Shop Dunebrook’s online auction and support its crucial work at the same time

Lisa and Hannah Scheller display some Dunebrook auction items.

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 p.m. Dec. 10.
Jeanne Ann Cannon, Dunebrook’s Executive Director, explained that Dunebrook’s annual auction typically is held during the Spring Gala but was canceled 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,” Cannon said.
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.
Just go to A photo of every item is on this website.
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 La Porte 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 said.
“McDonald’s Restaurants of La Porte 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,” she said.
Scheller said auction items are still gladly accepted. Contact her at or call 219-508-4676.
Information about Dunebrook’s free and confidential parenting programs, Body Safety program, speakers bureau or volunteer opportunities is available at or contact Dunebrook at 219/874-0007. Follow Dunebrook on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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