The auction features 25 different activity packages and items, including holiday sweets for 50 people by Executive Pastry Chef Eric Wolitzky, a Napa party for 10 people, a Fender guitar signed by Jon Bon Jovi and vintage beer, among other packages and items. Each auction item has various date guidelines and other stipulations, which can be viewed here.
Additionally, FGR also launched a GoFundMe to help raise funds for furloughed employees as well. Since March 26, the GoFundMe has raised $13,736 of its $100,000 goal.
"We've been humbled by the outreach from guests, clients and friends looking to help our company and our staff members. So we've put together the Fifth Group Family Fund, which is 100% dedicated to help out our employees put food on the table during this time of need," FGR officials said on the auction site.
All of the proceeds from the silent auction and the GoFundMe will go to the Fifth Group Family Fund, which will benefit all FGR employees, including those from South City Kitchen at Avalon. Guests can also purchase e-gift cards or mailed physical gift cards to support South City Kitchen at Avalon—which closed its doors temporarily March 17—and the other FGR restaurants when they are able to open back up to full service.