NAME of event:
Black & White Brunch & Art Auction
to benefit Helping Seniors of Brevard
DATE of event
Sunday – October 23rd 2016
TIME of event
11:00am – 2:00pm
LOCATION of event
Market Street – Viera
ADDRESS of the location
6845 Murrell Road
Melbourne, FL 32940
RSVP to ensure your space at the event
The Second Annual Helping Seniors Benefit Auction
Here’s your opportunity to help us while having a good time yourself:
Helping Seniors is holding its Black & White Brunch & Art Auction fundraiser on Sunday, October 23rd from 11am-3 pm at Market Street – A brand-new, world-class Memory Care Residence located in Viera Floriday. Helping Seniors Benefit Auction will feature many valuable and collectible items including:
- Indian arrowheads c. 8000 B.C. fashioned into jewelry;
- Handmade rugs from Russia, India, Pakistan, Iran, and China/,
- Poster of Super Bowl XLIX signed by Heisman Trophy winner Joe Bellino, Brady, Coach Belichek, and other Patriots.
- Dated copy of the Great White Fleet sent by Roosevelt around the world in 1907
- Signed photo of fellow USNA grad Bruce McCandless making the first untethered space walk
- Art by local and national artists including Frits Van Eeden, Phil Capen and Cecy Turner
Helping Seniors beautiful 1992 Jaguar XJS (low-mileage, immaculate condition), donated by Helping Seniors supporter, will be proudly on display at the Black & White Brunch & Art Auction event as well and Car Raffle tickets are available for a donation of $25 for one ticket or donation of $100 for five tickets.
To purchase tickets, call our office at (321) 473-7770. All proceeds will be used to help seniors. Should you simply want to donate and have a chance to “Win the Jaguar”, it will be much appreciated; however, this is an event you will want to attend as the offerings are unusual and you may be able to get a “good deal.”
As Joe Steckler, President of Helping Seniors of Brevard adds, “I hope to see you there! “
Many of know of Joe Steckler and his work with seniors since his retirement from the Navy in 1988 and subsequent move to Satellite Beach. Over the years many have helped with Joe’s nonprofit efforts. Joe now heads a nonprofit called Helping Seniors of Brevard that is committed to improving the quality of life for SENIORS through provision of information, education and resources.
Helping Seniors was founded in 2011 to educate seniors and their caregivers, advocate on their behalf, and link them to available resources. One way that Helping Seniors does this is through media outreach. Joe hosts the Helping Seniors radio show that is broadcast every Thursday at 1 PM on WMEL 1060 AM; his editorial columns appear monthly in Hometown News, Senior Scene Magazine, Spotlight Magazine, Ebony News Today, Al Dia Today and The Barefoot Tattler. Helping Seniors also has daily programs on Space Coast Government TV (available on Bright House, AT&T U-Verse and Comcast cable systems) as well as its own YouTube TV Channel.
Helping Seniors has provided case management to more than 1200 seniors, all at no cost to them. In many instances this entails numerous calls back and forth, as Helping Seniors follows up with each caller until the problem is resolved.
Helping Seniors budget is small as much of the operational costs are donated. Joe, himself, takes no salary; and considers just being able to help a contribution. Helping Seniors main revenue sources are media sponsors, donations and grants.