Annual Auction

Annual Auction

Please join us for Oya No Kai’s Annual Auction

It’s almost here! Join us on Saturday, March 4 for Oya No Kai’s 2023 Auction, our most important fundraiser of the year. This year’s auction will be in person and will include food, artwork, bidding wars, and a night of fundraising fun!

Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023
Time: 6:00-9:00 pm (VIPs enter at 5:30)
Location: Castaway Portland (1900 NW 18th Ave, Portland, OR 97209)
Tickets: $85/person or $170 per couple

We love our teachers, so we are offering a special Teacher rate of $50/person. (We will honor the teacher rate for any teacher, not just JDLI teachers.)

Please note: couples are assumed to be on the same credit card and will be issued only 1 bid number. If two people want different bid numbers, they should purchase individual tickets.

Tickets include: A paddle number, appetizers, family-style dinner, one drink ticket (for wine, beer, and non-alcoholic drinks), live music, live auction show, a performance by the interns, and many opportunities to bid on some amazing items!

Auction items include: Elementary school art projects, class packages, gift cards to your favorite cafes and restaurants, weekend getaways, date night and family experiences, wonderful goods and services, plus an iPad raffle!


Bids on online auction items will be accepted through February 14 – don’t miss out!

Sponsorships: Sponsorships start at the Community Level and go up to Platinum with additional perks for each level. While everyone will receive a receipt of their ticket purchase, all Sponsors will receive a donation receipt. If there are any questions, please email

Get your 2023 Kintsugi gear: Oya No Kai’s Online Store is open for orders of T-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, hats, and totes featuring our new 2023 design. This year’s design, by JDLI student Linna Hopper, is dedicated to the idea of kintsugi: regrowth and coming back stronger.

From the artist:

This design incorporates sakura blossoms, representing renewal and regrowth. The teacup was inspired by kintsugi, the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by filling in the cracks with gold. I feel like this relates a lot to the themes of regrowth and coming back stronger than before. Instead of trying to hide the cracks, kintsugi emphasizes imperfections and acknowledges them as a part of the pottery’s history – even though the pandemic hit everyone hard and changed some things for good, we can recover and rebuild stronger. I added the rabbit in because I felt like something was missing and 2023 will be the Year of the Rabbit!

Questions: Please email We hope you’ll be able to join us!