Helping Hand is a full-service fundraising company that produces auctions for charity events across the United States including New York City, Dallas, Miami, Boston, and Chicago. We host, run, and provide product to auctions of varying sizes from simply providing product to enhance an auction to setting up entire auctions. We are prepared to handle both live and silent depending on your needs.
Helping Hand’s approach to fundraising is a great way to raise additional money as each of our auctions and professional services are entirely risk and cost free. We cover all expenses associated with your event including transportation and shipping. All we need are the tables!
Helping Hand tailors our services to fit your needs. While we are equipped to handle every aspect of your fundraising event, we are also able to provide you with the auction items and help you choose what is most suitable for your audience. We profile your attendees prior to your event and then hand pick items to best fit your wants and needs. From set up to break down, we create the bid sheets, monitor the auction, even process donated items, facilitate the check-out process, and create the ideal environment to maximize your proceeds. For needs that are more scaled down, we can simply set up a table or two of items to increase the revenue in your already existing auction.
They are phenomenally easy to work with. I have been doing charity auction business with them for over a decade. They have helped me raise hundreds of thousands of dollars now using both sports memorabilia, trips, events in NYC, as well as jewelry.
Executive Director, The Valerie Fund
Award-winning designer Judith Ripka inspires those who appreciate style, design and uncompromising quality. “When a woman is wearing my jewelry, I want her to feel as if she is wrapped in one of life’s greatest luxuries,” states Judith. Whether passion for her jewelry or passion for her family, Judith Ripka is committed to making a difference.
Nationally recognized for her extraordinary dedication, in 1995, Judith was invited to Washington by the First Lady for a Women’s Leadership Council forum focusing on children’s healthcare. Judith has also been honored by many prestigious organizations including the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America. In addition, Judith sits on many Boards and Steering Committees such as the Rita Hayworth Gala in support of the Alzheimer’s Association.
Judith Ripka is devoted to inspiring others through her craft and has created commemorative pieces of jewelry for Autism Speaks, the United States Holocaust Museum, the Mother’s Voices AIDS Organization and the Long Island Philharmonic. Her charity partnership with Dress for Success Worldwide not only raised significant funds for the organization, but also generated tremendous awareness by touching 2.9 million InStyle magazine readers. The Helping Hand has been offering Judith Ripka jewelry for years to help charities raise revenue in their auctions nationwide.
MeiraT has always been a creative force in her family, professional, and social life. Meira was a vivacious child who loved to be outside in nature using leaves and sticks to construct jewelry. This innate passion for jewelry making followed Meira as she grew up and her love for jewelry intensified. As a teenager she served as a clothing buyer for her family’s retail stores in Germany where she grew up. Eventually Meira returned to her original calling; Diamonds and Jewelry. At the time Meira’s husband owned a thriving diamond company and she was given the opportunity to design a small collection.
As the line gained popularity across the United States she began designing pieces that she was passionate about, developing her own gold color that was earthy and serene. MeiraT gets her inspiration from her European and Middle Eastern background. These inspirations are clear in all her designs. Sophistication, elegance, and trend are what drives this collection. MeiraT’s pieces transitions well from day to night allowing woman to feel beautiful all day long. As a woman MeiraT understands that women want their jewelry to be noticeable and wearable and it is for this reason that the her mantra is ‘designed for a woman by a woman.’ Many A-list celebrities and models are fans of MeiraT jewelry and they can be spotted wearing the pieces on magazines, TV shows and movies. The MeiraT collection is sold in high-end jewelry and department stores throughout the world, and proudly offers her jewelry line to help raise revenue for nonprofits.
The Helping Hand provides an array of sports and entertainment memorabilia featuring Sports Icons and Celebrity Entertainers to raise dollars in your live and silent auctions. Featuring a wide variety of pieces, we are sure your guests will gain gifts and treasures while supporting your foundation.
Imagine a private villa stay for up to 20 guests in Italy, or perhaps a golf trip for two to a luxurious resort in Kiawah Island. Our experience package offerings include the most desirable travel destinations to raise dollars at your fundraising events. We handle booking and follow up to ensure your guests have an enjoyable experience.
The Helping Hand offers unique and exclusive experience packages from items such as exclusive sporting events and awards shows to wine release parties and in home dinners provided by a variety of celebrity chefs. Your guests will be amazed at the once in a lifetime experience packages which can be used in the live or silent auctions. The Helping Hand can even provide a live auctioneer to help raise even more dollars at your event.
We offer designer handbags from various designers that fluctuate throughout the year to ensure we are offering the latest styles!