Over one hundred guests filled the Regency Ball room of the Comfort in on Saturday, November 17th to attend Home Aides of Rockland’s first ever Goods and Services Auction. The Auction was held to raise funds for the not-for-profit’s home care programs serving frail elderly, chronically ill and disabled individuals in the Rockland County community.
With over 150 donated goods and services from generous individuals and businesses throughout the region, the agency was able to raise $15,000 to support this worthy cause. A unique feature of the event was the multiple ongoing auctions including a raffle auction, silent auction, and balloon auction and a mystery box. The evening culminated in a live auction facilitated by auctioneer Stan Dworkin.
The success of the evening can be attributed to a hard-working committee comprised of volunteer Board members, and especially the expert guidance of Lawrence Suchoff (a New City Chiropractor) and the creative talent of gerontologist Suzanne Belisle. “I took on the challenge of organizing this fundraiser because I so wholeheartedly believe in the mission of Home Aides of Rockland,” said Dr. Suchoff, Chair of the event.
“With so much focus on assisting communities and individuals in the aftermath of Sandy, as it should be, we wondered how successful our fundraiser would be. I am so pleased that the well-being of those who need, but cannot afford home care was not forgotten,” said Cecilia Halverson, Executive Director. “I cannot thank our local businesses enough for the support they have shown home care through the generous donation of products and services. “
About Home Aides of Rockland, Inc.:
Home Aides of Rockland, Inc., was established in 1969 in response to a growing need for homemaker and personal care services in Rockland County, New York. We have been providing services continuously since that time. As a not for profit organization, we are able to seek funding to support our various programs, including the Reduced Rate Home Care Program. This program provides financial assistance to clients who do not qualify for Medicaid, yet lack sufficient financial resources to afford needed home care services.