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 our exclusive collector's item - a vintage Hermes Kelly bag - to a Duck Boat tour for up to 30 people to a stay at the luxurious Mandarin Oriental, Boston to a 4-night stay at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, 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!

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COLLECTOR'S ITEM - HERMES KELLY BAG. For the connoisseur of Hermes bags, this is a rare find and is in pristine condition.

Originally designed in the 1930s, this classic handbag was made famous by the actress Grace Kelly in the 1950s.

Our Hermes Box Kelly Sellier 32 is a full set: bag, shoulder strap, lock, and keys. In its original box, with dust bag and tissue paper with the Hermes sticker still attached. Donated by the Estate of Mary Barger.

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! Tired of fur all around your house? This compact dog grooming vacuum will help!

  • iRobot Wi-Fi Connected Roomba j7 Robot Vacuum
  • Homeika Dog Grooming Kit & Dog Hair Vacuum


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

  • Four Green Monster tickets to a Boston Red Sox 2024 regular season game
  • Autographed item

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

  • $200 Wegmans food market gift card
  • Case of assorted wines
  • Cutting board, champagne bucket

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)

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

  • Mt. Bachelor Pad
  • Dirtbag seatcover
  • Hydroplane toy
  • Pacific loop toy
  • Beacon safety light
  • Switchback leash

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

  • Branded bandana
  • Signature Tote Bag
  • beach towel
  • Socks
  • Collar (L) & Leash
  • dog shampoo
  • 2 dog toys & bag of dog treats
  • bottle of wine

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

  • Bottle of Veuve Clicquot Vintage 2015 Brut Champagne
  • Bottle of Veuve Clicquot Brut NY Rose Champagne
  • Dulce D Leche gift basket
  • 2 Simon Pearce Hartland Flutes

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

  • 4 tickets to Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • One-night stay at Fairmont Copley Plaza
  • $300 Gift Certificate to Deuxave

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

  • Elisa Gold Pendant Necklace in Iridescent Drusy
  • Matching Elaina Gold Adjustable Chain Bracelet

TASTE TEST. For your dog!

  • Gift basket includes an assortment of irresistible dog treats from Polkadog
  • Embark Dog DNA health & test kit, plus branded swag

PARK 9. A bar and a dog park – two of our favorite gathering spots combined under one woof (roof).

  • Gift basket includes entry passes to Park 9, a t-shirt, dog beer, and treats from Polkadog.

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.


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

GRANITE STATE GETAWAY. Stay at the Christmas Farm Inn & Spa - a charming Jackson, NH inn that is ideally located for all White Mountain attractions and destination activities.

  • $400 gift card to Christmas Farm Inn & Spa


  • 2-night stay in a luxury, 1-bedroom suite with breakfast at the Best Western Plus in Stowe/Waterbury, VT

SAIL AWAY. Sail away on Cape Cod! A private sailing excursion & lesson on Pleasant Bay for you & a guest. Enjoy and afternoon or evening private lesson with a skilled instructor. Adaptive boats available depending on need.

  • (Adaptive) sailing session for 2 at Pleasant Bay Community Boating in Harwich, MA

TOAST OF THE TOWN. Classic, elegant, and distinctive - from a stay at the luxurious Mandarin Oriental, Boston to some of the finest champagnes in the world.

  • 1-night stay at the Boston Mandarin Oriental
  • Bottle Collet Esprit Couture Brut
  • Bottle of Pallmes Dor by Feuillatte
  • 2 Simon Pearce Hartland Flutes

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

HIT THE LINKS. Enjoy a round of golf at the stunning Nehoiden Golf Club on the grounds of Wellesley College. Join NEADS board member Harry Grey to play this challenging course. You and up to 2 guests will round out a foursome with Harry.

ARTISTIC ADVENTURE. Bringing out your inner creativity.

  • $120 gift certificate toward a private or group workshop of your choice at Taylor & Rae Studio in Princeton, MA


  • 3 gently used Hermes neck ties
  • 1 gently used Burberry neck tie

SKY'S THE LIMIT. Take to the skies at sunrise for a fascinating 1-hour hot air balloon ride for 2 in scenic southern New Hampshire. The flight experience concludes with a champagne toast & cheese & crackers.

  • Balloon ride for 2 in southern NH
  • $50 gift card to the Copper Door restaurant in Bedford or Salem, NH

PUT ME IN COACH. Practical, elegant, and every bit as desirable as the day it was made.

  • Vintage Coach Jacquard Optic Shoulder Bag & matching scarf

GIN AND BEAR IT. Highclere Castle Gin Gift Basket

  • Gin gift basket featuring Highclere Castle gin signed by Lady Carnarvon, Highclere Castle branded items & 6 martini glasses.

DRESS UP. Style is always in fashion!

  • $200 Birdie and Claire gift certificate
  • Merino wool tube gloves


  • Overnight stay at Encore Boston Harbor
  • Dinner for 2 at Rare Steakhouse

SWEET TOOTH. Gift basket from Harbor Sweets.

  • An assortment of New England's finest handcrafted chocolates, from chocolate Sweet Sloops to delicious artisan truffles and gourmet creations. Your taste buds will thank you.


  • Family portrait photo shoot or $450 toward another type of photo shoot from Kathryn Purinton Photography, Devens, MA

LOUIS VUITTON WRISTLET. Louis Vuitton Damier Azur Double Zip Pochette from a private collection

GET DRESSED. GO OUT. STAY OVER.  Spend the night in the city, tour the ICA, and enjoy dinner at one of Boston’s finest restaurants.

  • $100 gift card to Davios
  • One-night stay in an Executive Classic room at XV Beacon ($600)
  • 2 admission passes to the Institute of Contemporary Art

LOUIS VUITTON WALLET. Vintage Louis Vuitton Monogram Elise Wallet from a private collection

DAVID YURMAN. Albion Collection Ring (size 7 or 7.5) from a private collection

  • Sterling Silver with Prasiolite and Pave Diamonds

Many thanks to all our silent auction sponsors: XV Beacon, Boston Duck Tours, iRobot, Red Sox Foundation, The Black Dog, Wegmans, Dulce D Leche, ICA, Mandarin Oriental Boston, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Kendra Scott, iRobot, Ruffwear, Polkadog, Embark, Park 9 Dog Bar, Waterbury/Stowe Best Western Plus, Melissa Baern, Kent Stetson, Harbor Sweets, Geoff Worrell, Kathryn Purinton Photography, Birdie & Claire, Davios, Pleasant Bay Sailing, Fairmont Copley Hotel, Encore Boston, A&A Balloon Rides, Copper Door Restaurant, Kimberly Beaulieu, Taylor & Rae Studio, Harry Grey, Estate of Mary Barger, Bennett Building Corp.; Gerry & Kathie DeRoche; Nicole & Teo Ferreira; Susan Koors; In Honor of Service Dog Maurice’s Retirement; Jeffrey & Carol Mushnick, Joel & Kaitlin Morin