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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the updates concerning the COVID-19 Response and the “Helping Seniors Grand Drawing” Event? 

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 Helping Seniors of Brevard.

(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, on our service as a non-profit organization, 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, we continue our services, actually, at an accelerated pace.

Our Senior Information Helpline (321-473-7770) 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 and our team is also providing a Helping Seniors Information update 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.

When/Where/What is the “Helping Seniors Grand Drawing” Event? 

The Helping Seniors Car Raffle Grand Drawing takes place at the American Muscle Car Museum at 3500 Sarno Road, Melbourne Florida.   The Grand Drawing event happens Saturday, October 10, 2020, 600pm – 900pm at the Museum with the Grand Drawing happening at 800pm the evening of the Event.  Those holding paid Helping Seniors Car Raffle tickets are invited to attend the event, which includes admission to the Museum that evening, although it is not necessary to be present to win.  Please see the Official Rules for complete information the Helping Seniors Car Raffle.

Is there a separate ticket for the event and/or How do I get tickets “Helping Seniors Grand Drawing” Event? 

Your paid Helping Seniors  Car Raffle ticket is your “Admit One” ticket to the Helping Seniors Grand Drawing Event.  No additional ticket is required for admission to the event, although each guest accompanying you is required to have their own Car Raffle ticket.  Each person coming with you to the event should have at least one paid Helping Seniors Car Raffle ticket per person.  The tickets may be held in someone else’s name – i.e., you bought 4 tickets for you and 3 guests, although all are listed under your name, so we are delighted to welcome you and your 3 guests to the event.  Please ensure that you and your guests arrive at check-in together for speediest admission.

How do I get “Helping Seniors Car Raffle” tickets?

You may order online at, by calling 321-473-7770, or at any of the Boniface-Hiers Dealerships including Boniface Hiers Chevrolet, at 800 S Harbor City Blvd, Melbourne, FL, Boniface Hiers Mazda, at 625 E. NASA Boulevard, Melbourne FL, Boniface Hiers Kia, at 880 S Apollo Blvd, Melbourne, FL, and Boniface Hiers Dodge Chrysler Jeep, 1775 E Merritt Island Causeway, Merritt Island FL.  Each ticket is $25 or 5 tickets for $100 donation.  Each ticket provides 1 entry to the Helping Seniors Car Raffle Drawing, an “Admit One” to the Helping Seniors Grand Drawing event, and a contribution to the work of the Helping Seniors 501(c)(3) non profit.

If I order online or by phone, how did I receive my “Helping Seniors Car Raffle” tickets?

If you order tickets before 1159pm (Eastern Time) one week prior the Helping Seniors Grand Drawing Event, your tickets will be mailed to the address you provided.  As you arrive at the Museum, look for the “I Have My Tickets” check-in station for speediest admission.  Please be sure to bring your identification and, while not required, having your ticket stubs handy will also speed admission to the museum.

If you order tickets after 1159pm (Eastern Time) one week prior the Helping Seniors Grand Drawing Event, and up to 1200nn (Eastern Time) the day of the Grand Drawing Event, your tickets will be available at “Will Call” table at the American Muscle Car Museum.  Please be sure to bring your identification to the “Will Call” check-in station for speediest admission.

I did pay for my tickets – but I have not received them in the mail?

No worries!  We have a list of everyone who has paid for tickets on-site.  Bring your identification and anything that you have that confirms your purchase and we will be happy to assist you as you arrive at the American Muscle Car Museum.

Can I buy “Helping Seniors Car Raffle” tickets on-site at the American Muscle Car Museum?

Yes – on the night of the event only – Helping Seniors Car Raffle tickets will be available at the “Purchase Tickets” table at the American Muscle Car Museum.  Because of anticipated attendance that evening, it is recommended to purchase tickets in advance conveniently online at

What is the Dress Code?

This is a casual event – we want you to relax and enjoy your visit!  Last year, we found most people were “business casual.”  See you there!

Do I have to be Present to win?

You do not have to be present to win – but why miss all the fun?  If you absolutely, positively can not make it, we do anticipate providing a Facebook Live broadcast of the winning ticket pull and invite you to follow at our page.

More Questions?

Email us at and/or you may call 321-473-7770.  We look forward to welcoming you to the Helping Seniors Car Raffle Grand Drawing and thank you, so much, for supporting the important work of the Helping Seniors of Brevard organization.