Humorist Art Linkletter has his own guide for telling when a person is getting old. “Like when you sit down in a rocking chair and you can’t make it go. Or you sink your teeth into a steak and they stay there,” the 88-year-old author and television personality said during a promotion for his 23rd book, “Getting Old Isn’t For Sissies.”

The great-grandfather of 13 said aging can be a liberating and joyful process with the right attitude. Aging can also be a frustrating and scary process as many elderly homeowners in Macon and Bibb County will tell you.

Rebuilding Macon fills a pressing need in our communities. The rising cost of living and falling social service budgets have left some of our most vulnerable neighbors without the most basic of necessities, a warm, safe, and dry home.

The nation is facing enormous problems, many of which have reached crisis levels. The low-income homeowners that Rebuilding Macon serves are disproportionately affected by these issues. The costs of owning and maintaining a home are growing exponentially. Healthcare costs are skyrocketing, leaving low-income citizens with less and less disposable income for home repairs and modifications.

Rebuilding Macon focuses on the issues of the elderly and disabled low-income homeowner. By identifying the challenges associated with these issues we are well placed to face a problem with full understanding and to create real, sustainable solutions for the low-income homeowners we serve.

In an effort to maintain funding to continue assisting our homeowners, Rebuilding Macon produces the annual “Up on the Roof” charity auction. All proceeds from the event will support the Emergency Repairs Program.

Up On The Roof Charity Auction

Who: Rebuilding Macon, Inc.

What: “Up on the Roof” Charity Auction

When: Thursday, October 20, 2011, 6:30 p.m. Live Auction will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Butler Toyota Showroom, 4580 Riverside Drive, Macon, GA

Cost: $25 per person

Why: In partnership with the community, Rebuilding Macon rehabilitates the houses of low-income homeowners, particularly the elderly and disabled, so that they may live in warmth, safety and independence.

Come out and enjoy great food, live entertainment with the Crankin’ Daddies, and incredible auction items.

  • Silent & Live Auction
  • Live Entertainment
  • Video Presentation
  • Heavy Hors d’oeuvres & Wine

Photos from the 2010 Up on the Roof Charity Auction held at Butler Toyota.

The proceeds from “Up on the Roof” will be used to support Rebuilding Macon’s Emergency Repairs Program.

Download: 2011 Auction Items Program Listing (37kb .pdf)


2011 Sponsors

Community Rebuilders

41 NBC & My41 TV
Butler Toyota
Cheddar’s Casual Café
Chris R. Sheridan Company
Coliseum Medical Centers
Cox Communication
Jen Pack, Black Cat Studios
Lamar Advertising
Macon Telegraph

Neighborhood Rebuilders

Blue’s Painting & Home Repair
Judge Robert W. & Naomi Gerson
Mclees, Boggs & Selby
Rightway Drywall, Inc.
Schwartz Residential Roofing
Wells Fargo Advisors

Home Rebuilders

Acme Paint & Decorating Center
Neurology Associates
Scott’s Pharmacy
Scana Energy
Mike Cranford
Geotechnical & Environmental Consultants, Inc.
MidSouth Community Federal Credit Union
Helping Hands
Chris Kiker & Amy Abel-Kiker
Councilwoman Lauren L. Benedict
Jeanne Brogdan
Councilman Rick & Mrs. Katherine Hutto
Honorary Co-Chairs
Carol Kaplan
Ed Grisamore
Auction Committee
Charles M. Brogdon
Gregory L. Brown
Katina Clay
Jonas Endreson
Naomi Gerson
Noland Hicks
Renee Pearman
Tom Rogers
Leslie Samuelson