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The Friends of Wilkinson Center announce The Spirit of Taos Online Auction, presented by American Airlines, available for bidding now through Friday, September 25, 2020.  


While this year’s Spirit of Taos fundraising event has been cancelled due to the current health crisis, the community is invited to continue to support Wilkinson Center by bidding on a curated offering of three exciting auction packages including:


  • The Great Treasure Chest, sponsored by SHM Architects: Your treasure awaits with a cornucopia of gift cards from popular eateries and favorite stores including Bird Bakery, Chili’s, Dugg’s Burger, El Vecino, Flower Child, La Madeleine, Maggiano’s, Mesero, Oriental Trading, Target, The Juice Bar and Tiff’s Treats.


  • Dreamscape:  The Great Staycation! Decorate your patio area with creative yard art from Yard Art Patio & Fireplace, and light things up with Landscape Lighting Supply.  Spend time planting seasonal flowers donated by Ruibals Plants of Texas and learn how to create your dream yard from Master Gardner Dave Forehand at the Dallas Arboretum.If you need something fixed, call ABC Home Services offering a wide range of home services.  For the kiddos, watch birds at home with a beautifully handcrafted birdhouse designed by Charles Myers and plan a yard party with Pinky’s Personalized Yard Cards. When you are finally ready to travel, enjoy 100,000 American Airlines miles.


  • Bonanza Extravaganza featuring a “little something for everyone” for the winning bidder.  Learn how to unleash your potential in a Master Class offered by Brave Leadership taught by TEDx speaker, author and leadership guru Kimberly Davis; and attend a virtual workshop with 9 of your friends and develop vision boards by Creative Oasis coach Jill Bryan.  To capture special family moments enjoy packages from Gittings Photography and Parkhill Fine Portraits.  Top it all off with travel using your 100,000 American Airlines miles.
  • For those wishing to make a monetary donation to help Wilkinson Center continue to evolve to meet the challenges of poverty while keeping the same commitment to dignity and self-respect Gifts of Love in any amount are important and greatly appreciated.


The Spirit of Taos Online Auction would not be possible without the following sponsors: Presenting Sponsor- American Airlines; Kick-Off Sponsor – Sewell; The Great Treasure Chest Sponsor – SHM Architects; Wall of Fame Champion Sponsor – Cohen Electric; and WFAA-TV’s Dale Hansen.


Click hereto register to bid; or for more information contact Andrea Jones,


About Wilkinson Center: 

Wilkinson Center is just that – a center. A starting point for pathways that lead to better things. Since 1982, we’ve helped transform the lives of Dallas families in crisis by setting them on their paths. Whether it’s a path that leads to employment. Or a path that puts food on the table every day. Our formula for success is case management, a compassionate staff, dedicated volunteers and effective, individualized programming that provides food, adult education and jobs. And we believe we can all get from where we are to where we want to be much sooner if we move Forward, together.


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