PEC 2020 Nighttime

Weeklong Fundraiser

May 17 to 23

What We’re Doing This Year

We’re online, having fun and supporting our fun and funky community all while raising money for Paul Ecke families in need. So, get ready because The Nighttime Weeklong Fundraiser kicks off Sunday, May 17 and ends Saturday, May 23.

Here are 5 ways you can participate:

Bid on Auction Items

Buy Tickets to Virtual Events 

Book a Porch Portrait Session 

Support Local Businesses by Buying Gift Cards

Take Part in Our Daily Fun & Funky Activities

All proceeds will benefit the growing number of Paul Ecke families in need. 


Auction Items

  • 4 Nights at beautiful Casa Fortuna in La Quinta
  • 2 Nights at the hip Hard Rock San Diego
  • 2 Nights at Surfhouse Boutique Hotel
  • Amazing Art by Daniella Manini, Andy Davis and Greg Cali
  • Principal for a Day
  • Librarian for a Day
  • Front Porch Portrait Session
  • Reserved parking spot on Vulcan
  • and more!

Start Bidding Now

Auction closes at 9pm on Saturday, May 23

 Special Note: to help support local businesses in our community, this year we offered to “host” gift cards on our auction site. If a gift card is hosted, the minimum bid will be the face value of the gift card. Anything auctioned off over face value will be donated to Paul Ecke. Win-win!


Virtual Events

  • Friday Island Vibes with Mr. Jake and Special Guests
  • Saturday Scones with Chef Isabelle
  • Pizza Making Class with Mr. Wheeler
  • Storytime with Ms. Gonzalez
  • Yahtzee with Specials Teachers
  • and more!



Fun & Funky Daily Themes and Activities

We came up with cute and creative daily themes to build excitement and support the businesses who’ve kindly donated to Paul Ecke Central in the past. We’re calling these businesses our community partners.

Make Somebody’s Monday a Fun Day! 

Monday, May 18 

Buy a gift card for a friend from a local business that has continuously supported Paul Ecke over the years

Family Activity  Take a virtual field trip to Helen Woodward Animal Center, live at 11am.


Treat YoSelf Tuesday

Tuesday, May 19 

Buy a treat for yourself from one of our community partners. You deserve it!

Family Activity Check out the Penguin Cam at the San Diego Zoo. Consider making a donation.


We Won’t Cook Wednesday!

Wednesday, May 20 

Order takeout or gift cards from your favorite PEC family-owned restaurants! Don’t forget to order adult beverages too!

Family Activity  Feel those beachy vibes and get artsy with Art for Kids Hub.


Thank an Essential Worker Thursday

Thursday, May 21

Thank an essential worker – your favorite post office employee, grocery store cashier, medical professional – by buying a them a gift card from one of our community partners.

Family Activity Check out the kelp forest at the Birch Aquarium. Live feed at 2pm.


Friday Island Vibes with Mr. Jake and Special Guests

Friday, May 22

Kick off Memorial Day Weekend with a virtual happy hour. Live music and tunes from Mr. Jake starting at 5pm. Buy tickets here.


Saturday Scones with Chef Isabelle

Saturday, May 23

Join us for a virtual scone making class with PEC mom Chef Isabelle at 3:30pm. Buy tickets here.

Order takeout or buy a gift card from one of our community partners because the auction closes at 9pm sharp! You need to get those bids in!

If you have an auction item, you can submit the donation form two ways – print a hard copy OR fill it out online.



Nighttime Fundraiser Forms & Flyers

NTF Sponsorship & Donation Letter

NTF Donation Form

NTF Online Donation Form