Auction Donation - Hard Hats & High Heels Gala


Our 5th Annual Hard Hats and High Heels Gala and Auction will surely not disappoint!  Get ready to bid on some amazing and exciting live auction packages and experiences.  The live auction with David Sobon will feature some big-ticket, big experience items you won’t want to miss!

We are currently puting together our auction items for our 2018 event.  In the meantime, please feel free to check out some of the items we had available for bidding at our 2017 event.

If you are interested in donating a high-end auction item or experience, please contact Laine Himmelmann at

2017 Auction

Doors Project: 7 doors from the Habitat Doors Project as displayed at ARTHOUSE.  Doors created by David Asch, Macee Burns, Sheldon Carpenter, Sondra Hersh, Kate Riley, Jennifer Tachera, and Kerri Warner.  (The doors are our 1 auction item that are available for absentee bidding for those who are interested in purchasing a door, but unable to attend.  Minimum absentee bid for a door is $1,000.  Email bid inquiries to Shannin Stein by 4/27/17 at

Adventure Climbing Tour in Yosemite with  Alex Honnold: Alex Honnold is the undisputed #1 rock climber in the world.  His audacious free-solo ascents of America’s biggest cliffs have made him one of the most recognized and followed climbers in the world.  Honnold has been profiled by 60 minutes and the New York times, featured on the cover of National Geographic, and starred in numerous adventure films including the Emmy-nominated “Alone on the Wall”.  Now YOU have the opportunity to join Alex on the wall for an incredible climb in Yosemite.  Dates must be scheduled between spring and fall.  All skill levels welcome.  Value: $10,000 (Thank you Alex Honnold)

One a Kind Behind the Scenes Disney Experience: Join a Disney Television Director on a very special behind the scenes tour of the historic studio Main Lot in Burbank, California where all the magic started!  Enjoy a behind the scenes peek at the process of how animation is made at Disney TV in an in-depth presentation that will take you all the way from the written premise to completed animated episode!  Learn from a Disney artist how to draw Mickey Mouse in an exclusive drawing session and get a goodie bag with special mystery items that will complete this magical experience about all things Disney.  Must be scheduled between September-November 2017. Value Priceless (Thank you Matthew Braly, Disney Director) 

7 days and 7 nights at Arroyo Roble Resort in Sedona Arizona: Spectacular views, creekside tranquility, and awesome beauty will make this week in Sedona surrounded by red-rock buttes truly memorable! You and up to five (5) guests will enjoy a seven night stay in an exquisite two-story villa at Arroyo Roble Resort located on nine secluded acres of mature, beautiful landscaping along the banks of Oak Creek. Embark on a breathtaking hike or enjoy any of the extensive resort amenities which include indoor swimming pools, spas, a steam room, sauna, fitness center and all sort of fun onsite activities such as racquet ball, tennis, and more! Located within walking distance to Uptown Sedona shops and restaurants too!  Book for a week of your choice in 2018.  Airfare not included.  Value $4,100.  Minimum bid $3,000  (Thank you Susan Sheridan)

Once in a Lifetime Tactical Training Day with the Sacramento Police Force 

Spend a day training like the heroes in blue!  Experience the brand new force simulator where you will be placed in all types of high-stakes situations where you will have to determine the level of force to be used and use it!  Then, go through the simunition experience where you will get the opportunity to experience and go through the brand new tactical village  (an indoor facility that is one of its kind in Northern California and features 43 rooms, a school setting, state-of-the-art digital video and audio systems, re-configurable entrances and exits, a bar scene, and controlled lighting to simulate daylight and evening operations.)  AND SHOOT SIMUNITION ROUNDS AT BAD GUYS! Plus an on the water ride along! Value: Priceless (Thank you Sacramento Police Department and Det. Brad Robison)

7 Nights at the Grand Mayan Resort for 6: Enjoy a luxurious resort vacation in Puerto Vallarta. Walk along gorgeous beaches, explore local culture and sights, play a little tennis or a round of golf! This resort boasts private spas, a fitness center, swimming pools and well-trained staff. Your suite contains a full kithcen, private Jacuzzi and twice daily maid service. (Does not include airfare.) Value: $2,500 (Thank you Dr. Sae Sohn)

Wild Boar Hunt: Up to six (6) guests will join Bob Slobe and Habitat CEO Rob Kerth for a guided one-day wild boar hunting trip at the fabulous 7,000 acre Spring Valley Ranch in the coastal range near Williams.  This trip is sure to include gasoline, cigar smoke, alcohol and cordite.  And if we’re lucky,  wild boar!  Hunters need to provide their own hunting licenses, game tags and fire arms.  Flexible scheduling.  Value: PRICELESS (Thank you Bob Sobe and Rob Kerth)

Beachside Villa in Costa Rica: This stunning ocean view 2 bedroom suite, 2 bathroom villa sits on the top floor of a villa on Langosta Beach. It is one of only 11 units in this private gated community with the beach less than 20 meters away. With classic and refined tropical style, accommodations include an updated full gourmet kitchen. Decorated impeccably, all furniture was made by local artisans and finished with the best Sunbrella fabrics. This luxury condo delivers excellence on many levels, with handmade tongue and groove hardwood ceilings in the living area, and bamboo ceiling in the baths and balcony. With 1500 square feet of living space, new washer/dryer, built in desk/work area. Located 45 minutes for airport. Between the location and amenities, this beautiful villa makes for an ideal beach getaway! Occupancy 4, no pets, adults only. Available June – December 2017 and April – December 2018 excluding holidays. Airfare not included Value: $2,000.  Minimum $1,000 (Thank you ERC Africa Travel)

VIP Clarksburg Wine Bus Tour: 50 people will get to join us on one of our most popular auction items – the Annual VIP Wine Tour!  Embark upon a wonderful journey to one of Sacramento’s hidden gem–Clarksburg. You’ll be guided through tastings at 3 local wineries and provided viticulture education by local vintner, Muddy Boot Wine proprietor, and one of the “Band of Brothers” himself, Tom Merwin. Lunch will be served at the midway point at Husick’s Taphouse, a local establishment serving Delta cuisine. Join us for great wine, tasty food, and the opportunity to learn about the wine-crafting process. Value: $85 per ticket (Thank you Tom Merwin and Sterling Ride)

5 course wine paring dinner prepared by Supper Club Executive Chef Matt Woolston for 12 people at Turley Vineyards  in Amador County with Winemaker Larry Turley: Join owner and wine maker of Turley Wine Cellars, Larry Turley and Supper Club owner and Executive Chef Matt Woolston for a 5 course wine pairing dinner at the Turley Wine Cellars tasting room in Plymouth. Learn about the history of the winery, taste rare vintages, and enjoy an amazing dinner in the beautiful Amador hills.  Value $2,000 (Thank you Matt and Yvette Woolston & Larry Turley)

Sunset Delta Cruise Dinner Party for 16: Enjoy an elaborate Delta evening cruise on board the historical “Contessa”, a 1957, 50 foot wooden Stephens Brothers Motor Yacht.  The 3 hour cruise Captained by Bob Slobe and Sotoris Kolokotronis will include libations and a delectable dinner catered by Jerry Zimmermann – Executive Chef at Patriot.  Scheduling available for summer/fall 2017.  Value $4,000 (Thank you Bob Slobe and Sotoris Koloklotronis)

San Francisco Sightseeing Flight for 2: You and a guest will enjoy a relaxing afternoon flight in a Cessna Skylane over San Francisco Bay with Habitat for Humanity Board member Ron Lamb, then stop for a scrumptious authentic Italian lunch at Mezza Luna in historic Princeton By the Sea (near Half Moon Bay). Must take place by October 1, 2017 Value $750 (Thank you Ron Lamb)

Pop the Cork!  Enjoy a Double Magnum of Ridge Vineyards 2014 Geyersville Red Blend! This beautiful red wine includes grapes from Ridge Vineyards’ Sonoma County and Alexander Valley vineyards and is a blend of Zinfandel, Carignane, Petite Sirah, and Mourvedre. Value $250 (Thank you Dana Figlar, Executive Assistant Ridge Vineyards)

Abalone Diving Trip: Up to four people will join our CEO Rob Kerth on a diving trip for North Coast Red Abalone, as well as up to 2 nights stay at Rob’s rustic cabin in the redwoods.  This trip is definitely for the adventurous.  Abalone hunters need to swim and hold their breath to a depth of 10 feet in the ocean.  The thrill of abalone diving is something you will never forget! Rob has been hunting abalone for forty years and has taken many divers to get their first abalone.  Trip can be scheduled May thru October less July. Rental dive gear included. Divers will need to obtain their own fishing licenses and abalone tags (approx. $70) Value: PRICELESS (Thank  you Rob Kerth)

Wanna Get away?  Enjoy 4 one-way tickets to the destination of your choice!  Good wherever Southwest flies! Value $1,000 (Thank you Southwest Airlines)

Custom Made Wine Cabinet filled with 20 bottles of Wine: Looking to jump start your collection or increase your established reserve?  Enjoy 20 great bottles of wine donated from our Board Members’ private collections, with varietals for every discerning palate.  The wine will be presented with a custom made wine cabinet constructed from recycled materials by Habitat Construction Site Supervisor, Mike Strauch.  Value $2,500 (Thank you Habitat Site Supervisor, Mike Strauch and the Habitat Board of Directors)

Get on the Booze Wagon! Wagon filled with 21 bottles of booze!  Please enjoy responsibly! Value $500 (Thank you Habitat Young Professionals)

Party on Ice! Skate, spin, whirl and twirl a team building experience or private party like no other – this one’s on ICE! This incredible experience includes exclusive use of Iceland Ice Skating Rink for you and up to 100 people for 2 hours for a private party! Whether you want to have free skate or a game of Broomball – you get to choose. One lucky guest can even drive the Zamboni!  Ice skates for everyone included! Schedule during January and March.   Value Priceless! (Thank you Rob Kerth)

Questions?  Contact Laine Himmelmann at or (916) 440-1215 ext. 1108