In-Kind Contributions

Silent Auction Donations

Each year KSS hosts our Annual Science. Adventure. Fiesta! at Dos Locos Restaurant in Keystone, Colorado. We are so grateful for the generosity of business owners and community members who donate amazing items each year and make this event a success. If you are interested in contributing to the Silent Auction please fill out an Auction Donation Form (download here or submit a form online) so that we may display your donation correctly at the auction, report the annual value of our in-kind donations to the IRS, and provide you with adequate acknowledgement for your tax purposes. Thank you!

Some popular past items include:

Gift Certificates - Dining, spa, dentistry, cosmetic (teeth whitening, hair removal, etc), eye exams, etc
Outdoor gear - bikes, skis, backpacks, ski goggles, outerwear, etc
Experiences - themed dinner parties, rafting, ski passes, vacations or timeshares 
Stuff for kids - activities/experiences, toys, cool clothing, tutoring, youth ski passes
Pet paraphranalia - toys, gift certificates, vet visits, treats
Luxury items - jewelry, clothing, shoes, accessories, especially unique or handcrafted items
Booze baskets - fine wine, top-shelf liquor, and unique beers are always great sellers


General In-Kind Donations of Goods or Services

It takes a lot to keep the Science School running and in good shape. Contributions of time, as well as gently used items, are always appreciated. Below is a list of items that we need. If you have something, not on this list that you are thinking of contributing please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to see if and how your items may be used. We ask that all In-Kind Donors fill out a Donation Form (download here) so that we may report the annual value of our in-kind donations to the IRS, and provide you with adequate acknowledgment for your tax purposes. Thank you!

Are you a professional who may have a service to provide to KSS? We would love to have your help! Please contact us for more information on how to help.

Digital cameras -- small point-and-shoot cameras to take into the field with students. Roku box or Apple TV to project presentations for students. New or recent iPads. New or recent Chromebooks.

Outdoor Gear
Waterproof jackets and pants in youth sizes (ages 8 - 18); cross country skis, boots, and poles in sizes appropriate for youth and adults

Appliances and Hardware
New or gently used vacuum cleaners, new or gently used full-size refrigerator, LED light bulbs

Classroom Supplies
Whiteboards, Expo Markers, Sharpies, Tape (Duct, Scotch, Masking), Sidewalk Chalk, Scissors, Pens, 3-hole punch, Index cards

Science Books
Field guides to geology, flora and fauna, guides to astronomy, environmental science textbooks, etc. 

General Art Supplies
Crayons, colored pencils, markers, colored construction paper, etc.