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Helping Seniors Car Raffle

Helping Seniors Car Raffle

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(June 30 2020) – Melbourne FL – Just like you, we’re keeping up with news, watching what’s happening in our country/world, and have gone from our normal routine to stepping up our Senior Information Helpline and related services to assist Seniors when social distancing is the most recommended way that we keep our Seniors safe.

We have now rescheduled the Helping Seniors Car Raffle Grand Drawing event, from its originally scheduled April 25th date, to:

Date: Saturday, October 10, 2020.
Time: 6pm – 9pm
Location: American Muscle Car Museum – 3500 Sarno Road – Melbourne FL

We are so appreciative of American Muscle Car Museum Owner Mark Pieloch and A.J. Hiers, of Boniface-Hiers Automotive – for their help in ensuring this event is a top of the date list for a great evening on site!  We can tell you that our team is already busy organizing for a great evening at the American Muscle Car Museum already!

Each Helping Seniors Car Raffle Ticket offers you three benefits: (1) A chance to win one of the beautiful new 2020 cars in the Helping Seniors Car Raffle; (2) An “Admit One” to the Helping Seniors Grand Drawing event on Saturday October 10, 2020; and (3) a contribution to the Helping Seniors of Brevard non-profit organization.

Please consult your tax professional to confirm and for all details regarding the federal stimulus bill that may offer some additional benefits designed to help support non-profits during 2020.  Donations must be made by cash, check or credit card to qualify:

A donation of $300 or less. Whether or not you itemize for your taxes, you will be able to deduct your donation to a non-profit for your federal taxes from here on out for 2020.

Higher value donations. An individual can make a cash only gift and deduct it up to 100% of their Adjusted Gross Income for the year. This is only valid for 2020 due to the Stimulus Package.

Corporate giving. There’s also a substantial benefit for corporate charitable gifts. The benefit for corporate charitable gifts is usually limited to 10% of taxable income for the corporation. This has been increased to 25% of the taxable income, making 2020 charitable gifts much more attractive to many companies.)

The landscape is changing daily, even hourly, and, in ALL CASES, the Helping Seniors Car Raffle Grand Drawing will take place on October 10, 2020.  The American Muscle Car Museum event, of course, is subject to all precautions and restrictions connected to CDC guidelines, and guidelines from the Florida Governor, and is subject to being rescheduled, as necessary, to remain in compliance with safety protocols.

Ticket sales are open during this time – both online ( and also by telephone at 321-473-7770.  You may also purchase tickets at any Boniface-Hiers Automotive Dealership as well as additional area outlets which will be updated on the Helping Seniors Car Raffle page, from time-to-time.

Meanwhile, our service as a non-profit organization, is dedicated to operating the County’s Senior Information Helpline (now entering its 10th year of service) and providing outbound information services to Seniors in Brevard through print, TV, and Radio.

Our Senior Information Helpline (321-473-7770) has been, and remains, open during this time and we have implemented contingencies to ensure we are able to continue to provide support and information to Seniors and their families in our area.

In addition, our Radio and TV broadcasts continue as scheduled, as do our print and digital outbound information efforts.  Our team is also providing a Helping Seniors Updates information service via Social Media, every Monday/Wednesday/Friday, with information specifically designed to assist Brevard County residents during this Covid-19 time.

We thank you for your continued trust and support of Helping Seniors of Brevard – one thing this health crisis has made abundantly clear is that we need to really look after our Seniors and ensure their protection and safety during this time.  Thank you for your interest and support in Helping Seniors of Brevard.

Helping Seniors Car Raffle

Just for fun … 3 Question Survey.  Tell us which car you would like to win!

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Get your tickets today and get ready for the car you would like to win!

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Helping Seniors Car Raffle

The MUST-ATTEND EVENT! Helping Seniors, the 501(c)(3) non-profit that operates Brevard County’s Senior Information Helpline, that has helped more than 2500 families, free of charge, to date, celebrates with this amazing Fundraiser event at the American Muscle Car Museum on Sarno Road.

As you probably know, this museum is NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC but owner Mark Pieloch has generously opened his doors to host the Grand Drawing event for the Helping Seniors 2020 Great Car Raffle.

The 2020 Great Car Raffle Grand Drawing event date has changed, due to COVID-19 restrictions, but will take place as planned, at the American Muscle Car Museum, at a to-be-determined date as soon as reasonably practical following lifting of government restrictions on larger gatherings. We pledge to update you no later than every 10 days regarding the status for this event.

Someone will pick up the keys to their choice of a beautiful 2020 Dodge Challenger, a 2020 Mazda Miata Convertible, a 2020 Kia Sportage and/or a 2020 Chevrolet Camaro – all from the AJ Hiers collection of dealerships (Boniface-Hiers Automotive Group).

Each Car Raffle Ticket ($25 for one 1 ticket or 5 tickets for $100 donation) is an “Admit One” to the most sought after automotive evening in early 2020. See the not-open-to-the-public collection and enjoy 125,000 square feet of automotive greatness – more than 250 cars ranging from classic 1950’s to today’s American Muscle Cars!

It will be a lot of fun celebrating the festive theme of the evening and at all leads up to the Facebook Live Event Grand Drawing to determine the winner of the 2020 Great Car Raffle Grand Drawing! Come mix’n’mingle – get family, friends, and co-workers together in on this too! – it’ll be an evening to treasure for some time to come!

There’ll be wine, hors d’oeuvres, TV/Radio events and plenty of opportunities for you to help in the good work of Helping Seniors. In fact, that could very well be the best part of it – the evening has a purpose and its purpose to assist Helping Seniors of Brevard in funding its service efforts to serve the more than 250,000 persons 50+ who reside in our county!  Need not be present to win.

To get your tickets – call 321-473-7770 or please visit

Just for fun … 3 Question Survey.  Tell us which car you would like to win!

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From the Desk of our Founder/President Joe Steckler:

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“As I approach my 31st year of fundraising for non profits subsequent to my 38 year military career.  I want all to know how much your support is appreciated. This year we have a selection of 4 2020 new cars from which to choose – a Chevrolet Camera, Mazda Miata Convertible, Kia Sportage and a Dodge Challenger.  Keep up to date on all details on Please tell your friends and join us in this raffle to help people. This is a volunteer effort and I assure you I will keep each supporter in my prayers.” – Joe

All proceeds fund the work of Helping Seniors of Brevard Inc., a 501(c)(3) Florida not-for-profit dedicated to serving Brevard County seniors via our no-cost Senior Information Helpline, our Senior Information media outreach, and our Senior Advocacy programs.

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 The Story behind the Helping Seniors Car Raffle

En·dorse·ment (n) an act of giving one’s public approval or support to someone or something.

Helping Seniors President/Founder Joe Steckler paid a call on A.J. Hiers, of the Boniface-Hiers Automotive Group, in early 2017.  AJ had helped Joe in the past when Joe was busy with his work with the Alzheimer’s Foundation and Joe had wanted to talk about a car to follow-up on the Helping Seniors 2016 successful “Win the Jaguar” raffle fundraiser.  (The “Win the Jaguar” Raffle Car, by the way, was donated to Helping Seniors by an individual who wanted to help support the vision of Helping Seniors).Helping Seniors 1951 Ford Victoria

AJ showed Joe a beautifully restored 1951 Ford Victoria – a look-alike to the one Robert Mitchum drove in the classic movie “Thunder Road.”  – in AJ’s private collection.    “An absolutely beautiful car,” Joe told AJ, “but we haven’t got that kind of money.”  AJ said, “Joe, you can afford that car!”  Joe asks him how that could be possible.  AJ’s answer: “You can afford it, because I am giving it to you!”

As they talked further, AJ told Joe that he believed in the work that Joe was doing with Helping Seniors and wanted to find a way to help ensure the work of Helping Seniors can keep going and growing.  “Joe,” he said, “Take this car and use it to make as much money as you possibly can to help in the good work that you are doing.”  And, with AJ’s ringing endorsement, they kicked-off 2017’s Helping Seniors “Win the Classic” Car Raffle fund-raising effort which culminated with February 10th 2018 Grand Prize drawing at the American Muscle Car Museum in Melbourne Florida with James Lawler, of Satellite Beach FL, as the fortunate winner.

The 2018-2019 Helping Seniors Car Raffle featured the opportunity for the Grand Prize winner to select their choice of a new 2019 Dodge Challenger, Mazda Convertible or Dodge Truck.  Karen Leigh Hoodless, of Melbourne FL, was at the Grand Prize Drawing at the American Muscle Car Museum on April 29th 2019, and drove home in her pick of the 3 cars – the Dodge Challenger!

This year, Helping Seniors President Joe Steckler and Car Dealer A.J. Hiers have stepped it all up even further – offering the winner the choice of a 2020 Chevrolet Camaro, a 2020 Mazda Miata Convertible, a 2020 Kia Sportage, or a 2020 Dodge Challenger!

Get your Raffle Tickets today – 1 for $25 or 5 for $100 donation – by calling 321-473-7770 or by mailing your check to Helping Seniors at P.O. Box 372936, Satellite Beach, FL 32937.

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