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Celebrating more than 50 years of public television excellence
WSBE Rhode Island PBS presents our first annual Holiday Auction

Rhode Island PBS is pleased to share the exciting news that our online auction will now be a permanent addition to our annual fundraising efforts! With holiday gift-giving season right around the corner, the Rhode Island PBS Holiday Auction makes shopping fun and easy. Featuring eight premium travel and dining experiences, plus dozens of various gifts and specialty items, there are no supply chain issues here! 

The auction opens on November 1 and closes on Wednesday, November 30 with a 30-minute televised special at 8 p.m. The auction bidding ends at 9 p.m. 

Hosted by Dr. Pablo Rodriguez, member of the Rhode Island PBS Foundation Board of Directors, and Dr. Kiara Butler, host of Generation Rising, the auction finale includes beautiful video profiles of the premium travel getaways, and musical interludes performed by local artists. 

While you watch the special - and keep an eye on your bids - enjoy delicious small bites and a bottle of wine of your choice, in a package delivered to your door. Please order your Sip 'n' Bid package by Wednesday, November 23. 

Bid confidently, knowing you are getting great gifts for your loved ones (and maybe even for yourself!), plus supporting the shows you love on Rhode Island PBS. Your financial support makes possible the quality content we produce and present all year long, and the educational programs and services we offer to K-12 teachers, students, and parents. Visit this auction often as new items will be added regularly. Thank you!

Sip & Bid Party Package

The ordering window has closed. Individuals who purchased a Sip & Bid will receive an email to coordinate delivery of their Sip & Bid on Wednesday, November 30th. Auction bidding is still open! 

Pair your viewing of the Holiday Auction broadcast on November 30 with our Sip & Bid Party Package - a home-delivered, insulated bag that includes a bottle of wine of your choice - white, rosÚ, red, or to add sparkle to your evening, two Prosecco splits or zero-proof sparkling rosÚ from TÍST!

Your party package also includes hearty, savory nosh for two people from Just Ellen's Catering & Event Planning.

Plus, you will receive a one-year Rhode Island PBS Membership valued at $60 that includes:

  • Monthly eNewsletter
  • PerksConnect
  • One year subscription to Rhode Island Monthly magazine
  • Rhode Island PBS | Passport (must provide a valid email address to activate)

The deadline for purchase is Wednesday, November 23, so get yours before they are gone!



Rhode Island PBS
Kimberly Amons

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