Saturday, October 21, 2017

Fundraising Event for Puerto Rico & Mexico

Killeen, TX - Killeen City Council member and civic leader Juan Rivera said 83 percent of Puerto Rico is still without power and water and residents have to walk a distance comparable to walking from Killeen to Belton to obtain buckets of water.  Rivera, members of the Hispanic-American Chamber of Commerce Central Texas, and other volunteers will present a fundraising event for Puerto Rico’s hurricane victims and Mexico’s earthquake victims called Together for a Cause on Saturday at the Killeen Special Event Center.  More than 20 entertainers are lined up for the event which will also include a car show, food, alcohol and other beverages. 

Friday, October 20, 2017

Inaugural Fundraising Event for Open Arms

Linton, IN - A fun-filled evening is planned at the Linton National Guard Armory on Saturday that will benefit Turning Point Education Center, a part of the Open Arms Family and Educational Services.  A variety of homemade chili soups will be available for purchase along with a silent auction.  Entertainment will be provided by Cochren & Co., a contemporary Christian band. Proceeds from the event will be used directly for Turning Point Education Center (TPEC) students.  “It (the fundraiser) is to pay for scholarships for students who are ready to take the HSE (High School Equivalency) exam and can’t afford it,” Adult Education Coordinator Michelle Ellis said. “This is our first fundraiser and we hope people will come out and support us.” 

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Susan G. Komen Fundraiser to be Held Aboard a Cruise Ship

Palm Beach, FL - Susan G. Komen, the world’s largest nonprofit in the fight against breast cancer, will hold its major fundraising event in January aboard a cruise ship docked at the Port of Palm Beach, a first for the organization.  In another first, Komen’s founder, Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker, said 75 percent of the proceeds from Komen’s Perfect Pink Party Gala & Castaway Cruise will remain in South Florida, to be directed to patients with breast cancer health needs. The move will provide immediate assistance to people affected by the hurricanes who are relocating to Florida to continue treatment, Brinker said. 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Fundraiser for local Radio Personality

Grand Rapids, MI -- Friends and family are coming together on Tuesday to help benefit a voice of the community after he suffered a stroke.  Dave Jaconette, known for his radio show 'Sound Off! West Michigan,' is on the road to recovery but has a long road ahead.  According to a family member, Jaconette is still attending therapy but his health insurance has stopped covering the cost.  From 5-8 p.m. there will be a fundraising event at VanderMill Ciders in Grand Rapids to help give back.  20 percent of the food and drink sales will help cover those costs, and there will be a silent auction to help raise funds as well. 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Music for Change Fundraising Event

Newburyport, MA — The fifth annual Music for Change fundraiser – one of the biggest events that helps Pennies for Poverty replenish its budget – takes the microphone Nov. 4.  The music fundraiser at the Elks Lodge on Low Street begins at 6:30 p.m.  Although some segments of the Greater Newburyport community are prospering, event organizers say the need for a little extra help is increasing among many low-income families. 

Monday, October 16, 2017

Empty Bowls Fundraising Event

Grand Junction, CO-- The annual Empty Bowls fundraiser had crowds wrapped around the soup kitchen on 1st Street since 8 a.m. Saturday morning.  For 25 dollars, people could by soup served in bowls made by local potters. Proceeds go toward the Grand Valley Catholic Outreach soup kitchen, which serves more than 250 people a day, six days a week.  Visitors could choose from over a thousand different bowls. Volunteers, staff, and even police officers helped serve lunch.