"Flight of the Hummingbirds" was lovingly crafted locally by GECRC friend, Lynn Bruno. It is described as a lap quilt measuring 48"x63", to cuddle under while reading or watching TV. The fabric is by Robert Hoffman Artisan Batiks, 100% cotton. The quilt is accompanied by a poem written by Ali Tannenbaum drawing the similarities between the journey of hummingbirds and those of our refugee and immigrant neighbors. Both have arduous journeys we joyfully receive here in Glen Ellyn.
Kringle all the Way! A trip of holiday tins will be delivered to your porch this Winter season!!
Custom planted trip of adorable Kris Kringle Tree farm tins for your porch next Holiday season. Fresh cut evergreen boughs expertly arranged by the local Urban Oasis Containers team with your choice of natural accents or ornaments. Intended for outdoor décor. Will last all winter! Delivered locally to your door mid November 2022.
3 different sizes L 14", 12" & 10" radius.
Tallest is 17" high.
Reading, Swimming, Playing Games - Fun All Around for the Kids in your Family!
JK Palmer is a Glen Ellyn native and author of these three children's books. They creatively weave concepts of courage, acceptance, and the power of love. Palmer's books are suitable for toddlers through early readers (ages 2-8). Illustrations by Scott Harding and Karen Wilke Heyse are also local to the area.
Ten Thousand Villages selected their favorite kids games to donate to GECRC to celebrate it's 20th Anniversary. These thoughtful, dynamic, and colorful games will keep kids from PreK through middle school engaged in thoughtful conversation and meaningful challenges as they learn about the world and mindfulness.
One free swim session, a swim towel and toy for your little one to enjoy. Glen Ellyn's Goldfish swim is a great experience for families.
Beat That is a bonkers battle of wacky challenges game for ages 9 and up. Fun game for small groups of kids.
Prior to the CSO show on July 2nd we recommend making reservations at the nearby Acanto restaurant with this $100 gift card to Gage Hospitality Group.
The winning bidder is entitled to four (4) tickets to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's special concert Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in Concert.
Saturday, July 2, 2022; 7:30pm
Richard Kaufman conductor
Watch the complete 6th film unfold as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra performs John Williams' legendary score. In the climactic sixth episode of the Star Wars saga, Darth Vader readies the second Death Star to unleash the final blow to the Rebel Alliance. Luke Skywalker joins R2-D2, C-3PO and Princess Leia to free Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt and launch a desperate attack upon the entire Imperial Fleet.
Ticket holders are invited to a free preconcert conversation featuring Richard Kaufman in Orchestra Hall 75 minutes before the performance. The conversation will last approximately 30 minutes. No additional tickets required.
The highest bidder gets two tickets for Saturday, December 3, 2022, at 8:00pm to see the Chicago Symphony Orchestra perform. Accompanying the two tickets will be a book about Symphony Music, gourmet coffee, musical themed mugs, and a tea towel from the CSO store. What a fun way to enjoy the holiday season!
Enjoy a delightful evening at Shaw's Crab House with friends. This $100 gift card will kick off an amazing night of delicious food and drink.
Sarah Coe Gift Bag & Good Roots Plant!
Have you been in the cutest new store in Glen Ellyn - Good Roots? It's happy, creative, and welcoming. You'll find a great spot in your home for this 10" snake plant in a decorative planter. It's easy to care for and great for the environment. Enjoy!
Enjoy this beautiful package from The Design Studio. Includes 1) Signature scent: Candle & Reed Diffuser, which are part of Sarah's new signature scent collection, handpicked with only best quality. Each combine warm and smooth accents to indulge your senses with pure luxury. Candle is 4" x 3.5" and Room spray is 120 ml. 2) $50 Gift Card to The Design Studio for an in-store purchase of a floor items. 3) Dahlia Arrangement of delicate pink silk dahlias in an 8" high glass vase. Instant flair and luxury for your space.
Head west to experience Geneva!
Start the day by enjoying a fresh lunch in a quaint space at the Atrium Café inside the Little Traveler.
Explore all the wondering shopping Geneva has to offer. Treat yourself to something unique and full of flair at Cocoon - a must see boutique in downtown Geneva. You are sure to find something to spend $25 on! (or more!)
Take a break and pamper yourself at the spa. Salternative Spa is a comfortable, casual environment featuring the highest quality spa and holistic wellness services. Beyond a spa, Salternative is a tranquil get away that you can visit any time you need a little peace.
This gift card entitles you to three (3) delightful experiences:
Float Therapy Session
Salt Room Session
Top off the day of shopping and exploring Geneva at Barrel + Rye - same owners, quality, and friendly atmosphere as Glen Ellyn's Maize + Mash yet a different location! $35 will help get your tab started.
Enjoy Geneva and all it has to offer!
Are you a Beatles fan? A WXRT fan? Win this to enjoy a dinner for two plus your host, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, Terri Hemmert! Terri will treat you to a Chicago Rosebud dinner and share her expertise about the Beatles. This will be an evening to remember and cherish.
Local artist Marissa Voytenko lovingly created this beautiful 20"x20" encaustic and wood original art work. It is displayed on a cradled birch wood panel. Encaustic paint began in the 1st century during Roman-Egyptian rule. The word encaustic is Greek and literally means to burn in. The beeswax based paint uses a blow torch to seal the layers of paint together. It is a wonderful texture and movement of colors.
Enter in the Dare To Dream Raffle
For a chance to win!
1 winner gets $500
2 winners get $250 each
Styled Family Photoshoot with Karly Tearney and Styled by Golden Iris!
Style Guide: A complete style guide, with shoppable links, for the family. We work to make sure all the outfits are coordinated and in a color palette of your choosing. We also make sure items are in stock in your desired sizes when the style guide is sent. This guide can be used to purchase new items, or you can use it to shop your closets to find like items.
Family Photos: The highest bidder gets the treat of working with our amazing local photographer, Karly Tearney. She offers her mini package for family photoshoot, portraits, or head shots. Her package includes 30-45 minutes in the Glen Ellyn or surrounding area. Karly offers 20+ color images available for download from an online gallery and printing rights.
Unique items from Glen Ellyn's local Gather and Collect. Items include puzzles, art, decorations, finger puppets, notebook, calendar, blanket, crafts and so much more!
Chips - Crackers - Cookies - More!
Highest bidder heads home with a Trader Joe's tote bag filled with their best selling items. This is curated from our very favorite local team member here in Glen Ellyn. This tote can be carried to your next picnic or even July 4th BBQ! Enjoy.
Enjoy a taste of three local gyms!
Free one-month membership plus gift bag for Glen Ellyn's new Orangetheory location. Orangetheory is a total-body group workout that combines science, coaching and technology to guarantee maximum results from the inside out. Because the work you do in studio makes all the difference out in your world.
Free one-month membership plus gift bag for Glen Ellyn's Club Pilates location. At Club Pilates, reformer-based classes are complemented by Trigger Point, TRX, springboard, chair, and other equipment designed to build strength, mobility and stability. No matter your age, lifestyle or fitness level, Club Pilates offers classes designed for your specific needs and abilities.
One month membership for a family or individual to HealthTrack Sports Wellness. This is for a NEW member and may not be used toward current members' dues. HealthTrack is the local all-inclusive health and fitness club where guests make friends and improve fitness.
Enjoy VIP treatment on Monday August 1, 2022 while cheering on the Chicago White Sox against Kansas City Royals. This Scout Ticket package includes four tickets, all food and drink, and parking. These premium tickets give you access to the Wintrust Scout Lounge, a fully renovated 248 seat all-inclusive lounge with custom furniture and extended post-game lounge hours. Your seats will give you unparalleled views of the game from the first 11 rows behind home plate. Private entrance at Gat 3 1/2, comfortable, padded, wide seats. Indulge in an all-inclusive gourmet buffet, premium open bar and in-seat food and beverage service. Play Ball!
Enjoy a round of golf including a cart for two players. You may choose day of play Monday through Thursday. Reservations highly recommended. Expires December 31, 2022.
Highest bidder takes home this memorable jacket from the 2019 NHL Winter Classic when the Blackhawks played at Notre Dame. This hooded jacket is an XL full zip and perfect for any outdoor games or adventures.
A trio of homemade pies by award winning local home pie baker, Celia Rodee. Pies can be delivered all at once in this handmade Amish Triple Pie Basket, or may be requested as 3 separate pies. Choose summer fruit pies, Thanksgiving pies or whatever your favorite pie(s) might be. Includes an Emile Henri pie plate and Le Cruset pie bird.
Retail value of Three tiered pie basket, Emile Henri pie dish and Le Cruset pie Bird: $150+
Value of the deliciousness of homemade pies: priceless
Comprehensive evaluation and assessment for a child between 6-18 years of age at Glen Ellyn's very own Marvelous Minds. Useful for concerns with attention, executive function, learning styles, etc.
Blonde Boutique, Massage, and Nails!
Jordyn will treat the winner of this item to a relaxing and rejuvenating one hour massage. The HealthTrack Day Spa is a great spot to practice wellness on a regular basis.
Treat yourself to a special manicure or pedicure at Royal Nail Spa salon in Glen Ellyn. $50 gift card will get you amazing service, relaxing atmosphere, and a refreshing feeling of a spa.
Treat yourself to something luxuriously trendy at Glen Ellyn's very own Blonde Boutique on Main Street.
The highest bidder will leave the event with a W flag plus two W-inning tickets to watch the Cubs from home plate at Wrigley Field. Seats are in Section 21, Row 9, Seats 7 & 9. (First base side, behind home plate, by the visitor on deck circle. Amazing seats!) Game targeted for the winner is against the Marlins on Sunday, August 7th at 1:20pm. Go Cubs Go!
From a local Glen Ellyn artist, Jennifer Collander's collection of fairytale heroines prints recreated in oil on canvas. Beautiful palettes highlight each princess and qualities that celebrate her individuality. Prints of Ariel, Cinderella, Aurora, Tiana, Rapunzel, Moana and Belle.
Winning bidder gets to collaborate with the talented Marci Myers who will help you select a frame for your treasures. This $50 gift certificate may be used any time. Connect with Marci to schedule a consultation. email@example.com
Hand made special for GECRC's celebration this beautiful table topper will brighten your spring or summer setting. The fabric is a good quality upholstery fabric. Top with your favorite candles or silk or real flowers.
The cloth measures about 45" square and is made in the style of SHINE Handmade.
$500 gift card toward any service of choice at the premier local Glen Ellyn Medical Spa, Insula Aesthetics. Many services to choose from including Botox, chemical peels, fillers, facials, IV therapy, PRP and much more. Book a consultation with the talented, Ashely Herman to learn what is right for you. Her goal is to help her patients optimize their unique beauty by gracefully enhancing their features. By diminishing signs of aging, regenerating what has been lost on a cellular level and properly caring for the skin, she strives to help patients feel and look refreshed so they love what they see in the mirror.
Glen Ellyn Trio of Goodness!
Blackberry Market, Marcels &
Olive 'n Vinnies
This package includes the best of the best foodie spots in our hometown:
- $50 gift card to enjoy a delicious treat from Blackberry
- $20 gift card to shop at Marcels
- Two signature 60ml items from Glen Ellyn's Olive 'n Vinnies. Plus a punch card to redeem one 60ml Olive Oil and one 60ml aged Balsamic for 12 months from June 2022 to May 2023. Only allowed 2 bottles per month.
Updating garden space with art!
Chose 50 perennial plants that will thrive in your Glen Ellyn yard. Landscape design artist and Churchill mom, Jennifer Umlauf, provides about 30 options as well as advice, photos, and examples of layout in your space. She will order and deliver the plants to your home. Don't miss this opportunity to update your planting beds and to meet Jennifer!
Decorated with fused glass and designed by GECRC friend, Penny Linneweh, the highest bidder may tuck this whimsical bug and sweet garden stake into their favorite planter or garden spot.
Grist is a guide to cooking with grains, beans, seeds, and legumes. You never knew those ingredients could be so delicious. Friend of GECRC, Abra Berens' cookbook is beautiful to flip through and inspiring to cook with.
Tote bag filled with curated items from Marcels just for the GECRC Dare To Dream Event. Tote includes:
- Maldon sea salt flakes
- Honey Trail local organic honey
- 8 Track organic chickpeas
- Dunya Harvest Black quinoa
- Beaufor Dijon mustard
- Whole mini Datterino tomatoes
Enjoy a farm to table dining experience at Granor Farm in Three Oaks Michigan.
Taste of Granor dinner for 2 with beverage pairing, a family style, multi course meal that showcases the best of Granor's organic offerings and local produce.
Ruffage is an amazing cookbook written by GECRC friend Abra Berens. It is a guide to cooking with vegetables and making them sparkle.
Tote bag filled with curated items from Marcel's just for the GECRC Dare To Dream Event. Tote includes:
- Maldon sea salt flakes
- Honey Trail local organic honey
- 8 Track organic chickpeas
- Dunya Harvest Black quinoa
- Beaufor Dijon mustard
- Whole mini Datterino tomatoes
This package includes a tote bag with a Warhol poster and COD promotions plus a PRIVATE tour of the Warhol: Portfolios in Pop Art Exhibition for up to six (6) people. Your tour guide is Director of the McAninch Arts Center, Diana Martinez. Date to be agreed upon from June 10, 2023 to September 1, 2023.
The tour includes background and history on Andy Warhol, behind the scenes information on the exhibition and a walk through of the 10,000 sq. foot exhibition with question and answer opportunity throughout. The experience lasts about 75 minutes.
Offer is good Tuesday- Saturday 10a-6p. The MAC is open until 9p on Thursday nights.
The highest bidder gets to experience one free semester at the Wheaton Yamaha Music School. Before getting started with lessons you can strum some tunes on a ukulele and wear a Wheaton Yamaha t-shirt.
Apollo Chorus & Remington's Dinner
Highest bidder gets two main floor orchestra section tickets to The Apollo Chorus of Chicago's performance of Handel's Messiah. Performed at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Chicago. Performances are scheduled at 3pm on Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 11. Winning bidder may select date.
Prior to enjoying Handel's Messiah in December, make a reservation at Remington's for dinner. This $100 gift card will kick off a delightful evening.
For adults and children alike this basket is full of Frank Gironda's best selling products. Make your next appointment soon and use the $50 gift card toward your services. Frank Gironda has locations in Glen Ellyn, Naperville, and Wheaton.
20th Anniversary Celebration Artisan Items
Set of 8 hand crafted note cards by local Glen Ellyn resident Kathleen McKinney. Kathleen hopes these are bought by someone who appreciates hand-made, unique items and who still enjoys communication via paper, and perhaps even "snail mail"
Original letter opener adorned with fused glass hand made by friend Penny Linneweh.
Local author PJ HarteNaus shares the story of her dad's dog growing up in Glen Ellyn. This sweet story includes lots of familiar locations right here in Glen Ellyn. This signed copy should sit on any Glen Ellyn family's bookshelf.
Little Girls, Little Girls book and art supplies are generously donated by local author Lucy Dallman. Her story of inspiration and encouragement is perfect for any young lady wanting to create beauty around her. Book is signed by both author and illustrator.
Enjoy a day trip wandering through Lincoln Park and making stops at these amazing locations.
Aroma Workshops are a super fun event with family or friends. Two gift certificates for a signature scent creation in 2.2 oz atomizers are offered with this package. Professionals assist you to find a personal blend then dispense it into a beautiful perfume bottle. Scent events take about an hour. Located at 2110 N Halsted St, Chicago.
Among the signature boutiques in Lincoln Park on the north side of Chicago is Pyar + Co. A must see for browsing, inspiring, and enjoying time with friends or family. This straw tote is filled with beautiful accessories including a throw pillow, cotton afghan, and kitchen accessories.
Summer House Santa Monica is a sunny restaurant serving New American grub, tropical drinks & more in an airy space with an atrium. Use this $100 gift card to enjoy time with friends and family. Located on North Halsted Street in the heart of Lincoln Park it is a destination spot for a great day of dinging and shopping.
Highest bidder gets ALL of these lotto tickets! Who knows how much you'll win!
Hand Crafted Items for
GECRCs 20th Anniversary
Set of 8 hand crafted note cards by local Glen Ellyn resident, Kathleen McKinney. Kathleen hopes these are bought by someone who appreciates hand-made, unique items and who still enjoys communication via paper, and perhaps even "snail mail"
Pop your favorite 5x7 photo into this original art work photo frame. It was designed and crafted by local artist, Pennelope Linneweh, who is a long time friend to GECRC.
Summer bike crawl opportunity via bike along the Prairie Path! Stop at More Brewery and Common Goods Cocktail House!
$50 gift card to Glen Ellyn's Common Good Cocktail House. They make modern, classic, upscale, seasonal and sometimes whimsical cocktails using fun techniques in a beautiful but low-key, friendly environment.
Enjoy exploring the More Brewing Company locations in Huntley or Villa Park. This $25 gift card will get you started on enjoying their amazing craft beer and food. Also included is a four-pack of Clamp & Gasket, their IPA Double Dry-Hopped with Amarillo, Citra, Strata & Idaho 7. The package is rounded out with More's Double Origin Imperial Stout. This stout is aged in bourbon barrels for 27 months infused with dark matter coffee, with cocoa nibs and coconut.
GECRC friend and rising actress, Molly Hernandez has an amazing role at The Lookingglass Theater's Alice In Wonderland this season. Highest bidder gets to redeem two tickets to see Lookingglass Alice Show ends July 17, 2022, so make your plans fast. All ages will adore this fantastic show.
Start your day with a work out and a healthy smoothie & finish it with an amazing dinner- -
Rise Fitness+Wellness ~ Extract Juicery ~ Altiro Latin-Fusion Restaurant!!
One month of unlimited classes at Rise Fitness and Wellness. What a great way to fill your time - friendly challenges among uplifting peers right here in Glen Ellyn or at their new neighboring studio on Main St, Wheaton.
$50 gift card to Wheaton's best juice bar. Small business owner, Kevin Walker, is excited to welcome you to his juice bar where you immediately smell the fresh healthy food air. You'll love their smoothies, bowls, and juices. A great way to finish up a work out, start the day, or get a healthy pick me up mid-day. Enjoy!
Enjoy a delicious dinner with this $50 gift certificate at downtown Wheaton's latin and fusion restaurant, Altiro. Cocktails and food alike are delicious. The neighborhood friendly atmosphere shouldn't be missed. Enjoy!