Framers, Nicole Ferreira, Kim Saal, Wegmans, Carol Kerwin-Mushnick & Jeffrey Mushnick from Medway Oil, Dulce D Leche, Lori Barrett, ICA, Mandarin Oriental, Huntington Theatre Company, Kendra Scott, Studio G, Laurie Tarr Ellsworth, The Black Dog, Ruffwear, Polkadog, Embark, Melissa Moore, Waterbury/Stowe Best Western Plus, Cold Hollow Cider Mill, The Reservoir, Zen Barn, Stowe Street Emporium, Ben & Jerry's, Dawn Lieber, Melissa Baern, Kimberly Beaulieu, Kent Stetson, Emily Trout & NEADS Service Dog Bella, Purple Rose Home, Gerry & Kathie DeRoche, Boston Crawling, Trillium Brewing Company, Boston Beer Company, Terri & Eidir Pereira, Redemption Rock Brewing Co., Wachusett Brewing Co., Tree House Brewing Co., WooSox, Canopy Hotel by Hilton, Geoff Worrell, Taylor & Rae Studio, Laura McTaggart, Gardiner Howland Shaw Foundation, and North Atlantic Investment Partners