Make a Difference

Charity events are unmatched in their ability to give back to the community, while also providing activities that make for an unbelievable time! This month the spotlight is on our amazing animals; take your pet to the movies, admire some art by some special chimpanzees, and make your dog a model for the day! These are just a few of the charitable happenings occurring in July!

July 12

Apes that Paint is back for a second installment featuring tons of opportunity for monkeying around. This event showcases artwork created by chimpanzees and orangutans from the Center of Great Apes and Save the Chimps, including Michael Jackson’s former pet chimp Bubbles! The proceeds will go to the two sanctuaries to continue to provide a safe environment for these rescued, intelligent animals. Last year the event raised an outstanding $11,206; be a part of the change this year by swinging on over!

July 14-15

Raise money for local animal rescues and shelters by bringing your pup to the Canine Film Festival! On the first day, have your dog tag along to the screening of the 2018 Canine Film Festival Films, participate in the Canine Fashion Show, strut the red carpet, listen to interviews with local celebrities, and see who wins the “Barker” awards! On the second day, raise your paws for the after party! There will be a Canine “Hollywoof” Costume Contest, raffles and silent auctions, a poolside brunch for you and your pet, and a “sniff and greet” with celebrity guests. Don’t forget to watch out for the “Pawpurrazzi!”

July 20

Benefit Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida by snagging a hot date! At their 20th Annual Bachelor & Bachelorette Dream Date Auction, attendees will have the opportunity to win a date with a cutie at some of the hottest date spots in SoFlo. Last year the event was sold out, and there’s an estimated 800 guests that will attend this year, so purchase your ticket before it’s too late!

July 25

Meatballs and Martinis may sound daunting at first, but we promise, they’re a good pair after all! The 5th Annual Meatballs & Martinis Networking Happy Hour will benefit I Care I Cure Childhood Cancer Foundation, which aims to find less toxic treatments for childhood cancer patients. Raffles will be held throughout and unlimited meatballs, as well as special discounted martinis will be available.

July 29

Taking photos of your cute pet on your iPhone is almost a hobby at this point, but lower the lens for just a minute! AGoldPhoto Pet Photography is hosting a Pet Photo Shoot Fundraiser to raise money for the Humane Society of Greater Miami. Get those professional pictures taken of your furry best friends, and their memory will live on forever! Bring your pup or kitty in for a photoshoot, and you will receive an online gallery with all of the shots taken, available for print options too!

By Aaliyah Pasols