Friday, April 28, 2017

EPICURIAD Fundraising Event Gourmet Food Competition

Scottsdale, AZ - A special April 29 fundraising event in Scottsdale featuring food competitions between celebrity chefs and drink samples, aims to please guests stomach while raising money for medical research through the Beer for Brains Foundation.  EPICURIAD – Best Food, Craft Beer and Wine Pairing event will be on Saturday, April 29 in Scottsdale. At the Spring EPICURIAD there will be a new twist and award-winning street food chefs will get out of their trucks and into the kitchen to go head to head in this gourmet pairing competition, according to a press release. 

Heart of the Valley Children's Choir Annual Fundraising Event

Lebanon, OR - The Heart of the Valley Children's Choir will hold its annual fundraising event Saturday at the Corvallis Country Club.  Carol Nelson, the choir's director, said the event, "Let the Children Sing," raises money for tuition scholarships and the organization's Kathy Egan Medearis Tour Scholarship Fund.  The event will feature a keynote speech from Sara Nelson, who used to sing in the choir and now is the international president of the International Association of Flight Directors.  Also on tap: performances from the choir's two a cappella groups, along with hors d’oeuvres, beverages, raffle baskets and live auctions. 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Empty Bowls Fundraiser Against Hunger

Plymouth, MA — Plymouth North High School will host the Plymouth Public School’s third annual Empty Bowls fundraising event by teaming up against hunger with South Shore Community Action Council on May 4.  “Empty Bowls” is an international movement in which local communities seek to raise awareness about hunger worldwide while raising funds for area food pantries. Hundreds of potters, craftspeople, teachers, students and area seniors hand-decorated over 300 ceramic bowls at Plymouth North High School, Plymouth South High School and Claychick studio. These pieces of art will be handed out to the guests at the event as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Laps4Backs Fundraising Event to Give Toys to Hospitalized Children

Salem, NH - Laps4Backs, a charity donating toys to hospitalized children and operated by a 12-year-old Haverhill girl, is having an all-smiles fundraiser Sunday.  Noelle Gregoire found her spirits were lifted when she received a toy after particularly difficult treatments at Tufts Hospital, Boston. She began the charity though when she discovered a shortage of donated toys meant other children would have to go without the little, uplifting rewards.  At 9 years old, she began Laps4Backs, swimming across Province Lake in East Wakefield, N.H., to raise money for toys. Since then, she has donated more than 20,000 toys to hospitalized children. Her fundraiser takes place Sunday at AmVets Hall. The entry fee is a toy or $5. The event features music, dancing, crafts, face painting, a photo booth and raffles. 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Yoga Fundraising Event for Girls Inc.

Sarasota, FL - Please join Christie Rosen, local yoga instructor, wellness coach and author of the new book Empowering the Sensitive Soul for a donation based gentle yoga class and book signing event Saturday at Pineapple Yoga Studio. All donations will directly support Girls Inc. Sarasota, a local non-profit dedicated to empowering girls to be strong, self-confident and well rounded individuals. The yoga class will be suitable for all levels. Afterward there will be a book signing, time to mingle and complimentary snacks and drinks. 

Monday, April 24, 2017

Celebrity Night Fundraising Event Back in Hands of WRC

Beckley, WV - “Good food for a good cause.”  That’s how Dee Sizemore, director of public relations and fundraising for the Women’s Resource Center, describes Celebrity Night.  This is the 28th year for the event, which began as a fundraiser for the WRC in 1989.  The fundraising event, featuring area celebrities from all walks of life waiting tables at participating restaurants, grew steadily through the years, but in the early part of the 2000s, the United Way of Southern West Virginia came on board as the organizer as the WRC’s staff could no longer maintain the effort.  This year, however, the United Way has handed control back to the WRC, which will again receive all proceeds.