From the Desk of our Founder/President Joe Steckler:
“As I approach my 29th 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 3 2019 new cars from which to choose – a Dodge Challenger, Dodge truck and a Mazda convertible. Keep up to date on all details on HelpingSeniorsofBrevard.org. 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. The Car Drawing is set for April 27th 2019 at the American Muscle Car Museum in Melbourne Florida. Need not be present to win.
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).
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 2017 Grand Prize drawing at the American Muscle Car Museum in Melbourne Florida with James Lawler, of Satellite Beach FL, as the fortunate winner.
This year’s drawing features the opportunity for the Grand Prize winner to select their choice of a new 2018 Dodge Challenger, Mazda Convertible or Dodge Truck. 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.
The Car Drawing is set for April 27th 2019 at the American Muscle Car Museum in Melbourne Florida. Need not be present to win.