Contact: Pamela Henderson
Director of Development
7451 W. Johnson Rd.
Michigan City, IN 46360
Phone: (219) 874-0007
Fax: (219) 872-4213
Holiday Shopping with Dunebrook’s Online Auction
Michigan City, IN – Nov. 19, 2020 – Enjoy your holiday shopping this year safely from the comforts of your own home by participating in Dunebrook’s Online Holiday Auction, running Nov. 20 through 10 pm on Dec. 10.
Jeanne Ann Cannon, Dunebrook’s Executive Director, explained that Dunebrook’s annual auction typically is held during the Spring Gala, but was cancelled this year due to the pandemic. “Like many organizations, we are trying to be creative in raising dollars, because the demand is great for our services and parents need support now more than ever.”
Spearheaded by Lisa Scheller, Director of Development, Dunebrook’s Holiday Auction includes dining opportunities, candy baskets, electronics, kitchen wares and more, with new items added every week. She says, “It’s so easy to participate – just go to https://bit.ly/Holiday20Auction ” A photo of every item is on this website.
Cannon stated that auction proceeds support Dunebrook’s Healthy Families program which provides parenting education and support to expectant and new parents, Body Safety school-based prevention education and the Child Advocacy Center which conducts forensic interviews upon allegations of child abuse. “One of our major efforts is to help reduce infant mortality in LaPorte County, which is one of the highest in the nation. Sadly, a child born in Lebanon or Cuba has a better chance of surviving the first year of life than a child born right here in our community.”
Cannon adds, “McDonald’s Restaurants of LaPorte County has again donated to our auction. Glenn Lubeznik is one of Dunebrook’s earliest board members, and was invaluable in creating what Dunebrook is today. We’re grateful to every auction donor and every auction bidder. It’s been a tough year for everyone, and it means so much that individuals and business continue to step up to help children and families in our community.”
Scheller said that auction items are still gladly accepted. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 219-508-4676.
Information about Dunebrook’s free and confidential parenting programs, Body Safety program, speaker’s bureau or volunteer opportunities is available at www.dunebrook.org or contact Dunebrook at 219/874-0007. Follow Dunebrook on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.