Giving back to others in need is one of the greatest joys in life; you can make someone’s day, week, or even year! Bowl to help preserve rhinos, enter your pooch in a pet pageant, and savor a five-course dinner to aid Florida’s youth. Head out to these functions to support various charities’ missions to do good!
KEEP RHINOS HORNY
A night full of bowling can make a difference at the South Florida American Association of Zoo Keepers’ fun-filled outing. Bird Bowl Bowling Center is where the action will take place for the AAZK’s Bowling for Rhinos event! The ticket includes 1.5 hours of bowling, shoe rental, pizza, drink, a raffle ticket, and an optional T-shirt. The money from the tickets and any additional donations will go towards AAZK’s effort to support rhino conservation projects in Africa and Asia! Roll on over for an exciting time!
WORK IT, LASSIE!
Gather up your sassiest and cutest dogs to participate in the Poverello Pet Pageant! There are 22 categories for your pet to enter, which include some funny ones like “Most Waggiest Tail,” “Handsomest Hound,” and “Best Paw Shaker!” It is $30 to enter in two to four categories, and five categories or more is $40, which will optimize your pet’s chances to win! All proceeds will profit the Poverello Food Pantry, which aims to provide nutritious foods and living essentials to those living with chronic and critical illnesses like HIV.
BARKS 4 BRUNCH
Every third Sunday of the month is Pups & Pints, where local vendors come together at Concrete Beach Brewery for a great cause. Brunch for pets and humans alike will be served up at this phenomenal brew spot, with proceeds going towards Paws 4 U, a non-profit, volunteer animal rescue organization based in Miami. Bring out your furry friends to chow down on some brunch; maybe they’ll even find a playmate!
CHEFS FLIP FOR CHARITY
The 8th Annual Chefs Up Front will be a delightful evening full of even more delightful food. Celebrated chefs will create and prepare a five-course dinner tableside for groups of 10, and a special wine will be paired along with it. After the appetizing meal, a reception and silent auction will be held to cap off the wonderful night. Proceeds will benefit FLIPANY’s (Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to Youth) effort to provide nutrition education, healthy food access, and physical activity to young people in South Florida!
The 10th Annual Women of Influence Cocktail & Networking Fundraiser will be held at an entertaining venue…Jungle Island! It’s here that you will be able to participate in networking opportunities while enjoying appetizers, an open bar, a silent auction, and more. Your ticket also includes a “swag bag” full of cool items and inclusions! Branch out and socialize with other business women and authentic leaders as they share their stories. Proceeds will profit YWCA, and their mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities!
By Aaliyah Pasols