Donate an auction item.

Beginning April 10, we will be accepting donations for both the silent auction and grab bag experiences, which take place at the Charity Classic gala held on Tuesday, July 30.

Donations will be accepted through Friday, June 21. Items submitted after that date are not guaranteed to be included in the silent auction or grab bag experience.

Silent auction donations.

The Charity Classic silent auction has long been one of the top-rated experiences for gala attendees. In 2023, the auction featured 350 items including consumer electronic products, travel and entertainment packages, and autographed memorabilia.

Donations must be received no later than Friday, June 28. Ship to the Best Buy corporate address below.

Best Buy Foundation
Attn: Christina Bauman — Best Buy Charity Classic
7601 Penn Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423

New this year! Large item donations

Due to past logistical and fulfillment challenges, there are certain product categories we can no longer accept as physical items to be displayed on the auction floor. If you wish to donate item(s) from these categories, you may still do so, however your company will be responsible for procuring products and shipping directly to the winning bidder after the event.

Products we can no longer accept as physical items:

• Large appliances
• TVs
• Furniture
• Electric vehicles

If you have questions, please contact charityclassic@bestbuy.com

Premier items

Do you have a unique, high-value item or once-in-a-lifetime experience to donate to our silent auction? We consider this type of donation a premier item and it receives special attention during the gala reception.

Please contact charityclassic@bestbuy.com to provide additional details about your premier item.

Grab bag donations.

The grab bag stations at the Charity Classic gala are always very popular, and we need a lot of donations! If you can donate product for the $50 or $100 grab bag event please review the requirements listed below:

Grab bag items must be donated in quantities of between 10 and 15 items.

• Items intended for the $50 grab bag category must have a retail value greater than $75

• Items intended for the $100 grab bag category must have a retail value greater than $150

Grab bag items must be shipped to the Best Buy corporate address shown on your auction donation receipt.
Items must be received no later than Friday, June 28.

Auction FAQs.

You will have the opportunity to bid online for items beginning Thursday, July 25.

The auction will close at the end of the gala reception on Tuesday, July 30.
Yes! A link to access the auction will be provided closer to the July 25 open date.
A premier auction item is a high-value, unique item or experience that will be highlighted during the gala reception. Please contact the planning team at charityclassic@bestbuy.com if you have a premier item to donate.

The silent auction will be sharing limited floor space with the Teen Tech Center project showcases. We need to have an early understanding of how much and what type of product we have for the silent auction, to help us design the space effectively.

Remember there are some product categories that will not be on the auction floor, including large appliances, TVs, furniture and electric vehicles.

The Best Buy Social Impact team will hang on to your product for use in future fundraising events.

All auction items or grab bag donations — along with a corresponding packing slip — should be shipped to arrive by Friday, June 28 to the address listed below.

Best Buy Foundation
Attn: Christina Bauman – Best Buy Charity Classic
7601 Penn Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423

Please contact charityclassic@bestbuy.com with any questions.