We provide backpacks filled with essential personal items to make less fortunate persons lives a little easier. We take donations and use them to purchase these items and distribute them at various locations. Help us connect with donors and with people in need.
We created an Amazon Wish List link where persons wanting to donate to our program can go online and purchase designated personal needs items that will be used to fill the backpacks and provide a degree of relief and hope to the backpack recipients.
This was the cover letter for our Resource Information Packet that was inside of each of the 120 backpack's that were distributed in June 2020.
The Second Annual Ricky, Inc. Virtual Auction has come to an end in spectacular fashion. Due to the compassion and generosity of the many people who opened their hearts to us and participated in the auction either by donating an item, bidding on an item or just making a thoughtful donation; the auction became an overwhelming success.
Everyone that participated enjoyed the daily (sometimes hourly) thrill of checking in on their bid to see the status of the item they bid on. Most people were able to bid on multiple items as our gift list this year was comprised of more than 65 gifts. We have received many compliments on the wide variety of items that were offered and we want to express our sincerest thanks and appreciation to all of those that donated these great auction items. Our donor and sponsor list has grown over the past year and we will strive to continue to keep this successful growth into the coming years.
The Jimmy Tingle comedy show was a phenomenal success and great way to end the auction. Jimmy has been a wonderful friend to us and we cannot express our thanks enough to him for what he has done to support us and help us in our mission to keep Ricky's name and memory alive. His comedy show provided registered auction bidders with lots of laughs and was received very well by all that "zoomed-in".
We far exceeded our original fund-raising goal by reaching approximately 140% of our expected goal. This will enable us to provide even more backpacks to those in crisis and we are anticipating being able to provide a financial sponsorship to someone suffering from substance use disorder that cannot afford to pay for their first month in treatment. It will also allow us to add new organizations to be recipients of our backpack program: increasing the number of persons that will not only receive a backpack and it's valuable resource booklet, but provide a degree of relief from life on the streets and possibly help them realize that they matter. Letting a person in a seemingly hopeless crisis know that someone cares can be a life-saving factor in their decision to seek recovery.
On behalf of the Ricky, Inc. Board of Directors, our Street Outreach Coordinators and all of our families and friends, we extend our most heartfelt thanks and appreciation for your kindness, generosity and your participation in making our fund raising event a huge success. We look forward to the Third Annual Ricky, Inc. Auction in 2022 and hope for your continued support of our organization in the future.
Thank you for helping us to honor and remember our beautiful boy Ricky.
God Bless you for your kindness,
Rich & Bernadette Giacoppo
Auction Dates: Monday Sept. 13th – Sunday Sept. 19th
Registration is free and begins: Monday Sept. 6th
”Free” Comedy show with comedian Jimmy Tingle via Zoom link
on Sunday Sept. 19th 4-5 PM. Link sent 1 hr. before show.
To access the virtual auction page and register to bid on the auction items beginning Monday Sept. 6th” go to – https://secure.qgiv.com/event/rickyauction
Auction item bidding begins Monday Sept. 13th 11:00 AM
We are excited to continue our fundraising activities in memory of our son Ricky by hosting our “Second Annual Virtual Auction” and comedy show hosted on Qgiv by our non-profit 501 (c) (3) charitable organization Ricky, Inc. (Respecting Individuals with Care & Kindness You matter).
Auction Items will include:
We will be including sports memorabilia and of course the much loved scratch ticket baskets, creative gift baskets for you, your dog & your home and much, much more!
For more information contact Ricky, Inc. (781) 727-6628
Humor For Humanity with Jimmy Tingle & Friends
A comedy fundraiser for Ricky, Inc. with Jimmy Tingle
Sunday Sept. 19, 2021
4:00 – 5:00 PM on Zoom
Link will be emailed 1 hr. before the show
Free comedy show registration to all registered Auction bidders
Just ask Joe McCoy of North Providence, RI. who had the winning bid on our Fresh Caught Lobster auction item during our
Second Annual Ricky, Inc. Virtual Auction 2021.
Joe met up with our generous donor on the day the lobsters were caught in order to make sure they were truly fresh caught lobsters.
The McCoy's cooked all of their prized "catch" and invited family and a few friend's to join them in their good fortune. The menu included lots of butter (of course) and linguine in a clam sauce. They extended an invite to Ricky, Inc. but unfortunately we could not attend due to previous commitments.
First Annual Rickyinc Fall Virtual Auction 2020
Thank you for being a part of the Ricky Incorporated family. Although we won’t be gathering in-person, you will still have the opportunity to impact the lives of many individuals in need of treatment and support during our First Annual Fall Virtual Auction. Please help us to fulfill our mission to strengthen and support all persons affected by addiction and homelessness.
Auction starts: Tuesday Oct. 20th 8:00 am
Auction ends: Sunday Oct. 25th 6:00 pm
Registration begins on Monday Sept. 28th.
To register go online to : https://secure.qgiv.com/event/rickyauction
Fund-A-Need is an important part of our annual Silent Auction. Your generous donation will help provide some much needed relief through our backpack, care package and street out-reach programs. Recipients of these donations will be persons suffering from homelessness, mental illness, substance use disorder and homeless veterans.
We hope to begin funding a scholarship program which could provide life-saving treatment opportunities for those less fortunate to afford it.
We are excited to announce our “First Annual Fall Virtual Auction” hosted by Ricky Inc. (Respecting Individuals with Care and Kindness You matter!).
We were hoping to host this auction in person but just because we can’t be together doesn’t mean we can’t come together!
We’re hosting the online Virtual Auction starting Oct. 20th through Oct. 25th, 2020.
Auction Items will include:
We will be including local artists' work and of course the much loved scratch tickets. And much, much more!
Delivered to AHOPE, PAATHS and our Street Outreach program in Portland Maine.
Spring/Summer contents include personal hygiene necessities, extensive Resource Information Packet, as well as baseball cap, sunglasses, bandanna, 2 pairs of ankle socks and snacks